Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Modern history



Modern history, also referred to modern period or the modern era, is the historical timeline after the middle Ages. Modern history can be further broken down into the early modern period and the late modern period after the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Contemporary history is the span of historic events that are immediately relevant to the present time.

The modern era began approximately in the 16th century. Many major events caused Europe to change around the start of the 16th century, starting with the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, the fall of Muslim Spain and the discovery of the Americas in 1492, and Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation in 1517. In England the modern period is often dated to the start of the Tudor period with the victory of Henry VII over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Early modern European history is usually seen to span from the start of the 15th century, through the Age of Reason and the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th centuries, until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century.

Friday, 3 August 2012

The Musings of Miles

The Musings of Miles is the first 12" LP by Miles Davis, issued by Prestige Records in 1955. The rhythm section of this quartet is the nucleus of the group that later became known as Miles' First Great Quintet. The First Great Quintet would record in the same year. "A Night in Tunisia" features Philly Joe Jones playing with special drum sticks which had bells riveted to the shaft.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Unprecedented Access to Modern Musings


Mahud, author of Mythology Blog: Between Old and New Moons as well as N.F.C. author of Not Fearing Change have tagged me with the immortal meme 8 Random Facts. I have responded to Barbara here and stole it when it was 10 Random things from Sling here. I responded to Sanni and Mo but they were sucked into the death portal of cyber space.

Now 16 Newly revealed random sneak peeks into my psyche may be all you can think about ;}. But I am altering the meme and adding an unprecedented all access pass to Modern Musings readers and my Sweets {You know who you are, with positions waiting to be filled;}

I will answer the first 16 questions asked of me, on any topic, I'll post my responses and of course share the link love to the inquisitor. Leave your question here or email me. One question per person.

Now for the alteration...

16 Random Facts of Modern Musings

1. Modern Musings has been visited 7468 times 957 times by myself.
2. 1,497 visitors arrived from Google.
3. The Top keyword used to arrive here is "In the year 2525"
4. Over 159 of you have returned 2273 times.
5. Kwiz has brought 88 visitors, Johnny Yen has brought 79, Sling has brought 62, Monica has brought 56, Barbara has brought 51, Natalie has brought 38, Morgen has brought 31 and Seev has brought 31 visitors.
6. 5599 visits from the United States, 343 Canada, 324 United Kingdom, 123 India, 119 Germany, and 103 visitors from Australia.
7. 623 visitors from California, 412 from Illinois of which 243 of you from Chicago.
8. Modern Musings has been visited 23 times from a .mil domain.
9. Modern Musings has been visited 61 times from a .gov domain.
10. Modern Musings Technorati Authority is 221 with 332 blog reactions and 20 fans with a Rank of 21,994
11. MyBlogLog Community site serves 96 Modern Musing members
12. A Google search of taureandevi brings up 9530 results, yeah all me.
13. A Google search of Modern Musings brings up 2,060,000 results with 8 references to my blog on the first page of 10 results.
14. There have been 317 posts to enjoy starting from November 22, 2006.
15. I have gained so much starting this venture and I am truly supported by all those who take the time to comment, vote, spread my words and show me my work is appreciated. Thank you.
16. I haven't earned any money in the last 6 years. I have had to take out student loans on top of Federal Financial Aid in order to raise my family by being present, and obtain my college diploma. It would be a true boon to be monetarily supported by following my bliss. Can you help? There is no registering, no signing up to be able to vote and you can vote once per day.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Thursday Thirteen 11: Protest Songs with Lyrics


Thursday Thirteen is a blog meme with one purpose - to get to know bloggers better. Thirteen is the magic number - because Thursday Thirty is too many! Every Thursday, bloggers jot down thirteen things about their week, Thirteen secrets they’ve never shared before, Thirteen random things about themselves or their lives that give the reader a better idea of who they are. Then the fun begins, you go bloghopping! Find other Thursday Thirteeners, spend some quality time getting to know your fellow bloggers, interact with them through their lists and invite them to yours!

This week I bring you...

Thirteen Protest Songs with Lyrics


1. "Universal Soldier" Donovan Album:Love Is Hot, Truth Is Molten
He's the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from here and there and you and me,
And brothers can't you see,

This is not the way we put the end to war.
2. "Handsome Johnny" Ritchie Havens Album:Mixed Bag
Hey, what's the use of singing this song, some of you are not even listening.
Tell me what it is we've got to do: wait for our fields to start glistening,
Wait for the bullets to start whistling.
Here comes a hydrogen bomb, here comes a guided missile,
Here comes a hydrogen bomb: I can almost hear its whistle.

3. "Misanthropic Philanthropy" Lotus Tribe featuring S.E.L.F. Album: Misanthropic Philantropy
Soldiers don't give yourselves to brutes.
Men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, and what to think, and what to feel.
Who drill you, guide you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.
Don't give yourself to these unnatural men, machine men with machine minds and machine hearts
You are not machines
you are not cattle
you are men
You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
You don't hate.
Only the unloved hate.
The unloved and the unnatural.
Soldiers don't fight for slavery fight for liberty.

4. "I ain't marching anymore" Phil Ochs Album: I Ain't Marching Anymore
Now the labor leader's screamin' when they closed the missile plant,
United Fruit screams at the Cuban shore.
call it peace or call it treason,
call it love or call it reason.
but I ain't a-marching anymore!
I ain't a-marching anymore!

5. "The Revolution will not be televised" Gil Scott Heron Album: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.

6."Yes We Can, Can" Pointer Sisters Album: Yes We Can Can: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings
Now's the time for all good men to get together with one another.
We got to iron out our problems and iron out our quarrels and try to live as brothers.
And try to find a piece of land without stepping on one another.
And do respect the women of the world. Remember you all have mothers.
We got to make this land a better landthan the world in which we live.
And we got to help each man be a better man with the kindness that we give.
I know we can make it.
I know darn well we can work it out.
Oh yes we can, I know we can can
Yes we can can, why can't we?

7. "Old Man Atom" The Sons of the Pioneers Album: Protest: American Protest Songs 1928-1953
Here's my moral, plain as day,
Old Man Atom is here to stay.
He's gonna hang around, it's plain to see,
But, ah, my dearly beloved, are we?
We hold these truths to be self-evident
All men may be cremated equal.

8. "Give Peace A Chance" John Lennon
Let me tell you now
Ev'rybody's talking about
Revolution, Evolution, Mastication, Flagelolation, Regulations.
Integrations, Meditations, United Nations, Congratulations
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

9. "I feel like I'm Fixin to Die Rag" Country Joe and the Fish
Album: I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die
Yeah, come on Wall Street, don't be slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go
There's plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
Just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong.

10. "Son of a Bush" Public Enemy Album: Revolverlution
Now here's the pitch
Hiding inside certified genocide
Ain't that a Bush, repeat ain't that a Bush?
Out of nowhere headed to the hot house
Killed 135 at the last count
Texas Bounce! Texas Bounce! (c'mon)
Cats in a cage got a ghost of a chance
Of comin back from your whack-ass killin machine
Son of a Bush, ain't that a son of a Bush
Cats doin bids for the same Bush-shit that you did (the father)
Serial killer kid, uhh! Serial killer kid
Go on!

11. "When the President Talks to God" Bright Eyes Album: When the President Talks to God
When the president talks to God
Does he fake that drawl or merely nod?
Agree which convicts should be killed?
Where prisons should be built and filled?
Which voter fraud must be concealed
When the president talks to God?

12. "American Idiot" Green Day Album: American Idiot
Don't want to be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.

13. "Shanti Mantra" Ravi Shankar Album: The Essential Ravi Shankar
Finding the source of peace within ourselves is the first and most essential step toward Peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

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