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Classic. Brilliant.
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"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

--- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins)


The situation has so deteriorated, government is now a mere puppet show of corporate intent.

And that intent is inherently, and grossly, destructive.

Get creative: 9-1-1 ain't gonna work.

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“Should a drug that produces sexual dysfunction for the majority of users and which doubles the risk of a suicide attempt be labeled an antidepressant?” 

Damn  good question.
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"...To maximize sales, there has to be a perception of a serious reading problem, and the easiest way to create the perception of a reading problem is to give tests that kids fail.

So that’s what they do.

It’s easy. Make the passages to be read boring. Ask questions that have more than one right answer but count only one answer as correct. Throw in a few unfamiliar words or references. Increase the length of sentences. Make the test so long that fatigue or impatience set in. Add a few trick questions. Increase stress levels by setting a too-short completion time. Or, easiest of all, just arbitrarily raise the passing score.

Tests can be designed to yield any failure rate from zero to a hundred percent. Publishers just have to be careful not to make the failure rate so high that test buyers get suspicious..."
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One of my top five favorite Bach pieces. You really elevated it to spoken prayer, with judicious and elegant rubatto, and the rise and fall in your dynamics.

Love this interpretation; have to place it in a tie for 1st place with v.Wilhelm Kempff. o_0
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Thank you! I have just released a CD of works by Bach. You can check it out from my website
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Italy has joined the "Danger Zone"... 
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"How hot is it? It is so hot that NBC Washington’s Chief Meteorologist, Doug Kammerer, explained on air “If we did not have global warming,we wouldn’t see this.”

"According to our projections, large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that, by the middle of this century, even the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years...” 
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Valentina Lisitsa says:
February 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Here is some authentic conductors’ lore

Eugene Ormandy and his English:

-Who is sitting in that empty chair?
-I don’t want to confuse you more than absolutely necessary.
-Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.
-I’m conducting slowly because I don’t know the tempo. I conduct faster so you can see my beat.
-I cannot give it to you, so try to watch me.
-I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.
-I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.
-I can conduct better than I count.
-I guess you thought I was conducting, but I wasn’t.
-I purposely didn’t do anything, and you were all behind.
-Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.
-Don’t ever follow me, because I am difficult.
-It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.
-The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.
-I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.
-At every concert I’ve sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It’s clearly marked 80 . . . uh, 69.
-Watch me closely. Only one can spoil it.
-Someone came in too sooner.
-Start beforty-two.
-Start three bars before something.
-Start at B. No. Yes. No. Yes. No.
-Did you play? It sounded very good.
-Intonation is important, especially when it’s cold.
-Beauty is less important than quality.
-If you don’t have it in your part, leave it out, because there’s enough missing already.
-Percussion a little louder. (“We don’t have anything.”) That’s right. Play it louder.
-More basses, because you are so far away.
-I need one more bass less.
-There are no woodwinds at number 6. (“We’re at number 15.”) I know. That is why.
-(To a tubist): Long note? “Yes.” Make it seem short.
-Brass, stay down all summer.
-Don’t play louder, just give more.
-Accelerando means in tempo. Don’t rush.
-I don’t want to repeat this a hundred times. When you see crescendo, it means p.
-The tempo remains pp.
-It’s difficult to remember when you haven’t played it before.
-We can’t hear the balance because the soloist is still on the airplane.
-Please follow me because I have to follow him, and he isn’t here.
-Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.
-With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight.
-He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.
-Bizet was a very young man when he wrote this symphony, so play it soft.
-Mahler wrote it as the third movement of his Fourth Symphony. I mean the fourth movement of his First Symphony. We play it third.
-The trumpet solo will be played by our solo trumpet player. His name is Blumine, which has something to do with flowers.
-(On the death of David Oistrakh) I told him he’d have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
-Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.
-(On William Kapell’s death) Death is a terrible thing. I don’t believe in it myself.
-This is a very democratic organization, so let’s take a vote. All those who disagree with me, raise their hands.
-It’s all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money, you have to be flexible.
-Thank you for your cooperation, and vice versa.
-I mean what I meant.
-I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
-I don’t mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.
-Relax, don’t be nervous. My God, it’s the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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