Maelstrom

mael•strom māl-strəm

n. A powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius.


Glenn Gould

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.


Kingfisher

Kingfisher, Kyra Mills, 2020, gouache.
Kingfisher, Kyra Mills, 2020, gouache.

Wildlife conservationist Kyra Mills does wonderful paintings of her favorite subjects.


Êtes-vous Prêt?

Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, by Thomas Eakins.
Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, by Thomas Eakins.

All mariners know that when you are in a boat facing the bow, the port side is on your left, starboard on the right.

If however, you are a rower, an oarsperson, you may have spent a considerable amount of … the rest “Êtes-vous Prêt?”


Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Everything about this performance is just astounding. From the train station venue to Tharpe’s prescient playing at the dawn of Rock and Roll.

Jaw dropping performance. Listen to this and then listen to everything else YouTube has of her. You … the rest “Sister Rosetta Tharpe”


Tom Seaver (1944-2020)

Tom Seaver
Tom Terrific.
The Greatest Met.

Seaver won the National League (NL)’s Rookie of the Year Award in 1967, and won three NL Cy Young Awards as the league’s best pitcher. He is a 12-time All-Star. Seaver is the Mets’ all-time leader in wins, … the rest “Tom Seaver (1944-2020)”


Today is the Birthday of Art Pepper

Art Pepper
Photo by Ray Avery.

In my opinion one of the greatest jazz men to ever pick up the alto-saxophone.

To commemorate the date. Here’s September Song.