Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ej Od Buchlova - Květa Černá

Yes, I know this is on Czech language.   So why am I publishing this song on You Tube and Facebook and everywhere? First, notice the sahnovica hrvatska which the Czech eagle wears. The eagle is telling you something. It's up to you to go find out what he is saying. Most importantly, "Ej Od Buchlova" is part of my Texas heritage from my youth.   On the now gone and mostly remembered here Radio Station KFRD in Rosenberg, Texas, the Croatian DJ for the early morning show (almost daylight to 9:00 Am show) used to play this in honor of engagements and weddings that people told him about among the Slavic communities in those parts in those days..

I always wanted to dedicate this song to someone.   For all the years I listened to KFRD in the mornings early, I never had someone who would in any way appreciate the song.   KFRD is gone now, but I am still around after more than 60 years since I first heard the song.   Sad, da?  Istina?  Ne!  Now I have my someone.   I have my precious Teryne who loves me and who puts up with me. Today is Dan Valentinovo.   Teryne is my Valentine.   Now this song at last has my someone for whom I wish to dedicate it.

"Ej Od Buchlova" is a traditional wedding festivity song.   It commemorates a far away castle - at Castle Buchlov in Czech lands.   Far away and romantic.   Perhaps a place one could escape to with his bride, who knows?    We are still in our honeymoon.  Perhaps we shall always be in our honeymoon.  Perhaps someday we shall escape to Castle Buchlov and enjoy the beauty and the solitude there for ourselves.  Who knows?   We might you know...  At least we have the song ... and the romance ...

On English language, the words are more or less:
Ej, the wind is blowing from the town of Buchlov and it’s ruffling Kathy’s ribbons. 
Today a bride, tomorrow a woman, tonight you’ll start wearing the married woman’s bonnet.
1.You are Kathy a white rose, you didn’t need a man, 
you could have enjoyed freedom like the fish in clear water.
2.You are, Martin, a green tree, you didn’t need a wife.
You could have walked around free, like a pigeon on the roof

Of course on Czech language 
Ej, od Buchlova větr věje
už tej Kačence pantle bere
/: Dneska nevěsta, zajtra žena,
dnes večer budeš začepená :/

Ty si Kačenko bílá růža
tobě nebylo třeba muža
/: Tys mohla chodit po slobodě,
jak ta rybička v bystrej vodě :/

Ty si Martine strom zelený
tobě nebylo třeba ženy
/: Tys mohl chodit po galánkách,
jak ten holúbek po hambálkách :/

God's Blessings my darling Teryne ,,,,,,,,
yours David

Monday, November 7, 2016

Two Become One

"Two Become One"

Wedding Sermon for David Byler and Teryne Bell: "Two Become One"
+ The Rite of Holy Matrimony – November 1st, 2016 +
David Byler and Teryne Bell

Genesis 2:7, 18-25; Ephesians 5:15, 21-33; Matthew 19:4-6

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

In Genesis it is written: A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

St. Paul agrees: A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. And St. Paul learned his theology of marriage from Jesus who declares: So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.

The two become one. This is the constant theme for God’s gift of marriage, for the marriage of David and Teryne’s today, and it’s also a declaration of the Church’s marriage to Christ: we are his bride; he is the bridegroom.

The two become one. It may sound like some fuzzy arithmetic, like Big Brother’s accounting: 2+2=5. But this is not double speak; it’s the truth. Marriage is God’s gift of divine mathematics. Two become one. It was not good that man should be alone. So as God gave Eve to Adam and Adam to Eve, today he gives Teryne to David and David to Teryne.

But of course we know marriage takes work. Adam and Eve fell for the devil’s doublespeak and the perfect union they had with each other, the perfect communion they had with God, was divided. Not long after the great marriage of Genesis 2 came the great divorce of Genesis 3. Husband and wife divided in sin. Creation divided in sin. Each of us divided by our sin. We fight against the maggot sack of our sinful flesh, as Martin Luther once called it

. But we do not fight alone. David and Teryne are not alone. And neither are you. As good as it is that God is joining this man and this woman together today, it is even greater that God has united us Jesus’ death and resurrection in Baptism. As good as the union of man and woman is, it is even greater that God unites himself in our humanity to remove the dividing wall of sin from us forever. As good as the marriage feast and celebration will be here today, the eternal joy and mirth of the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven, and the Lord’s Supper here on earth are far greater.

You see, Moses, Paul, Jesus were right. The two become one. It’s true in God’s gift of marriage. And it’s true of Christ’s death and resurrection for you. On the cross Jesus divided you from your sin forever. Jesus became one with your death. And Jesus has made you one with him in his resurrection.

That’s what St. Paul means when he says that God’s gift of marriage is a great mystery. The one-ness of husband and wife in marriage is a reflection of the one-ness given to us in Christ Crucified. He’s the bridegroom; we’re his bride.

Jesus became bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh to save you. Jesus saw that it was not good for us to be alone in our sin, so he took it upon himself for you. Jesus gave himself up for us, to make us holy, to cleanse us, to wash us with water and word, to present us without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. In the cross of Jesus, the two become one.

It is this grand, yet gracious mystery of our one-ness in Christ Crucified that will sustain David and Teryne as they are made one in marriage. For try as they will not to, they will still sin against one another. And life will not always feel like heaven on earth. But none of that can divide them, or you, from Christ our bridegroom. For in Christ, David and Teryne, and all of us, are one with in the flesh of Jesus Crucified for you.

So, whether it’s God’s gift of marriage here today, or the marriage supper of the Lamb, the two become one in Christ who has become one with us.

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Posted by Pastor Samwise Praetorius (Samuel Schuldheisz) at 4:46 PM

reblogged from E-nklings by Pastor Samuel Schuldheisz

Friday, October 21, 2016

Što Sam Tko Sam - Sergej Jesenjin

"What am I? Who am I?"
Sergej Aleksandrovič Jesenjin 1895 - 1925
Što Sam Tko Sam
recitirao David Byler
pomoćni urednik: tb

Što sam? Tko sam? Ja sam samo sanjar,
čiji pogled gasne u magli i memli,
živio sam usput, ko da sanjam
kao mnogi drugi ljudi na toj zemlji.

I tebe sad ljubim po navici, dijete,
zato što sam mnoge ljubio, bolećiv,
zato usput, ko što palim cigarete,
govorim i šapćem zaljubljene riječi.

"Uvijek" i "ljubljena" i "upamtit ću",
a u duši vazda ista pustoš zrači;
ako dirneš strast u čovjekovu biću,
istine, bez sumnje, nikad nećeš naći.

Zato moja duša ne zna što je jeza
odbijenih želja, neshvaćene tuge.
Ti si, moja gipka, lakonoga brezo,
stvorena i za me i za mnoge druge.

Ali, ako tražeć neku srodnu dušu.
vezan protiv želje, utonem u sjeti,
nikad neću da te ljubomorom gušim,
nikad neću tebe grditi ni kleti.

Što sam? Tko sam? Ja sam samo sanjar,
čiji pogled gasne u magli i memli,
i volim te usput, ko da sanjam
kao mnoge druge na toj zemlji.

music :Frédéric Chopin Chopin 1 March 1810 — 17 October 1849)
performed by Chiara Bertoglio, published at IMSLP, released under CCA 3.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
visuals edited by Canovals
furnished by C.E. Price at Internet archive
PD stock footage: Boiling Clouds, Dark Cumulus 1, Dark Clouds, Night Tree.
furnished by Ilias81 at Wikimedia Commons, also PD is "Fog"

Isn't it time you heard this beautiful poem recited by a Croatian? Here you have it. I've done it.

Please comment and let me know what you think.

Puno hvala,

David Byler

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Country dalmatino - Džo Maračić-Maki

From 2009, " Country dalmatino," a song that defined Džo Maračić-Maki for the next several years. The lyrics and music were written by Teo Trumbić who is married to Sanja Trumbić from Split who recorded "Most," also written by Teo, on Sarajevo Disk in 1990.

Džo Maračić-Maki recorded this on Croatia Records ‎– CD 5861645 2009 track 3. Branko Glavan was the arranger.

The visuals are entirely from Texas ...
the dam at Blanco State Park
Adriatica Village in McKinney
with selected shots from Blanco, Guadalupe, and Brazoria Counties
and back to the Blanco River to watch the duck swim away at the end.

The cameral work is entiredly by David Byler aka Canovals in 2013 and 2014.

do sljedeći put, blagoslov - until next time, blessings,
David Byler a.k.a. Canovals
20. listopad 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kozak Pjesma i Ples V

In the summer of 2008, Wallace Schultz, a former Lutheran Hour Speaker took a journey to the Kazakhstan during which time he passed through portions of the Russian Federation. Wally brought back for me a proper "shapka" (mountain peak) or "babushka" (which means old lady) made of rabbit skin dyed black, as it should be. I have treasured the hat all these years and wear it sometimes when it is very cold. Even more than the hat, I treasure the footage he shot of these Kozak dancers and their music which I am sharing with you.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Psalm 50 as read by David Byler

The Mighty God hath spoken

Psalm 50
King James Version (KJV)
English text followed by Croatian / Engleski tekst slijede hrvatski

1 The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

1 Psalam. Asafov. Bog nad bogovima, Jahve, govori i zove zemlju od izlaza sunčeva do zalaza.
2 Sa Siona predivnog Bog zablista:
3 Bog naš dolazi i ne šuti. Pred njim ide oganj što proždire, oko njega silna bjesni oluja.
4 On zove nebesa odozgo i zemlju da sudi narodu svojemu:
5 "Saberite mi sve pobožnike koji žrtvom Savez sa mnom sklopiše!"
6 Nebesa objavljuju pravednost njegovu: on je Bog sudac!
7 "Slušaj, narode moj, ja ću govoriti, o Izraele, svjedočit ću protiv tebe: ja, Bog - Bog tvoj!
8 Ne korim te zbog žrtava tvojih - paljenice su tvoje svagda preda mnom.
9 Neću od doma tvog' uzet junca, ni jaraca iz tvojih torova:
10 tÓa moje su sve životinje šumske, tisuće zvjeradi u gorama mojim.
11 Znam sve ptice nebeske, moje je sve što se miče u poljima.
12 Kad bih ogladnio, ne bih ti rekao, jer moja je zemlja i sve što je ispunja.
13 Zar da ja jedem meso bikova ili da pijem krv jaraca?
14 Prinesi Bogu žrtvu zahvalnu, ispuni Višnjemu zavjete svoje!
15 I zazovi me u dan tjeskobe: oslobodit ću te, a ti ćeš me slaviti."
16 A grešniku Bog progovara: "Što tumačiš naredbe moje, što mećeš u usta Savez moj?
17 Ti, komu stega ne prija, te riječi moje iza leđa bacaš?
18 Kad tata vidiš, s njime se bratimiš i družiš se s preljubnicima.
19 Svoja si usta predao pakosti, a jezik ti plete prijevare.
20 U društvu na brata govoriš i kaljaš sina matere svoje.
21 Sve si to činio, a ja da šutim? Zar misliš da sam ja tebi sličan? Pokarat ću te i stavit ću ti sve to pred oči."
22 Shvatite ovo svi vi koji Boga zaboraviste, da vas ne pograbim i nitko vas spasiti neće.
23 Pravo me štuje onaj koji prinosi žrtvu zahvalnu: i onomu koji hodi stazama pravim - njemu ću pokazati spasenje svoje.

do sljedeći put, blagoslov - until next time, blessings,
David Byler a.k.a. Canovals
18. listopad 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Soundie - Daddy

"Daddy," published in 1951, features the Bobby Troup Trio and Virginia Maxey

Robert Wesley Troup, Jr. (October 18, 1918 – February 7, 1999), aka Bobby Troup, is better known for his composition "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66," a popular rhythm and blues standard, Troup got his first success with "Daddy", written for a Mask and Wig production, a regional hit in 1941. Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra recorded "Daddy", and it was number one for 8 weeks on the Billboard Best Seller chart and the number five record of 1941 Other artists also recorded it in 1941, including Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby and Kay Kyser. You can hear "Daddy" can be heard in the 1941 film "Two Latins from Manhattan."

Virginia Maxey, aka "Ginny," was born 4 September 1923, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Singer, composer and author, educated in public schools and a singer with the orchestras of Charlie Barnet, Tony Pastor and Ziggy Elman, and with the Modernaires. She appeared on television, in night clubs and on records. Her chief musical collaborator was her husband, Matt Dennis who died in June of 2002, and her popular-song compositions include "We've Reached the Point of No Return", "Snuggle Up, Baby", and "You Can Believe Me".

In 1949, Louis D. Snader, a real estate entrepreneur, started "Snader Telescriptions." Television was still new in those days and the stations need a lot of filler between the shows. Snader rightly thought there was a market for short music videos.

They shot about a thousand titles featuring many of the top musicians of the time, including Mel Torme, Charlie Barnet, Frankie Carle, The DeCastro Sisters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Burl Ives, The King Sisters, Steve Lawrence, Sarah Vaughan, The McGuire Sisters, Tony Pastor, The Pied Pipers, Gale Storm, June Christy, Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, The Weavers with Pete Seeger, The Ink Spots, The Four Freshmen, Lawrence Welk, George Shearing,

Nat King Cole and Teresa Brewer. These were shot mostly by Duke Goldstone between 1950 and 1952 using 35mm black and white film which had to be converted to 16mm for the TV stations. Done on the cheap in California studios, in one take with no editing, an eight hour run might yield ten or more films.

When the price of British movies and "B" films rose, Roger Clip at WFIL-TV 6 in Philidelphia bought the rights to Snader Telescriptions.They created a show hosted by Tom Moorehead, the stations sports director who was succeeded by Bob Horn. The show morphed into "Parade of Stars," and thence to "Bandstand," but the Snader films were not used after Parade of Stars.

The footage we've used here is from the Prelinger Archives associated with the Internet Archive.

do sljedeći put, blagoslov - until next time, blessings,
David Byler a.k.a. Canovals
17. listopad 2016