these are the timesdirty beloved


Joseph Tawadros - Taqsim (mp3)
originally found at Mike's Ouds Taqsim mp3 page,
currently featuring Haytham Safia, another brilliant oudist
a google "+ "mp3" + Tawadros" presents in second place
The Parking Lot soundtrack/
Chris Corrigan's rolling list of world music
at Webjay
from whence the above mp3 link
oud cafe


Well-written Introduction to the Derivation of Scottish Surnames
William L. Kirk, Jr., Ph.D.

What about the audience? God is by nature a challenging subject. Can a TV show be successful if it challenges the status quo?

That begs a huge question, first of all that there is a status quo on religion. I reject the notion that there is a single perspective on God. Will I offend anybody? Well, there are people who spend their lives waiting to be offended, so of course they will be offended. I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about being honest about how I see these things and posing the questions. The thing that may offend the most people is my saying that God is available to everyone all the time.
Barbara Hall
Beliefnet Interview
Barbara Hall is the creator of Joan of Arcadia, which was cancelled, or not renewed or whatever. The last couple of episodes introduced a character that was pretty intriguing. Satanic-analog, handsome, and he owned the local media. So I was looking forward to seeing what the writers did with that. But it was cancelled. Or not renewed or whatever. I figured it out by tuning in at 8 when it was supposed to be on and not finding it, and googling a fansite. So the episode I saw two weeks ago was the last one.
So then there was Third Watch, at 9. The best cop show since Hill Street Blues. It was on.
Somebody blew up the precinct house. Tia Tejada's character blew herself to smithereens. After the fire was out everybody got assigned to other precincts, or retired. It was the last episode. I didn't see it announced or anything beforehand, the narrative just closed out while I was watching.
Those were the only two non-rerun TV shows I made it a point to watch.
So there's that.


Speaking of the Sunday papers:


R. F. Outcault's Yellow Kid and Buster Brown


Kitka is a professional women's vocal ensemble dedicated to producing concerts, recordings, and educational programs that develop new audiences for music rooted in Eastern European women's vocal traditions. Kitka also strives to expand the boundaries of this music as an expressive art form.
Biber - The Rosary Sonatas
Pavlo Beznosiuk: Violins
David Roblou: Harpsichord, Chamber Organ
Paula Chateauneuf: Theorbo, Archlute
Richard Tunnicliffe: Viola da Gamba, Violone
and Timothy West (reader)

Magnatune -
Classical - World


last minutes of Radio Caroline

also, many rare and important historical speeches and readings:
radiostations [rare]
III Reich Ezra Pound
USSR [Lenin, Stalin etc]L.-F.Cèline
Japan premier Gen. Tojo declares War [dec.1941]J.Joyce
Che Guevara T.S.Eliot
Malcolm X last speech F.Herbert (1)
Nixon - speech announcing the end of the Vietnam War.F.Herbert (2)
Khomeini [ 4 files ] N.Gumilev [russian]

fatuma . net


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