#35. Duke Ellington And John Coltrane, In A Sentimental Mood.
Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Live).
Hildegard von Bingen, Celestial Harmony (sung by Sequentia–tx, sh).
Bebel Gilberto, So Nice (Summer Samba).
Chuck Mangione, Feels So Good (long version).
The Manhattan Project, Live.
Monday, 2017 March 6
‘Nature’s laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.’–Luther Burbank (1849-1926).
Tuesday, 2017 March 7
Tom Thomson (1877-1917).
Wednesday, 2017 March 8–International Women’s Day.
‘It is worth noting that despite Pluto’s loss of planetary status, it is still special…. Based on what we know about the masses of objects in its vicinity, Pluto is larger than would be expected … and is likely the largest such object [in the Kuiper belt].’ Dark Matter And The Dinosaurs, 109.
watched nature (super hummingbirds).
Thursday, 2017 March 9
Emily Carr (1871-1945).
‘This golden disk [on Voyager 1] did have at least one positive consequence. It was the reason that Annie Druyan [above], who was the disk’s creative creator, collaborated with Carl Sagan [below]. Even if it is mostly indecipherable to potential foreign life, the disk did contribute to a wonderful love story.’ Dark Matter And The Dinosaurs, 121.
Friday, 2017 March 10
Carl Sagan said, ‘One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.’
Saturday, 2017 March 11
prep for the upcoming ago o’keeffe show by looking at some of her work.
bj here. watched full steam ahead.
Sunday, 2017 March 12
reading about fonts (for years, as a typesetter i made my living with fonts): freely available fonts (like liberation sans or liberation serif) versus proprietary fonts (like arial or times new roman), and about the canadian museum for human rights exhibit ‘our canada, my story‘ and other articles by professional journalists (unlike me, an unprofessional blogger). watched finding the lost da vinci. then oscar ate some dark chocolate. uh-oh. very dark chocolate.