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Pootling, round 2


This is absolutely and entirely the fault of miss_next. Blame her.


It is also My First Ever Colour Bar. Be gentle with me!



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Alessandro Moreschi is love

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miss_next
Jan. 13th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh w00t! I am very happy to be blamed for that. *grin*
strange_complex
Jan. 13th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thank-you, and thanks for the inspiration!
megamole
Jan. 13th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
Blimey - so many pictures of Moreschi - and ALL DIFFERENT!

Cor!
megamole
Jan. 13th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
P.S. Any idea who was singing alto on those recordings?
strange_complex
Jan. 13th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
I know - realising I had seven of them was the other thing which prompted me to make the colour bar. There is at least one more in existence, but the scan I have of it is terrible (as in half the picture was missed off the scan), and he is really just a tiny pin-prick in the middle of it anyway.

Am about to round off my pootling by replying to your email, so will answer your other question there.
finthecat
Jan. 13th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
hun, i dont mean to sound completely thick
(tho i will do anyway...)
who is Alessandro Moreschi?
megamole
Jan. 13th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Mind if I have a stab at this one?
Professor Alessandro Moreschi was the last castrato (the last singer deliberately castrated to preserve his voice), and the only one of whom we have any half-decent identifiable recordings, made in 1902 and 1904 (when he was already elderly). He sang with the Choir of the Sistine Chapel.

The voice is almost certainly the last of its kind we will ever hear.
finthecat
Jan. 13th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Mind if I have a stab at this one?
o.O ok....
thank you
davesangel
Jan. 13th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
That's really really good!

*envious* :P
strange_complex
Jan. 14th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with it myself, especially given the abysmal quality of some of the original images I was having to work with.
baphomiss
Jan. 14th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
not being any kind of lj expert, whats the deal with these colour bar things? and why do they say "____ is love"?
ive wanted to ask someone about this for ages
*newbie colours showing embarassingly*
strange_complex
Jan. 14th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Well, apparently the original one was a plain rainbow (i.e. just blocks of colour, not colourised pictures) that said 'Marriage is Love'. People just ran with the idea from there, I guess.

Wicked icon, BTW!
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