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Ops! It’s Friday!

I have nothing to say … except… enjoy a great weekend!    And watch below a nice song  with Lily Allen “Friday Night”

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My favorite Christmas song: Adeste Fideles (video)

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. “Adeste Fideles – laeti triumphantes”- (O Come all ye faithful).  I believe the best version is by Luciano Pavarotti. But  the most powerful version is in film “Joyeux Noel” (2005),  a Christmas film set during WW1. Scottish, French and German soldiers fraternise on Christmas Eve …

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Maria Callas died of degenerative disease, claim Italian doctors

The famous soprano Maria Callas, considered one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century, died of a degenerative disease that affected his vocal chords, support two Italian doctors specialists in speech therapy. According to these experts, Franco Fuss and Nico Paolillo, who presented the results of their research with …

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Fed Up with Money & Elections? Listen to Stratos Dionisiou (Greek Music)

So much talking about economics (money, spreads, bonds) and politics (local elections, early elections) lately. I though to upload “Money, Money” by Abba but then I reconsidered. Talking about money again? Let’s better talk about love! Stratos Dionisiou – Agapi moy epikindini ( My dangerous Love)… he complains too that …

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“Get up, my Soul” Savvopoulos -Bellou (Greek Music Video)

In fact, I am fed up to write about how desperate the Greek people are. We need a sign of Hope, but it’s not there. We need inspiration. And we might get it from the past. There is this song by Dionyssis Savvopoulos, who composed the music and wrote the …

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Where have all the trains gone… (Music Video)

So some stupid reason I find no positive or “light” news to write about…. My inspiration and humor have gone bathing.  People I talk with are angry and depressed. As there are no trains most of this week, I though a song about trains would be an appropriate light posting. Dimitris …

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Kaiti Homata passed away (Greek Music Videos)

A grand dame of the Greek music scene set sail to meet the angels. Kaiti Homata, 64, lost the battle against cancer. Kaiti  Homata was one of the main representatives of  Greek music  style “New Wave”  in the 1960’s and in the Greek Soft Pop in the 1970’s. She had sang more than …

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Athens: Al di Meola to heal our dept-driven souls

 Al di Meola is one of my favorite guitarists.  I firstly  got to know his wonderful  tunes at the time he was playing with Paco de Lucia and John Mc Laughlin. Al’s musical career has spanned more than three decades and he continues to be one of the most influential guitarists …

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Never on Sunday!

It’s no good to work on Sundays. One should rest and enjoy. In times of strick austerity measures, luck of cash and luck of labour rights can we afford following Ilya’s advice? We can just lay off work and go for a walk on a sunny Sunday?

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I’m down with flu…

I’m down with flu and fever. No matter how much I try I don’t think I’ll post anything today. Just some nice songs from Live Aid Concert 85 to keep us company. Sade: Is It a Crime?   Brian Ferry: Jealous Guy Phil Collins – Against All Odds

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Athens: Cloudy Sunday (English Subtitles)

This is a magic number today: 10/10/10. No, we didn’t get crazy and our PCs were not infected by a tech-deadly virus. At least not so far… Athens down town is closed to car traffic due to the big Bicycle Race. Avaaz.org and Athens Green Design organize lots of event at Syntagma Square. …

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Country runs in circles…. mad world!

Weird days, weird weather. I have been so busy with  ‘issues’ I find no time to post on the site. And what should I post about? About truckers ‘strikes , impertinent politicians, economical misery or people walking around with hanging faces? It’s a country running in circles, it’s a real mad world…

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Athens has no money to commemorate Maria Callas?

 Unbelievable! The Divine Maria Callas passed away 33 years ago, but there is no money for the annual  Tribute Concert! The Athenaeum – International Cultural Centre announced that the planned concert-event to commemorate the death of  Maria Callas is been cancelled due to lack of  fundings and “presence” of  debts.                                       The …

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Zeibekiko:Unwritten Laws for a Man’s Honor! Part II (Videos)

The Zeibekiko, as means of expression for the feelings of a real man, has its own unwritten rules. A Greek “man’s honor is written on his forehead”, people used to say. A clear forehead, i.e. name, was everything. In 99% of the cases, the clear forehead was attached to a narrow minded head thought.  In …

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Zeibekiko: Dance Like a Proud Hawk! Part I (Videos)

The weather is not what you would wish for a Sunday. Grey clouds, low temperatures. The sea looks not rough but has a threatening moody blue colour.  The whole scenery today brought Greek music to my mind. What else could it be than passionate zeibekiko that matches to the melancholy …

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Kalogiannis-Zilou: A Tribute Concert to Theodorakis in Athens, Sept.11

Vasia Zilou, Doros Dimosthenous, Peny Xenaki are only some of the singers, who will gather around Antonis Kalogiannis in Kaisariani  next Saturday  to celebrate an entrance-free music tribute to legend Mikis Theodorakis. AntonisKalogiannis  has been considered for decades to be the main performer of  the songs of great composer Mikis Theorodakis. No wonder,Kalogiannis believes, …

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U2 Athens: Aviv Geffen – What you don’t know about him (Videos)

I had started to write about Aviv Geffen in my post about the groups performing before U2 yesterday, but I decided that he deserves his own post in my blog.Too many personal memories, too politicized, too contemporary due to the new Middle East Peace Process. Aviv Geffen is an Israeli rock musician, …

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U2 Athens: Snow Patrol (VIDEO)

It would be very unfair not to mention the groups that appreared yesterday on OAKA stage in Athens before the U2.  Irish rock band, Snow Patrol, and Israeli  singer Aviv Geffen (see another post) Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band form Northern Ireland. Formed at the University of Dundee (Scotland) in …

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U2 Athens: The most impressive VIDEO by VVAGELAS!

Magic song in a dream scenery! “With or Without You“. This is the most impressive video from U2 concert in Athens, according to my humble opinion. The video was uploaded in youtube by VVAGELAS – As fans were very active in recording with cameras and cell phones,  I propose a contest for the …

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Bono:”Greece,Ireland have something in common: We Are Broken!” (VIDEOS)

He drove them crazy…. Bono drove Greeks crazy! “You are great because the Greeks make Greece great! ” He said also that financial markets can not defy Greeks and Irish! Bono presented one by one the band members with the names of mythical Greek heroes, gods, ancient and important historical figures. …

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