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  • On An Overgrown Path: When will they ever learn?
    true and it is not as if they would have had to travel far to learn I read this morning of the passing at the age of 101 of the Tibetan Master Artist Sherab Palden Beru co founder of the Buddhist monastery at Eskdalemuir near Gretna the first such monastery in the Western world With regard to politicians living at the monastery one would have to hope they didn t list it as their seconday residence and try to claim a mortgage thereon in their expenses but otherwise a month in Eskmuirdale sitting at the feet of a master in mid winter might constitute a veritable crash course in cognitive skills 8 44 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t really want to do goes prime time Life

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  • On An Overgrown Path: A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat
    led him to declare that I believe in letting an invader in and then setting a good example left Britain for North America with Peter Pears As Britten sailed for Quebec on the Cunarder RMS Ausonia Republican refugees from the Spanish Civil War were being held in appalling conditions in internment camps in French Catalonia Among those who worked tirelessly to help the Spanish refugees in the Argelès internment camp was another great musician Pablo Casals Last year I travelled to the site of the Argelès camp and described that moving pilgrimage in a post Following my trip I discovered that double bass player par excellence Renaud Garcia Fons has composed an elegy titled Camp d Argelès This is dedicated to the memory of the 100 000 Republican Spaniards who were interned in the Argelès camp after the retirada of February 1939 and is one of the tracks on his recent album Méditerranées Renaud Garcia Fons inhabits that penumbra between classical jazz and world music where so many exciting things are happening There is more about him and the memory of the nameless in Art in the age of mechanical reproduction Also on Facebook and Twitter Hans Keller and Internment was supplied as a requested review sample Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday December 17 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels aldeburgh music Argeles sur Mer benjamin britten hans keller jonathan harvey Renaud Garcia Fons Xavier Montsalvatge 2 comments Philip Amos said Those bloody cufflinks are absolutely beyond the pale In fact they give me the creeps I might have speculated that Britten ignored Montsalvtage because of the latter s happy accommodation with the Fascist regime but his blindness to the internment camps scotches that generous notion All in all this splendid post just causes me to observe once more that I have no idea how Britten came to be regarded a some sort of saintly figure Music aside I ve never noted anything remotely likeable in him Of those around him many treated utterly shabbily I should say that Imogen Holst certainly is more fittingly to be thought of as a saintly figure and it dismays me that she devoted so much of her time and immense talent to Britten as far more reasonably she did to her father What might she have accomplished on her own behalf had it been otherwise 2 35 pm Pliable said Boydell Brewer tell me that in spring 2013 they are publishing another Plumbago title Hans Keller Benjamin Britten The Musical Character and Other Writings 3 30 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path

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  • On An Overgrown Path: The sound of one monk jumping
    two of his books from Amazon Thanks Scott 7 45 am Sam Shingleton said Scott Yes my favourite books of Thich Nhat Hanh are Being Peace and Touching Peace Reading Kabat Zinn and Stahl lead me to read many of Thich Nhat Hanh s books Though I had meditated with Acem several years I expanded my reading and study of mindfulness as a result of a bout with serious depression resulting from work related stress I found mindfulness as one of five pillars GP therapy mindfulness friends colleagues and family that lead me successfully through this period Hopefully you have enjoyed Being Peace and I am glad that another person was able to use my copy Regards Sam Shingleton 12 51 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t

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  • On An Overgrown Path: CD 'I didn’t really want to do' goes prime time
    on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Friday December 14 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels BBC Desert Island Discs carmelites Exeter University gregorian chant Quiddenham Sister Wendy Beckett 4 comments Philip Amos said Ye gods and little fishes The biggest compliment I can pay Martyn Warren is that by the time I reached the end I had truly forgotten that it is a press release to all of which I normally react as Martyn does to Georgian folk music Thanks so much for sharing this Bob 12 07 pm Andrew Morris said Maybe the anti press release can be ushered in alongside the anti artist s biography the sort that when you reach that bit in the programme notes doesn t make you doubt your own interest in an artist 12 19 am Pliable said Great idea Andrew and here is an example http www overgrownpath com 2012 05 music pr agencies please note html 6 41 am Voces said Bob sent me the link to this post I am enjoying your conversation chaps I have to confess that I have not used this approach when I am actually trying to persuade people to come to a concert but maybe I should As an audience member or record buyer I would be rather dismayed if I read disparaging remarks about the composer and or his works in the programme or cover notes what s the point of performing music if you are not passionate about it and if you do find yourself in that position at least don t spoil the audience s enjoyment by voicing your feelings Artists biographies though there you have something There is a sort of inverse proportions rule the less distinguished the artist the longer the biography will be with the choir orchestra totally who have put in most of the work and promoted the concert eclipsed in the process Judged by that rule I am exceptionally distinguished as I never include a biography but some cynic will only point out that this is because my highest musical qualification is Grade 2 piano 50 years ago and I thus have little to boast about Apart from an arm s length appearance on Desert Island Discs of course perhaps it s time to change the policy 12 56 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Life can seem very unfair
    but now there s a fence on it called interest payments so we can t get off and the speed keeps creeping higher and higher and everyone everywhere is doing everything they can to keep up 9 26 pm Pliable said Interesting point about usury E F Schumacher is worth reading on Buddhist economics http en wikipedia org wiki Buddhist economics And of course Alex Moulton s innovative approach to bike design which was licensed to mass market brand Raleigh at one point follows Schumacher s doctrine of self sufficiency Also worth noting that at the time of his death Schumacher was planning a study of Islamic econonomics a discipline that takes a radically different view of usury Far more interesting than Benjamin Grosvenor s latest CD and a post that contrary to my expectations has attracted a lot of readers 10 09 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the

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  • On An Overgrown Path: This is the dawning of the age of air miles
    Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels arman Eliane Radique No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t really want to do goes prime time Life can seem very unfair This is the dawning of the age of air miles Without Ravi I would have ended up a boring old fa Their intelligence is being insulted The occult art of fugue Has new technology made it cool to photoshop rea Latest composer anniversary briefing Delius in search of Zarathustra A great mind that found expression in great music From Britten s Children to Elgar s Earnings On the path of history s most notorious child abus Is this the solution to classical music s ageing a November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Without Ravi I would have ended up a boring old fart
    recently that without Ravi I would have ended up a boring old fart Some people may still say I m a boring old fart but at least my life was enhanced and given much more depth through the ancient Indian culture and Ravi was my contact with it Also on Facebook and Twitter Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Wednesday December 12 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels george harrison ravi shankar 2 comments Pliable said Memories of Ravi Shankar from Norman Perryman here http www overgrownpath com 2012 09 one foot in past and one in future html 10 05 am Philip Amos said A great musician indeed and an inspiration for me I was fascinated by his playing and the forms of it from my first hearing but I always returned to it when I was gearing up to write programme notes or another essay on Flamenco The nexus of the two is most clear in those Flamenco forms that use the enharmonic scale and touch upon microtonality which brings to mind Cage s Microtonal Ragas I should I must say the sooner have heard Ravi perform with a Flamenco cantor and guitarist than with Yehudi Menuhin I really can t doubt that that would have been vastly more revealing But never mind he left us a cornucopia of recordings opened many Western ears and he will be greatly missed globally this last a great part of his achievements 1 28 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t really want to do goes prime time Life can seem very unfair This is the dawning of the age of air miles Without Ravi I

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Their intelligence is being insulted
    February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 2013 the year of the repeat repeat repeat Whether the speech please or displease There cannot be and there will not be lost memory On the edge of transcendence Do you know any really normal people The answer my friends was blowin in the wind When will they ever learn A cornucopia of composer anniversary tat The sound of one monk jumping CD I didn t really want to do goes prime time Life can seem very unfair This is the dawning of the age of air miles Without Ravi I would have ended up a boring old fa Their intelligence is being insulted The occult art of fugue Has new technology made it cool to photoshop rea Latest composer anniversary briefing Delius in search of Zarathustra A great mind that found expression in great music From Britten s Children to Elgar s Earnings On the path of history s most notorious child abus Is this the solution to classical music s ageing a November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281

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