Being home by myself a lot, I’ve been watching (too much) TV on my computer. I gravitate toward the science-fiction shows pretty immediately when presented with all the choices.
Most of the shows I’ve been watching this last year have … the rest “Sweet Relief”
Freshly painted vegetables always taste better than store-bought.
Walt Whitman’s poetry frames scenes from 1920s New York in this film classic.
Billed as ‘a study of the modern Babylon-on-the-Hudson’, the short film Manhatta (1921) captures the rapidly developing cityscape of New York in the early 1920s. Made in … the rest “Manhatta (1921)”
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”—Stephen King
Thanks to Kyra Mills for sharing her beautiful artwork.
We all have talented people in our lives. I feel particularly lucky to know so many. Musicians, artists, poets, healers. All of them making my life richer by association.
Recently, a friend of mine began painting with watercolors and sharing … the rest “Color Joy”
Here’s a fantastic video short about how Gwendolyn Brooks came to write We Real Cool.
THE POOL PLAYERS.
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL.
We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
… the rest “We Real Cool”
Who sees these constellations
Seen in those spinning round?
Counting these men and women
Who get lost when the sun goes down?
You may not care for some of these selections, but there is no bad music here. These are some of my go-tos.
In no order.
- Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle – One From the Heart
salt, sugar, the soundtrack from
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Brian Blade is the best drummer in jazz right now. If you say it’s Antonio Sanchez you get a pass. Otherwise, fight me.
Ok, here’s my new favorite thing in the universe.
Really glad to hear about this. Mose Allison has always been one of my favorite musicians. Here’s Van Morrison’s tribute from 1996.
“I don’t believe this community could’ve manifested in any place other than San Francisco. We belong to San Francisco,” said Archbishop Franzo W. King, co-founder of the Church of St. John Coltrane.