Music

Weekend Bossa Nova

From Wikipedia…. “Samba de Uma Nota Só” (“One-Note Samba”) is a bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça. The English lyrics were written by Jobim. It was first recorded by João Gilberto in… Read More ›

Nap Time

From CampusReform.org, comes the following: Southern Illinois University will soon host a month-long series of “nap-ins” to help guide students on their “internal journey to diversity.” There will be four two-hour nap sessions offered, after which students will be able… Read More ›

The Gifted Mendelssohn

Some people have talent in spades.  Since we here at the Asylum, well, most of us anyway, have a difficult time just shifting through the media frenzy for the truth each day, trying to discern the color of lies, half… Read More ›

Quiescent

  “Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.” ~ Francis of Assisi Skullcap is a comforting herb.  Too bad, in this “what is good… Read More ›

Music Interlude

“It is the special province of music to move the heart.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach With the media-induced hysteria here in the States in overdrive, we here at the Asylum like to take refuge with a bit of that which… Read More ›

Take Five…or Maybe Ten

It’s been a while since we heard from Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum, Ms. Ukusi Menya, former counter espionage agent with TASS News Agency/Moscow, runner-up in Ms. Moscow Pageant, and part-time director of Moscow’s Film Association of Parcel… Read More ›

A Little Russian

“Truly there would be a reason to go mad were it not for music,” – P. I. Tchaikovsky It was from the Austrian-born composer that some may have heard of, W.A. Mozart, whom we owe a debt of gratitude for… Read More ›