Jazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.
#3. Duke Ellington, Take The “A” Train.
Music Of Cathedrals And Forgotten Temples.
Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, died this week from brain cancer. Here’s a clip from The Sweet Hereafter with Sarah Polley singing one of their songs. Here’s him and his band doing another.
Monday, 2017 October 16
watched the agenda (the future is wearable; beware the tech titans?), alias grace, and empire of the tsars (age of extremes).
creating a ‘hexaptych‘ (a double triptych). stay tuned.
Tuesday, 2017 October 17
Today is Elinor Glyn’s birthday. Glyn was a scriptwriter, actor, and one of Hollywood’s first female directors, and a distant relative of mine. She was ‘as seminal an architect of the Jazz Age as Scott Fitzgerald. She coined the term “it” (eg, an “it” girl) and defined it as “a strange magnetism that attracts both sexes.” She claimed only four people in Hollywood had “it”: Antonio Moreno, Rex The Wild Stallion, the Ambassador Hotel doorman, and Clara Bow.’ (image by arnold mason, 1942)
watched a craftman’s legacy (the rocking horse maker), the rick mercer report, 22 minutes, and the life-sized city (tokyo).
Wednesday, 2017 October 18
‘I would always rather be happy than dignified.’ — Charlotte Bronte.
Thursday, 2017 October 19
It’s that time of year. Don’t bag your leaves; they can be raked into the garden and used as mulch. Furthermore, they decompose and supply the garden with nutrients. You can even mow-and-mulch them so they break down faster. The Canadian Wildlife Federation has this and more ideas.
reading about procyoinidae, of which the raccoon and the olingo (above) are members. susan went to the field nats while i stayed home, worked on my art, and vetted some agenda programs, such as this interview with this year’s massey lecturer, payam akhavan, who delivered a talk titled, in search of a better world; a human rights odyssey.
Friday, 2017 October 20
‘A society which is mobile … must see to it that its members are educated to personal initiative and adaptability. Otherwise, they will be overwhelmed by the changes in which they are caught and whose significance or connections they do not perceive.’ — John Dewey (1859-1952) .
watched long time running, a doc about gord downie and his band.
Saturday, 2017 October 21
we took a one-day road trip to minden. we went to the agnes jamieson gallery, where we saw recent paintings by john lennard (left) and older paintings by andre lapine (right), a contemporary of the group of seven; then we had lunch at suwan thai restaurant, saw the white water of the gull river (where kayakers train — above), walked/rolled through a marsh, and since we were in the kawarthas, of course we went to the kawartha dairy.
that evening we watched coast australia,
Sunday, 2017 October 22
reading about two national parks on baffin island, sirmilirk and auyuittiuq. we watched cappadocia and the wild canadian year (making the wild canadian year).
David Suzuki writes, ‘BC’s new government will argue in its case against the Kinder Morgan pipeline that the federal government failed to evaluate the project’s risks to the marine environment — a breach of its obligation to consider the national interest. It’s certainly not in the interests of any marine mammal, especially endangered ones, to add more shipping traffic or increase oil spill risks — nor is it in keeping with our Paris Agreement commitments to shift away from fossil fuels.’