Archives for the day of: February 1, 2017
A.Word.A.Day – with Anu Garg
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hemidemisemiquaver

PRONUNCIATION:
(hem-ee-dem-ee-SEM-ee-kway-vuhr) http://wordsmith.org/words/hemidemisemiquaver.mp3

 

MEANING:
noun: A sixty-fourth note.

NOTES:  It’s a long word about the shortest note in music. For another example of prefixes gone wild, see preantepenultimate (fourth from the last).

ETYMOLOGY:  From Greek hemi- (half) + French demi- (half) + Latin semi- (half) + quaver (an eighth note), from Middle English quaveren (to shake or tremble). Earliest documented use: 1853.

USAGE:  “‘Commissaire, you have a foreigner’s ear for our glorious language. Their names are completely different, CAYO and CAYOo,’ Martiniere said, lingering the merest hemidemisemiquaver on the final imagined phoneme of the second ‘YO’.”
Alexander Campion; Killer Critique; Kensington; 2012.

See more usage examples of hemidemisemiquaver in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

Sixty-fourth note

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In music notation, a sixty-fourth note (American), or hemidemisemiquaver or semidemisemiquaver (British) is a note played for half the duration of a thirty-second note (or demisemiquaver), hence the name.

It first occurs in the late 17th century and, apart from rare occurrences of hundred twenty-eighth notes (semihemidemisemiquavers) and two hundred fifty-sixth notes (demisemihemidemisemiquavers), it is the shortest value found in musical notation (Morehen 2001).

 

hemidemisemiquaver

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DEMOCRACY

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread

-Langston Hughes, poet and novelist (1 Feb 1902-1967)

langstonhughesbycarlvanvechten_1936 1936 photo by Carl Van Vechten

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. He famously wrote about the period that “the negro was in vogue”, which was later paraphrased as “when Harlem was in vogue.    source:  Wikipedia

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY!

~~dru~~

Another Inspirational Post…a little off the charts for some but I’m lighting a candle to the sun. ~~dru~~

A day late but worth the wait. Want to lighten your day? Listen to this. THANX Bob. ~~dru~~

bluebird of bitterness

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) composed this “Marche Militaire” for piano, but the music is so much fun that it has been adapted for just about every instrument and instrumental ensemble imaginable — guitars, flutes, marimbas, pipe organ, wind ensembles, brass choirs, you name it. I  love this version for four cellos.

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As I said, I’m going to try harder……. ~~dru~~

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defence against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.

Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942)

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I’m going to try harder to live up to the goals of this post. ~~dru~~

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

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My brother Joel and I had a long philosophical discussion over breakfast this morning. Breakfast in paradise (Yucatan, MX) I might add. Sorry ’bout that—just had to get my little envy-factor dig in, that’s the way I roll. On a more serious note, I came away with a few observations about human nature and what being human is all about. Empirical evidence would suggest we are creatures of opposites.

Almost everything about us shouts duality: male/female, young/old, dark/light, love/hate, introvert/extrovert, conservative/progressive, bravery/cowardice and the list goes on ad infinitum. Even though science refers to us with the collective Homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”) we seem to be anything but homogeneous. We are different, you and I.

Yet as a species we are less different from what we think. Seen from afar, and not mucking around in our own private little hells, we share many things in…

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I laugh so I will not cry. ~~dru~~

bluebird of bitterness

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My life is also a “Not so level playing field” and I always choose side on the bottom half. ~~dru~~

The Last Of The Millenniums

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Whippet Wisdom - a Highland Journey

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Today is World Galgo Day. Galgos or Spanish Greyhounds are gentle sighthounds who are used by ‘galgueros’ (hunters) in Spain during the hunting season which ends on 1st February. The number of galgos who are well cared for by their galgueros remains small. The majority of galgos are poorly treated during the hunting season and will be abandoned or killed as soon as the season is over.

A number of concerned and kind-hearted souls have begun to bring light into this shadow. They have created shelters where abandoned galgos can be cared for and rehomed into loving homes. They put pressure on governments to protect the galgos and have them recognised as sentient beings. When people come together in love and kindness miracles can happen.We pray that all galgos will be able to enjoy the kind of blessings that have come our way.

gentle hounds
deserve a soft landing
in…

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