Lets jump to the 21st century for a treat. I thought the piano was going to start smoking. This guy is good! Enjoy!
Luca Sestak is a worldwide, award winning Boogie/Jazz pianist. He started playing piano when he was eight. A true talent, a real prodigy. His parents gave him piano lessons in classical music. Luca was bored and quit. Then Luca heard Boogie piano music, and he loved it. Luca started video recording himself playing Boogie piano music, and posting his videos on YouTube when he was only 13. In a short time he was a YouTube sensation and now considered one of the best. Here is a sample of Luca Sestak's Boogie piano. It's called, "Joogie Wazz."
That was so good I added another number by this talented man. This one is called "Boogie Woogie Stomp." I wonder if that refers to his legs constantly moving?
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas music and learning about the origins of some of the songs.
My vulgar trolls were at it Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. You can see just one of the comments I got from the self proclaimed Christian Dervish. Dervish has called Trump Hitler. Now he says Trump is the anti-Christ and his wife is a Russian spy. Not to mention he continues lies about me being 5 other people. Dervish is a total lying left wing nut job. He probably claims he gets radio stations off his teeth. The guy writes one post a month, but is on all the blogs everyday spreading his Christian values, like insulting, lies, death threats, and more. His buddy Dog who also claims to be Christian shows that Christianity by calling people cocksuckers. Then they talk about going to church together. Then there is the proven Jew hater RN who gets up at 3:52am Christmas Eve Day just to spew his insults on a right wing blog. Of course they all claim Trump is Hitler and worse. Then they wonder why they and those like them in the Democratic party lost the election, laughable. These liberals are all convinced that Trump means the end of the world. These are very sick people who just want to spread their hate. I'll repeat what I said before;
If you believe these hate filled people, then don't bother to comment here, or even read this blog. Life is to short to have such evil hypocrites posting on this blog. I pity those that will spend the next 4 years spewing hate, instead of talking about realistic ways to stop Trump's legislation.
"Carol of the Bells" (also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol") is a
choral miniature work originally composed by the Ukrainian composer
Mykola Leontovych. Throughout the composition, Leontovych used a four
note motif as an ostinato which was taken from an ancient pagan
Ukrainian New Year's chant known in Ukrainian as "Shchedryk" [the
Generous One]. The composer created the piece as an assignment for a
harmony course he was taking by correspondence in the use of an
ostinato. The original work was intended to be sung a cappella by mixed
choir. Two other variants of the composition; one for woman's choir and
another for children's choir with piano accompaniment were also created
by the composer.
The "Carol of the Bells" was premiered in December
1916 by a choral group made up of students at Kiev University. It was
introduced to Western audiences by the Ukrainian National Chorus during
its concert tour of Europe and the Americas, where it premiered in the
United States on October 5, 1921 at Carnegie Hall.
"When A Child Is Born" is a popular Christmas song. The original melody was "Soleado", a tune from 1974 by Ciro Dammicco (alias Zacar), composer for Italy's Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble, and Dario Baldan Bembo. The tune was based on Damicco's earlier tune "Le rose blu" published in 1972. The English language lyrics were written a few years later by Fred Jay (who wrote many hits for Boney M such as Rasputin and Ma Baker).
They do not make specific mention of Christmas but the importance they
attach to looking forward to the birth of one particular child
somewhere, anywhere, suggests a reference to the birth of Jesus Christ, and the citing of "a tiny star" that "lights up way up high" may allude to the Star of Bethlehem. Fred Jay's lyrics have been sung by many artists, most successfully by Johnny Mathis in 1976.
This song become a Christmas favorite in 1966 as the title song from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." A TV special, which is now a Christmas tradition. The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.
The song's lyrics describe the Grinch as being foul, bad-mannered and
sinister using increasingly creative put-downs, metaphors and synonyms,
beginning with the opening line "you're a mean one, Mr. Grinch". It reminded me of my evil troll Dervish, so I had to include this song.
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.
Although the song's lyrics make no mention of Christmas, it is played
on radio stations during the Christmas season and is often covered by
various artists on Christmas-themed albums.
This version was recorded by Dean Martin in1959 on his album "A Winter Romance." It is by far the most popular recording of this song.
A couple of very popular commercial Christmas songs. First, is the great Jimmy Durante singing "Frosty the Snowman" from the 1969 animated cartoon.
Second is the popular Gene Autry singing, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Recorded in 1949 it became the second largest selling single, selling 25 million copies.
The most popular and famous recording was this version by Bing Crosby released in October of 1963. It was an immediate holiday hit and will be for decades, maybe centuries to come.
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" is a song written in October 1962, with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. The pair, married at the time, wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Regney had been invited by a record producer to write a Christmas song,
but he was hesitant due to the commercialism of the Christmas holiday. It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists.
"O Holy Night" (French: Cantique de Noël) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians) by a wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau (1808–1877).
The modern day version are not the words of the original poem, but the meaning remains the same. It is the story of the night of the birth of Christ. Purely a religious song. Many great singers have sung a version of this song. It is one of the most popular Christmas songs of the last 150 years. One of the first versions recorded was by Caruso in 1916, which you can still hear. The most popular version is this 1960 recording by Nat King Cole.
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. The lyrics are set to the traditional English ballad "Skewball". Lenon borrowed many of the words from many other songs. So slight that it never ran into copyright problems. Basically a protest song against the Vietnam war, it has now become a Christmas classic.
This is the kind of action needed, not just calling Trump Hitler, but trying to stop the harm he will do with his legislation, or decrees. A bipartisan effort. We can't expect to defeat everything Trump does, but we can fight every effort he makes either in the legislature, or in the courts.
WASHINGTON ― Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled legislation on Friday to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation under President-elect Donald Trump ― now the question is whether it will work.
The bipartisanbill, called the Bridge Act, would effectively maintain the protections of President BarackObama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. More than 740,000
young people were granted deportation reprieve and work permits under
the program, but could now lose those protections, should Trump follow
through on a promise to end DACA immediately upon taking office.
The Durbin-Graham measure could serve two purposes: If it passes,
so-called Dreamers could live without constant fear of deportation and
continue to legally work and drive. If it doesn’t, it could still put
pressure on Trump to keep away from DACA recipients.
He and other Democrats, joined by only a few Republicans, are scrambling to find ways
to protect the Dreamers they’ve urged to come forward to the
government. Durbin has been one of the top advocates for Dreamers. He
introduced the Dream Act that gave them their name in 2001 and he pushed for Obama to create DACA when that legislation failed.
“I feel, as President Obama feels, a personal responsibility to help
these young people weather this political storm,” Durbin told a small
group of reporters.
Dream Act would have granted Dreamers a path to legal status, as would
the 2013 immigration reform bill that Durbin and Graham helped draft.
The new bill would put DACA recipients into a new type of status,
“provisional protected presence,” that would last for three years from
enactment. It would not be constrained to only those who currently have
DACA: eligible individuals who have not yet applied could be granted
provisional protected presence as well. All would have to pay a fee,
undergo a background check and meet the eligibility requirements for DACA.
The bill would also ensure that information individuals gave the
government for DACA or for the new provisional protected presence could
not be used for immigration enforcement, with exceptions for national
security or non-immigration felony investigations.
The politics could be tough, but Durbin said he is hopeful. Thus far,
the Bridge Act has two other co-sponsors: Sens. Lisa Murkowski
(R-Alaska) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Durbin said there is a long
list of Democrats who want to join, but they plan to add people in pairs
― one Republican and one Democrat. They will reintroduce the bill in
Durbin said he thinks other Republicans might sign on. Even though
they don’t say it publicly, Durbin said, “most of them feel it’s only
fair to take care of these young people.”
Durbin noted that Trump’s recentcomments on DACA recipients that were, at least in tone, relatively sympathetic to them. Like Trump’s previous efforts at softening on immigration, this should probably be taken with many grains of salt. A Trump aide later told the Associated Press that the president-elect still plans to end DACA. “We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. But that’s a very tough situation,” Trump told Time Magazine.
“They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here,
they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have
wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know
what’s going to happen.”
Durbin acknowledged that Trump often contradicts himself, but said he
was encouraged anyway. “I’m going to seize on every encouraging word,”
Durbin also noted that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had expressed
sympathy for DACA recipients. Ryan said on Thursday that they “should
have something that balances the concerns of all parties involved and
makes sure that we don’t pull the rug out from under people.” Some Democrats have argued that Obama
should do something more to protect DACA recipients before he leaves
office. The White House has said that isn’t an option, especially House
Democrats’ pleas for him to issue pardons
for DACA recipients. Those Democrats say this would be legal and that
he can do so for civil offenses even in a way that would preemptively
pardon future unlawful presence in the U.S.; White House officials and
Durbin have said that is not the case.
On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest once again shot
down the idea of pardons for DACA recipients. He said Obama and his
team were briefing Trump and his team on why they decided to create the
program and its benefits.
“We’re also continuing to encourage Congress to take action,”
Earnest said in a press briefing. “Ultimately, the kind of executive
action that President Obama has pursued was largely pursued because of
Since the Bridge Act would only last for three years from enactment
and because it doesn’t include everyone, it would be crucial to continue
to press for broader immigration reform, Durbin told reporters.
Democrats and Republicans have been opposed to piecemeal immigration
reform efforts in the past, and Durbin said he had heard concerns about
pushing for a bill that would leave out so many other undocumented
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), for example, spoke on the Senate floor on
Thursday about the need to protect DACA recipients’ parents, neighbors
and others as well.
Durbin said he and Menendez had talked about the matter repeatedly.
Menendez’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment
on whether he supports the bill.
“We still have an important job in comprehensive immigration reform,”
Durbin told reporters, “but it would be disastrous and just wrong to
say that we are going to ignore what’s going to happen to the lives of
these DACA individuals.”
The liberal haters are still at it. Trump is Hitler! Trump is Hitler! Trump is Hitler!
Their lack of history is astounding. Their passion for hate is unbounded. It's funny how the most hateful of all are the same that attack this blog and stole my posts. RN, Dervish, Dog, Shaw, and and the rest of their hate filled crowd.
No discussion by them of what strategies might be used to stop Trumps decisions and legislation, or what their priorities are as to where to even start. They are having to much fun screaming hate to actually do anything about the Hitler they fear so badly.
I'm not going to spend the next four years simply screaming Trump is Hitler, nor am I going to even listen to their hate. I'm sure these idiot liberals will vote for Trump's disasters, just as they voted for Bush's lies, wars, and killing innocent people. All it will take is another attack against America and they will all line up to support whatever illegal, unconstitutional act of violence and killing Trumps wants to do. And I can just hear another round of calling people traitors for not supporting whatever violence Trump wants to inflict on innocent people. They will be duped just as the German people were in the 1930's.
Good luck to the haters. They will just tear this country further apart and make worse what they claim they don't want. They had plenty of practice calling Bush Hitler as they went along with his killing. Acting against their own self interest seems to be an American behavior now made an American tradition.
"White Christmas" a secular song written by the Jewish-American songwriter Irving Berlin. First publicly performed by Bing Crosby on Christmas Day in 1941 on his NBC radio show, The Kraft Music Hall. The song won The Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1942, performed in the movie "Holiday Inn." That was a duet version with Martha Mears.
The song still holds the record for the best selling single of all time, selling more than 100 million copies. The song was a perfect fit for Crosby's voice. Crosby recorded the song many times. This is his most famous version recorded in 1947.
I do not believe in a god, I believe in science. Having said that, it's indisputable that religion is the motivation behind some of the best art and music humans have ever produced. That's not proof of a supreme being, just the passion of those who believe in an invisible being in the sky. Religion produces more evil hypocrites than politics, and is the cause for most of the wars and killing in human history.
I believe in living by the "Golden Rule" which has nothing to do with believing in religion, or some invisible god. Simply good advice on how to treat our fellow human beings.
I don't question the motivation behind the product of artists, or musicians, I just appreciate the final product. If their motivation is religious, that doesn't detract (for me) from the quality of the final product. And because I find that final product of the highest quality, that doesn't mean I believe in their motivation that produced that product. I have no clue of the religious beliefs of the artists I highlight, and I could care less. So I will be highlighting religious music during the Holidays, or at anytime.
The liberals, especially the liberal bloggers, are still crying. It's been weeks since the election, yet, the crying gets worse. From cries of a rigged election, Trump being an illegitimate president elect, recounts in multiple States, and of course claiming Trump is Hitler. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad and a waste of time. They are exactly what they claim Trump would be, if he lost the election. They sure know how to bitch and cry. They sure know how to spread their hate.
Claiming Trump is Hitler is the worse insult to those who died, or survived the Holocaust and the other millions who died because of Hitler.
To bad they don't know what to do besides cry and hate. Let's hope Mr. Schumer knows how to do more than cry and hate. Lets hope Mr. Schumer is smarter than Reid, or Pelosi. I don't think so, because the Democrats just put Pelosi back in leadership.
Recounts won't work crybabies. Calling Trump Hitler won't work crybabies. Lessons you should have learned from Bush II, but hate rules your thinking, not logic, or how to actually stop Trump legislation. Stopping Trump isn't about making your hate public. It didn't stop Bush, in fact, you idiot liberals (Hillary Clinton) went along with and voted for the Bush agenda of lies and killing innocent victims and you still called Bush Hitler. .