Lowdown Tracks

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Hilda Dokubo crying 1maybe god’s gift to us is free will–if there *is* a god. if we have free will, maybe god doesn’t interfere, can’t interfere, in our actions, whether we are compassionate or murderous. maybe god can only comfort us, hold us, cry with us, maybe, like jesus, even die with us, to be reborn to our true selves, if there is a god. the context is that i’m thinking of the terrorist attacks in paris.

china forbes and storm large of pink martinia few weeks ago, i profiled the penguin cafe orchestra. this week it’s pink martini. in some ways they are similar. but they’re also very different. for example, pink martini has two singers, whereas the penguin cafe orchestra has none. (btw, ‘judy’ is a middle-aged judy garland, ‘barbra’ is an up-and-coming barbra streisand.)

Leafy avenue (7104086225)there’s a leafy little laneway behind our house. it must be from sixty or seventy years ago, cuz they don’t have them anymore. but kids sometimes play in it. i think it’s great cuz it gets folks outdoors into something less manicured than the backyard, where the leaves aren’t blown and bagged. when i’m out and about, i stop there from time to time. restores my soul in a way that pavement can’t.
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Music

gypsy jazz-from jazzradio.comGypsy Jazz.

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sharon shannonMundy with Sharon Shannon, Galway Girl.

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de dannanHere Comes The Sun‘ – Frankie Gavin & De Dannan.

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dervish-midsummer's nightDervish, Midsummers Night.

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pink martiniPink Martini, Bolero (tx, tt). See ‘Notes To Self’, above. China singing? Storm singing? How about a whole concert?

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maryanne van epp from lowdown tracksTVO presents the award-winning Lowdown Tracks, about ‘the music and stories of those who live on the margins of society and bare their souls through their songs on the streets of Toronto. It’s a journey that … celebrates the music and survival of those who live on the outside.’

Showing on TVO in 2015:
Tuesday November 17 | 1:00am
Wednesday November 18 | 1:00am
Thursday November 19 | 9:00pm
Sunday November 22 | 12:00am

http://lowdowntracks.com/

miles espanol--new sketches of spainMiles Español, Beautiful Love (tx, lf).

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Buckethead, 2006Buckethead, Too Many Humans.

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diana krallDiana Krall–2015-11-16 was her birthday–the first song of hers i ever heard was ‘popsicle toes (tx, wc).

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ricki lee jonesRicki Lee Jones, Easy Money (tx, wc) and more.

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Tuesday, 2015 November 10–Giving Tuesday

givingtuesday.ca‘In giving of yourself, you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love.’–Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)

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JEH MacDonaldThe Group of 7 (1920-1933) Plus 2

JEH (James Edward Hervey) MacDonald (1873-1932)

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Left to right, top to bottom:
The Tangled Garden (1916), Autumn Algoma (1918), The Little Falls Sketch (1918), Layton’s Lake, Algoma (1919), Leaves In The Brook (1919), Sunset, Lake Simcoe (1919)

the-tangled-garden-1916.jpg!Blog-b y jeh macdonaldautumn-algoma-1918.jpg!Blog0by jeh macdonaldthe-little-falls-sketch-1918.jpg!Blog-jeh macdonaldlayton's lake by jeh macdonald.jpg!Blogleaves-in-the-brook-1919-by jeh macdonaldsunset-lake-simcoe-1919.jpg!Blog-by jeh macdonald

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more…


lands of the monsoonwatched the agenda (approaching foreign policy), redesign my brain (help me adapt), and lands of the monsoon (episode 5).

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Wednesday, 2015 November 11–Remembrance Day

guesthouse agm.  watched earth’s natural wonders (wonders of water), nova (making north america: life), and the brain with david eagleman (why do i need you?). (tx, sh, for the pic.)

Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon Remembrance Day ceremonies 2012Remembrance Day marks the end of World War I hostilities, which ‘resulted in the loss of huge numbers of lives amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured.’
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ANZAC poppyThe article continues: ‘Remembrance Day is symbolized by the artificial poppies that people wear…. Poppies grow well in soil that has been disturbed [such as] battle fields. The red color of their petals reminded people of the blood lost by victims of and casualties in the conflict.’

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Thursday, 2015 November 12

canada-s-400-metre-freestyle-relay-swim-team-from cbcAll too often, ‘society held women to a different standard to men…. [This podcast has] interviews by and about women athletes and looks not only at their accomplishments, but also some of the challenges, misconceptions, expectations and stereotypes they’ve faced over the years.’

Another Storm Passing Nearby (5307145623)rain.

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Friday, 2015 November 13

A walk in the rainmore rain.

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jackrabbit johannsenOne of my heroes: Herman “Jackrabbit” Smith-Johannsen, who skied until 106.

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Saturday, 2015 November 14

maryanne van epp2 from lowdown trackswatched the award-winning Lowdown Tracks, about ‘the music and stories of those who live on the margins of society and bare their souls through their songs’.
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Sunday, 2015 November 15

Hpim0279bj. did art. read about viggo mortensen (‘aragorn’ in ‘the lord of the rings’), whose ‘other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography, poetry, and music.’ watched into the wilderness (the everglades–pictured is a manatee, found in the everglades) and the nature of things (sonic magic).

 

Monday, 2015 November 16

midlnd sat mapwent to the first public town plan meeting.

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richard b wrightRichard B Wright (1937).

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