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Hugo Diaz
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VIDEO (5 min) — Generations, centuries + classics that still "work" =)
"Cielito Lindo" is a folk song that was written more than a century ago in Mexico (written ≈1882, published ≈1918) and this modern video edit shows the contrast of two great icons from different generations interpreting that classic song, the first part with Pedro Infante from a 1946 movie called "Los Tres García"… Then, after that, the 1990 version with opera singer Plácido Domingo.  In Mexico, everyone knows this song, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities and the amazing thing is that this particular song, over the decades has been honoured internationally, even by the President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, whose daughter used-to sing it in concerts, as this quote from 1951 shows…
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/publicpapers/index.php?pid=288

"I want to pay tribute to the orchestra. They played those Viennese waltzes, and one of my daughter's songs, ”Cielito Lindo,” which she sings at nearly every concert."  — Harry S. Truman, 1951 "toast" to all the American Republics; quote at the Harry S. Truman library and museum.

HD video link -->  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IEYah_lKKI&hd=1

"Los Tres García" (1946 film)…
http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/peliculas/tresgarcia.html

SACM biography, Quirino Fidelino Mendoza y Cortés
http://sacm.mx/biografias/biografias-interior.asp?txtSocio=08045

It was even played by an orchestra, of the big-brass-band kind, long ago in 1958 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Hilversum…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=natwdmuakZA

This is a complete audio version from 1990, how most people know it, from the Mexican Government's "Fonoteca Nacional",  sung by Lola Beltrán…
http://www.fonotecanacional.gob.mx/index.php/escucha/audio-del-dia/113-audio-del-dia/1003-quirino-mendoza


…It's funny how much you learn of the things that are "just there", even if they're REALLY OLD, with "the internet" as your research tool;  be persistent, patient, diligent and look at the deep end, one step further… You'll likely be amazed at what you find. =)

P.S. I started down this road because someone I care about deserved a "serenata" to get a smile back in their life today and this traditional set of lyrics was the first thing that popped into my mind, because it still "works", to do just that. =)
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Was at a horse ranch today, this wood statue caught my eye.
The horses were nice too. #horse #statue
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Brioso caballo-escultura y magnífica fotografía
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VIDEO (7 mins) — Astronomy + instruments to admire.
Even higher definition videos, at the source…
http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast79a/
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xBXIxnIZmg&hd=1

#astronomy #STEM #ESO
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Amusing article by The Guardian about Deloitte using games to recruit.
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/nov/28/psychometric-tests-games-recruitment-interview

#gaming #spel
Firms such as Deloitte hope to hire people using smartphone apps – but can they produce accurate results?
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VIDEO (4 mins) — DELIGHT, within beautiful guitar notes.
Beautiful acoustic version, 2 guitars & a voice…
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91SZEbsYG9M&hd=1
#alanismorissette   #acoustic   #guitar  
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VIDEO (2 mins) — New cultural frontiers, games + beautiful music.
"The first time I heard this orchestral arrangement of The Dragonborn Comes, I cried…  It just made me feel so happy to realize that video games are contributing to orchestral music."  — Well said, Malukah. =)    <quote from SVT documentary linked below>

HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-buV4tYOA&hd=1

SVT in Sweden has a documentary about video game music (in Swedish but you'll recognize the music no matter what language you speak). You can see it the world over…
VIDEO (1 hour)… Video game music
http://www.svtplay.se/video/6182037/kulturstudion/blip-blop-spelmusik-fran-super-mario-till-symfoniorkester-1

Malukah is a singer+composer from Mexico…
http://www.malukah.com

The documentary has interviews with videogame-music talents like Junko Ozawa and Nobuo Uematsu, plus some tech teams with new evolving technology related to music, from big-names like D.I.C.E. to little independent teams…  It's interesting.

P.S.  Good job SVT!  =)
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VIDEO (10 mins) — Tolerance, from history: Frank Sinatra, 1945
"The House I Live In (1945)" … Seems to me that this message fits Europe, in 2015… The context, from the last year of the second world war 70 years ago… Quote from Library of Congress: "This short film directed by Mervyn LeRoy pleads for religious tolerance and won an honorary Academy Award in 1946. Singer Frank Sinatra takes a break from a recording session to tell kids that in America, there are a hundred different ways of talking and going to church — but they are all American ways. The film ends with Sinatra performing the title tune, an inspiring paean to America’s diverse cultural mosaic."

video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weaUOdCIBGQ

70 years later, in the context of a massive influx of immigration into Europe, the lesson of tolerance seems worth remembering. It was filmed during war-time, so it's still skewed in some ways — but interesting nonetheless, in-context.
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VIDEO (4 minutes) — Ending, on a positive note.
Johnny Logan, "You Raise Me Up" — in Norway.
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj1VE1RQrmM&hd=1

#culture #voice
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VIDEO (3 mins) — Creativity + Magnets + Play = Kickstarter Fun.
This looks like a great educational project on Kickstarter (from Norway). Check it out! When I was a kid, a lifetime ago, I played with magnets. All the time... =) Then computers came and I learned computers and magnets don't go together. …Fun, nonetheless:

Kickstarter project "Magination"
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magination/magination-how-does-it-work

Short link --> http://maginationgame.com/

HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOP2Ltb6eA0&hd=1


#magination #kickstarter #spela #STEM
#creative #magneter #fun #play
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American living in Sweden. Mac+iPhone DESIGNER + coder. NFL Patriots fan. PC GAMER & business owner.
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Gamer. Write software + have fun playing all kinds of computer games during "Night Gibbs" in Stockholm, Sweden. =)

Compete in ranked League of Legends matches or first person shooter games or Path of Exile.  All kinds of fun. Getting into playing "Warface".

Oh and there's also some serious "Magic" (MTG) chomping on delicious Swedish "toast".

Go by "ColdpointBlue" on Warface. =)
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I personally bake THE BEST chocolate-chip cookies you have *EVER* tasted. =) Was EXECUTIVE RECRUITER for 13 years handling CONFIDENTIAL information.
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  • Northeastern University
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1994
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