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While the Baroque and Classical music eras are probably most known for their operas, concertos, quartets, and (later) symphonies, it was actually the sonata that was predominantly the mainstay of most serious and professional composers of those times; lending itself, as the sonata did, to small numbers of players and ease of realization, yet without necessarily sacrificing artistic depth or elegance in the performance. Well, to show at least some of you just what I mean, the following (in what taken together amounts to a recital or small concert) are some of my most favorite movements from the corpus of Mozart's violin sonatas; and which as you can hear, though modest in terms of number of musicians playing, still manage to achieve a stellar effulgence and excellence all their own.

Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 296, Mov. I. Allegro Vivace; with Alfonso Lopez, violin, and Michelle Tabor, piano.

Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304, Mov. I. Allegro; with Gil Shaham, violin, and Orli Shaham, piano.

Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304, Mov. II. Tempo di Menuetto; with Gil Shaham, violin, and Orli Shaham, piano.

Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526, Mov. II. Andante; with Liviu Prunaru, violin, and Dana Protopopescu, piano.

Violin Sonata in F Major, K. 547, Mov. I. Andante cantabile; with Rachel Podger, violin, and Gary Cooper, piano.


Is It Real or Is It Phil Tucker?

I believed I have uncovered yet another (how much money do they have to spend on these things?) hoax film -- this time "Sweet Beat" ("circa" 1959.) Judge for yourself.


As a rule of thumb, if angels or spirit people ever come to you acting as if they are of or are God or heaven, assume as a rule that they are frauds and criminals; and the only people you should ever trust or rely on seriously when it comes to personal or religious matters, whether among spirit or regular people, are honest and rational people only.


Industry leader in what? Most all major businesses and industries are now owned and or operated by criminals, and who typically hold dominating positions in the market due to the power of artificial monopoly and the illegal ousting of competition.


These people can't do anything right, and certainly not like those before them used to. Why, it's so bad that just the other day I felt guilty buying a box of Captain Crunch. (But it was on sale, so...)


Philosophy may not, of itself, be in a position save the world, but at least if you know and practice it (and in its honest and rational form), it will protect and shield you against spirit people tricks, bamboozling, and manipulation, and to that extent is as good or almost as good (depending on how wise you are) as a free ticket out of Hell.


You told me you hate genocide, war, bigotry, global warming, epidemics of disease, extinction of species, etc., and yet you have yet to tell me you hate the devil, a spirit person (and who has the major hand in all of these things); indeed, by all indications it seems you still consider him a friend and companion.

If this isn't true, do then yourself and be willing to talk about spirit people scientifically and openly. And if you can or won't, it is because you are either feeble minded and or a rank hypocrite. But what then do you care? His crimes and murders keep you rich, comfortable, fornicating, and reputable, and that's all that really matters, doesn't it?


"Turn Into Earth" is one of Al Stewart's very earliest recordings, yet unlike most all the other songs he's sung, this one is not composed by him. (The Yardbirds, by the way, did a cover of this also.)



[Bobby Bushe doing "Get In the Groove" and "Tell Me That You Will" from his album "Hot Bush."]

Later Note. The above "Hot Bush" links don't work because they suspended my YouTube account! In lieu of which, here are direct links to mp3's of these songs (right click, "save target as...")

* "Get in the Groove" - Bobby Bushe
* "Tell Me That You Will" - Bobby Bushe


A word has value measured according to the variety of potential effects it has on given listeners or readers, including the effect it has when used in conjunction with other words; which effects, in some circumstances at least, can be reasonably foreseen and anticipated. In this way, a skilled writer, as much as possible, thinks ahead of what he wants to say, and in this fashion, tries to predict the effect what he ends up actually stating will have on his reader. Some effects, for instance, that he might aim at or seek to achieve are logical inference or association, rhythm, contrast, irony, humor, color, and sound, and what affect these, in turn, can or will have on his audience.