This is one of my favorite pieces, breathtakingly beautiful, by Cristóbal de Morales and performed by the Hilliard Ensemble. Two versions are featured.
There aren't too many performances that I consider to be great, meaning, standalone timeless displays of technical skill, emotion, a story and communication between the players and the audience. This is one.
Great song, great band, great performance. Real soul music updated with a punk attitude.
What is it about winter that forces very strong desires for specific kinds of food?
There's something about snow on the ground, a bitter bite in the air, darkness, the smell of woodsmoke and wet bark that makes me crave food from my childhood. And not necessarily food that I LIKED in my childhood. (What's that about?)
I just stopped reading an editorial provocatively entitled, "You will lose your private health insurance." (http://bit.ly/7wlpwQ) I thought it might help clarify what precisely is being debated in the House and Senate these days on health care.
But I stopped when I hit this line, "Of course the left will accept restrictions on funding for abortion, because they want to keep moderate Democrats on board for the goal they know is really important: giving the government a dominant role in health care."
After a lot of hemming and hawing, I finally decided to bite the bullet and upgrade my laptop (MacBook Pro 2.2 ghz) to the current version of OS X.
Having read a few horror stories online, I decided to do a clean install, and, while at it, replace my hard drive and upgrade my RAM.
I ordered a 500 GB drive and 4GB RAM from Other World Computing, (http://www.macsales.com) and they arrived when they said they would. One really cool thing about OWC is that they have installation videos right on their website.
From: Capt. Bob A Lou
To: Leon Panetta, Director, United States Central Intelligence Agency
RE: Business proposition
Hi Leon! How's the wife?