Shimmy from Berlin - Maybe Some Other Time, 1924





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Uploaded on Jan 24, 2012

Vielleicht ein ander Mal (Maybe Some Other Time) Shimmy-fox aus "Die tanzende Prinzessin" (Walter Kollo), Streich-Orchester (String Orchestra), Kalliope 1924 (Germany; accoustic recording)

NOTE: Perhaps, it';s my last or one-before last uploading in You Tube. Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has just declared today - without presenting his decision to the Polish parliament or at least, without any public discussion - that Poland is ready to sign ACTA - international pact of the internet freedom-haters, on the 26th Jan, 2012.
What a black day for the international democracy it is going to be! And - what shame, what decline of Poland - who once, was the herold of freedom for other nations and now, is leading the group of political marionettes who obediently sign everything what had been dictated to the world by the corporates-media clique, which is today creating the international law, instead of Parliaments. Does democracy still exists in this world? Or it is yet only a falling off wallpaper covering the good old filthy wall of totalitarianism?

In last few months, I kept receiving the notifications from YOU Tube admins, about this or that uploading of mine (sometimes, their notifications referred to films I uploaded 2 or 3 years ago!) that this or that film I presented in You Tube "IS POSSIBLY CONTAINING (!!) the matters being subject to international copyright law" - yet "no action on my side is required, for it is just a notification". I almost got accustomed to these strange emails which arrived every 3-4 days into my email box - for the strange expression that my films "Possibly Contain" restricted materials did not look very serious, in the light of law. However, now I suddenly see what it meant!: The process of notifying the uploaders was, as matter of fact, the process of labelling them and their materials, to be automatically erased as soon, as ACTA is being signed!

So, it looks like almost 3/4 of my whole archives will be erased. Those notifications - during over a year now, they had been arriving - managed to cover a majority of my American & British hot dance uploadings from the Roaring 1920s, almost all records by Aston or - will you believe it? - also my records of Caruso, from ca 1910!

This world is going mad, no doubt. Sorry to say it - but nothing more clever comes at the moment to my mind. However, for the moment being and as long as we can still dance on this sinking Titanic - enjoy a frivolous shimmy from the best years of the Weimar Republic. And - let's hope to be able to meet here again, tomorrow!

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