November 19th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Female Voice request

My friend Soundmixer equipment is on location!

can we get a female voice to say

"The temperature now is 24 degrees.  The winds are coming from North-East at 17 miles per hour"

can we get a female voice to say

"The temperature now is 24 degrees.  The winds are coming from North-East at 17 miles per hour"

can we get a female voice to say

"The temperature now is 24 degrees.  The winds are coming from North-East at 17 miles per hour"

Any of your female friends that has a good voice... I mean any, with a little bit of radio voice but not necessarily too much ... Just as long as her voice aint annoying..
I need in a female (American Accent) voice a recorded MP3 emailed to me... this:
"The temperature now is 24 degrees.  The winds are coming from North-East at 17 miles per hour"
Ted Papatsarouchas
Managing Director
Tel.:  +30 210 6400640 Fax:  +30 210 6450250 Cel:  +30 6944 653744 e-Mail:

DataMax Group

7 Lakedemonos, 11523 Athens - Greece

Chris Keeley

Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Gil

Davis, the trumpeter, bandleader and jazz legend, as “the original icon of cool.”

Miles Davis in 1969. One of the biggest names in jazz for decades, he has often been mentioned as the possible subject of a feature film. Now, 15 years after his death, it appears that there may be not one but two.

Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Gil Evans, Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Prince

Wrestling With Miles Davis and His Demons


FIFTEEN years after his death Miles Davis has been enjoying a comeback tour. A new marketing campaign, capitalizing on what would have been his 80th birthday earlier this year, has been touting Davis, the trumpeter, bandleader and jazz legend, as “the original icon of cool.” His music is being repackaged and (of course) remixed. And, as befits a musical giant, his life story — one that has long eluded Hollywood — appears finally to be headed for the big screen.

In the wake of “Ray” and “Walk the Line,” musical biographies that did well in recent awards seasons, filmmakers have lined up to portray Marvin Gaye, Charley Pride, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. Now, with a pair of potentially competing projects, it’s Miles Davis’s turn.

The poet and writer Quincy Troupe, who was Davis’s collaborator, friend and protégé, has adapted a screenplay from his 2000 memoir, “Miles and Me.”

“It’s about a friendship — a hard-won friendship — between two black men, both of them artists,” Mr. Troupe explained. “Through that friendship, the film will explore Miles’s life.”

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Chris Keeley

René Magritte, the Belgian Surrealist

Ceci n’est pas une pipe” beneath an image that, by all artistic conventions, is clearly a pipe. That 1929 painting, “The Treachery of Images,” is probably the most famous work at the Los Angles County Museum of Art,

Ceci N�est Pas Magritte, but His Outlook Is Compatibly Surreal

With clouds, bowler hat, green apple and comb, all motifs of Ren� Magritte, John Baldessari designs a show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Digestible SurrealismVideo

Digestible Surrealism

Ceci N’est Pas Magritte, but His Outlook Is Compatibly Surreal


EVERYONE who knows John Baldessari knows that he likes a good joke. He likes to hear them, and he likes to tell them. So it’s not surprising that his immediate reaction when spotting one of the most famous one-liners in the history of painting was to riff on it.

“Today it wouldn’t make sense to say, ‘This is not a pipe,’ ” he said. “Nobody smokes pipes anymore, do they? Do college professors out East? Today it would be: This is not a cigarette. Or maybe: This is not a cigar.”

He paused, perhaps for effect. “Do kids today even recognize a pipe? It should be: This is not a PlayStation.”

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Chris Keeley

I found it three years ago in Dad’s house on a statue of a Trojan horse

When dressing, as in choosing music (she said she listens to everything from Mozart to Chuck Berry, with the exception of “screaming heavy metal”), Ms. Richards likes to blend genres.

NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE COOLER FAMILY CLOSETS to raid than Ms. Richards, a model herself, usually filches pieces from Dad.

Here she wears two favorite scores: a fedora and a scarf covered with skulls. “I wear this hat every day,” she said. “I found it three years ago in Dad’s house on a statue of a Trojan horse. He dresses the statue up all the time.” The scarf was a gift to Mr. Richards. "He’s been sent skull stuff ever since he started wearing his skull ring," Ms. Richards said. “The skull is our family crest now. We steal this scarf back and forth.”

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Chris Keeley

Excerpts from Jimmy Carter's book, "Peace Not Apartheid

This item was obtained from Norman Finkelstein's website, with appreciation.

Jimmy Carter, Peace Not Apartheid (New York: 2006)
Some brief observations

The historical chapters of Peace Not Apartheid are rather thin, filled
with errors small and large, as well as tendentious and untenable
interpretations. But few persons will be reading it for the history.

It is what Carter has to say about the present that will interest the
reading public and the media (assuming the book is not ignored). It can
be said with certainty that Israel’s apologists will not be pleased.
Although Carter includes criticisms of the Palestinians to effect
balance, it is clear that he holds Israel principally responsible for
the impasse in the peace process. The most scathing criticisms of Israel
come in Chapter 16 (“The Wall as a Prison”). One hopes that this chapter
(and the concluding “Summary”) will be widely disseminated.

Below I reproduce some of Carter’s key statements (my boldface).

Norman G. Finkelstein (10 November 2006)


Most Arab regimes have accepted the permanent existence of Israel as an
indisputable fact and are no longer calling for an end to the State of
Israel, having contrived a common statement at an Arab summit in 2002
that offers peace and normal relations with Israel within its
acknowledged international borders and in compliance with other U.N.
Security Council resolutions. (p. 14)

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Chris Keeley

Commentary on President Carter's new book, "Palestine: Peace

*November 16, 2006*

 */Will Other Democrats Listen to Carter on Palestine?/*

 *Jimmy Carter and the "A" Word*


President Jimmy Carter's latest book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
(Simon and Schuster 2006), released yesterday, has been primed for
controversy. Weeks before it hit the bookshelves, election-hungry
Democrats were disavowing it because it used the word "apartheid" to
describe the discrimination against Palestinians living in the Occupied
West Bank and Gaza Strip. House Representative and soon-to-be Majority
Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote: "It is wrong to suggest that the Jewish
people would support a government in Israel or anywhere else that
institutionalizes ethnically based oppression, and Democrats reject that
allegation vigorously." But does the President's book really warrant the
swift condemnation leveled against it by his own party?

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Chris Keeley

The International Community and the Seven Dwarfs

TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted below is a news report, drawn from wire services, which was
the lead international news story in today's SAUDI GAZETTE. Since none
of my Western news sources made any mention of this 156-7 vote by the UN
General Assembly (which, unlike the veto-hobbled, intimidation-prone and
highly unrepresentative UN Security Council, is rarely referred to as
the "international community"), you may not be aware of it.
Among the seven member states voting *against* a cessation of all acts
of violence and terror by *both* sides in Israel/Palestine are the
Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau, three component parts of the
former U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands which are now "freely
associated states" of the United States, with U.S. postal zip codes,
which are obligated by their respective "Compacts of Free Association"
to be guided by the United States in matters of foreign policy but which
managed to slip into UN membership when the dam broke after the break-up
of the former Soviet Union and normal vetting as to the true
"sovereignty" of candidates for membership was lost in the flood.
(Palau's Ambassador to the UN, Stuart Beck, is an American citizen and a
Harvard College classmate of mine with his "day job" in the
entertainment business.) Nauru is a Pacific island with 10,000 people
which has been in effective bankruptcy since its reserves of fossilized
bird droppings, covering most of the island's territory, were mined out.
Australia (also known as "Oz") is a larger Pacific island which appears
to have declared itself a /de facto/ "freely associated state" of the
United States, without (so far) a US postal zip code. The United States
and Israel are well-known advocates and practitioners of violence and
The final three paragraphs of this news report note the public call by
Israel's Deputy Prime Minister for the assassination of Palestine's
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. My Western news sources also deemed
this to be non-newsworthy. In defense of my Western news sources,
Israel's advocacy and practice of violence and terror are so consistent
and long-standing that deeming such a high-level appeal to murder
non-newsworthy may reflect a justifiable journalistic judgment.


*/UNITED NATIONS (Agencies)/*

*/ /*

The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Friday to deplore a
deadly Israeli artillery attack in Gaza , six days after the United
States vetoed a similar measure in the Security Council.

The assembly voted 156-7 with six abstentions to approve a resolution
put forward by Arab states that also urged the Jewish state to
immediately withdraw its troops from Gaza .

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