Milkweed

<note to self>

Led Zeppelin - Plant and Bonham

robert plant and john ‘bonzo’ bonham of led zeppelin

Joni mitchell 1974 cropped

joni mitchell

it’s called ‘classic rock’, but i’ve also heard it called ‘cock rock’ because it’s so male-dominated.

although they often wrote the music, women were often relegated to vocals, acoustic guitar, and/or piano. rarely did they do something physical and sweaty, in a major band, like play bass or drums or electric guitar.

but that’s changing now, um….

Music

sons of folk from songzaSons

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daughters of folk from songza… And Daughters Of Folk

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Simon & Garfunkel 919-3035 Speaking of classic rock, Simon & Garfunkel only made five albums, yet ‘are considered alongside artists such as Bob Dylan and the Beatles to be representative of the era’s cultural movements.’

Wednesday_Morning,_3_A.M.(Simon_&_Garfunkel_album_-_cover_art)-from-wpWednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964) included The Sound of Silence. Sounds of Silence (1966) included an electrified version of The Sound of Silence, as well as I Am A Rock. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966) included Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Homeward Bound, and The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).

Simon_&_Garfunkel_-_Bookends-from-wpBookends (1968) explored ‘a life journey from childhood to old ageand included Mrs. Robinson and America. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) included Bridge Over Troubled Water, El Condor Pasa, Cecilia, and The Boxer.

Simon and Garfunkel Netherlands 1982While Simon did most of the writing, both sang. They were also lovers. ‘Their often rocky relationship led to artistic disagreements, resulting in their 1970 breakup.’ Simon eventually went straight. ‘They have reunited several times [musically] since their split, SimonandGarfunkelmost famously for 1981’s The Concert in Central Park.’

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Ootischenia, The Be Good TanyasBe Good Tanyas 2

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Kd lang - AIS Arena, Canberra - 7 Nov 11(1)kd lang, Hallelujah (tx, sh)

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Bob Seger 1977Bob Seger, Turn The Page (tx, sh)

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be-good-tanyas-oldBack to The Be Good Tanyas: Littlest Birds

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Miles Davis by PalumboMiles Davis, Blue In Green

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Doug Kershaw-screencap-by-pklDoug Kershaw, Louisiana Man

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Tuesday, 2015 March 31

Observable universe logarithmic illustrationwatched rick mercer report, this hour has 22 minutes, and human universe (what is our future?–brian cox asked, ‘what are we to do to secure our future? [1] well, we must learn to value the acquisition of knowledge for its own sake, and not just because it grows our economy or allows us to build better bombs. [2] we must also learn to value the human race, and take responsibility for our own survival. why? because there’s nobody out there to value us or look after us. [3] and finally, and most important of all, we must educate the next generation in the great human universe--future--screencap-by-pkldiscoveries of science. we must teach them to use the light of reason to banish the darkness of superstition’.).
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Wednesday, 2015 April 1

Elizabeth MayCanadians want Elizabeth May in the debates. (tx, sh)

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River in the Amazon rainforestwatched how nature works (the emerald band), alien planets revealed, and a drummer’s dream.

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Thursday, 2015 April 2

ZOLA_1902B-pdToday is the birthday of Émile Zola (1840-1902). He wrote, ‘The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.’ Speaking of our fellow creatures…

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got-milkweed-fromm-dsf… Jode Roberts writes, ‘What the imperilled [monarch] butterflies really need is milkweed. Lots of it…. We want you to plant milkweed in your neighbourhood. Start with your garden or balcony. Milkweed_Asclepias_syriaca_Plant_2000px-from-wcAsk your neighbours, local parks and school groups if they’ve got milkweed…. Call your local garden centre and ask them to stock milkweed native to your region. Or you can contribute to the #gotmilkweed campaign and we’ll plant milkweed on your behalf…. Check out this handy milkweed and monarch FAQ [skip the first four].’

earth-global-warming-party-from-awad

‘A global warming party? Guys, you shouldn’t have!’

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reading a bookToday is International Children’s Book Day, in honour of Hans Christian Anderson, whose birthday it is.

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jellyfishrule_4-from-cbcwatched the nature of things (jellyfish rule!) and the story of women and art (19th & 20th centuries).

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(c) Elizabeth Banks; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation.

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Professional gardener Gertrude Jekyll designed gardens
in bord-from-gertrudejekyllgarden.co.ukEngland (right) and 3-from-theglebehouse.orgAmerica (left).

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Vita_Sackville-West-from-wp

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Fellow Brit Vita Sackville-West was not a professional gardener.
Sissinghurst_Gardens-white-gardens--from-wpSissinghurst_Gardens_9_(4907349737)-from-wpHowever, ‘the enthusiasm she had for gardening together with her practical and experimental approach made her very popular with the gardening public.’.

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Friday, 2015 April 3

River Morar, Silver Sands of Morar and A830 Road BridgeDavid Suzuki writes, ‘If you stopped washing, the threat to your life might only come from people who can’t stand the smell. But most people won’t live for more than three days without water to drink.’ He cites once-water rich, now drought-stricken California as a warning to Canadians. Later, we watched…

p01l9g4g--simon-reeve-from-bbcaustralia with simon reeve, where they grow grapes (which require a lot of water) in the driest state, practically a desert, but are learning to conserve. earlier, bj here.
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Jane_Goodall_HK-from-wpHappy birthday, Jane Goodall!

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Saturday, 2015 April 4

Dharavandhoo Thila - Whale Sharkwedding prep: caterer’s site-visit. watched coast in australia (coral coast–which included diving with the gentle whale shark) and the doc good ol’ freda (freda kelly ran the beatles’ fan club).
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Sunday, 2015 April 5

jcss_us_cover-from-wpeaster brunch in penetang. played jesus christ superstar, an easter tradition, though it perpetuates the ‘unfounded claim‘ that mary magdalene was a prostitute. our patriarchal society invented it centuries ago, and maintains it to this day, as typified in jesus christ superstar. good tunes, though….
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 Monday, 2015 April 6

Scrabble-from-wcplayed scrabble. read more about the misidentification of mary magdalene as a repentant prostitute, which in our culture ‘is reflected in Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s novel The Last Temptation of Christ, in José Saramago’s The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ‘….

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