Canons Ashby Long View by Tony Via Flickr: Canons Ashby House had been the home of the Dryden family since its construction in the 16th century; the manor house was built in approximately 1550 with additions in the 1590s, in the 1630s and 1710.
Library by Tony Via Flickr: How to show you are learned? build and stock a library.
Many of the books document the history of the estate. all books where bound with coloured leathers to match the library.
I answered all of the "Interesting Music Asks" because I was bored. Enjoy reading (or not reading) the depths of my music tastes.
1: Top 10 favorite songs of all time
City and Colour - The Girl
Flying Lotus - Mmmhmm
Radiohead - House of Cards
Alexisonfire - Born and Raised
Animal Collective - In the Flowers
Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able
St. Vincent - The Party
Disclosure - Defeated No More
Local Natives - Ceilings
Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone
2: Top 10 favorite songs at the moment
Disclosure - The Mechanism
The National - Runaway
Real Estate - Three Blocks
Daughter - Tomorrow
AlunaGeorge - Diver
HAIM - Days Are Gone
The War on Drugs - An Ocean Between the Waves
Cloud Nothings - Psychic Trauma
Real Estate - Primitive
Local Natives - Three Months
3: Top 5 albums of all time
City and Colour - Sometimes
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Milo Greene - Milo Greene
4: Top 5 albums at the moment
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Leon Vynehall - Music For the Uninvited
5: Top 10 favorite bands of all time
City and Colour
6: Top 10 favorite bands at the moment
The War On Drugs
Bombay Bicycle Club
7: Top 5 favorite male vocalists
8: Top 5 favorite female vocalists
9: Top 3 genres
10: 3 songs that make you happy
HAIM - Forever
CHVRCHES - Recover
Disclosre - Defeated No More
11: 3 songs that make you sad
City and Colour - Missing (Serravalle)
City and Colour - Like Knives
City and Colour - Hello, I’m in Delaware
12: 3 songs that make you nostalgic
The Horrors - You Said
Local Natives - Heavy Feet
The National - Hard to Find
13: 3 songs that make you energetic
Bombay Bicycle Club - Luna
Disclosure - Lividup
Flying Lotus - Mmmhmm
14: 3 songs that make you calm
Radiohead - House of Cards
Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Baby
15: 1st song you remember falling in love with
Paramore - That’s What You Get
16: 2 songs that hold meaning for you
Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
The National - This Is The Last Time
17: 1st band you remember being a fan of
18: 1st vocalist (M or F) you remember being a fan of
19: A song you hate
That fucking wiggle song ugh
20: A band/artist you used to love and are now embarrassed about
The Morning Benders (now Pop Etc.)
21: Oldest record you own
Fergie - The Duchess
22: Newest record you own
D’Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah
23: How often do you buy music (irl)?
One CD every other month or so
24: Least favored genre of music
i guess country or children rock
25: Name one American band/artist you like
26: Name one English band/artist you like
27: Name one band/artist you like of which nationality is neither American or English
Tame Impala (Australia)
28: Favorite soundtrack
Pride and Prejudice hands down
29: A song that reminds you of a loved one
City and Colour - O Sister
30: A song that best describes you
St. Vincent - Jesus Saves, I Spend
31: A song you’d like to marry on
The National - Slow Show
32: A song you’d prefer for your funeral
City and Colour - Body in a Box
33: Most unknown song you like
Chic Gamine - Days and Days
34: Most unknown band/artist you like
Au Revoir Simone
35: Favorite vocalist
36: Favorite guitarist
I’m split between Annie Clark and Danielle Haim
37: Favorite bassist
Stephen Bruner (aka Thundercat)
38: Favorite drummer
39: The toughest band/artist you like
40: The softest band/artist you like
41: Top 5 songs of which lyrics you like
City and Colour - Like Knives (Now this is all I have / Paper and pen to remember you with)
St. Vincent - The Party (Oh, but I’d pay anything to keep my conscience clean / Keeping my eye on the exits, I’m steady now)
Radiohead - Nude (You’ll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking)
HAIM - Days Are Gone (You can have my past, I´ll never get that back / I´m moving on, ‘cause those days are gone)
Sufjan Stevens - The Owl and the Tanager (Come to me Calvary still / I’m weeding and raking until / I’m bleeding in spite of my love for you / It bruised and bruised my will)
42: Top 3 instrumental songs
Explosions In the Sky - Your Hand In Mine
Real Estate - April’s Song
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - A Postcard to Henry Purcell
43: Ever kissed on a song? If yes, which one?
44: Ever had sex on a song? If yes, which one?
45: Ever cried on a song? If yes, which one?
Yes. The Horrors - You Said
46: A song you can’t take seriously
That Fancy song
47: Which bands/artist were mostly played during your childhood (by your parents?)?
Earth Wind and Fire
48: How important is music to you?
Very. I was involved with some form of it all of my life. I actively performed in choir throughout high school. Hoping to minor in it.
49: Would you like to be a part of the music industry?
YES. I’m actually a DJ for my college’s radio station! The dream job is working Tiny Desk at NPR
50: Something you like and something you despise in music these days
I love how accessible music is these days. The opportunities for artists to gain an audience has never been easier. But at the same time, I hate how accessible music is. Illegal downloads really put a dent in sales.
51: Do you listen to old music? If so, 5 favorite bands/artist
52: Do you own any band merchandise? If so, what and of which bands?
City and Colour
Father John Misty
Local Natives (also poster)
Disclosure (also poster)
St. Vincent (also poster)
The National (also poster)
Tame Impala (also poster)
Tycho (poster only)
CHVRCHES (also poster)
all of the artists mentioned I have tshirts
53: Do you have tattoos related to bands/artists?
No, but I’m thinking about getting a tattoo of The Antler’s Hospice cover sometime.
54: Which bands/artists have you seen LIVE?
CIty and Colour
Father John Misty
Young the Giant
Bombay Bicycle Club
the bird and the bee
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
D'Angelo & The Vanguard
55: Best performance you’ve ever been to?
FKA Twigs CONGREGATA at FYF 2015
56: Tell me something, anything, personal about you and a song/band/album
In recent days, I’ve been listening to “Slipped” and “Runaway” by The National A LOT because I have been feeling depressed.
57: Is your music taste famliar to your best friend’s? If no, what do they listen to?
Hell yeah. She’s the main source of my music discoveries.
58: Do you judge people based on their music preferences?
In some degree, yes. It’s just to the extent in which they enjoy the composition and meaning of such music preferences. If it’s a genre I don’t have tastes in, I am just confused on how they enjoy it. I don’t judge people as people based on their preferences.
59: Bands/artists you still wish to see LIVE?
Bon Iver (or Volcano Choir)
Lake Street Dive
A LOT more artists but I can’t really think of more right now
60: Put your music-player on shuffle and write down the first 20 songs (no skipping, be honest)
“I felt like a man in Germany in the 1930s trying to explain why Jews ought not to be sent to the concentration camps. It all seems so utterly clear. You do not murder. You do not kill the innocent. You do not treat people like blemishes on the landscape, or communities as parcels of real estate, or nations as squares on a chessboard. Yet no group seems more distant from these facts than American (and Catholic) Americans. I have all but given up talking to Catholic audiences about Christ; I simply talk about justice, raw basic justice. I think I’ve come to understand why natural law made its way into our Church. It was simply an attempt to ask us to be, if not holy, then just. At least that.
How is it that we have become so insensitive to human life, to the wonders of this world we live in, to the mystery within us and around us.”
Jim Forest, in a letter to Thomas Merton the evoked the infamous “Letter to a Young Activist” from Thomas Merton to Jim.
20. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 19. Popcaan - Where We Come From 18. Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait 17. Dej Loaf - Sell Sole 16. United Nations - The Next Four Years 15. Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug - Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 14. Ryan Hemsworth - Alone for the First Time 13. Future - Honest / Monster 12. You Blew It! - Keep Doing What You’re Doing 11. Chumped - Teenage Retirement 10. Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE 9. Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek 8. YG - My Krazy Life 7. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again 6. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream 5. FKA Twigs - LP1 4. Aphex Twin - Syro 3. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent 2. Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten 1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
Honorable Mentions: How to Dress Well, Frameworks, Future Islands, The Range, Weezer, Ariana Grande, Migos, The Front Bottoms.
Looking forward to what’s shaping up to be a great year for music in 2015. Thank you to anyone who shared or discussed music with me this year. A special shoutout to everyone at WUOG 90.5 FM who has helped shaped and mold my nonsensical music taste over the last 3 years, I like life more because of you. I’ll miss you.
President-elect Donald Trump is accusing President Obama of
putting up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition.
In reality, I think
President Obama has been too cooperative with Trump.
In the waning days of his
administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last stands:
1. Name Merrick Garland to
the Supreme Court. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the President power to fill any vacancy during the recess of the Senate. The Supreme Court is no exception: Justice William Brennan began his Court tenure with a recess appointment in
1956. Any appointments made this way expire at the end of the next Senate
session. So if Obama appointed Garland on January 3, the appointment would last until December 2017,
the end of the first session of the 115th Congress.
2. Use his pardoning authority to forgive “Dreamers.” With a flick of his pen, Obama could forgive the past and future civil immigration offenses of the
nearly 750,000 young people granted legal status under the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals program. Without an immigration offense on their
records, they could more easily apply for legal status.
3. Impose economic
sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election – including blocking all loans or investments by Russian nationals in all
real estate ventures in the United States.
4. Protect the civil service from the Trump transition. Instruct all cabinet
departments and agencies not to respond to any Trump transition team inquiry
that might intimidate any individual members of the civil service.
5. Issue an executive
order protecting the independence of all government fact-finding agencies: Included would be the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, National Center
for Health Statistics, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics,
U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Energy Information. (Trump could repeal the order, but
that would be politically costly.)
6. Issue an executive
order protecting the independence of all Inspectors General in every cabinet
department and agency. (Ditto.)
7. Issue a report on the outcomes of Trump’s and Republican’s proposed tax cuts and benefit cuts, showing which state’s citizens will most benefit from tax cuts
going to the richest Americans and largest corporations (overwhelmingly the citizens of blue states),
and which will lose the most from cuts in Medicaid and repeal of
Obamacare (overwhelmingly red states), along with estimates of such gains.
USA is heading to the World Cup! It seems like only weeks ago that the Men’s National Team inspired the nation during its World Cup run in 2015. Building on those exciting matches, it is now the Women’s National Team’s turn to bring something special to the World Cup in Canada.
In addition to the CENTURY 21® System sponsorship of the U.S. National Soccer team, C21® will air commercials during the following 2015 Women’s World Cup matches. Two of the three U.S. Women’s National Team starting group-stage games will air live on FOX and the third on FOX Sports 1. Their success in the group stage matches will advance them into the elimination rounds of the tournament.
CENTURY 21 commercials will air during the following dates and times:
FOX Sports 1 6/8 7pm ET: Pregame Show 6/8 7:30pm ET: USA vs Australia
FOX 6/12 7pm ET: Pregame Show 6/12 8pm ET: USA vs SWEDEN
6/16 7pm ET: Group Match Bridge Show 6/16 8pm ET: USA vs Nigeria
FOX Sports 1 6/22 7pm ET: Pregame Show 6/22 8pm ET: Round of 16 Game
FOX 6/26 7pm ET: Quarterfinal Pregame Show 6/26 8pm ET: QF Game
6/27 1pm ET: QF Pregame Show
6/30 7pm ET: Semifinal Pregame Show 6/30 8pm ET: Semifinal Game
7/5 7pm ET: Final Pregame Show 7/5 8pm ET: Final Game
The National Assembly taking the Tennis Court Oath (by Jacques-Louis David) The Tennis Court Oath (French: Serment du jeu de paume) was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 14 June 1789. The only person who did not sign was Joseph Martin-Dauch, a politician who would not execute decisions not sanctioned by the king. They made a makeshift conference room inside a tennis court located in the Saint-Louis district of the city of Versailles, near the Palace of Versailles.
Larissa Sansour’s short film Nation Estate presents a sci fi-inspired outcome to conflict in the Middle East. “I have always been intrigued by the ability of an artwork to foreshadow political change, but remain grounded solidly in its art practice,” Sansour says. “The aim has never been to offer any conclusions, but rather add a what-if scenario to the discourse in an attempt to understand a current political dialogue that seems—once again and despite solid efforts to avoid it—to have reached an impasse.”
See it September 26 and 29 as part of the MoMA Film series Films from Here: Recent Views from the Arab World.
[Nation Estate. 2013. Palestine/Denmark. Directed by Larissa Sansour.]