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Eva Cassidy–Videos

Posted on April 21, 2011. Filed under: Art, Communications, Culture, Entertainment, liberty, Life, Links, media, Music, People, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , |

UPDATED December 9, 2014 

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! LISTEN TO ALL — Eva Cassidy – Live at Blues Alley

Vermeer and Cassidy

American Tune – (Eva Cassidy)

Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves

 

Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

 

Eva Cassidy – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Eva Cassidy – Time After Time

Eva Cassidy – Ain’t no sunshine…

Eva Cassidy – Who Knows Where The Time Goes – by Sandy Denny

Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold


Tennessee Waltz by Eva Cassidy


Danny Boy by Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy – Summertime

Eva Cassidy – I Can Only Be Me – by Stevie Wonder

Eva Cassidy – I Know You By Heart

eva cassidy – My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (eng lyrics)

Forever by Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy – Blues In The Night

Eva Cassidy – Nightbird

Eva Cassidy – Dark End of The Street

Eva Cassidy – Bridge Over Troubled Water – by Paul Simon

Fever – Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy – Chain Of Fools

Eva Cassidy – Imagine – by John Lennon

Eva Cassidy-Songbird

Eva Cassidy – What a Wonderful World

Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

EVA CASSIDY – CHEEK TO CHEEK (Live At Blues Alley)

Silent Night by Eva Cassidy – Video & photos by Chris Burke

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

~Edgar Allan Poe

Background Articles and Videos

The Eva Cassidy Story – on ABC Nightline

The Eva Cassidy Story – a BBC Production

Eva Cassidy Story-Trevor McDonald Pt.1

Eva Cassidy Story-Trevor McDonald Pt 2

Eva Cassidy Story-Trevor McDonald Pt 3

 

The Eva Cassidy Story – on ABC Nightline

Songbird

Eva Cassidy’s Voice Was Pure and Rich With Emotion. When She Died Five Years Ago,That Might Have Been the End of the Story. But Her Music Has Lived On, and Now It’s Making Her a Star.

By Sherri Dalphonse

“…When radio stations play Eva, their switchboards light up. Many callers say they were in their car when they first heard her and had to pull over to cry.

“Eva evokes that kind of reaction. Not just ‘She’s good’ but ‘Who the heck is that?’ ” says Keith Grimes, who was a guitarist in the Eva Cassidy Band.

Cassidy had great control, phrasing, and range. She was petite—five-foot-two—but could belt out a bluesy “People Get Ready” as easily as she could sing a delicate tune like “Autumn Leaves.” Some who heard this soulful Scotch-Irish-German woman thought she was black.

It’s more than Cassidy’s technical skill that grabs people. It’s the sense as she sang that she was reaching from her heart to her listener’s.

“There are singers that have great instruments but are just singing the notes,” says Grace Griffith, a friend and local chanteuse. “Other singers have emotion but not the instrument. Eva had both.”

No song speaks to this expressiveness as much as her rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” Cassidy, who loved the Wizard of Oz books as a child, breathed new life into an old song about hope and longing.

An amateur video of Eva shot at Blues Alley, her face full of feeling as she sings “Over the Rainbow,” is largely responsible for the big sales in England. It’s just about the most requested video in BBC history. …”

http://classic-web.archive.org/web/20010617004225/http://www.washingtonian.com/people/evacassidy.html

Eva Cassidy

http://evacassidy.org/eva/

 Singer: Eva Cassidy

“…Eva Cassidy’s music has made its way from iPod to iPod by enthusiastic word of mouth. Sadly, it can’t be spread any other way. Eva died in 1996 of a melanoma at the way-too-young age of 33.

What an incredible voice. I heard about Eva from a travel forum on which people posted their island playlists. I hadn’t heard of her, so I went to iTunes and listened to my allotted twenty seconds of some of her songs. That’s all it took – twenty seconds of Eva’s voice – to make me a fan for life.

Her version of “Over the Rainbow” is just unbelievable. A British d.j., Terry Wogan, happened to hear it several years after Eva’s death, and like almost everyone else, was blown away. So were his listeners. When a low-res video of Eva singing the song was played on Britain’s Top of the Pops 2 TV show, the song went to number one on the U.K. charts. …”

http://americanthings.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/no-131-eva-cassidy/

Eva Marie Cassidy

“…Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country and pop classics. In 1992 she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by a live solo album, Live at Blues Alley in 1996. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. when she died of melanoma in 1996.

Four years later, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her version of “Over the Rainbow” was played by Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of “Over the Rainbow”, taken at the Blues Alley, was shown on BBC Two’s Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide; her posthumously released recordings, including three UK #1s, have sold more than ten million copies.[1] Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.[2] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Cassidy

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An American Tune–An American Dream–What Good Is Dreaming It If You Don’t Actually Do It?–I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference–Living Within Ones Means–Videos

Posted on April 21, 2011. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Books, Business, Comedy, Communications, Cult, Culture, Economics, Education, Employment, Entertainment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, Music, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

~Edgar Allan Poe

 

 Paul Simon – American Tune (1975)

Many’s, the time I’v been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I’m all right, I’m all right
I’m just weary to my bones
Still, you don’t expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away Irom home

And I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it’s all right, it’s all right
We’ve lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we’re traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassunngly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it’s all right, it’s all right
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all I’m trying to get some rest

 ~Paul Simon

 

Simon and Garfunkel – American Tune

 President Barack Obama’s Plan For America

 

 

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Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

  

 

Which Budgets Are Balanced And Are Living Within Ones Means?

 Obama’s Plan For America

Democratic Party Budget Proposals 

S-1 FY2012 President’s Budget(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2011 3,819 2,174 -1,645 10,856
2012 3,729 2,627 -1,101 11,881
2013 3,771 3,003 -768 12,784
2014 3,977 3,333 -646 13,562
2015 4,190 3,583 -607 14,301
2016 4,468 3,819 -649 15,064
2017 4,669 4,042 -627 15,795
2018 4,876 4,257 -619 16,513
2019 5,154 4,473 -681 17,284
2020 5,442 4,686 -735 18,103
2021 5,697 4,923 -774 18,967
2012-2021 45,952 38,747 -7,205 n.a.

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2012/assets/tables.pdf

Ryan’s Pathway To Properity

Republican Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 Chairman’s Markup(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2011 3,618 2,230 -1,388 10,351
2012 3,529 2,533 -995 11,418
2013 3,559 2,860 -699 12,217
2014 3,586 3,094 -492 12,801
2015 3,671 3,237 -434 13,326
2016 3,858 3,377 -481 13,886
2017 3,998 3,589 -408 14,363
2018 4,123 3,745 -379 14,800
2019 4,352 3,939 -414 15,254
2020 4,544 4,142 -402 15,681
2021 4,739 4,354 -385 16,071
2012-2021 39,958 34,870 -5,088 n.a.

 http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/PathToProsperityFY2012.pdf

 

Pronk’s  Takeoff To Peace and Prosperity

Tea Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 Tea Party’s Balanced/Surplus Budget(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Surpluses Debt Held By Public
2012 2,500 2,500 0 10,900
2013 2,800 2,800 0 10,900
2014 3,000 3,000 0 10,900
2015 3,200 3,200 0 10,900
2016 3,300 3,300 0 10,900
2017 3,400 3,500 100 10,800
2018 3,500 3,700 200 10,600
2019 3,600 3,900 300 10,300
2020 3,700 4,000 300 10,000
2021 3,800 4,300 500 9,500
2012-2021 32,800 34,200 1,400 n.a.

 

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

~Robert Frost

 

 

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Summary of Outlays, Revenues (Receipts), Deficits, Surpluses Fiscal Years 1980-2010(Nominal Dollars in Millions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues (Receipts) Deficits (-), Surpluses
1980 590,941 517,112 -73,830
1981 678,241 599,272 -78,968
1982 745,743 617,766 127,977
1983 808,364 600,562 -207,802
1984 851,805 666,488 -185,367
1985 946,344 734,037 -212,308
1986 990,382 769,155 -221,277
1987 1,004,017 854,288 -149,730
1988 1,064,417 854,288 -155,178
1989 1,143,744 991,105 -152,639
1990 1,252,994 1,031,958 -221,036
1991 1,324,226 1,054,988 -269,238
1992 1,381,529 1,091,208 -290,321
1993 1,409,386 1,154,335 -255,051
1994 1,461,753 1,258,566 203,186
1995 1,515,742 1,351,790 -163,392
1996 1,560,484 1,453,053 -107,431
1997 1,601,116 1,579,232 -21,884
1998 1,652,458 1,721,728 69,270
1999 1,701,842 1,827,452 125,610
2000 1,788,950 2,025,191 236,241
2001 1,862,846 1,991,082 128,236
2002 2,010,894 1,853,136 157,758
2003 2,159,899 1,782,314 -377,585
2004 2,292,841 1,880,114 -412,727
2005 2,471,957 2,153,611 -318,346
2006 2,655,050 2,406,869 -248,181
2007 2,728,686 2,567,985 -160,701
2008 2,982,544 2,523,991 -458,553
2009 3,517,677 2,104,989 -1,412,688
2010 3,456,213 2,162,724 -1,293,489

 

Year Gross Debt in Billions undeflated[11] as % of GDP Debt Held By Public ($Billions) as % of GDP
1910 2.6 unk. 2.6 unk.
1920 25.9 unk. 25.9 unk.
1928 18.5[12] unk. 18.5 unk.
1930 16.2 unk. 16.2 unk.
1940 50.6 52.4 42.8 44.2
1950 256.8 94.0 219.0 80.2
1960 290.5 56.0 236.8 45.6
1970 380.9 37.6 283.2 28.0
1980 909.0 33.4 711.9 26.1
1990 3,206.3 55.9 2,411.6 42.0
2000 5,628.7 58.0 3,409.8 35.1
2001 5,769.9 57.4 3,319.6 33.0
2002 6,198.4 59.7 3,540.4 34.1
2003 6,760.0 62.6 3,913.4 35.1
2004 7,354.7 63.9 4,295.5 37.3
2005 7,905.3 64.6 4,592.2 37.5
2006 8,451.4 65.0 4,829.0 37.1
2007 8,950.7 65.6 5,035.1 36.9
2008 9,985.8 70.2 5,802.7 40.8
2009 12,311.4 86.1 7,811.1 54.6
2010 (31 Dec) 14,025.2 95.2 (3rd Q) 9,390.5 63.7 (3rd Q)

Eva Cassidy – Time After Time

 

Tennessee Waltz by Eva Cassidy

 

 

Eva Cassidy – Nightbird

 

 

 

Eva Marie Cassidy

“…Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country and pop classics. In 1992 she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by a live solo album, Live at Blues Alley in 1996. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. when she died of melanoma in 1996.

Four years later, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her version of “Over the Rainbow” was played by Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of “Over the Rainbow”, taken at the Blues Alley, was shown on BBC Two’s Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide; her posthumously released recordings, including three UK #1s, have sold more than ten million copies.[1] Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.[2] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Cassidy

Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves

  

 

Eva Cassidy-Songbird

Eva Cassidy – What a Wonderful World

 

 

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

~Edgar Allan Poe

 

 

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The President That Took My Kodachrome Away–Videos

Posted on April 21, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Business, Communications, Culture, Economics, Education, history, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

June 22, 2009

A Tribute to KODACHROME: A Photography Icon

“…They say all good things in life come to an end. Today we announced that Kodak will retire KODACHROME Film, concluding its 74-year run.

It was a difficult decision, given its rich history. At the end of the day, photographers have told us and showed us they’ve moved on to newer other Kodak films and/or digital. KODACHROME Film currently represents a fraction of one percent of our film sales. We at Kodak want to celebrate with you the rich history of this storied film. Feel free to share with us your fondest memories of Kodachrome.  …”

http://1000words.kodak.com/thousandwords/post/?id=2388083

Kodachrome Slideshow

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=15398&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=14137

– Kodachrome-Paul Simon

Lyrics:

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of edu—cation
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they’d never match
my sweet imagination
everything looks WORSE in black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Leave your boy so far from home
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

 

Paul Simon – Kodachrome

 

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

The origin of Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome”

 

 

Kodachrome

Kodachrome” is a song written and recorded by Paul Simon. It appeared on his 1973 album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.

Description

The song is named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome. For the week ending May 19, 1973, Kodachrome made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart and five weeks later, the song moved to number nine, just ahead of the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando and just behind Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) by George Harrison.[1] The song then became a major hit in the United States, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[2] as well as the Billboard adult contemporary chart,[3] but it was not released as a single in Britain because, according to American Top 40 host Casey Kasem, the British Broadcasting Corporation would not play the trademarked name.

Eastman Kodak Co. required the album to note that Kodachrome is a trademark of Kodak, and to include the registered trademark symbol (®) after the song’s title. In the late 1990s, Kodak used the song in commercials to sell film.

The lyrics on There Goes Rhymin’ Simon differed in wording from those on the The Concert in Central Park and Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991 albums. The former said, “…everything looks worse in black and white,” but the latter said, “…everything looks better in black and white.”

Development

In an interview conducted in November 2008, Paul said that what he had in mind when he was writing the song was to call it “Going Home”. However, finding that this would have been “too conventional”, he came up with “Kodachrome”, because of its similar sound and larger innovative potential. He also refers to its first line as apparently the “most interesting” part of the song.[4] The first line runs, “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.”

The song was featured in the films Coneheads and Cops & Robbersons. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodachrome_(song)

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