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Music on Sunday; top 2000

In the last week of the year we have something called the top 2000. Every year you can vote on the music you think needs to be in that list. I always voted on the music that was my favourite, but I saw some of my facebook friends made a different list every year, with a different theme even. So this year I made a list of music that made me happy.

A few songs on that list in today's music on Sunday; 

Most of the time it's on here but yesterday I wasn't listening and my name was mentioned son said. Funny that was the second time that happened, different song.

This time with a song I knew of course but never even considered if it wasn't for my 18 year old son pointing it out to me.





This band and it's leadsinger has been my favourite throughout my life, from my teens until now









I really think this should be in the list:



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The Silent Majority

In every country there is a silent majority. The loud minority speaks up more it seems or they get more attention. Maybe loudness sells more newspapers. You see it in America with Trump, or in our country with the refugees who are being placed in asylum centres too big for most towns.
There is a saying in Dutch 'Onbekend maakt onbemind' Unknown makes unloved. What we don't know scares us. The loud minority screams at the announcement of another asylum centre that the refugees are terrorists, that the men are going to rape all the women and more of these unfound accusations. People follow other people in fear not thinking straight anymore. Fear does strange things to people; they are throwing illegal firework bombs at the police to make their point across. Who's the terrorist now?

People protesting with violence against the police last week If people are fleeing from their homes because they are not safe there, only to come in a country where all of a sudden 'normal…

Music on Sunday; Serious Request

It's that time of year again that we as a country are supporting the Red Cross and a radio station that puts dj's in a glass house without eating to raise money for a good cause.
Every time we watch Serious Request the week before Christmas to see how the DJ's are doing and donate too.
Also listen to the music of course and the music that's what this blog is for; so here is some of the music that is being requested and being payed for of course all for a good cause; to help kids in countries where there is conflict for their future.

















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Art on Friday; children's book illustrations

With almost 14 degrees Celsius here in December and dreaming of a white Christmas I was thinking of a snowy art blog today.. so here are some cute Children's book illustrations of cold and winter;

Jelka Reichman
 Fiep Westendorp
Ginger Nielson
Anita Jeram
Marjolein Bastin
Tashika Yui
 Richard Scarry
Rudolf Koivu
Maginel Wright Enright
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Music on Sunday; December Songs

I love this time of year, but it's too early for Christmas songs. There are however songs about December as well so here are some; Enjoy.













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Art on Friday; Fairies

Fairies are a common theme in paintings so here are some examples;

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania"" Joseph Noël Paton, 1849
 John Attkinson Grimshaw-Iris
Arthur Hughes-Midsummers Eve
Sophie Gengembre Anderson-Take the fair face of a woman
Arthur Rackham-Fairies

The wind flower Fairy-
Cicely Mary Barker 1895
 Margaret Tarrant-Fairies
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Treasures of Britain; Knutsford, Cheshire

Knutsford is an attractive town, with a Georgian parish church and a nicely winding main street, whose most conspicuous building - looking like some kind of mad fugitive from Gaudi's Barcelona - is the King's Coffee House of 1907.




 Methodist church



The Ruskin Rooms building
Gaskell memorial tower 
Gaskell memorial tower and King's coffee house
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Music on Sunday; Music from 40/50s musicals

I don't like musicals, I never did. In the Netherlands they translate the great musicals into Dutch and a lot of the original jokes and meaning gets lost. What I do love however are those 50's musicals with Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra... I can watch those for hours on end. So today some of my favourites; Enjoy!

One of my favourites if not the favourite; Brigadoon;









I'm a huge Danny Kaye fan as well!










there are simply too many to post here! :)

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Art on Friday; William Clarke Wontner

William Clarke Wontner William Clarke Wontner(17 January 1857 Stockwell, Surrey – 23 September 1930 Worcester) was a English portrait painter, neo-classical artist during the neo-classical movement of England, of which Lawrence Alma-Tadema was the foremost leader.

 Esme Portrait Of Mrs Mary Milnes Gaskell
 An Eastern Beauty
A Classical Beauty 
 The purple scarf
Valeria
The Turquoise Necklace
 The Fair Persian
 The Fair Persian detail
The Turban
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