Posts Tagged ‘music’

Carmina Burana – O Fortuna

Posted: April 11, 2015 in media-culture
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It’s that one cool classical song they always play when something evil or scary or BADASS is going to happen! It sounds satanical, but it’s actually a religious song (pawn intended?)

Can’t actually recall when I have first heard it (most probably in an alien movie soundtrack 😛 ), but I was captivated! It was AWESOME. One of the most awesome music compositions I had heard till then and still one of the most powerful, energetic and full of strength pieces of music. The composer is a German guy, Carl Off, who took a collection of (24) medieval poems and made amazing music out of them – more precisely in 1937 – first audition was nearby, in Frankfurt Opera.

My favourite is O Fortuna, the piece which starts and ends the collection. “In this piece, the author talks about to Fortuna (the goddess of luck in the Roman mythology) – praising her greatness, as well as her malevolence”. The rest of the songs cover a wide range of topics, from the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.

Well, I have recently heard it in Tonhalle, and I was not disappointed. It was as amazing, even more so, live than on YouTube!

Nearly 100 musicians, 100 brains in sync for more than 1 hour, an engineering masterpiece at the very least. Every time I hear such powerful pieces of music, there is tiny devil in my head chuckling mischievously: Beethoven would have loved this!

O Fortuna vs. Final Fantasy

The Piano Guys

Posted: December 8, 2013 in media-culture
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The Lost Christmas Eve – TSO

Posted: December 4, 2013 in media-culture
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In the depths of a night
That’s about to begin
With the feeling of snow
As it melts on your skin

And it covers the land
With a dream so intense
That it returns us all
To a child’s innocence

Chopin Polonaise

Posted: November 29, 2013 in media-culture

good night!

Evgeny Kissin

The most freaking  AWESOME stuff I’ve seen this year! Wiki ref (includes playlist).

Metallica did it again ! Through the Never – 94 minutes of pure madness. In IMAX 3D.

I don’t even know what to tell you about it… Was it the story of the Metallica kid fan running through a mad city, fighting rebels and monsters in order to bring in a tool for the band? Was it the lightning? Was it the images of the solders during One or building a statue of justice during … And Justice for All or the crosses raising up from the ground during Master of Puppets, or the actual living puppet or the complete fire during Fuel or all combined?

It for sure was the show itself, METALLICA themselves ! and yes, the Enter Sandman on top of it all – the best scene of the entire show! (won’t spoil that one). The only big missing item was Sanitarium, but hey, you can’t have them all.

Metallica, you’ve done it again!

Listening to One I recalled one other cool thing Metallica did for us fans: Metallica MTV Icon 2003, where we had the pleasure of listening to One sung by Korn, or to Sanitarium sung by Limp Biskit or to Nothing else matters by Staind.

The only thing I regret is that it was so short. I will actually go get myself another ticket and watch it again 😀

The hardest thing I had to do was to stay on my chair. I would have so much enjoyed to jump and scream and bang my head – but I didn’t wanna get thrown out of the Kino.

Darn, I have enough adrenaline to keep me awake for a week.

… I’m getting myself another ticket. ttyl

New York Times called her “the Maria Callas of this century” [citation needed]

The one and only. BBC made this nice documentary about her – I watch it online on YouTube.

Nice insights of Bucharest, the Romanian Athene (when she and her sister were sneaking in to listen to opera performances) and the Romanian Conservatory classrooms.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

… more parts? Unfortunately, this are the only pieces of the documentary I was able to find on YouTube. I’m sure the entire series can be found on the BBC website.

Apparently a very difficult to handle diva, but ambitious and stern in her path of perfection. Daughter of a train conductor, she lived the simplest life, so there was no other way than being perfect to make it into the opera world. He was born in 1965, in Adjud, and had her beautiful voice remarked during a performance in school, where she stood apart from being “too loud” – the soprano tells the BBC reporter.

She has been awarded multiple honors and awards, which you can find listed on wikipedia.

The one thing which impressed me immediately about her is the performance of Habanera, which personally I liked better than Maria Callas’ – which almost never happens, with almost any performance that I know of! [The only exception I could think of right now is Anna Netrebko’s interpretation of La Traviata 😀 ] One simply _cannot_ beat Maria Callas. (yes, the Maria Callas before losing weight and losing also her nice dramatic voice)

Sunday afternoon, preparing for a new week, relaxing…listening to one of my fav artists…

It’s Christmas time, and the needles on the tree
A skinny Santa is bringing something to me
His voice is overwhelming, but his speech is slurred
And I only understand every other word
Open your parachute and grab your gun
Falling down like an omen, a setting sun
Read the part and return at five
It’s a hell of a role if you can keep it alive
But I don’t care if I fuck up
I’m going on a date with a rich white lady
Ain’t life great?
Give me one good reason not to do it
(Because I love you)
So do it
This is the place where time reverses
Dead men talk to all the pretty nurses
Instruments shine on a silver tray
Don’t let me get carried away
Don’t let me get carried away
Don’t let me be carried away

King’s crossing

What can I say? 666 copies of the past 5 years of Children of Bodom, my favorite metal band.

Fans can order one online, starting Wednesday, August/8, 12 PM SHARP.

I FREAKING WANT ONE myself!!! If I don’t manage to order one, and anybody else manages to do that, please contact me: let’s negotiate, cuz I really want a copy 🙂

Aug/8: Update

1. Ordered the book, along with the CD-DVD

2. Actually, CoB have signed 667 copies, the 1st one is the prize of a nice contest announced on their Website: The question: What were they having fun with in the Park of BlackDeath? I must warn you all: it’s a trick question :))

There is hope! Fingers crossed! 

between the bars

Posted: July 4, 2012 in media-culture
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who said I only listen to “dark” music?

still: I fancy dark; they have cookies there! :d

Drink up baby, stay up all night
With the things you could do
You won’t but you might
The potential you’ll be that you’ll never see
The promises you’ll only make
Drink up with me now
And forget all about the pressure of days
Do what I say and I’ll make you okay
And drive them away
The images stuck in your head

The people you you’ve been before
That you don’t want around around anymore
That push and shove and won’t bend to your will
I’ll keep them still

Drink up baby, look at the stars
I’ll kiss you again between the bars
Where I’m seeing you there with your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught
Drink up one more time and I’ll make you mine
Keep you apart, deep in my heart
Separate from the rest, where I like you the best
And keep the things you forgot

The people you’ve been before
That you don’t want around anymore
That push and shove and won’t bend to your will
I’ll keep them still

— Elliott Smith

today == good day for science

first vampi on


doar mizeria de geam omoara socketii de tcp cand scoti cablul

aprox. translation: “it’s only the Windows crap that is killing the TCP sockets when you pull off the (network) cable”

then [CoB fan] on

FINLAND!!! Children of bodom AND the Dudesons. how fucking cool can one country get.