#43. Ella Fitzgerald, Mack The Knife (this rendition in particular).
Philip Catherine, The Creeper.
Blossom Dearie, Peel Me A Grape.
Kristin Asbjørnsen, Snowflake.
Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke: Renaissance.
Super group jam, Afro Blue.
Return To Forever, San Sebastian.
Talking Heads, Life During Wartime.
Steely Dan, Aja.
Louis Prima, with Sam Butera on sax and Keely Smith looking bored, Night Train.
Indigo Girls, Galileo.
Monday, 2017 January 9
my latest art, ‘painted land‘.
Tuesday, 2017 January 10
Tom Thomson (1877-1917).
Wednesday, 2017 January 11
Palaeolithic cave paintings ‘represent the first time we know of that we humans summoned all our intellect and vision, all our knowledge and skills, and all our longings and fears, and focused them on creating something that would last forever. What did our distant ancestors know that made all that effort worthwhile, that made it necessary?’ The Cave Painters, 12.
saw my old bandmate, don. watched south pacific (castaways), nature (snowbound: animals of winter), nova (the nuclear option), and the galilei files: science and faith (i read one of galileo’s works at university; the supposed discrepancy between science and faith concerns me to this day ).
Thursday, 2017 January 12
Professor Richard Klein ‘believes that this sudden neural alteration [in humans about 47,000 years ago] created the ability to speak a complicated language…. The debate over human origins has become distilled to unpersuasive arguments versus Klein’s unprovable hypothesis. Welcome to modern anthropology.’ The Cave Painters, 30.
Friday, 2017 January 13
‘Far from being the dominant creatures on the planet as is true today, people were insignificant, hanging on as best they could on the edges of a world that belonged to animals, teeming swarms of animals.’ The Cave Painters, 20.
reading about the greenland shark, which ‘has the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species’ (400+ years). watched the water brothers (last home of the giants), wildest islands (galapagos: darwin’s eden), and the fifth estate (canada’s drug problem[l]).
Saturday, 2017 January 14
i worked on my art, while susan is in toronto. her brother, who lives in alberta, is in town.
Sunday, 2017 January 15
It’s Martin Luther King‘s birthday.