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This piece was (of course) originally written for harpsichord yet here's a sweet rendering done with classical guitar.

["Les Barricades Mysterieuses played at Versailles by Enno Voorhorst"]

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Take the word of someone who knows about these things. GOD -- Now HE's one that's got it all. And if you really feel the need to envy someone, envy HIM (i.e., and stop wasting yourself on this other person.)

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Zymogenetics -- For over a decade now Lake Union's House of Frankenstein and conspicuous eyesore on the Seattle landscape; retaining as it does all the appearance of a factory that reassembles human and animal body parts. (That real estate is very expensive. Why locate such a laboratory there of all places?)

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It is simply my opinion that they ought to have conquered this country militarily, that is, in an out and out shooting war with tanks, bombs, and artillery, etc., before being permitted to employ brain torture radios against this country's citizens. Others, I realize, beg to differ with me on this point, and will prefer the counsel of ghosts, wizards, movie executives, and angels of dubious credibility.

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Movies and television these days are the same thing -- propaganda; and the only true free speech are "open to all," honest, and rational discussion. Yet these are curtailed even on the internet (let alone tv, etc.)

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The "Praeludium and Allegro" by Gaetano Pugnani (1731-1798), as arranged by Fritz Kreisler, and performed here by Italian violinist Uto Ughi (upon a Guarneri del Gesu.) Although the visuals are a little wild (the person who made this video apparently filmed it right off a television broadcast), the sound is fine; simply lower the YT volume slightly for improved clarity.

["Praeludium and Allegro - PUGNANI - Violin by Uto Ughi Live"]

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I couldn't quite choose, so here are two versions of "I Only Have Eyes for You" written by Harry Warren & Al Dubin (you'll want to lower the volume on the second one a bit.)

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["Boyd Raeburun and his orch.- I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU" and ["I Only Have Eyes for You" -- player piano]

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YouTube volume could easily afford going down at least halfway on the first of these (to remove background distortion.)

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["SAINT-SA´┐ŻNS: The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso- HEIFETZ"] and ["J. Heifetz Plays "Figaro" (Rossini "Largo al Factotum" Paraphrase)"]

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"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.
"Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, and do not show favouritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him.
"If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help him with it.
"Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
"Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
"Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt.
"For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unploughed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
"Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed."
~ Exodus, ch. 23:1-12.

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Honest truth is worth a thousand good angels, and yet is even more scarce (than the latter.) If you accept the angels but not the truth you are either not a Christian or else not a very good one; for angels make for good and convenient excuses, but there is no substitute for honest truth. And it is only with respect to honest, impartial, and rational truth that the church can even be considered, let alone judged by anyone. And yet the vast majority of people do or will have at one time or other hated, disdained, pitied or lamented the church. When come the day, and sure enough, the true church, to most everyone's surprise (including many believers), will be vindicated

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In case you missed it.

["When the Seeds met Joe Besser"]

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