"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

What you see is definitely not what you get

To anyone familiar with physics and the nature of string instruments elegaic John Williams piece (who also provided music for Obama's election night rally in Chicago 's Grant Park) which appeared to be created by Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Anthony McGill, a principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera, and the pianist Gabriela Montero seemed to defy reason.

It did.

The piece the listening millions heard was pre-recorded the previous Sunday at the Marine Barracks in Washington.

Resisting the idea of using their priceless string instruments ,Ma and Perlman used new instruments that looked as though they came straight out of the box at Macy's. Their earpieces were a dead giveaway as well.

Is this what O'Bomber means by the "transparency - the new touchstone" ?


Anonymous said...

What you see is definitely what you get.

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Tom said...

Never mind the earpieces, they didn't even bother to put up any microphones. Chamber music meets stadium rock? no thanks

Earpieces are used by live musicians though, so they can hear the rest of the group.

Anonymous said...

Teh Liberal Democrat Quotage

"My main objective, before the general election, with colleagues in the Lords, is to defeat the ID cards bill. It is an illiberal measure: it attacks the civil liberties we stand for." - Mark Oaten

http://www.guardian.co.uk/humanrights/s ... 44,00.html

"I supported a private Member's Bill on the issue a couple of years ago. I supported it because at the time I did not have a problem with the issue." - Mark Oaten
http://www.libdems.org.uk/index.cfm/pag ... ticle.8021

"I may sound like one of these guys who walks up and down with a sandwich board saying the end of the world is nigh, but the end is nigh." - Lembit Opik


"The media should report less speculation and more fact." - Simon Hughes

http://www.libdems.org.uk/index.cfm/pag ... ticle.8104

""The major concern is that there is a growing group of young, particularly Muslims in London, who are becoming more fanatical." - Simon Hughes

http://www.urban75.net/vbulletin/archiv ... 74263.html

"The case has not yet been made for military action." - Charles Kennedy

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/libdems2 ... 69,00.html

"There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the house, to give full moral support to our forces." - Charles Kennedy

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/sto ... 39,00.html

"We are not the all-out anti-war party." - Charles Kennedy

http://www.greenparty.org.uk/index.php? ... &n=349&l=8

"The challenge, of course, is to explain ourselves properly." - Charles Kennedy

http://election.scotsman.com/topics.cfm ... =358812004


Teh Conservative Quotage

"I am aware that I was not a popular Home Secretary." - Michael Howard

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0, ... 16,00.html

"I know what causes crime. Criminals!" - Michael Howard


"We're not saying we're politicians, trust us. We're saying we know you don't trust us..." - Michael Howard

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conserva ... 70,00.html

"Winning back power is, dare I say it, like making love. You've got to have confidence if you really want to enjoy it." - Tim Yeo

http://tim-yeo.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_ ... chive.html

"We are the party of Margaret Thatcher." - Oliver Letwin

http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?de ... speeches=1

"There is something of the night about him." - Ann Widdecombe


"You know what some people call us - the nasty party." - Theresa May


"Again, that is a problem of affluence. All I ask is that the House does not take too simplistic a view in dealing with such matters. Of course poverty is a factor. All epidemiological evidence suggests that there is something in that, but all we hear from the Opposition is poverty, poverty, poverty - la, la, la, always on the one note, never accepting the complexity of the issues. Not once did the Opposition mention that. They are always hitting on the one strand. That does not advance the debate one little bit. It is just boring for Conservative Members." - Liam Fox

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... ate-6.html

"Last November, the green Budget accepted that the Government had a responsibility to promote a flexible and adaptable labour market and encourage investment in skills. Against that test, huge new business taxes, the minimum wage, the social chapter and the student fees scheme are the height of irresponsibility." - William Hague

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 317-10.htm

"The community charge (i.e. poll tax) is a courageous, fair and sensible solution" - Michael Portillo

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-of ... ate-5.html

"Jeffrey Archer is a candidate of probity and integrity." - William Hague

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/politics ... 27,00.html

"Although I think it was right to go to war, I don't think the prime minister told us the truth about the intelligence he had received."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0, ... 06,00.html

More quotes:


Teh Labour Quotage

"This is the end... they'll get me for this." - Tony Blair


"If this gets out, I'll be destroyed." - Gordon Brown


"I'm a pretty straight sort of guy."- Tony Blair

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/co ... 33,00.html

"Tony Blair is the best friend I've had in politics." - Gordon Brown

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/euro/sto ... 58,00.html

"We did it! Let's wallow in our victory!" - John Prescott


"...and if I could just correct one fact..." - John Prescott

http://www.gilesgregg.com/sheffield/gra ... tsball.txt

"I will have failed if in 5 years time there are not fewer journeys made by car." - John Prescott


"Ask me my three priorities for Government, and I tell you: education, education and education." - Tony Blair


"Labour has no plans to introduce tuition fees for higher education." - Tony Blair

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... lec401.xml


"We will not introduce top-up fees and have legislated to prevent them." - Labour Party Manifesto

http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifest ... esto.shtml


"The report speaks for itself. It's a very good report. it's a very long report. I haven't read the report." - Keith Vaz

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/2001revi ... 40,00.html

"Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war." - Tony Blair


"The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real." - Tony Blair

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/ ... 1177.shtml

"He has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes..." - Tony Blair


"Did we overstate the threat? I don't think we overstated the threat." - Jack Straw

http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdee ... 714783.htm

"It's not crucially important." - Jack Straw

http://www.ccmep.org/2003_articles/Iraq ... _straw.htm

"We can live in a world with airy-fairy civil liberties and believe the best in everybody - and then they will destroy us." - David Blunkett


"I accepted by necessity we have to have prevention under a new category which is to intervene before the act is committed, rather than do so by due process after the act is committed when it's too late." - David Blunkett


"None of us believe countering terrorism is about party politics." - David Blunkett


"I don't think anyone can say I have said one thing in public and done another in private." - David Blunkett


More quotes:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/2001revi ... 40,00.html



Thanks to... http://www.backingblair.co.uk/unbelievable/ ...for links.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish