Michael Levy plays the "first written melody" on a replica of an ancient lyre that he made. http://ancientlyre.com/ The image in this video is from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection, Cycladic marble harp player, circa 2500 bc. Michael Levy's arrangement is based on the original transcription of the melody, as interpreted by Prof. Richard Dumbrill. Powered by ONADIME. Music © Michael Levy. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
*** "For more than three decades, I observed and analyzed the traits and tactics of corrupt, incompetent and narcissistic foreign officials who did whatever they thought was necessary to retain power. Exploiting the fears and concerns of their citizenry, these demagogues routinely relied on lies, deceit and suppression of political opposition to cast themselves as populist heroes and to mask self-serving priorities. By gaining control of intelligence and security services, stifling the independence of the judiciary and discrediting a free press, these authoritarian rulers followed a time-tested recipe for how to inhibit democracy’s development, retard individual freedoms and liberties, and reserve the spoils of corrupt governance for themselves and their ilk. It never dawned on me that we could face such a development in the United States." *** John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2013 - 2017.