‘Always look on the bright side of life’

Music

the heavyweights brass bandChristopher Butcher (back, centre) is the trombonist for The Heavyweights Brass Band, who, in this clip, teach Mamma Yamma how to march. Chris takes a solo.
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David Byrne 2006David Byrne, Ade.

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Susana vacaSusana Baca, Afro Blue (Koop remix).

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BenJorJorgeJorge Ben Jor, Zumbi.

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Miles Davis 24Miles Davis, So What–source for the name of the boat in I’ll See You In My Dreams (below).

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John Denver 1973my earworm: ‘Life ain’t nothin’ but a funny funny riddle’.

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monty pythonanother earworm: ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ —and— ‘Leave ’em laughing as you go,’ sung by Eric Idle of Monty Python.

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Birds on the wire - crop leftDave Holland Quartet, Conference Of The Birds.

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tom jobimAntonio Carlos Jobim, Surfboard.

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ben caplan from cbcBen Caplan (pictured) and Old Man Luedecke, Uptown Funk.

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the bad plusThe Bad Plus, Seven Minute Mind.

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the sojournersThe Sojourners, For What It’s Worth. In an interview on the CBC, Sojourner Marcus Mosely said that he grew up in the Sixties, a time of foment, and he sees that happening again. The CBC played their version of Los Lobos’ The Neighborhood.

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Tuesday, 2015 September 1

gpc maptalked green party politics (provincial and federal). weeded, harvested, and chatted at the community gardens. watched everything and nothing (everything).

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Wednesday, 2015 September 2

operation hekakuIn Operation Henkaku, the Sea Shepherd documents the capture (for aquariums around the world) and slaughter (for meat) of dolphins in Japan.

100% energy for your homesusan read a bullfrog power newsletter about bathroom recycling. we use a basket for packaging, tissue rolls, empty shampoo bottles, etc., and take them to the blue bin. went to the huronia museum film series film, i’ll see you in my dreams. good film, but kinda unrealistic in that most people don’t have all that time and money, do they? (see ‘the neighborhood’, above, for something probably more realistic.) after the movie, we indulged in ice cream on this warm, late summer night.

Thursday, 2015 September 3

Frederick Douglass--pdIn 1838, September 3, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) ‘boarded a train to escape from slavery…. [He] went on to campaign tirelessly for the abolition of slavery. He was also an advocate of women’s suffrage, and was one of the original signers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “Declaration of Rights and Sentiments” in 1848.’

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Friday, 2015 September 4

(Portrait of Lilyann Carol, National studio, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1946) (LOC) (5269516316)We usually say sing sang sung but not sling slang slung. How come?

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Saturday, 2015 September 5

miller_photo__new__28265-from-wwf.cabj here. read about david miller, former mayor of toronto, now president and ceo of wwf-canada (world wildlife fund, canadian branch).

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john cage--youngJohn Cage entered a soundproof chamber at Harvard, but ‘instead of hearing nothing, he heard the sound of his own circulation and his nervous system. Afterward, he said, “No silence exists that is not pregnant with sound.” The experience inspired him to write his most famous piece, 4’33” (1952), in which the performer was instructed to sit silently at a piano for 4 minutes, 33 seconds, to draw attention to all the sounds’ around the audience.

Sunday, 2015 September 6

Sojourners-2011-mini-from-thesojourners.caHow did three guys from different states in the Union end up together and based in Vancouver? Perhaps they were on a journey. While recording some back-up vocals there ‘they realized that they had something very special going on. When [their producer] dubbed the trio The Sojourners the name stuck’.

Monday, 2015 September 7

grover clevelandLabor Day became a national holiday in 1894, partly because it was a convenient way for President Grover Cleveland to appease an angry workforce after he violently broke up a strike…. These days, only 11.9% of American workers belong to a union, and among private sector workers that number is down to 6.9%. For most Americans, Labor Day has become a time to celebrate the end of summer with a last barbecue or camping trip.’

true_refuge100X152started reading true refuge by tara brach at km’s.

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