Canadian indie singer-songwriter Allison Crowe's uniquely potent interpretation is heard on her album/CD, "Tidings".


Canadian indie singer-songwriter Allison Crowe's uniquely potent
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) - Allison Crowe live performance
Leonard Cohen, creator of the song, Hallelujah. He says: "I wanted to write something in the tradition of the hallelujah choruses but from a different point of view... It's the notion that there is no perfection ~ that this is a broken world and we live with broken hearts and broken lives but still that is no alibi for anything. On the contrary, you have to stand up and say hallelujah under those circumstances."

Canadian indie singer-songwriter Allison Crowe's uniquely potent interpretation is heard on her album/CD, "Tidings".
(The song enjoys increasingly wide appreciation - even marching into the mainstream in 2008 with a tv performance by American Idol contestant Jason Castro and by UK X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. Leonard Cohen himself has been inspiring audiences on tour this year - he performed Hallelujah as the sun set on Glastonbury 2008.)

"I originally had a different version of 'Hallelujah' on that scene (Nite Owl II and Silk Spectre II) - it was the version by Allison Crowe, and it was really beautiful. Too beautiful, as it turned out..." Zack Snyder, Director, The Watchmen movie
"It's not hard to see why Crowe's Hallelujah -- recorded in a single take -- is popular. It's one of Leonard Cohen's most affecting songs, and the 26-year-old, accompanying herself on piano, makes it her own with raw honesty and formidable vocal power. It's simultaneously heart-breaking and redemptive, and it has captured the imaginations of people around the world. 'The song itself is just so emotionally resonant,' Crowe said modestly this week." ~ Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist (Canada)

"Bet you thought you heard all the versions you need to hear of this song, right? Think again, because Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with. She is from Vancouver Island in Canada, descended from Scottish, Irish, and Manx stock. She's exactly the sort of artist who can make serious headway on her own label and that's just what she's doing." ~ Record of the Day (UK)
"Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen. This song has somehow become Crowe's signature, if a singer who defies description as stubbornly as she does has a signature... Cohen's original version is a spoken poem, all of the meaning contained in the words. Crowe's version is a living thing, a meditation and a celebration and a benediction." ~ anacronym (Canada)
"Crowe's warm, natural, passionate - and need I add lovely? - voice are perhaps shown to best effect on another glorious standard, Leonard Cohen's magnificent and deeply spiritual quest for faith, Hallelujah." ~ Martin Levin, Women's Post (Canada)

"j'ai rarement été bouleversée à ce point par une voix féminine. Pure comme de la glace, puissante et même violente sur la reprise de l'Hallelujah de Leonard Cohen." (en Francais - English translation follows) "I have never been so moved by a woman's voice. Pure as ice, powerful and even violent on the cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah." ~ SplinterMuse (France)

"(Jeff) Buckley especially just blew the song to pieces and every artist after him has tried and failed to put it back together. Until now. Allison Crowe manages to pump 'Hallelujah' full of all the soaring vocals and raw emotion that it requires. And the result is a big beautiful lump in the throat." ~ Muruch (USA) blog praises the Buckley and Crowe versions as very different, each great in its own way
Allison's hometown covers the whole of Canada - from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island to Corner Brook, Newfoundland. It's a land rich with songs of glory, joy and rare, natural, beauty.

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Leonard Cohen, autor písní, Hallelujah. Říká: "Já jsem chtěl napsat něco v tradici z hallelujah sbory, ale z jiného úhlu pohledu ... Je to pojem, který není ~ dokonalosti, že je to rozbité svět a žijeme s porušenými srdce a rozbité životů ale přesto, že není alibi pro cokoli. Naopak, musíte vstát a říct hallelujah za těchto okolností. "  Kanadská zpěvačka indie-songwriter Allison Crowe je jedinečně silný výklad je slyšet na jejím album / CD, "zpráva".
(Tato píseň se těší stále větší uznání - i pochodující do hlavního proudu v roce 2008 s tv vystoupení American Idol soutěžící Jason Castro a vítěz UK X Factor Alexandra Burke. Leonard Cohen sám byl inspirující diváky na turné v tomto roce - vystupoval jako Hallelujah Slunce set na Glastonbury 2008.)

"Já měla původně jinou verzi 'Haleluja' na této scéně (Nite Owl II a Hedvábný přízrak II) - to byla verze Allison Crowe, a bylo to opravdu krásné. Příliš krásné, jak to dopadlo ..." Zack Snyder, ředitel hlídka film
"Není těžké si představit, proč to Crowe Hallelujah - zaznamenané v jediném brát - je populární. Je to jeden z Leonard Cohen nejvíce ovlivňují písní, a 26-rok-starý, doprovodné sama na klavír, je její vlastní syrového poctivost a impozantní vokální výkon. Je to současně srdce-rozlámání a vykupitelský a podmanil představy lidí po celém světě. 'Píseň sama o sobě je tak citově rezonujících,' řekl Crowe skromně tento týden. " ~ Adrian Chamberlain, Times kolonista (Kanada)
"Určitě jste slyšeli, že jsi všechny verze musíte slyšet tuto píseň, že jo? Přemýšlejte znovu, protože Allison Crowe má jeden hlas, aby se zamilovat se. Ona je z Vancouver Island v Kanadě, sestoupila z skotský, irský, a Manx zásob. Je to přesně ten typ umělce, který může mít vážné pokroky na vlastní etiketě a to je právě to, co ona dělá. " ~ Record dne (UK)
"Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen. Tato píseň se stala jaksi Crowe podpis, pokud se zpěvák, který vzdoruje popis, jak tvrdohlavě jako ona se má podpis ... Cohen se v původním znění se mluví básně, v němž jsou obsaženy ve smyslu slova. Crowe to verze je živoucí věc, meditaci a oslavy a požehnání. " ~ Anacronym (Kanada)
"Crowe to teplé, přírodní, vášnivá - a je třeba přidat krásné? - Hlas se snad ukázalo, nejlepší vliv na další slavné standard, Leonard Cohen je nádherné a hluboce duchovní hledání víry, haleluja." ~ Martin Levin, ženské Post (Kanada)
"j'ai rarement été bouleversée à ce bod par une Voix ženské. Pure comme de la glace, puissante et même violente sur la reprise de l'Hallelujah de Leonard Cohen." (en Francais - anglický překlad následovně) "Nikdy jsem nebyl tak přemísťována ženského hlasu. Pure jako led, výkonnější a dokonce násilí na obálce Leonard Cohen Hallelujah to." ~ SplinterMuse (Francie)
"(Jeff) Buckley především právě troubíce píseň na kusy a každý umělec má za sebou a pokusili se nepodařilo dát zpátky dohromady. Až do teď. Allison Crowe dokáže čerpadlo 'Haleluja' plný všech stoupající zpěv a syrové emoce, že vyžaduje . A výsledek je krásný velký knedlík v krku. " ~ Muruch (USA) blog chválí Buckley a Crowe verze jsou velmi rozdílné, každý velký svým způsobem
Allison to rodné pokrývá celé Kanadě - od Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, aby Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Je to země s bohatou písně slávu, radost a vzácný přírodní, krása.

Ulovení jelena a pocta ulovené zvěři. Woodland red deer stalking. RoeStalker. Hunting.

Kulobrok a myslivec při nabíjení

I hope this video shows a bit more how woodland deer stalking in a forestry block looks like. Most people associate deer hunting in Scotland 


with open hill, but stalking a forestry is a bit different and scenery is not particularly breath taking, but I find it more challenging. On very rare occasions deer can be watched for longer periods and more often they can only be seen briefly crossing tracks and rides. It gives very small widow of opportunity and average success rate is rather low.

This was early October and a nice cold morning. When I got to the forestry I heard a few stags roaring, but they kept to the sitka spruce thickets and I could not bump on to any, but they were roaring loudly not too far away. I could hear three different stags bellowing and decided to stalk as close as I could to the nearest one. It was still early and I got to 40-50m away from the stag, but still could not see him. Suddenly the wind changed and all went quiet...
Pocta ulovené zvěři

I waited for a long time, but no deer were crossing the ride I was on. I went back to the main track and when I was walking back to the car I spotted a calf on the side of the road. I could not move as it was not too far away and I was on the middle of the track with no cover. When the calf crossed the track I moved to the side and saw a hind crossing and then a nice stag came out of the forestry and stood on the track.
When he moved away following the hind, I got to the nearest ride and put my rifle on sticks hoping the trio would cross the ride giving me a chance. The first was the hind shortly followed by the stag. I had to roar to have him pause. The plan was good and the stag paused broadside and I squeezed the trigger.
He dropped 150m away from the place I shot him. It was bigger than I thought and I called a friend to help me out, but it still took us several hours to get it out the forestry...

Clintonovi na inauguraci Donalda Trumpa

Clintonovi na inauguraci Donalda Trumpa
So poor Hillary has to endure her husband ogling the daughter of the man who beat her while she stands in the rain at his inauguration...


#Inaugurace, Clinton, Donald Trump,Fotografie USA, Amerika, prezident, sociální sítě

Old Man of the Mountains". Created by Jiri Trnka Studio (Volume 1 of 2)

The Old Man of The Mountains


This is from a VHS that's becoming increasingly scarce, so I've put it here for posterity. It's not my intention to breach copyright. If the producers would prefer me to remove it please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I think this is a fabulous film - it tells various fables of human conflict and redemption, stimulating the imagination through magic, mysticism and humour. Brian Blessed's narration makes it particularly enjoyable. "Our story begins far away and long ago, in the time when fairy stories were true. Everywhere in the world Gods and magical spirits were at work, and none had more power than the Old Man of the Mountains. He was present in the trees, and in the wind, and in the air. He was a friend of all living things, from the creatures of the forest to the people in the valley. From his home in the great mountain he watched over them. And whenever the people got themselves into trouble, he would come down to help them. Sometimes he appeared as a giant. But more often he put on his favourite disguise; as an Old Man of the Mountains". Created by Jiri Trnka Studio (Volume 1 of 2)

Deer Hunting in Scotland

Kulobrok a myslivec při nabíjení

I hope this video shows a bit more how woodland deer stalking in a forestry block looks like. Most people associate deer hunting in Scotland with open hill, but stalking a forestry is a bit different and scenery is not particularly breath taking, but I find it more challenging. On very rare occasions deer can be watched for longer periods and more often they can only be seen briefly crossing tracks and rides. It gives very small widow of opportunity and average success rate is rather low.

This was early October and a nice cold morning. When I got to the forestry I heard a few stags roaring, but they kept to the sitka spruce thickets and I could not bump on to any, but they were roaring loudly not too far away. I could hear three different stags bellowing and decided to stalk as close as I could to the nearest one. It was still early and I got to 40-50m away from the stag, but still could not see him. Suddenly the wind changed and all went quiet...
Pocta ulovené zvěři

I waited for a long time, but no deer were crossing the ride I was on. I went back to the main track and when I was walking back to the car I spotted a calf on the side of the road. I could not move as it was not too far away and I was on the middle of the track with no cover. When the calf crossed the track I moved to the side and saw a hind crossing and then a nice stag came out of the forestry and stood on the track.

When he moved away following the hind, I got to the nearest ride and put my rifle on sticks hoping the trio would cross the ride giving me a chance. The first was the hind shortly followed by the stag. I had to roar to have him pause. The plan was good and the stag paused broadside and I squeezed the trigger.
He dropped 150m away from the place I shot him. It was bigger than I thought and I called a friend to help me out, but it still took us several hours to get it out the forestry...

Serena Williams of USA earned a straight sets 6-1 6-0 victory over Vera Zvonareva of Russia and reached the quarterfinals.


Serena Williams london 2012
Easily maintaining the tremendous momentum at the 2012 London Olympics, World No. 4 Serena Williams of USA earned a straight sets 6-1 6-0 victory over Vera Zvonareva of Russia and reached the quarterfinals.

Serena Williams marched forward in her quest to win first gold in singles competition with an impressive win over Zvonareva, who was all over the place through the match that lasted for 52 minutes only. It was a thoroughly dominated match, as Serena fired 12 aces in total and earned 72% points on her first serve. The American also converted 6 out of 11 break-points and hammered 32 winners.
In just 25 minutes of play in the first set, American Serena Williams won it - comprehensively. Zvonareva just could not match up with Serena's precision-oriented play in the first set. The American fired 7 aces, hammered 18 winners as compared to Zvonareva's 1 and converted 3 out of 5 break-points to win the first set. Zvonareva did not have a single break-point opportunity in the first set.

Serena continued her surge in the second-set and did not allow the Russian to win a single game – and easily secured her berth in the last eight.

Poznámka: sledoval jsem celý ten zápas Serena Williams versus Vera Zvonarevova, a musím k tomu říci, že takový tenisový zážitek pokud jde o kvalitní tenis, zejména výkon Sereny jsem už dlouho neviděl. Serena je vyrovnaná profesionálka co dobře ví, kam ten míček od soupeřky půjde. Ta neběhá zmateně po hřišti. Ví, kde soupeř hraje.
Tenis je mezinárodní hra, dávám sem proto anglický text už zpracovaný s odkazem na kompletní zdroj.

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Artist : Stanisław Witkiewicz (Polish , 1851 - 1915)

Artist : Stanisław Witkiewicz (Polish , 1851 - 1915)
Artist : Stanisław Witkiewicz (Polish , 1851 - 1915)

Title : Wounded insurgent.
Date : 1881
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 59.5 × 117 cm (23.4 × 46.1 in)
Inscriptions : Signature, date and location: Stanisław Witkiewicz / roku 1881 / Monachium.

Current location : National Museum in Warsaw, Poland.
Stanisław Witkiewicz (8 May 1851 in Pašiaušė - 5 September 1915 in Lovran) was a Polish painter, architect, writer and art theoretician.

Witkiewicz was born in the Lithuanian village of Pašiaušė (Polish: Poszawsze) in Samogitia, at that time, in the partitioned Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth lands ruled by the Russian Empire.
Witkiewicz studied in Saint Petersburg, 1869 - 71, then in Munich, 1872 - 75.
He created the Zakopane Style (styl zakopiański) (also known as Witkiewicz Style (styl witkiewiczowski)) in architecture. He was strongly associated with Zakopane and promoted it in the art community.

His son, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, became a famous painter, playwright, novelist and philosopher, also known (from the conflation of his surname and middle name) by the pseudonym "Witkacy." The son's godmother was the internationally famous actress Helena Modjeska (Helena Modrzejewska), whom the elder Witkiewicz in 1876 had nearly accompanied to California in the United States.

Witkiewicz had strong views against formal education: "school is completely at odds with the psychological make-up of human beings". He applied this principle in his son's upbringing and was disappointed when the 20-year-old Witkacy chose to enroll at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.

In 1908, suffering from tuberculosis, the elder Witkiewicz left his family in Zakopane and relocated to Lovranno, a fashionable resort in what was then Austria-Hungary, which today is in Croatia. He died there in 1915.

The Britisch Monarchy na Facebooku. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
This photograph of The Queen by the renowned British photographer Mary McCartney has been released to mark the moment Her Majesty becomes the longest reigning British Monarch later today.

The photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace in July in The Queen's private audience room. Her Majesty is seated at her desk, with one of her official red boxes.

It is here that Her Majesty has received her Prime Ministers for their weekly audiences and other guests such as visiting Heads of State and Government, including President Obama and Chancellor Merkel.

In her constitutional role as Head of State, an essential element of Her Majesty's work involves the red boxes that she has received almost every day of her reign, including weekends and holidays, but excluding Christmas Day.

The red box contains important papers from government ministers in the United Kingdom and her Realms and from her representatives across the Commonwealth and beyond. These documents are sent from the Private Secretary's Office to The Queen, wherever she may be in residence, in a locked red despatch box.

While all government boxes bear the Royal cipher, only Her Majesty's box is embossed with the words 'The Queen'. The Queen reads all of the papers and, where necessary, approves and signs relevant papers.

The Queen still receives documents in the boxes that were made for her upon her Coronation. These have been periodically refurbished to keep them in good condition. The company Barrow and Gale Ltd are the manufacturer of the red despatch boxes to The Queen and to Her Majesty's Government.

© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Zdroj:  The Britisch Monarchy

The White House

The White House


"What’s best about this organization is the example they set off the field." —President Obama honoring the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. 

The team just announced the Junior Giants Urban Youth Academy to help mentor local underserved youth in San Francisco: http://go.wh.gov/s6sgKX





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Czech point reached! #DragoonRide has arrived at the "Czech" point! Kavalerie DragoonRide. Dragounská jízda právě dojela do České republiky!

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"Czech" point reached!
#DragoonRide has arrived at the "Czech" point!

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - #USArmy Soldiers arrive in Prague after a long journey from the Baltic States and Poland on Dragoon Ride, Mar. 30, 2015.

videoThe 16th Sustainment Brigade actively supports Dragoon Ride, the 1,800 km road march for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment home to Vilseck, Germany as a part of their capstone exercise to Atlantic Resolve and to visit #NATO Allies.

(U.S. Army video by 1st Lt. Henry Chan, 16th Sustainment Brigade public affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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