Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Nudibranch Blogging

Behold what quiet settles on the world.
Night wraps the sky in tribute from the stars.
In hours like these, one rises to address
The ages, history, and Triopha catalinae.

(Photo by Minette Layne.)


Tacitus Voltaire said...

i was really taken by the aria Oblivion Soave in Monteverdi's l'Incoronazione di Poppea - had never heard it before. i went looking for a video of it to post on the eschaton, but i found out two things:

the first version i heard is a really wonderful performance by the royal philharmonic, much more lushly arranged than others i heard, and taken at a distinctly slower tempo with a kind of majestic feeling

royal phil poppea amazonwonderful. stopped me in my tracks. i'll see if i can send you an mp3 if you like

anyway, i turned up something else on the you tube: this young irish woman singing the aria accompanying herself on the harmonium:

olivia chaneyit doesn't hurt that olivia is wicked cute

-tacitus v

grouchomarxist said...

Thanks, Tacitus V., for the Olivia Chaney video. Truly lovely -- the music and the performer.

Phila's Nudibranch/Hope Blogging has become one of the main reasons I look forward to Fridays.

Phila said...

Nice, Tacitus. Thanks!