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March 10 2009

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Elizabethan Music

"Fine knacks for ladies",
composed by John Dowland,
The King's Singers

in: "Madrigal History Tour: England" - for BBC TV ~1981

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"Fine knacks for ladies"

Fine knacks for ladies, cheap choice, brave and new,
Good penny worths, but money cannot move;
I keep a fair, but for the fair to view;
A beggar may be liberal of love.

Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true.

Great gifts are guiles, and look for gifts again,
My trifles come as treasures from my mind,
It is a precious jewel to be plain:
Sometimes in shell, the orient pearls we find.

All others take a sheaf, of me a grain!

Within the pack: pins, points, laces and gloves,
And diverse toys, fitting a country fair;
But my heart lives, where duty serves and loves:
Turtles and twins, court's brood, a heav'nly pair.

Happy the heart that thinks of no removes.


München/ Munich, 2009-03-10

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March 06 2009

Democracy Now! 2009-03-06 Friday

Democracy Now! 2009-03-06 Friday

  • Headlines for March 06, 2009
  • As Obama Hosts Summit on Healthcare, Marginalized Advocates Ask Why Single Payer Is Ignored
  • HRW's Richard Dicker and Scholar, Mediator Alex de Waal Debate International Criminal Court Indictment of Sudanese President for Mass Killings in Darfur
  • California State Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban
  • Rocky Mountain News Ceases Publication as Other Newspapers Face Threat of Similar Fate

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March 03 2009

Why Media Must Charge For Web Content

newsstand.jpgFrom Reflections Of A Newsosaur: Desperate to pump fresh revenues into their struggling businesses, Hearst Corp. and Newsday said last week that they intend to start charging for at least some of the content on their websites.

Judging from the terseness of the announcements, the statements seemed to be more aspirational than the result of lengthy and detailed strategic planning. But they’re a start. As Lao-tzu said, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

It’s a journey publishers absolutely have to begin. After years of giving everything away for free on the web, it won’t be easy for them to start charging for at least some of their content they spend small fortunes to produce. But there is no other choice.

If the news media don’t start getting paid for at least a portion of what they produce, some outlets simply aren’t going to be around to provide it. It’s already too late to save the Rocky Mountain News and probably too late to save the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Tucson Citizen, which each face shutdown unless last-minute buyers emerge to rescue them.

So, free is not a business model that will support journalism produced by professional news organizations.

Because I have no faith in the blogosphere to replace the vital work of the professional (though admittedly flawed) press, I sincerely hope the traditional media will put a major effort into finding ways to get paid for at least a portion of their valuable content.

Emotions on this subject run so high that it is difficult for some people to have a rational discussion about it. So let’s talk about chocolate for a moment, instead.

Specifically, I have in mind the complimentary, foil-wrapped squares you get at the Ghirardelli store at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The candy is free for a very sound business reason: The management hopes you will like it so much that you will buy several pounds to take home.

Judging from the long lines of tourists waiting to shell out $39.95 for gift-wrapped boxes of candy, it works. But I am sure even the most ardent advocates of free web content would agree that Ghirardelli would go out of business quickly if it let visitors consume all the candy in the store at no charge.

Now, let’s get back to the media business. While it would have been perfectly sensible in the early days of the Internet for newspapers to give consumers a taste of some content to encourage the purchase of more of it, it made no sense then – and makes even less sense now – to give away all of that expensively produced content for free. Continue at Reflections Of A Newsosaur-->>>


Alan D. Mutter is perhaps the only CEO in Silicon Valley who knows how to set type one letter at a time. Mutter began his career as a newspaper columnist and editor. Mutter now is a Managing Partner of Tapit Partners.

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March 01 2009


Johann Hermann Schein (1586 - 1630)
(DE / EN)

"Die mit Tränen säen" (Psalm 126, 5-6)
From Israelsbrünnlein (Fontana d'Israel)

Philippe Herreweghe conducts Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Partitur / score

Retrieved from:
Free Choral Sheet Music
(incl. scores & translations)


Die mit Tränen säen, werden mit Freuden ernten.
Sie gehen hin und weinen und tragen edlen Samen
und kommen mit Freuden und bringen ihre Garben.


Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.
He who goes out weeping, bearing seed for sowing
will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves.

Qui sème dans les larmes, moissonne avec des cris de joie.
Qui s'en va en pleurant pour porter sa semence,
revient rempli de joie, sous le poids de ses gerbes.
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