#33. John Coltrane, Blue Train.
Chuck Berry (1926-2017), Maybelline.
And now for something completely different, though both were on Voyager 1’s disk. It’s Bach’s birthday.
Pat Metheny And Charlie Haden, Our Spanish Love Song.
Susanne Fuhr And Olga Konkova, Sommerregn (Gentle Rain).
Joshua Redman and James Carter, Straight No Chaser.
Snarky Puppy, Live.
Jerry Garcia And David Grisman, The Thrill Is Gone.
Monday, 2017 March 20
watched catholicism: the pivotal players (st francis of assisi and michelangelo).
Tuesday, 2017 March 21
‘The Haida do not see themselves as ending at their skin or fingertips. Of course, they would still be around physically if the trees were all gone, but a part of what it is to be Haida would be gone.’ The Legacy, 70.
Wednesday, 2017 March 22–World Water Day
Amnesty International reports that ‘water defenders [like Lolita Chavez, pictured] in Guatemala and Honduras continue to experience harassment, death threats, and attacks for protecting clean water and other rights.’
Thursday, 2017 March 23
Friday, 2017 March 24
To the four classic elements–earth, air, fire, water–David Suzuki adds three more: biodiversity (Bill Nye The Science Guy’s favourite word), love (possibly everyone’s favourite word), and spirit (see The Legacy–pp 79-83).
lost a close one in scrabble. coulda gone either way. now susan’s practising italian.
Saturday, 2017 March 25
‘The scattered disk [which orbits the Sun from about Neptune outwards–see the inset above] is the reservoir of short-period comets. The Oort cloud … is the hypothesized source of long-period ones.’ The inset’s caption reads, ‘The orange track represents a typical KBO [Kuiper Belt Object] orbit. Pluto’s orbit is represented by the yellow ring.’ Dark Matter And The Dinosaurs, 113.
Sunday, 2017 March 26
‘My father was my great hero…. With his help, I wrote his obituary: Carr Kaoru Suzuki died peacefully. His ashes will be spread on the winds of Quadra Island [BC]… He said, “I will return to nature where I came from. I will be part of the fish, the trees, the birds–that’s my reincarnation.” ‘ The Legacy, 91-93