Bird Stories: Cute Sit-in, Kookaburra

My Journey with Wildlife photography continues. I hope also you continue to be a part of that journey and maybe even enjoy some of my work and maybe even share your thoughts/comments if I really get lucky. About the bird (from Wikipedia): Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus […]

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My Journey with the Trumpet: Jill’s America – Once Upon a Time in the West (Ennio Morricone) – Flugelhorn/French Horn Cover

Play Along Tunes for the Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet and now even the French Horn (Best to Use Headphones): Note these videos are more for training/tracking my own progress – so obviously latest recordings are better than older ones. Also for me it’s more about technique rather than sophisticated […]

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R.I.P Ennio Morricone

Extremely saddened to hear about the death of a musical legend Ennio Morricone. Our thoughts/prayers to him, his family and friends, but as all great musical legends he lives on in our hearts through his great music. I also hope to post a new recording of one of his works […]

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My Journey with the Trumpet: Romance for Violin No 2 (Beethoven – James Last PlayAlong) – Flugelhorn/French Horn PlayAlong

Play Along Tunes for the Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet and now even the French Horn (Best to Use Headphones): Note these videos are more for training/tracking my own progress – so obviously latest recordings are better than older ones. Also for me it’s more about technique rather than sophisticated […]

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My Journey with the Trumpet: Barcarolle – The Tales of Hoffmann – Mezzo Soprano Role – (Jacques Offenbach)/Cornet Cover

Play Along Tunes for the Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet and now even the French Horn (Best to Use Headphones): Note these videos are more for training/tracking my own progress – so obviously latest recordings are better than older ones. Also for me it’s more about technique rather than sophisticated […]

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My Journey with the Trumpet: Op Een Mooie Pinksterday/In Een Rijtuigje (James Last PlayAlong) – Flugelhorn/Cornet PlayAlong

Play Along Tunes for the Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet and now even the French Horn (Best to Use Headphones): Note these videos are more for training/tracking my own progress – so obviously latest recordings are better than older ones. Also for me it’s more about technique rather than sophisticated […]

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Belgian PM shamed by medics as they turn their backs on her in protest of her handling of the pandemic

A truly amazing/inspiring site of how activism can be applied in a civilized yet effective manner even in the workplace to shame politicians when they fail miserably in performing their duties and/or when they make controversial statements. Activism as I mentioned in a previous post should be an integral part […]

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My Journey with the Trumpet: Dawareen Fi’l Shaware (Composition: Rahbani Brothers/Voice: Nagat El Saghera) – Cornet PlayAlong

Play Along Tunes for the Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet and now even the French Horn (Best to Use Headphones): Note these videos are more for training/tracking my own progress – so obviously latest recordings are better than older ones. Also for me it’s more about technique rather than sophisticated […]

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James Last & Orchestra: Shady Lady Tracked

I cannot think of better music than that of James Last (the master of Happy Music) and his wonderful orchestra to keep us up-beat/optimistic in these uncertain times. Lets keep these positive vibes and make them more contagious than COVID-19 cause I have a feeling they will help see us […]

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James Last & Orchestra: All Aboard!!!!

I cannot think of better music than that of James Last (the master of Happy Music) and his wonderful orchestra to keep us up-beat/optimistic in these uncertain times. Lets keep these positive vibes and make them more contagious than COVID-19 cause I have a feeling they will help see us […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Personal Appeal to World Leaders; Please Start Coordination on Plans to Incrementally Open Up World Economy

As I mentioned in many previous posts a global pandemic – particularly one likely to stay with us for some time – needs a global response both in terms of R&D to develop immunization/medication as well as protections. Many countries now are considering removing restrictions and incrementally opening up their […]

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James Last & Orchestra: The 70's Buzz

I cannot think of better music than that of James Last (the master of Happy Music) and his wonderful orchestra to keep us up-beat/optimistic in these uncertain times. Lets keep these positive vibes and make them more contagious than COVID-19 cause I have a feeling they will help see us […]

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James Last & Orchestra: Gypsy Airs

I cannot think of better music than that of James Last (the master of Happy Music) and his wonderful orchestra to keep us up-beat/optimistic in these uncertain times. Lets keep these positive vibes and make them more contagious than COVID-19 cause I have a feeling they will help see us […]

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James Last & Orchestra: Did I Hear A Knock??

I cannot think of better music than that of James Last (the master of Happy Music) and his wonderful orchestra to keep us up-beat/optimistic in these uncertain times. Lets keep these positive vibes and make them more contagious than COVID-19 cause I have a feeling they will help see us […]

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Football: Talking Tactics

You may/may not know but I am huge football fan. For me it is less about club and more about football style. The problem is that I know very little about technical aspects like football tactics and the philosophy behind the different styles involved. So now that we’re in lockdown […]

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The Making of "The Exorcist"

By far one of the scariest movies ever made in my opinion and I’ve and I watched a few, so it was quite interesting to watch this documentary about the making of the film, particularly when it comes to effects and the different challenges the team face in making the […]

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James Last & Orchestra: Care to Dance?

I cannot think of better music than that of James Last (the master of Happy Music) and his wonderful orchestra to keep us up-beat/optimistic in these uncertain times. Lets keep these positive vibes and make them more contagious than COVID-19 cause I have a feeling they will help see us […]

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Sung by Yul Brynner

Thought to share this beautiful clip of one of the greatest actors of our time – and from what I read a true humanist as well – displaying his musical talent by playing a Russian Gypsy song. Yul Brynner is one of those figures who through his extraordinary personality, talents […]

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My Journey with the Trumpet: Orfeo’s Lament – from Orfeo ed Euridice – (Christoph Willibald Gluck) – Flugelhorn/Cornet Cover

Play Along Tunes for the Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet and now even the French Horn (Best to Use Headphones): Note these videos are more for training/tracking my own progress. Also for me it’s more about technique rather than sophisticated audio recording, so you can bet I will do my […]

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The Night at the Ballet: La Bayadère

Beautiful moments if you can spare the time to watch this exquisite performance of “La Bayadère“; a great story line of love, revenge and murder where the lovers Nikita – the Temple Dancer – and Solor – the warrior having been brutally separated in life are finally reunited in death […]

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