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I think I will listen to Mean Mary and her brother and their splendorous dueling banjoes rendition of Ode to Joy, first posted here by OtherTink couple years ago now! 

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You took the words out of my mouth, Virginia!  :D

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Here's Mean Mary and her brother doing a number I haven't heard before. And I've never seen her dressed so formally!   Um... except that she seems to have forgotten her shoes and stockings somewhere. :D

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Well they are STILL a delightful bro/sis team...I looked at the date, and this was as of Mar 2018, I think. Maybe you saw the post where she was maybe 6 y/o and singing LONG TALL TEXAN? I still go back to that one, once in a while ... oh and maybe they should all banjo strummers take off their shoes and socks...

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Oh I forgot about that! Cool dog!  :D :D :D

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Don't worry Hitman, because the classical station is telling us that the WHOLE of 2020 will be playing all year with lots more Beethoven because that is the year of his 250th birthday... :)

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Rooster I loved listening to that...I remember it from the 1950's, when it came out! He just died here recently, I think he was 90.

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Oh Kninjanin, that is truly splendorous! I loved the lady in the audience who was singing along, another who was crying...as I was also...I saved it to my special favourites in music... "all men shall be brothers"...

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It is a great paradox that a people who could produce a man that could compose music like Beethoven could also produce Nazism. Goethe mused on this long before:

"I have often felt a bitter sorrow at the thought of the German people, which is so estimable in the individual and so wretched in the generality..."
—Goethe

Or put another way, by Harry Lime:

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It's a delightful clip, O'Tink...I had actually been looking for it, so I could add it to my YouTube favourites...ty

That bit about Hitler seeing the Brits as Aryans, and (apparently) losing his best chance to win WWII, at Dunkirk, before the USA entered...it's a good piece of the puzzle, and I was surprised. But you confirmed what I saw on YouTube, and I know you are careful with your knowledge and conclusions. 

And then last night, I watched a history of King George V and Queen Mary (German princess); and -- you will already know, I am certain -- they are the ones who changed the royal surname to Windsor, from Saxe Coburg-Gotha. (Oh, and the spellcheck wants to write that Gotta!) In fact, the makers of that video gave George V & Mary credit for saving the British monarchy, at a time so many were tumbling. I found their story quite moving, in addition to more understanding on how we got where we are, USA and the world...

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