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what are you currently listening to?

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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:35 pm

Hello on 2nd January 2012,

Here I am again to send you a new song. However first I want to ask you about Gabrielle - how do you like her songs? Beneath something more about her.
Louisa Gabrielle Bobb (born 16 April 1970; Hackney, London) is a multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning English singer, who records under the name Gabrielle. Gabrielle began her career temping during the day and singing for free in London clubs at night. A demo she had recorded around Tracy Chapman's Fast Car found its way into the hands of an A&R man at Go!Beat records and that sample subsequently became Dreams, minus the Chapman sample. Her unconventional image including short tight curls and an eye patch soon became iconic and she is best known for her singles "Dreams", "Rise" and "Out of Reach".


Next I want to ask you about your New Year resolutions. Have you made any? I am very interested.
Write about it please. By the way I want to encourage you to read Bridget Jones diary - to improve your English and not only - it is a book for a year. How many books are you able to read during 1 year? Maybe you should start with Bridget Jones diary?

Look below what is the book about:
Contents
New Year's Resolutions
JANUARY An Exceptionally Bad Start
FEBRUARY Valentine's Day Massacre
MARCH Severe Birthday-Related Thirties Panic
APRIL Inner Poise
MAY Mother-To-Be
JUNE Hah! Boyfriend
JULY Huh
AUGUST Disintegration
SEPTEMBER Up The Fireman's Pole
OCTOBER Date With Darcy
NOVEMBER A Criminal in the Family
DECEMBER Oh, Christ


Ok. As you can see some religious ideas also occur in this book.
What do you think about the idea - 1 chapter per 1 month. And in the meantime to practise English something like that on your own. I mean my own English language DIARY - starting with January.
It a great time to start such a thing and an interesting idea I think. I don't want to say you have to LIKE or LOVE this book but you have to admit that its composition is very good/interesting/makes sense and it is good to read a little of this book from time to time and write something similar from your own life just to practise English - I mean to start your own diary.
I also want to say I am not trying to force anyone to go and buy this book in a bookshop - it is possible to download it for free as pdf. file. Is it correct? Moral? Right? I am not sure - but it is a fact and you can read it online for free or even print this book too to have its your personal version. Putting things different way - why not to use this book as a encouragment to write your own diary much more interesting and beat Bridget's diary? For example one can open this book several times per month to read it and write what interesting happened in his/her life in the same time - just to compare. :roll:

Last but not least - song for today "VIDEO GAMES"
What do you think about this song?
What do we know about its singer?

Beneath some short info about her - just to read and know:

Elizabeth Grant (born June 21, 1986) better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey is an American singer-songwriter. She has described herself as a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra", and cites Britney Spears, Thomas Newman and Bruce Springsteen as her musical influences.


Anyway, here we go -
LANA DEL REY-VIDEO GAMES

Read me soon again,
LM
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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:58 pm

Hello this is a song for today - 3rd day of the New Year...do you need the sun to shine?

Gabrielle once again - here we go:

Gabrielle - Don't Need The Sun To Shine (To Make Me Smile)

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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby Jimmylarry » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:02 pm

I am listening akcent band song "loved stone". my favrte.
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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby Elisa » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:42 pm

After a wonterful day in the mountains I am listening:John Denver Looking For Space
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHRHcjyMugI
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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby pawstvih » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:53 pm

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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby sweethuman » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:39 am

The holy Qura'an (Surah Muzammil)
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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby pawstvih » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:43 pm

Smoke on the water by Deep Purple!
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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby Vega » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:17 pm

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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby pawstvih » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:51 pm

Beatles: Here comes the sun...
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Re: what are you currently listening to?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:57 pm

Hello,
after some longer break I am going to put here some music again. Cause in my country we have Easter time I am going to put here some music to match the time. :roll:
It will be Mexicana version of Johan Strauss Orchestra that is - I think - started and conducted by a Dutchman - Andre Rieu - beneath you can read what I have found both about Andre Rieu and about his life, orchestra on wikipedia portal and soon some more music from me to everyone all over the world. This music I have found is not only for Easter time I think. It is a music proper to other parts of the year too. I chose 2 performances - first performance "La Paloma" is the shorter one and another "Fiesta mexicana" is longer one.

1. La Paloma

2. Fiesta Mexicana

And here some infor from wikipedia about Andre Rieu:

André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist, conductor, and composer best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.

The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin. He began studying violin at the age of five. His father, of the same name, was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. From a very young age he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973). His teachers included Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with André Gertler, getting his degree "Premier Prix" from the Brussels Royal Conservatory.

At University he performed the Gold And Silver Waltz by Franz Lehár. Encouraged by the audience reaction he decided to pursue the waltz form. Rieu formed the Maastricht Salon Orchestra and performed as a violinist with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, he created the Johann Strauss Orchestra and his own production company. Since then, his melodramatic stage performances and rock-star demeanor have for some been associated with a revival of the waltz music category. André Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin.

The Orchestra began in 1998 with 21 members but now performs with between 80 and 150 musicians. At the time the Orchestra first toured Europe, there emerged a renewed interest in waltz music. The revival began in the Netherlands and was ignited by their recording of the Second Waltz from Shostakovich's Jazz Suites. As a result, Rieu became known as the waltz King.

Rieu and his orchestra have performed throughout Europe, in North America, and Japan. Winning a number of awards including two World Music Awards, their recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands.

In September 2007 Rieu performed in Australia for the first time solo.

He is married to Marjorie, who works with him full-time as production manager, and has two sons, Marc and Pierre. He speaks (in order of fluency) Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.


That's all for today.
I hope you have had nice Easter time if you celebrate it.
Soon more music from me,
LM
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