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Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:31 AM (0 replies)

The Decembrists (In Memory of the Alexandrov Ensemble, AKA the Red Army Choir)




The Alexandrov Ensemble (Russian: Ансамбль Александрова, tr. Ansambl Aleksandrova; commonly known as the Red Army Choir[1] in Western Europe) is an official army choir of the Russian armed forces. Founded during the Soviet era, the ensemble consists of a male choir, an orchestra, and a dance ensemble.

. . .

On 25 December 2016, its artistic director, Valery Khalilov, and 63 other members of the Ensemble were killed in the Russian Defence Ministry aircraft crash of a 1983 Tupolev Tu-154 into the Black Sea just after takeoff from the southern resort city of Sochi, Russia.[1][3] The Red Army Choir singers and dancers were en route to Syria to entertain Russian troops there for Orthodox Christmas celebrations.[4]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandrov_Ensemble_discography#Columbia:_The_Red_Army_Ensemble,_SAX_2487_or_33CX_1844




Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:23 AM (0 replies)

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (After Praetorius) - The Rose (After McBroom) St Olaf choir





Artist - St. Olaf Choir, Nidarosdomens Jentekor, Anton Armstrong, Bret Eisenbeis

Album - Christmas in Norway (Live)
Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Dec 25, 2020, 08:58 PM (0 replies)

In Silent Night - Mitchell Southall






The Mississippi College Singers
Dr. Mark Nabholz, conductor

(2016)

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Dec 25, 2020, 01:18 AM (0 replies)

The premiere of Frederick Wiseman's documentary "City Hall" is on PBS and streaming.

". . . a film by Frederick Wiseman, that illustrates the variety of ways the Boston city administration can enter into civil discourse with its citizens. We see Mayor Walsh and his administration address policy priorities such as racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness."


https://www.pbs.org/show/city-hall/



Streaming ...

https://www.pbs.org/video/city-hall-ozdubs/


The film explores the government of Boston, Massachusetts from racial justice, housing, climate change action and more. Wiseman's documentaries don't have a standard narrative arc, narration, or interviews, but are based on observation of day-to-day organizational life, in this case the activities of Boston's city government in fall 2018 and winter 2019. Much of the film follows Mayor Marty Walsh in activities such as meetings with aides, addressing business leaders about the impact of climate change on the Harbor, listening to veterans at Faneuil Hall on November 11, observing Thanksgiving Day at Goodwill Industries, and giving his state of the city address at Symphony Hall. A second major theme of the film is public servants helping people in need: the eviction prevention task force, another task force on economic advancement for Latina women, and an economic development adviser working with an ethnically-focused grocery store.[2]

On numerous instances the Mayor and public servants complain about the policies of the Trump Administration. In an interview done for the Toronto International Film Festival, Wiseman says, "City Hall is an anti-Trump film because the mayor and the people who work for him believe in democratic norms. They represent everything Donald Trump doesn't stand for."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(2020_film)
Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Dec 23, 2020, 02:21 AM (1 replies)

"WEED (All I Want for Christmas)" - Nellie McKay






Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:24 AM (0 replies)

'The Devil Went Down To Romania'






Another one for a nightcap . . .





Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:10 AM (0 replies)

Heather Cox Richardson, "A year ago today, the House of Representatives voted to impeach ..."


Letters from an American


December 18, 2020

Heather Cox Richardson


A year ago today, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

In his plea to Senators to convict the president, Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead impeachment manager for the House, warned “you know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country.” Schiff asked: “How much damage can Donald Trump do between now and the next election?” and then answered his own question: “A lot. A lot of damage.” “Can you have the least bit of confidence that Donald Trump will… protect our national interest over his own personal interest?” Schiff asked the senators who were about to vote on Trump’s guilt. “You know you can’t, which makes him dangerous to this country.’’

Republicans took offense at Schiff’s passionate words, seeing them as criticism of themselves. They voted to acquit Trump of the charges the House had levied against him.

And a year later, here we are. A pandemic has killed more than 312,000 of us, and numbers of infections and deaths are spiking. Today we hit a new single-day record of reported coronavirus cases with 246,914, our third daily record in a row. The economy is in shambles, with more than 6 million Americans applying for unemployment benefits. And the government has been hobbled by a massive hack from foreign operatives, likely Russians, who have hit many of our key departments.

more . . .

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/december-18-2020


Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Dec 19, 2020, 01:47 AM (4 replies)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Jon Batiste on Colbert 12/17







This both kills and fits so well.



Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:45 PM (1 replies)

Just a Little Overcome - The Nightingales w/Tommy Tate, Stax 1971





Wikipedia entry

https://tinyurl.com/y5xt2j2v


God bless the Stax horn section.

The band Tommy sang with in Jackson, Tim Whitsett's Imperial Show Band, is considered to be the first integrated band in Mississippi.



Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:05 PM (0 replies)
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