Freedom Highway

<note to self>

gravityjust don’t do it. just let go. let go. welcome paradox. my ambition is to let go of ambition. and certainly let go of certainty. oh, some things are certain. like the cycle of life. like sunrises and sunsets. like gravity. since you can’t really understand them, and more, don’t even bother. just don’t. just let go. let go.

Music

the heavyweights brass bandThe Heavyweights Brass Band (pictured) and percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, Float.

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pancho sanchez latin jazz bandThe Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band live at Montreux.

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aline morales from flickrAline Morales, Como Polen.

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mario-romanoMario Romano, Double Trouble.

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the staple singers 1965The Staple Singers, Freedom Highway (tx, hp): ‘…incredible music–passionate, powerful, profoundly musical and spiritual and relevant…. Firmly in the Black Gospel tradition, but with clear social messages…. Highly recommended [entire album] for all listeners of soul, classic R&B, gospel, folk, or blues music.’ (ngaimoko–see below)
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for what it-'s worthBuffalo Springfield, For What It’s Worth, which, although it’s ‘often mistaken as an anti-war song, Stephen Stills was inspired to write the track because of the “Sunset Strip riots” in November 1966.’ (Wikipedia) Staple Singers’ version.
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the boxcar boysThe Boxcar Boys live at the Tranzac Club. More sousaphone goodness.

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rogers and astaire in swing timeSing, Sing, SingLouis Prima (composer) singing and playing trumpet; Astaire and Rogers dancing to the Benny Goodman version in Swing Time (1936); Leonard, Hershey, and Bergen in Swing Kids (1993).

Tuesday, 2015 August 25

sand wars from tvosusan went to the all-candidates meeting, but i stayed home because of the threat of rain. later we watched sand wars. i didn’t know ocean sand differs from desert sand. makes sense, though.
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Wednesday, 2015 August 26

transforminggender_1-from dzTransforming Gender.

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Thursday, 2015 August 27

nicole and kids and cups with artsusan found and turned in a wallet. one good turn deserves another, so we went to grounded coffee.

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nuclear-at-Susquehanna_steam_electric_station-by-usgov-from-wpNo Nukes News relays this from Arnie Gunderson, former nuclear industry executive and engineer: ‘The data is in: building new nuclear power plants is too expensive and takes too long. Global climate change can be prevented with a renewable electric grid that will become the new normal. The forecast is simple: dirty forms of energy like coal, nuclear, oil, and fracked gas are no longer cheaper and certainly not cleaner or safer’.

Friday, 2015 August 28

IhaveadreamMarines‘In 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, now known as the March on Washington…. Washington D.C. banned liquor sales for the first time since Prohibition, hospitals stocked blood plasma and canceled elective surgeries, and the Pentagon amassed 19,000 troops in the suburbs, just in case things got violent. There was no violence. There was not one single arrest.

Marchers linked hands, they sang, and they chanted all the way from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, where the 16th speaker of the day, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., began what would become one of the greatest speeches in history with, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”Martin Luther King press conference 01269u edit He ended with, “When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” ‘ (See Freedom Highway, above.)

king waving at march on washingtonreading about the march on washington.

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Saturday, 2015 August 29

brother sun, sister moonin another life would i have been a franciscan? afterall, brother son, sister moon is one of my favourite movies. Moreover, ‘in the Franciscan emphasis on orthopraxy (simplicity, nonviolence, living among the poor, love of creation) and in our thought (a nonviolent atonement theory, univocity of all being, freedom of conscience, contemplative prayer), we Franciscans found ourselves … on the invisible edge’ writes Richard Rohr. yep, on the margins find real meaning, find myself.

Sunday, 2015 August 30

mr naturalIt’s the birthday of cartoonist R. Crumb (1943). ‘Adolescent male power fantasies, that’s what most comic books contain; escape fantasies for pimply-faced young boys…yep. Most comic speciality shops won’t even carry comic books like American Splendour. Why should they? “Adults” never go in such places.’ R. Crumb, from the Introduction to American Splendour.

Monday, 2015 August 31

MertonStudythomas merton was interested in non-christian mystic traditions. this is important to me, this inclusivity. Writing about Merton’s inclusivity, Rohr says, ‘It appears that religions–and perhaps even humanity itself–will not survive if we stay within tribal consciousness, believing our religion is the only “one true religion.” On the surface, our traditions are different; but in their depths, there is a similar tradition of the transformation of the human heart and mind.’

CSIRO ScienceImage 904 Undaria pinnatifida Japanese kelpread about siddhartha gautama. watched big blue live, about ‘the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of monterey bay, california, [on the pacific between san francisco and los angeles] where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures [such as humpback whales and sea otters] gather to feed on an abundance of food.’

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