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“Before the next teardrop falls – Makali”

Before the next teardrop falls – Makali”

Makali, is seemingly an obscure artist who sings this duo with Beix. In
Makali’s musical associations are 4 main references: Mark Tau, music, PNG, One Blood. Makali could be from Hawaii, New Guinea, Samoa or some other part of the Pacific Islands/South Pacific Islands. What a beautiful twist their island voices give to this nostalgic Country song in an English and Island dialect duo.

The song was written in 1967 and had been recorded more than two dozen times. The song had achieved modest success in versions by various performers; the original version by Duane Dee reached #44 on the Billboard country chart in early 1968, and Linda Martell sent her version to #33 in early 1970. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a version of the song on his 1969 album, Another Place Another Time.

In 1974, record producer Huey P. Meauxapproached Fender about overdubbing vocals for an instrumental track. Fender agreed, performing the song bilingual style — singing the first half of the song in English, then repeating that portion in Spanish.

“The recording only took a few minutes,” Fender once told an interviewer. “I was glad to get it over with and I thought that would be the last of it.”

However, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” immediately took off in popularity when released to country radio in January 1975. The song ascended to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in March, spending two weeks atop the chart. Thereafter, the song caught on just as strongly at Top 40 radio stations and it was not long before Fender had a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit as well. Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1975.

The song is about a man’s undaunted determination to save his heart for the just-departed object of his deep (but unrequited) love, and sincere hope that should the woman’s new relationship not work out, she will remember his love and return to him. As originally composed, it is in thirty-two bar form (Fender’s bilingual recording stretches the piece to 48 bars).

A showcase of Fender’s tenor and Meaux’s Tex-Mex musical styling, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” jump-started his career. (Fender’s career had stalled in 1960 after his arrest on drug charges.) In the months and years that followed, Fender recorded several bilingual standards which became major hits, most notably “Secret Love”.

BMI Songwriter Sterling Blythe claimed authorship and recalled having sold the rights to a portfolio of songs, among them “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”, for $4,500 to settle debts when he left Nashville for the West Coast prior to Fender’s recording.

Fender also has recorded a version fully in Spanish, entitled “Estare contigo cuando triste estas” (literally “I will be with you when you are sad”). The Spanish-language second verse in the English version, is the first verse of the fully Spanish version.

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FRENCH TOAST WITH MAPLE RICOTTA AND RASPBERRIES

Quick to make, and tasting just as beautiful as it looks, our French Toast with Maple Ricotta, Raspberries and Basil is the perfect bed in breakfast that incorporates everything you could want in a brunch in one delicious bite. Using baguette slices, and a thick ricotta topping with mashed berries, makes for an easy and clean eating meal. Add coffee and mimosas to the mix, and this dish will have you in bed all day long.

Author: Chef Sous Chef

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • ½ baguette, long diagonal slices
  • 2 eggs, large
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, divided
  • 8 small basil leaves
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions
No. 1 | Preheat oven to 200°.

No. 2 | In a large shallow dish, beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Place the bread in the pan to soak, for 30 secs, then flip and allow to soak for an additional 2-3 minutes.

No. 3 | Heat a skillet to medium heat with butter. Once the butter begins to bubble, place 3 slices of french toast in the pan and cook for 3 minutes, until browned. Flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove and place in the oven, then cook the second batch of french toast.

No. 4 | While the french toast is cooking, mix the ricotta and maple syrup in a small bowl, then set aside. In another small bowl, mash together ½ cup raspberries and 2 basil leaves.

No. 5 | To serve, spread a large dollop of ricotta on the toast, then coat with a tbsp of mash raspberries. Sprinkle with the basil and a few fresh raspberries, then dust with icing sugar.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Serves 2

Serving Size: 3 pieces

Calories Per Serving: 337

% DAILY VALUE
26%Total Fat 17g
74%Cholesterol 221.7mg
11%Sodium 258.9mg
11%Total Carbohydrate 31.9g
Sugars 17.9g
30%Protein 15.1g
12%Vitamin A 173.1µg
27%Vitamin C 16.5mg
 

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MOBY-EXTREME WAYS

MOBY-EXTREME WAYS

Moby is an American electronic singer-songwriter known for songs like “Go” and “Porcelain,” and albums like Everything is Wrong and Play.

Synopsis

Born in New York City in 1965, Moby is an electronic singer-songwriter known for such popular songs as “Go,” “Natural Blues” and “Porcelain,” and albums like Everything is Wrong, Animal Rightsand Play. He released his ninth studio album, Wait for Me, in 2013.

Early Life

Moby was born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1965, in Harlem, New York. However, his parents felt that such a grand name was unsuited for such a small, fragile child, and thusly decided to call him Moby, after the eponymous whale from Herman Melville’s classic novel. In fact (and as suggested by his middle name), Herman Melville is actually Moby’s great-great-great-great uncle. “I’ve tried to read the book several times,” Moby has said of the legendary novel Moby Dick, “but I never quite got through it.”

When Moby was born, his mother, Elizabeth McBride Warner-Hall, was a student, and his father, James Hall, was a young lecturer in the chemistry department at Columbia University. Theirs was a troubled marriage and, when Moby’s father died in an alcohol-related car crash in 1967, some hypothesized that the accident was a suicide. Moby was just 2 years old when he lost his father. Soon after his father’s death, Moby’s mother, who was then only 23 years old, moved the family to Darien, Connecticut. There, Moby’s maternal grandparents helped raise him while his mother finished her college degree.

With his mother and grandmother both working full-time, Moby was often left to his own devices. “I spent a lot of time by myself,” he once said of his childhood, “and a lot of time was spent at my grandmother’s house which was rambling and old and had big overgrown gardens, so there were a lot of places to get lost and entertain myself. I am grateful that as a little boy I had lots of strange and interesting places to play.”

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Aster Aweke – Fikir Ayalkbet

Aster Aweke – Fikir Ayalkbet

By the age of 13, Aster was determined to become a musician, and began her career at Hager Fikir Theatre in Addis Ababa.

Starting in her late teens, she was performing in clubs and hotels in the capital with bands such as the Continental Band, Hotel D’Afrique Band, Shebele Band and Ibex Band, before they became the internationally known as Roha Band.

Aster’s distinct style has been influenced by other Ethiopian singers, such as Bizunesh Bekele.

Launching a solo career, she was encouraged by musical entrepreneur Ali Tango, who financed and released five cassettes and two singles of her music. By 1981, Aster had become disillusioned by Ethiopia’s oppressive political climate following the death of Haile Selassie, and relocated to the United States. Temporarily settling in the Bay Area of California, with plans to pursue higher education within a period of two years, she settled in Washington, D.C., where one of the largest Ethiopian expat communities in the country existed. There, she became increasingly popular within the Ethiopian community, performing in restaurants and clubs.

Aster also remains popular in Ethiopia. In 1997, she performed in Addis Ababa for a crowd of over 50,000 people. In 2003, Aster also performed a two-part concert series to raise funds for relief and school initiatives in Ethiopia. The first concert was held in November on Eid Al-Fitr day at the Addis Ababa Stadium, with an audience of 40,000 in attendance. The second performance was a gala-dinner at the Sheraton Hotel.[2] More recently, on May 9, 2009, Aster performed in front of a crowd of 10,000 spectators during the Peace Through Unity, Unity Through Music concert held in the capital’s Millennium Hall, alongside other Ethiopian music artists. Wikipedia

 

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Inside Italy’s first Starbucks

Inside Italy’s first Starbucks

IN PHOTOS: Inside Italy's first Starbucks

Will the Milan Starbucks tempt Italians inside? Photo: Starbucks
Starbucks claims its Milan branch, which opens to the public this week, is “the world’s most beautiful”. So what does it look like?
The flagship “Reserve Roastery” is located inside a former stock exchange and post office near Milan’s cathedral.

The American company, whose founder Howard Schultz claims to have been inspired to start his empire by a trip to Milan, says the cafe was designed as “a tribute to the Italian coffee culture that helped shape Starbucks and a celebration of everything the company has learned over the years about the art and science of coffee”.

Beans are roasted onsite in a giant, Italian-made coffee roaster.

The beans travel to this giant, rotating cask. We’re not sure what it’s for but Starbucks says it “periodically unfolds and rotates, like a blooming flower”. Ok then.

A board displays the blends available.

The Milan Starbucks also features what the company calls its “first ever affogato station”, where staff use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream based on the traditional Italian dessert of of gelato topped with espresso.

Bread is baked onsite in partnership with Italian baker Rocco Princi.

Outside is a terrace featuring seating in giant “bird cages” as well as a mermaid, the company’s logo, carved in Carrara marble.

Upstairs is a cocktail bar serving alcoholic drinks and aperitivi.

Hot drinks will be served in crockery, unless customers request a cup to go, while cold drinks will be served in single-use plastic cups – to the disappointment of environmental campaigners who had challenged Starbucks to avoid the use of disposable cups in Italy.

All photos courtesy of Starbucks

 
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“Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime” 

“Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime” 

Once in a Lifetime” is a song by new wave band Talking Heads, released in 1981 as the first single from their fourth studio album, 1980’s Remain in Light. The song was written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth, and produced by Brian Eno. It was named one of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century by National Public Radio and is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

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