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laura-marlingAn old chestnut: Needle And The Damage Done–Laura Marling

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Something newer: fleet-foxes-helplessness-bluesFleet Foxes–Bedouin Dress

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jeff-beckRemember this guy? Jeff Beck–Goodbye Pork Pie Hat / Brush With the Blues

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steve-Vai-3-necksMore crazy guitar: Tender Surrender–Steve Vai

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bachman-from-environmentaldefence-caRandy Bachman’s Guitarchive is a good mix of classical, folk, blues, and this crazy stuff.

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George Harrison VrindavanGeorge Harrison–Be Here Now

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oldfield-1973-from-ddgMy all-time favourite.

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The_church_of_SS_Andrew_and_Mary_-_St_Julian_of_Norwich_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1547398-from-wpShall Be Well–Carrol Hall.

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AlasdairFraser_NatalieHaas2-from-seb.orgOkay, enough guitar, even acoustic, or electric bass. Here’s Alasdair Fraser with Natalie Haas playing “Grand Etang/Hull’s Reel”.

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Skyedancecolour-from-culburrnie.comHere he is with Skyedance and Joxan Goikoetxea.

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Tuesday, 2014 October 28

vanier-from-jean-vanier.orgJean Vanier writes, ‘Machines help us do things more quickly and efficiently, but they can also destroy some community activities. Machines can also throw the weakest people out of work and this would be sad, because their small contribution to the housework or cooking is their way of giving something to the community. People who are capable of doing things very quickly with the help of machines become tremendously busy, always active, in charge of everyone – a bit like machines themselves.’ Do you balance your activities with the machines in your life?

Wednesday, 2014 October 29

Windows of Santa Ana 01

new windows.
same vision, though.
the windows help us see out and keep the heat in,
but how do we see in and let the heat out?

Neon_light-from-wcmore light: after some scrabble, we watched how we got to now, about artificial light. yeah, i’m pretty happy i can just flick a switch.
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Thursday, 2014 October 30

Ezra_Pound-from-wpIt’s Ezra Pound‘s birthday (1885-1972), poet, essayist, editor, translator, ‘known as “the poet’s poet” because he was so generous about promoting the work of other writers.’ More than anyone else, he revolutionized poetry in the twentieth century. I kinda like what he was on about, but his poetry is too esoteric and revolutionary for me. I dig his generosity, though.

cholesterolquestion_1280-from-cbcwe watched the nature of things (cholesterol) and the doczone (superstition).

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Friday, 2014 October 31

Halloween,_Aviano_Air_Base,_Italy,_2005_·_DF-SD-08-27129.jpeg-from-wcToday is All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween, the evening before All Hallows’–or All Saints’–Day. Halloween is ‘based on a Celtic holiday called Samhain. The festival marked the start of winter and the last stage of the harvest, the slaughtering of animals. It was believed that the dark of winter allowed the spirits of the dead to transgress the borders of death and haunt the living.’

Augsburg_Josefium_26_April_2003-from-wcwe went to soldiers’ memorial hospital in orillia where i had my surgery. later, i plotted my painkillers.

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Saturday, 2014 November 1

0197_Der_Abend_am_2013-11-01_in_Sanok-from-wcToday is All Saints’ Day. ‘Pope Julius II chose this day in 1512 to display Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for the first time….[Michelangelo] tried to point out to the pope that he was a sculptor, and not really a painter, but the pope wouldn’t listen. Michelangelo used his skills as a sculptor to make the two-dimensional ceiling look like a series of three-dimensional scenes.’

Guinea-Pig-from-peta.orgIt’s also World Vegan Day. Hug a pet. Eat some tofu.

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Sunday, 2014 November 2

this_hour_has_22_minutes-from-cbcSome long words–from David Suzuki: flupyradifurone; from A Word A Day: antimetabole–and a short one–from Mark Krich of This Hour Has 22 Minutes [pictured; Mark’s in the white shirt]–hero.

brian-cox-from-bbc-co-ukwe watched national geographic (columbus’ lost fleet) and wonders of life (what is life?–pictured is the host, brian cox)
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Monday, 2014 November 3

AboutLearnWhyPets-from-peta.org‘Contrary to myth, PETA does not want to confiscate animals who are well cared for and “set them free.” What we want is for the population of dogs and cats to be reduced through spaying and neutering and for people to adopt animals (preferably two so that they can keep each other company when their human companions aren’t home) from pounds or animal shelters—never from pet shops or breeders—thereby reducing suffering in the world.’ There are a lot of dogs and cats, almost as many humans.

Adichie_chimamanda_download_2-from-wpi just finished reading ‘we all should be feminists’ by nigerian writer chimamanda ngozi adichie (b. 1977, author of purple hibiscus, half of a yellow sun (about the short-lived nation of biafra, whose flag had half of a yellow sun), americanah, and the thing around your neck). ‘we all should be feminists’ was adapted from a TEDtalk. midway,  she says, ‘i am girly. i am happily girly…. but i often wear clothes that men don’t like or “understand.” i wear them because i like high heels and trying on lipsticks.’

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