Blue

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little lakehere in midland (ontario), little lake should remain as is, but there are plans to develop it further, bringing in another few thousand people. these plans have been in the works for nearly two decades. but the trees they’ll cut down, perfectly good trees, have been growing for much longer. as well, they feed and shelter many animals. those are the trees around little lake. little lake2for the water they have planned something with jet-skis. noisy. polluting. bad for animals too. and fish. i like our town. i don’t want it grow bigger, but i’m in the minority. i don’t want little lake’s trees to be cut down. i don’t want noisy, smelly jet-skis. but i guess it’s inevitable. and cutting trees is kinda irrevocable.

Music

duke in concertJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#91. Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Diminuendo And Crescendo in Blue.
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duke ellington--olderDuke Ellington, Take the A Train (tx, cathy).

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rich brownRich Brown, Twice (tx, lb).

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Daveygraham-louiskillenDavey Graham (1940-2008), Cry Me A River.

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sandy dennySandy Denny (1947-1978), Who Knows Where The Time Goes (solo), same song (with Fairport Convention).

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john gorkaJohn Gorka (1958), Love Is Our Cross To Bear.

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john fahey--youngjohn fahey--oldJohn Fahey (1939-2001), Bean Vine Blues.

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ezra weissEzra Weiss Sextet, Our Path To This Moment.

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Oscar Peterson - 1950Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), C Jam Blues.

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new york voicesNew York Voices and Netherlands Metropole Orchestra.

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Tuesday, 2016 January 19

alex janvierProfessional Native Indian Artists Incorporated (PNIAI)[l], better known as the Indian Group of Seven, 1973-1975.

Alex Janvier (1935)

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janvier paintingalex-janvier-01alex-janvier-abstraction-composaition-1-resized1alex-janvier-abstraction-composition-2-gouache-and-paper-15x20-resized1janvier-abrstraction-72janvier morning star

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more…

videographyThe last essay in The Visual Arts In Canada concludes (409), ‘The works discussed show a Canadian videography concerned with the (un)realities of the image: a videography that seeks to complicate the properties of the image in order to speak about identity as a quest and a questioning, an uncertainty, a detour, a representation yet to be revealed’.

Wednesday2016 January 20

Pickering Nuclear PlantThe Ontario Clean Air Alliance says, ‘Just one day after Premier Wynne announced her government’s desire to keep the overdue-for-retirement Pickering Nuclear Plant [link to petition] operating until 2024, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’ fined Ontario Power Generation $31,690. (tx, sh)

2 and a bit krillwatched how nature works (the magic forest), nature (natural born hustlers: the hunger hustle), and nova (mystery beneath the ice).

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Thursday2016 January 21

LifeinColor_cvr_F1-411x400‘Colors ignite your senses, so prepare for sensory overload. The photographs in this book explode off the pages like your there…. Surrender to these photographs and go on a whirlwind tour of the world.’ Life In Color, 21.

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wye marsh--Header_Aerial_Viewin the morning, i met bg at grounded coffee. in the evening, susan went to a meeting at the wye marsh. when’s the last time you saw a trumpeter-swantrumpeter swan? this short survey asks.
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The  Audubon Christmas bird count results are in. potd by Isabelle Marozzo, from cwf(photo by isabelle marozzo from cwf–tx, sh)

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Friday2016 January 22

LifeinColor_cvr_F1-411x400Colour ‘is so woven into the fabric of our speech and vision, choice and circumstance that we rarely stop to pay’ attention.–Life In Color, 26.

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Saturday2016 January 23

fall homage to josef albersbj overnight. worked on art.

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LifeinColor_cvr_F1-411x400About blue: ‘We gaze out into the heavens, we gaze down into the depths of the sea…. Such clarity does not always guarantee pleasure. Gazing out far past the horizon, we may see sadness, conflict, grief. Sensing the full range of the human condition, the songs we sing modulate to encompass it all. And that’s when we sing the blues.’–Life In Color, 33.

Sunday2016 January 24

the blue marbleMore about blue: ‘When we distance ourselves, body and soul, and gaze homeward to see our one living planet as it spins in space–we recognize that the Earth is blue.’–Life In Color, 33.

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cotonpoocady and gavin brought arthur and fresh, free-range eggs, so we had eggs-over-easy and toast, plus spinach salad, for supper. chloe came too. (karen was in st catharines helping wes find new digs.) in the afternoon, i worked on art. in the evening, we watched the nature of things (wasted) and the passionate eye (banking nature).

Monday2016 January 25

stockreading about making stock. (‘if you’re wondering what the difference is [between broth and stock], broth (or bouillon) is generally made from bones and meat. stock includes not only the bones and meat but also aromatics such as carrots, onions, bay and so on therefore stock has a much more complex flavor’.) watched empire (a taste for power).

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