Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK, 22 November 1963

50 years from JFK's assissination

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 22, 1963, while on a political trip to Texas to smooth over factions in the Democratic Party between liberals Ralph Yarborough and Don Yarborough (no relation) and conservative John Connally. He was shot once in the upper back and was killed with a final shot to the head. He was pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m. Only 46, President Kennedy died younger than any U.S. president to date.

The grave of JFK in Arlington

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address

150 years Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that the nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate… we can not consecrate… we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us: that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

November 19, 1863 

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Nederlands Dans Theater, Shoot the moon

Δε θα σ' αντέξω,
δε θα μ' αντέξεις

Κάτω απ' τη γλώσσα
σκυλιά δεμένα, 
χιλιάδες λέξεις.

Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου [Τα τραγούδια που έγραψα, 2011]

Friday, November 1, 2013

τα παγωμένα σου μάτια

παγωμένα / I.A.Daglis

Τα παγωμένα σου μάτια
όταν βλέπει η Ανταρκτική 

Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου [Ανταρκτική, 2010]

Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου - Ανταρκτική