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thelonious_monkJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#41. Thelonius Monk, Straight, No Chaser.

house-finch-and-baby-10-75-_0217house finch.

hancock-mitchellHerbie Hancock & Joni Mitchell, Summertime.

superfly-soundtrackCurtis Mayfield, Superfly Soundtrack.

lizz_wrightLizz Wright, A Taste of Honey.

jacqui_naylorJacqui Naylor Black Coffee.

eliane_eliasEliane Elias Chega De Saudade.

Marcus Miller live at Cambridge Corn Exchange 27/10/15Marcus Miller, Slippin’ Into Darkness.

sting-and-andy-summersSting & Andy Summers, ‘Round Midnight.

peyrouxMadeleine Peyroux, Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On).

Monday, 2017 January 23

artemisia_gentileschi_-_giuditta_decapita_oloferne_-_google_art_projectJudith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi. The Biblical Judith is at The Dinner Party. From Wikipedia: ‘In 1840, Friedrich Hebbel’s play Judith was performed in Berlin. He deliberately departs from the biblical text: ”I have no use for the biblical Judith. There, Judith is a widow who lures Holofernes into her web with wiles. When she has his head in her bag she sings and jubilates with all of Israel for three months. That is mean, such a nature is not worthy of her success…. My Judith is paralyzed by her deed, frozen by the thought that she might give birth to Holofernes’ son; she knows that she has passed her boundaries, that she has, at the very least, done the right thing for the wrong reasons.” ‘

eatingwatched the truth about healthy eating.

Tuesday, 2017 January 24

the-west-wind-tom-thomsonTom Thomson (1877-1917).

rachel-carsonwatched rachel carson: american experience..

Wednesday, 2017 January 25

emily-carr-forest-light‘Forest Light’ by Emily Carr (1871-1945). The Word-Of-The-Day is ‘ineffable‘, one of my favourite words. Also, a noteworthy quote by Carl Sagan.

lavain the morning, we went to grounded and the library, looking for a book by rachel carson. found it. i spent the afternoon adapting my art for dropbox. why? because a screenshot is a poor imitation of the real thing; also, dropbox is free, available to all, and allows svg. in the evening, we watched south pacific (ocean of volcanoes) and the agenda (a day to talk [guest: former olympian clara hughes], kids and their mental health,  10 questions on microbes and healthcare).

Thursday, 2017 January 26

rachel-carson-quotes-8‘The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and sea there has been this place of the meeting of land and water. Yet it is a world that keeps alive the sense of continuing creation and the relentless drive of lifeforms, … that intricate fabric by which one creature is linked with another, and each with its surroundings.’ The Edge Of The Sea, 2.

frukost_under_stora_bjorken_av_carl_larsson_1896watched the nature of things (myth or science: the secrets of our senses), her story: the female revolution (women and work), and art of scandinavia (sweden).

Friday, 2017 January 27

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at cpaws‘ urging, i emailed the minister, catherine mckenna, about ‘about parks canada’s shift away from nature conservation as the first priority, towards more focus on tourism, infrastructure development, and revenue generation, at the expense of nature.’ later, watched rick mercer, wild islands (hebrides), 22 minutes, and her story (religion).

Saturday, 2017 January 28

snowflakeswilsonbentleywilson_alwyn_bentley_snima_emulzi_ze_sklenene_deskyWilson Bentley (1865-1931) ‘perfected a process of catching [snow]flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated’, a process that is ‘essentially the same as used today.’

spirit-bear-watching-telegraph-cove-canada1152_13004220395-tpfil02aw-18335watched untamed americas (forests) and coast australia (south west australia).

Sunday, 2017 January 29

cave_07‘Caves are usually vibrant systems busy forming themselves. Water seeps through walls or drips from the ceiling…. The atmosphere is damp and chilly. Caves contain nooks, crevices, and passageways that lead … where? And absolute darkness surrounds the light you carry….And caves are not mute. Seeing the paintings in a real cave is more vivid and emotional–more daring, really, and certainly closer to the experience of the painters themselves–than seeing them in the sterile atmosphere of a replica.’ The Cave Painters, 107.

eanwwatched earth: a new wild (plains), hard rock medical, and the six wives of henry VIII (beheaded, died).

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