Dogs, cats, monkeys and even kinkajous … some singers are very well accompanied
The dog is man’s best friend, it is a saying of the most popular and celebrity should know it because most have mascot. The dog is the most common but there are also cats. And if we get exotic, even monkeys or kinkajous. The fact is that many singers feel tremendous love for their animals and share it through social networks. Today we will know a few.
Miley Cyrus , themainstream rebel girl, takes her most tenderside when she’s with her pets, four dogs named Happy , Bean , Mary Jane and Penny Lane .Until last April 1 also had Floyd , a Siberian hasky. “Today is the second but day of my life. I do not want to talk about it because I do not want it to be true … but my precious baby Floyd is deceased. I’m broken, “he wrote on his twitter. He clearly has a passion for his animals. Floyd is not the only dog he has lost, in 2012, after suffering the attack of his bulldog Ziggy , his terrier Lila died. Finally gave away the bulldog. In fact,
Such is the passion he feels for his dogs that he did not hesitate to buy a car, valued at just over 100,000 euros, just to transportthem.
They say that a person is known by the mascot he has. Well, that of Taylor Swift is a kitten. “Her name is Meredith Gray because she’s a gray cat, and because I love Gray’s Anatomy . She is amazing. It is one of those cats that gives cats a good reputation. It does not hide under furniture or act strange when surrounded by people. She is very nice and funny and is perfect to take her on a trip because she never gets scared. So, I’m very proud that she has her own personality, “she told US Weekly. It is clear that Taylor is in love and not of any boy but of his kitten to which it carries in all its trips.
“His name is Blas , he is 6 years old, he is a very nice English bulldog, very vague and affectionate. He lives with me and walks every day for half an hour, ” Dani Martin told Maxim Huerta for Divinity, back in 2011. The singer turned his dog into a celebrity when he took it on the cover of Pequeño , his first solo album. And is that Dani is a lover of dogs, “Since I was little I always had dogs, but this breed is super special for me,” he added in the interview. Now, Blas, will have the company of Pistachio , Blanca Suarez’s dog . If the animals unite a lot.
Juanes is another lover of animals and in his home in Medellin has several dogs with which he speaks, as he wrote on his twitter. But if there is an important dog in his life that is Dante who came home before his son son who also decided to put the same name. So, at home, why put the child the name of the father can put the dog’s. Joking aside, it is clear that the Colombian loves their animals and, from time to time, teaches us by twitter.
“I always take a tour of a photo of my two dogs, Lucas and Grammy . The latter died last year and was a terrible loss for me. He expressed the same feelings as a human being and became very sad when I had to leave and began to pack. He was one of my best friends, ” Enrique Iglesias told Parade magazine in 2012. After Grammy’s death, Jack arrived and is now Lucas’s inseparable friend. This is the name of the dogs of Enrique who are among the most pampered, as he himself has confessed on occasion, and that despairs Anna Kournikova who is the one who has to deal with them in the day to day. But without a doubt, Jack, the most mediatic after celebrating his first birthday,
Lady Gaga does not know how to live without a dog. Last year we were able to see her in mourning after the death of Alice , the family dog. On her twitter she wrote: “My little dog Alice died. We had to put her to sleep, the cancer ate my little angel. My dad is so sad. We lost a member of our family. ” In 2009 also mourned the death of Rumpus , the dog that we can see in videos like Poker Face or Paparazzi . He was followed by Fozzi , his labrador dog with whom he travels on all sides. A dog that has already been photographed, even by the famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson who published a book of photos of Lady Gaga. By the way, according to the singer, her pet has wood as an artist, “Lady Gaga is training Fozzi to be an artist. He ties colored pencils to its paws and places it on top of a paper. His entire team already has a portrait of him, “a source close to The Sun newspaper said.
Morrisey , Krusty The Cat and Kitty Purry , that’s what cats are called Katy Perry . The singer, who on more than one occasion has manifested her obsession with cats adopted Kruty The Cat when she was married to Russell Brand . When they divorced in 2012, she won custody. But, his cat more mediatic is Kitty Purry, name that has nothing to do with his but it is a game of words between Hello Kitty and purring in English. We can see her kitten in the I kissed a girl video . It is always close, even when traveling.
Last year Belinda received for her birthday a gift of the most exotic. His ex, Giovanni Medina , obtained the necessary papers so that the parents of the singer gave him two capuchin monkeys. She should have seen his face when she received the surprise. Hopefully he will take better care of them than Justin Bieber who left his monkey Milly a few months ago in Germany.
The kinkajou, also called honey bear or sugar, or monkey cat, is a species of raccoon family. And it is not that we are going to put National Geographic but you will know exactly what was one of the first pets of Paris Hilton . It is an endangered species from Latin America that gave it more than a scare. In fact, he ended up in the hospital after being bitten by Baby Luv , which is what he called him. Then came the cats, the ferrets and the dogs, their favorites. In fact, she was a pioneer in publicly showing her chihuahua. Now your pets have their own mansion and now they are building a movie theater. Eccentricities of the rich.
In 2012 Bruno Mars bought his first puppy, a rottweiler named Geronimo . “My dream was to have a dog. I wanted a big one, “he told www.dogbreedindex.com. Now he has it, and confesses that “they bite and ruin all your furniture, shoes and stuff”. But he is happy with it.
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What does the balance of the musician mean? A healthy musician?
It is interesting to analyze the person-instrument relationship in its four aspects:
- the physical
- The intellectual
- The emotional
- The spiritual
To get a good relationship, we need to analyze them and develop them one by one as completely and correctly as possible.
If we give more importance to one of the four aspects mentioned above, our experience will not be balanced.
For example those who pay attention only to the physical aspect, to develop technical skills, may find that they know very well the theory about what music is; But may be unable to express it through an instrument.
By the same token, those who work only the physical aspect (ie, technical, etc.), could achieve a very good speed and technique of execution, which generally impresses the public, but without the emotional and spiritual elements, would be As a kind of “sports music”.
Musical instruments are often catalysts for personal growth, but unless we use them in a correct and efficient way, we run the risk of developing poor techniques that can lead to injuries (sore hands, blisters, tendon problems, Or worse). All this limits our expression, and can bring us problems in our health.
This does not mean that to enjoy our music it is necessary to acquire a high level of musical mastery.
On the contrary some musicians only fall into the error of worrying about the development of technique or emotion. A professional musician, when he transmits his music, may be concerned with how sound waves strike the body; But you also have to be interested in all other aspects, how we feel, both physically and emotionally.
The musician must develop as many aspects of his mastery as possible, must have musical interest and go beyond his perceived limitations.
For all this we will talk about the four aspects that allow us to achieve a melodiously complete musicians.
Is the technique the key? Studying with the best teachers is important; These can put the student in a good musical path.
Good teachers show their students the most efficient way to make music, giving immediate correction (when necessary), to prevent bad habits from being created.
In a first job, it is important that the students develop a good technique; Working a good technique from the beginning, helps us not to have problems in the future, both physical and musical.
There are different ways of analyzing someone’s technique; One should be established as a mirror at the time of practice, this provides immediate correction as to the hand, arm and position of the body in general, and will allow the musician (student) to make the necessary modifications.
Another option is to videotape a practice session and review it later, preferably with a teacher who can advise you on improvement needs and offer technical advice on how to correct problems.
Listen to your body !! If not, we can do things that damage it, we could cause continuous problems and dangerous for our body !!
Relax your shoulders, jaw, wrists, etc … before the instrument!
Perhaps if the body reacts by sending some pain, we will understand that we must change our position, for example, we touch the timbales with too much tension in our hands; To change this, do we need a blister in our hand? Pain is the way the body has to alert you; The wound is an ultimatum; We can not argue with our body, it knows what we can and can not do.
We have to pay attention to our body when we play; Also remember that we are not all equal; Working in the same way is not always the best thing for all people, because we are all different; We have to look for the best working format for us and not generalize.
The essential thing is that our movements are natural, and with the least possible deviation from the correct position.
When we do not hear the warning signs, we get a special gift from our body: this is our jury.
Some of the remedies that we can use are:
- Rest: This looks like the joke in which the patient says , “Doctor, it hurts when I do this”; And the Doctor replies “stop it”; There is much wisdom in this simple answer; The “rest” is a good remedy.
- Ice: Ice helps get oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissue, controlling the flow of blood in a specified area. This also reduces swelling; After a day or two, cold ice and heat do well alternating at 15-minute intervals.
- Homeopathic remedies: If we want to be topical at this point, a good remedy is an application of arnica. This gentle herb comes in lotion and gel, and can help us reduce pain and restore functionality in sore areas.
- Massage: In our body tensions occur when it focuses on an area, we have problems, pain, then if not we prevent a disease. Massages can help us to eliminate these tensions. Visit you nearest chiroprator.
- Protection: Sometimes you need ear plugs; Loss of auditory sense is the main concern for many musicians, such as percussionists, especially drummers.
The best thing to stay healthy, of course is not to hurt yourself first, even if there are ways and ways to reduce the pain. But one must learn to sit, to stand, and to move in the most efficient way to reduce muscle tension and increase the body’s natural energy.
Perhaps the Alexander technique (method developed by HF Alexander) for back, neck, etc … that works the correct position as a way to minimize tension can be useful.
It is important to have basic knowledge about our instrument, this helps us to enjoy our music more. Although our body is responsible for producing sound, and help us to get the best possible; We should work on the history, different and variations of our instruments. We should know how they are made, who makes them, how to make minor repairs, etc …
Another important aspect is to know the musical possibilities of our instrument; We must work the different written treatises on our instrument in order to understand it and advance our technique.
All this comes to say that we should listen to a lot of music, read, go to concerts, work with a teacher (if possible with an open mind), etc.
Reading a musical repertoire is another way of expanding knowledge about the instrument; In the intentions of a beginner must be, to continuously analyze the way we play, corrections, etc … so we can move forward and master an instrument.
Without emotional content, music has little meaning; For an effective musician to develop a musical vocabulary that offers more than just notes and rhythms, “we must be able to evoke the change of the emotional state of the listener.”
In order to express oneself through music, one must not only touch those feelings in oneself, but also know how to communicate them, transmit them with an instrument.
Limitations are useful to learn and understand what other artists did to express themselves, but it is not enough to just stay there. We must use all our musical knowledge to find our own voice, experimenting with different sounds and discovering how they affect us.
We began to become musicians using elements of our experiences, using our imagination and creating things that did not exist before.
Writing music is a very good way to examine our emotional relationship with our world.
People have used music to complement spiritual practices for centuries.
All kinds of instruments can be associated with “spiritual” music, voice, drums, harp, etc. ….
Percussion instruments in particular have been used to accompany sacred practices, some examples are frame drums used by ancient Egyptian priestesses, Bata drums used by Afro-Cuban Santeros, tambourine used in gospel music through the USA. UU. All these percussions are related to the evocation of feelings and connection with a higher power and vice versa.
We can make great progress on a spiritual level when the physical, intellectual, and emotional aspects of music are at a good level.
When all aspects of our practice are at a good level and balanced, we will find that we will also grow on the spiritual level.
The physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual goals that we pose can affect our health in many ways and each one of these areas can affect others.
Creating a solid building from scratch will help us ensure a good musical product.
We should be careful from the outset in these four areas mentioned, for a good development of each one equally, and not only in the physical (technical, etc …) aspects, which are the a priori, seem more important to musician.
Often the musician modifies his technique, position, when it is too late. We have to listen to the body when it suggests to us that we modify certain habits that are damaging us, and to learn as much as we can of the body, mind and spirit.
Get ready to shine like a star …
Ready for the Oscars entails a preparation that goes beyond simply what we see (that usually is hair and makeup), and this includes the various skin treatments.
While not everyone can visit the same celebrity dermatologist or retouch details with a laser, if we can imitate the care of our favorite actresses and acquire some of those products that make them look so radiant.
Here are 5 of the masks that Hollywood makeup artists used the most for their A-list clients to triumph on this year’s red carpet:
1. Mask to recover the skin of Orlane
“I like to use this pilaten cream for tired skin, suffering from jet-lag” says the stylist Matin Maulawizada , whose clients include Claire Danes and Maggie Gyllenhaal. “I apply it all over the face, neck and décolleté, and I let it act while fixing my hair to my celebrity.Then I remove it with a toner and start my work of skin care and makeup.This product literally breaks down Of all the stress of the skin. ”
2. Clay Tilbury Clay Face Mask (coming out next month).
The makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury used this mask on her clients Amal Clooney and Sienna Miller just before the Golden Globes last month, calling him “The facial of 10 minutes amazing for the red carpet” because it hides imperfections such as pores and lines Expression, softens and creates a natural shine for the application of makeup.
3. The Enzyme Peel Pharmacy Organic Mask
“I use this mask when presented me with some famous super congested scaly skin , ” says Maulawizada . “It is very good for people who have skin that is rough to the touch and those whose composition does not mix and looks irregular.”
4. Mask with enzymesTalika
“I like my stars treatments are made the day before the ceremony, while relaxing before sleep, eat, or watch TV , ” says the professional makeup Inglessis Melanie, who works with Rosamund Pike and Lea Michele . “I like moisturizers, like the Talika, nothing purifying or exfoliating / peeling, I leave them in the face while my clients rest and remove them with rose water and a cotton in the morning, or I tell them to remove it with cold water and Then apply rose water. ” The makeup of the famous Nick Barose is also considered fanatical. “It’s very easy to use, it’s comfortable, and you can see immediate results with light, fluffy skin.”
5. Moisturizing mask with Banana and Avocado Juara
“My foolproof way to combat dry especially in winter, this natural remedy is mascara , ” says makeup artist Kerrie Urban , who is responsible for fixing actresses of the likes of Keira Knightley , Cate Blanchett and Chloe Moretz . “For optimum results, clean and exfoliate your face with a steam bath, followed by 10 minutes of this cream … it will give that red carpet to your face and as an extra, you can use it in your hair as well A deep conditioning treatment. “
Sports, training, fitshoppro reviews and fitness routines are often accompanied by music, and many athletes enjoy it and consider motivating.
Recently, the results of a study by the University of Hannover indicated that listening to music during exercise contributes to improved physical performance. Now, Dr. Costas Karageorghis, of Brunel University in England, joined Spotify, a streaming service online music in order to create the ideal list to maximize the energy of those who train reproduction.
For the study, more than 6.7 million music compilations created exercise with the goal of finding the songs that motivate athletes of the country were analyzed. The final list playback reached by the researchers is based on the popularity of songs, combined with the effects they cause in sports performance according to their tempo, style and content.
The researcher Costas Karageorghis, who is deputy head of research at the School of sports and education that university, said: “When movements with the rhythm of the music are synchronized, the training intensity is increased by raising the tempo in one or two beats per minute (BPM); this will increase the rate of exercise, with the added value that the difference in the effort will be almost imperceptible. ”
He added that “a list of motivational reproduction can help ‘coloring’ symptoms of fatigue product exercise, such as agitation or shortness of breath, so they are interpreted more positively. This means that at the point where the body is asking to stop, music has the power to lift the mood and invite stick with exercise. ”
During the course of the study, the research team found that men and women exercise with different songs to help break the pain barrier and not give up. For example, while men prefer to take forces with the Eye of the Tiger song from the movie Rocky III, women choose to listen to Rhianna or Lady Gaga. In addition, the study also showed that women exercise more in the morning before breakfast with rhythmic pop songs and well, and men do at night to the rhythm of hip hop songs.
Angela Watts, Spotify, explained that by combining the analysis of 6.7 million playlists in conjunction with the research of Dr. Costas, created the playlist called The Ultimate Workout to give the best possible motivation athletes.And while the choice of music that makes each person to train is subjective and depends on your preferences, then we share the Navy list from this study.
Can you imagine that you are invited to participate in a tasting of new varieties of coffee and just listening to a song that represents the essence of all the coffees test? It seems difficult, but it is real.
Coffee maker Carte Noire has been the architect of this explosive mixture of flavor and music. The brand organized at L’Illa Diagonal Shopping Centre a public tasting of new capsules cafes Carte Noire, you can also check visit this link https://www.espressocampus.com/best-espresso-machines/under-200/, which ended turned into a ‘flashmob’ with dancers and a concert by a group of students from the Liceo Conservatory as a symphony orchestra and other artists of contemporary music and urban styles.
Tasting new coffee capsules compatible Carte Noire did not leave indifferent to any of the attendees. After randomly pick a person visiting the mall, he was invited to try the four new varieties of coffee Carte Noire … But with a surprise! With every sip sounded live a melody, amixture of contemporary and classical music, that ‘translated’ and reinterpreted in a pentagram personality coffee was testing the person chosen.
The first surprise came when elected tested the coffee Carte Noire Espresso No. 3, when started playing cello with Chavez Dj mix. Something similar happened when took the first sip of coffee Carte Noire No.. 5 delicate Espresso. In this case, the chosen instrument was a flute, accompanied by Santi Vaamonde programming. The third issue devoted to coffee Carte Noire No.. 7 Espresso Aromatique was played by the violin with percussion Didak Fernandez, while the fourth and last issue, dedicated to Café Carte Noire No.. 9 Espresso Intense, was given by the piano and Flowtizta Beatbox.
After hearing the issues separately, the finale came when the four themes merged into one, adding voice and symphony orchestra arrangements, resulting in a unique song that represented the essence of the four Carte Noire coffees.
The songs have been composed by Benjamin Davies and Francisco Suarez (both professors of Conservatorio del Liceu), in collaboration with MUWOM (musical company Carlos Jean), while the arrangements and orchestrations are Benjamin Davies, apart from teacher it is also head of composition at the Conservatory of Music Lyceum.
With this show , Carte Noire has shown that in addition rhythm, melody, harmony … intensity and also music taste.
Find the bands play at the concert. Often, a rock concert is centered around a main act is on tour and one or two bands that are opening smaller or tourism or local level. Ask your friends if they know anyone who wants to play a show, and the headlining band ask if you have ideas for opening acts. The total number of bands on an invoice is usually two or three.
Finding a place to host the show. This could be anything with a space large enough for a band to set up and an audience to dance. When asked if the seats would be able to host a rock concert, be sure to record the dates and times that the seat is available, the type of music that would, if this is a place for all ages, and if l ‘alcohol is allowed.You can try to call bars, community centers, friends with big wineries and other space than you probably think, private or public.
Set the date and time of a rock concert. This means confirming an appointment with age and location, and know when the show should start counting backwards from that moment that must end. For example, if the show should end at midnight, and there are two bands, the headliner must play from 10:45 until midnight, and the opening band should play 9: 15-10: 15. Doors, therefore, must be open at 8:30 pm This will vary depending on the time of installation and disassembly required for each band, and for how long you want the whole is.
Advertising. Use all available methods to promote your online networking program for word of mouth, flyers and brochures photocopied colors. The general public is switched on, the more money you will place the bands and further promoting the band and get more fun everyone will have.
Finding people to stand in front of the door. These people have money and identification admission control, if necessary. Set with labels or markers and a safe box money. If the rock concert takes place in a bar, the bar can provide people with doors like a gorilla.
Make the appropriate place for music. softer and asks candles placed around the room rock. Rock with a strong pace must be accompanied by a beautiful clear the floor, dance. Some rock concerts can also call for chairs around the edges of the room.
Be available during the show. Try to delegate as many jobs as possible for others, for you to be able to run between the representatives of the office, people at the door and bands, and to keep an eye on the audience as well.
Finally, make sure that you are able to close the place at the right time. This will keep you in good standing with the place and the local police (to get a closing time violation sound). You may have to be pushy to get people to disperse, the lights turn on and turn off the music.
Help with cleaning – the last band still have to break, and you may need to organize a professional stain cleaning team to clean up after the hearing.
Or that’s what we are trying to sell from a popular brand of coffee with a notice fully based on the aesthetics of the popular trilogy of novels. It’s just not that suddenly we have learned that Ricky Martin will be Christian Grey in the film, but it ‘s going to take that design their coffee machine rental for offices, who happens to be very similar to the muchi millonario.
That the same we would not have given much consideration beyond that Ricky Martin is in costume, he called a secretary who looks dangerously diffident Anastasia Steele but with granny glasses to better visualize and it comes with all the fear of the planet to talk to the muchimillonario the awesomely glass office and reminds him that he has to pick holidays and such. From moment we can be reassured that the role Jamie Dornan is not removed. I believe.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, it seems like an egg to a chestnut in everything in general. Yes, she wears all modosita and Ricky Martin is in costume , but rather colored coffee plantation , no gray, and is the buenrollista and adorable holiday boss who gives his secretary. The same we are doing some hands it to us to be jumping on the bandwagon of what may seem or not to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. But hey, the view is good and Ricky is reguapo . And the same until coffee is good.
Everyone likes music. From the walkman mobile, it has always been with us. Learn English with music is one of the most fun and entertaining methods; also effective. It helps us in improving our pronunciation, to memorize new vocabulary and even accustom the ear. In this post we want to capture some of the singers who can help you practice your English; but first there are a number of steps that will teach you como aprender ingles rapidamente and make this method something truly effective:
- You hear a song you like: it is the most important, you have to enjoy what you hear.
- Listen to it again and again: the more you listen, the better you will understand your letter. It will be helpful to memorize vocabulary.
- Try singing it without looking at the letter: it is the best way to accustom your ear to the language.
- Sing it with the letter ahead: looking for the meaning of all the words you do not understand.
Now we’ll talk about some of the singers whose songs you can be helpful:
- The Beatles: A classic among classics. Learning songs will be very easy because they are fun and easy to understand.
Two of their best songs are: ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Let it be’ .
- U2: the best option if what you want is to soak up new vocabulary. The Irish group is diverse topics, from the social and cultural commitment to religion.
We recommend the following songs: ‘With or without you’ or ‘Beautiful day’.
- Beyoncé: presents catchy songs with lyrics easy to understand. ‘ Single ladies’ and ‘If I were a boy’ are two very good choices.
- Rolling Stones: British rock band contemporary. Some of his songs are considered the best of all time. The leisurely pace of many of his subjects facilitate learning English. Opt for something like ‘Brown sugar’ and‘Satisfaction’.
- Dover: if the American and British accent you resist … nothing better to try a Spanish group sing in English.His “Spanish intonation” will be of great help to understand in detail the lyrics of his songs.
We highlight two of his best songs: ‘Devil came to me’ and ‘Serenade’.
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The SS officer Oskar Gröning served for two years in the concentration camp Auschwitz.Counting the money from the dead Jews and was on duty at the ramp when freight trains unloaded their human cargo unhappy. He says he has not committed any crime. During the last sixty years, Groening has found another way to call guilt.
The birds are singing outside; a soft, warm breeze comes from the garden and delicately enters the living. An old, tall and powerful man, with his white hair and blue eyes, sitting on a chair near the fireplace. Three angels are embroidered on a tablecloth.
The man rests his right leg on a stool. It is peaceful, calm and gently talks about the history of the man who once was.
“It got a new shipment. He had been assigned to the ramp and my job was to take care ofthe luggage. The Jews had already been taken away. Around me the floor was littered with garbage, debris scattered belongings. Suddenly I heard a crying baby. He lay on the ramp wrapped in rags. A mother had left him perhaps because he knew that women with children were sent immediately to the gas chambers. I saw another soldier SS soldier take the baby by the feet. The tears had bothered him. Smashed the child’s head against the iron edge of a wheelbarrow until the silence. ”
The man looks outside the living room window, almost motionless. His thumb comes and goes over the edge of his seat like a metronome. Outside, the sun shines on the neat row of brick houses around, with carefully tended, weeded gardens. Oskar Gröning lives in a neat and orderly world. Unbuttons and raises his left sleeve. “Here,” he says, “look at this.”
There is a small blue spot on his elbows, the memory of a tattoo. ” I was badly done,” he says. It was supposed to be a zero, representing the blood type 0. All were tattooed in Auschwitz, both prisoners and guards. Jews were tattooed with their numbers as internal and SS guards with their blood type. Oskar Gröning was a member of the SS in Auschwitz for two years.
His dreams wake cries often. The cries become thunder, thunder in whispers and murmurs quietly. They are the sounds of death in the gas chambers.
A world organized in terror
Gröning without embardo, did not kill anyone. He did not pour Zyklon B into the cracks or burned piles of dead. He looked. He saw. He was there. Shoqueado at first. Then indifferent. It became routine.
He lived in an organized world and its order claimed that the terror of the concentration camps could be compartmentalized, apart from the foundations of civilization. Terror was conceived in clear hierarchical structures and schemes closely regulated service designations tasks and positions, which determined that someone was a bookkeeper and another a Cloud bookkeeper.
Gröning was a bookkeeper, a good conscientious. Counting the money of the Jews, he separated and cataloged and kept in a safe. It was the bookkeeper of terror.
There is a photo album on the coffee table, Gröning’s life in pictures. Two thirds of the photos are in black and white, the last third color. But the pictures do not reveal anything of what he means. Gröning just wants to talk, for hours, days, “no matter how long,” he says, “talking helps.”
Oskar Gröning, born in 1921, it is one of the few members of the SS who still lives. Its history, a German history is a story of seduction and fanaticism, perpetrators and accomplices of living with guilt and search for other words to call. It is a story of a man attempted to overcome such a dark past that has no end.
Open the album. Thin sheets between pages and browse whisper family photos of his father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt Marie, pictures of baby carriages and bicycles, until they get images of men in uniform. His father was a member of the “Stahlhelm” (Steelhull), a paramilitary group of German nationalists who fought against the Pact of Versailles, against the demands for reparations from World War I , later against the Weimar Republic between the two wars and against democracy. “Dad nationalists acted in theater works that were given in local lounges located behind bars,” says Groening. In a work, a German was shot by a French because he had resisted the French occupation of post-war Germany ‘s Ruhr industrial area. “Discipline, obedience, authority, that’s how we were raised,” says Groening. His mother died when he was 4 years.
The Jews were merchants dirty ”
continues leafing through the album, clearly searching for something. “Here,” touches a picture with your finger, “look at the way we used to go.”
The photo, taken in 1933, shows a group of boys wearing military uniforms, marching behind a banner. A flag with a swastika hanging in a house. The young Oskar, marching in the first row, twelve years and is a member of the youth wing of the “Stahlhelm.”
What uniform meant for you?
“I was fascinated. Even today, when I hear military music … “her voice trembles and breaks. “Forgive me, but is such an experience for me, so high, even today …”
Near the house his father had a business selling iron objects whose owner was a Jew named Selig. He had a daughter, Anne, and the two boys used to play marbles on the street. One day some men from the SA placed in front of business a sign that read: “. Germans not buy from Jews” After that, Gröning and Anne began playing in the yard rather than on the street.
-¿ What were you thinking when I saw that poster?
“Nothing, completely nothing,” says Groening. His voice has been stilled and is firm again.
A door opens and his wife left a tray with cake on the table. The tray is covered with plastic wrap. “For later,” he says. And he goes. He prefers not to hear.
He waits until his wife closed the front door. Then he says: “See? For us dirty Jews were merchants, and lawyers who have always been so grim reputation when it came to money.People said: The Jews always take advantage of Christians. It is the usual way we behave. ”
-perhaps The father of Anne Selig took advantage of people?
” I did not think so. ”
Oskar Gröning lower leg stool, he sits upright and begins to sing, quietly at first, then louder. “When Jewish blood begins to gush from our knives, things will be fine.”
“My honor is loyalty”
The distinction between man of today and the past is erased for a moment when hereturns to present says “Then we not even think about what we were singing.” He
continues leafing through the album. It has written in blue ink on a photo with jagged edges “1941, with Aunt Anna”. Gröning shows young, tall, blond and wearing a uniform with the letters SS sewn in the neck. It sits on the arm of a chair and smiles, obviously very proud of his uniform.
He had seen pictures of the SS weekly news reports. I thought they were smart, smarter the unity of all. En1940 offered himself as a volunteer.
” It was spontaneous enthusiasm, a sense of not wanting to be the last of the game, left out of everything that happened.”
Already in the SS, for two years, Groening worked in the payment office. In October 1942, he received new orders. A senior officer told him he had been assigned to a special job, one of the greatest importance for the German people, for Germany to reach the final victory.He was told to think about your oath, in the words inscribed on his belt. “My honor is loyalty.” And he said, finally , that could never reveal the nature of his new assignment, anyone, for the rest of your life.
the stroke of a clock in the living hear. It’s six o’clock and Oskar Gröning has been talking for the last five hours. Eating cake and keep talking. At that point in its history, the young Gröning has come to Auschwitz.
‘Perhaps the old Gröning want a break?
“No, no, do not bother me at all,” he says. Bring a bottle of mineral water from the kitchen.His wife has not returned.
Gröning is 21 years old when he arrives at Auschwitz on October 1. It comes at a train from Katowice, and is brought to its place in the administrative barracks. Others, who were already before, begin to set the table for dinner: sardines and ham, vodka and rum.
The SS are comfortable in this field. But there must be something special about it, think Gröning. They take much. Then a door opens and someone announces that it has reached a new transport. Three men stand a jump, belts fit and take their guns.
The belief that the singer diet should be different from a person who does not sing is deeply rooted in the scene.
The other day a student told me that his former teacher told her that as a singer was dieting, I could not eat at least three hours before class.
I was overwhelmed with that and I thought it is a good topic that clarify concepts.
The route of entry of the food is mouth and take the necessary to sing can use both the mouth and nose air.
Yet there is an organ in our body that prevents food from going into our lungs, larynx, so food and singing can not occur simultaneously.
So, logically, there should be no problem in making one of the two processes before the other. So follow the 3 week diet the singer does not mean not eating anything before singing or vocalizing.
What then is the diet of the singer?
If we have to sing and we have to eat, we need to consider some issues that may arise.
Diet singer would rather that.
We may find ourselves in situations how are you:
…I have eaten too much.
Did you ever happen that you stick a binge eating and then you can not even move?
This is because our body has to digest and it must slow down all other vital functions in order to fully focus on that process.
eating normally do not even notice the change in your functions, but if one day you eat a lot, you’ll notice as does affect you.
As it affects you all the functions, you’ll notice that affects you singing, besides that you will not want to sing, because you want to be napping, you will feel heavy and without power.
For example, if you do not follow the diet the singer will not have to generate enough air pressure required to emit a powerful sound energy.
Thus, a very important point diet singer is not eating too much.
As you see, it has much to do with the usual injections and shots diets!
… There are foods that produce mucus me.
When you have mucus in the airways it is more difficult to get your voice, as the vocal cords can not properly get together to produce the sound.
There is no scientific evidence that depending on which foods produce mucus, while it is true that there are people happens.
Other people even generate mucus eat what they eat.
If you notice that dairy and sugars will produce mucus, do not take them before singing, if you see that does not affect you, you do not have to worry about.
Some substances like alcohol what they do is dehydrate the body, which is created to protect mucus.
Then, another important point diet singer is watching for foods that will generate mucus and avoid them before singing.
… It turns out that suffer from gastric reflux.
As well explained Carlos in his article on the stomach reflux , there are some foods that can promote the development of stomach reflux.
Eat them before a class does not help much!
… My body makes strange noises!
It is very common that the food we eat also some air through the digestive tract, going to stop the stomach.
Because of this, it must be expelled gases that can generate stomach discomfort occur.
It is quite a natural process, but is frowned upon socially.
Imagine being in the middle of your class singing and suddenly notice that pesky gas runs up your esophagus and into your mouth!
In addition there are some foods that when digested produce flatulence (some legumes and vegetables, dairy …).
Needless to say, this type of gas also is very badly seen socially and if you have a performance and see one of these unexpected guests, it’s possible that you faint musicians!
This last point is not going to stop singing, which just forces you to generate tension in your body in an attempt to avoid them and we know that all stress is bad to sing, and we have to be as relaxed as possible so that the sound go free and resonant.