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English: A key topic of this blog certainly is Bullying, and what can be done against it.
Deutsch: Ein Kernthema dieses Blogs is ganz sicherlich Mobbing, und was dagegen getan werden kann.
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Do Re Mi ...

This morning, I received a wonderful surprise, by a dear friend featuring the video I include here on his YouTube channel. This song has a very special meaning for him and me, because it reminds us of someone we lost - Kel.

Kel loved this song, and he loved singing it himself. Me, I would give everything for hearing him sing this tune ... but sadly, this will not happen any more.

The downside to my friend's sweet idea of surprising me with this video is, that I cannot watch it on YouTube any more, because of the ongoing copyright struggles YouTube has with the big record companies, and also the German GEMA.

It is really disgusting how they manage to spoil and destroy the fun for viewers in general. And, at times, WMG, Sony and all the other ignorant copyright holders hit me where it really hurts, like with keeping me from watching this video once in a while, and remember Kel by it. They have done so with other videos in the past already ...

Still, I will not take that. And so, I upload DO RE MI - THE SOUND OF MUSIC here. Because I need to watch it once in a while. And I need to do so online. Some things have no logical reason - but still, they HAVE a reason, because they are important for the heart. And this is one of those things.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

49 ... kinda not far ahead any more - better get prepared!

So, at the moment, I am 45 years old. And of course, once in a while, I think a little bit about the future - of how I will be in a few years' time.

But you knwo what's convenient? If someone does that for you, and best still in the hilarious way that Bill Cosby did, when he himself was only year away from The Golden Five Zero.

I have watched this solo program of his numerous times, and it still does not get old ... well, at leat not older than 49 :-)))!



Monday, July 12, 2010

Ralph Vaughan Williams, THE LARK ASCENDING

I encountered this performance of THE LARK ASCENDING by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams already in my early days on YouTube, and this piece captivated me from the very begining.

The rendition in view here, featuring Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, has received quite some ups in the view count by me over the months and years since I favourited it.

To me, it is a timeless classic of really uplifting grace and beauty.

Were I to make a list of all time favourites on YouTube, THE LARK ASCENDING would be definitely among them.


Part 1

Part 2




I am a longterm fan of the American TV show GOLDEN GIRLS. I don't know how often I watched basically every single episode ... praise be to re-runs on TV and to the series on DVD.

Over the weekend, I collected videos with in-depth interviews with Bea Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), Betty White (Rose Nilund), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Deveraux) and Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo) and put them together in this playlist.

The result is a wonderful hours long journey through the lives and careers of four great actresses, who not only amaze with so many details and anecdotes from the series GOLDEN GIRLS, but also have to tell loads about American TV in general.

On top, I added a few bloopers in a extra video; to be continued.

Hope you enjoy :-)!