Emily Carr

Music

duke ellingtonJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#97. Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Sophisticated Lady.

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lori cullenLori Cullen, Alone Again Naturally (tx, tt).

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NeilPeartNeil Peart (1952), drummer and primary lyricist for Rush, announced his retirement (tx, sh). i listened to lots of rush in the 70s and 80s–for example, the trees.

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Frank Sinatra '57Saturday (2015-12-12) was the 100th birthday of singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). He was a crooner, but after vocal chord problems, he started over. ‘The result was a new Sinatra. Instead of a crooner, he sounded like an everyman, he could sing all kinds of songs: pop, swing, jazz, show tunes, and ballads.’

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fantasiaTchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite (Fantasia version).

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12daysofchristmasThe etymology of The Twelve Days Of Christmas (and a beer).

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bach bwv1006 on mandolinBach, Suite from the Violin Partita in E (BWV 1006)–violin original version or transcribed for piano by Rachmaninoff. How about mandolin?

dr johnDr John, Blue Skies.

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Tuesday, 2015 December 8

Edwin HolgateThe Group of 7 (1920-1933) Plus 2

Edwin Holgate (1892-1977)

‘Holgate was considered the “eighth” member of the Group of Seven–he was invited to join the group in 1930.’

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The Cellist (1923), The Plough (1928), Laurentian Landscape (1924)
the cellist 1923 by edwin holgatethe plough by edwin holgate 1928Laurentian Landscape, 1924 by edwwin holgate

more…

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Fall Leaves: Homage to Piet Mondrianattended a guesthouse bod meeting. watched the 22 minutes christmas special. published fall leaves: homage to piet mondrian (with links to other seasons).

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Wednesday, 2015 December 9

nic and kidsout and about: christmas shopping, grounded coffee (pictured is one of the owners), quest art galleries. worked on homage to josef albers.

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Thursday, 2015 December 10

the visual arts in canada: the twentieth centuryLong before Tom Thomson and The Group Of Seven, ‘artists had interpreted the histories of colonization, settlement, and human transformation of the land–often seeking to define a distinctly Canadian character’. The Visual Arts In Canada, 39.

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the_agenda_logosusan went to a meeting about invasive species. watched the agenda (history’s people, history revisited, and a guy who found a reborn rwanda after its terrible history).

Friday, 2015 December 11

rolling stones lipswith dm and nt to the mcc. watched the agenda and live rolling stones in 1971.

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Saturday, 2015 December 12

elizabeth mayElizabeth May, though welcoming of the new government, knows much work remains to be done: ‘bring in real proportional representation…, stop the trans-pacific partnership agreement…, shift our economy away from fossil fuels.’

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Sunday, 2015 December 13

shortbreadbj helped make shortbread cookies.

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12daysofchristmasThe Wordlady writes, ‘When partridges are scared, they take off with a loud cackle and whirring sound of their wings. For this reason, the ancient Greeks called the bird a perdok, … [from] perdesthai, which meant “to break wind.” … This migrated … to give us “partridge”. But it also migrated … to give us the word “fart”!’ Check out all twelve days of Christmas.

Monday, 2015 December 14

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Today, ‘where images of an empty landscape or appropriated versions of First Nations heritage have become problematic as representations of Canadian national identity, [Emily] Carr’s work retains interest for its elements of criticism, openness, and inclusiveness.’ The Visual Arts In Canada, 75 (pictured is odds and ends by emily carr).

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tudor monastery farm christmaswatched tudor monastery farm christmas.

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