Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Verdi Requiem – Dies Irae

Throughout the work, Verdi uses vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts—much as he did in his operas—to express the powerful emotions engendered by the text. The terrifying (and instantly recognizable) Dies irae that introduces the traditional sequence of the Latin funeral rite is repeated throughout for a sense of unity, which allows Verdi to […]

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Dead Wild Roses: The Battle for Womens’ Health & Modernity – In the US?

    You would think that contraception would be a fairly straightforward issue.  Women need reproductive autonomy and choice when planning their family.  Of course, once the religious get involved things rapidly go down hill.  Articles like the following should not have to be written… “PRCH (Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health) supports the recent recommendation […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Ignorance is Strength – A view through the looking glass of “Conservative christian Thought”

I promised myself I would not do this again, but it happened anyways *sigh*.  I went back to Usneakydevilu’s blog and perused the articles there.  Bad move, I’m guessing my SIWOTI gnome needs feeding and wanted the *full* buffet style treatment.  I am aware of the  nuclear grade delusion running front and centre there, but […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Bangkok: Wet and decidedly unwild.

    They are getting washed away in Bangkok.  The rains have not abated, and the flood waters grow higher and more dangerous every day. “Residents of Bangkok are escaping the flooded Thai capital in their tens of thousands due to worsening weather forecasts and the government’s evacuation orders. Flood waters were already seeping into central parts of Bangkok […]

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