November 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm (art, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, humor, life, music, play, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, child, children, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, fun, homo sapiens, Homo sapiens sapiens, humans, Humans from Earth, life, man, men, music, people, play, random, T-Bone Burnett, theme, Uncategorized, woman, women
Hello fellow Homo Sapiens.
It’s Sunday in my part of the world. I’m picking a Musical Theme for Wednesday, 13 of November 2013. Everyone interested is invited to join in–either with full length posts or shorter versions or to share your favorite picks one at a time. It’s all cherry coke with a slice of fresh lime on the rim.
I think this little ditty illustrates the Theme I’m reaching for: Humans, as in ‘us’.
Yes, this is open to other treatments in Art of all genres, your own works, and whatever you care and/or dare to dig out of your kitchen mind sink.
Humans from Earth by T-Bone Burnett
Homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man“) is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinct species of hominid; H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, which differentiates them from what has been argued to be their direct ancestor, Homo sapiens idaltu .
Hey Johnny, Willow, Bear and Deborah—and other intrigued parties–drop a line for play, pass or chipping in. Cheers. 🙂
November 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm (art, creative writing, drama, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, fiction, history, Independent film, journalism, life, movies, music, play, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: cinema, community, culture, digital, economics, Economy, entertainmennt, entertainment, film, film industry, films, Independent film, independent theatre, Jerry Harrington, Kansas City MIssouri, kickstarter, movie, movie theatre, movies, Muscle Shoals, music, news, people, projectors, random, Save the Tivoli, technology, The Tivoli, theatre, Tivoli, Tivoli Cinemas, trailer, Uncategorized, Westport
Click on the poster above to visit the Kickstarter page for Save The Tivoli.
Love your local independent theatre or lose it fast. The Tivoli theatre MUST go digital by or go dark because the industry demands it. Even though everything works just fine, some folks need to make more dimes by forcing new techno toys on everyone else. Jerry Harrington explains all on the Kickstarter video while giving a tour of this wonderful film theatre treasure in Kansas City, Missouri’s Westport area. This is a truly community based film theatre. Please help save it by sharing the news with others who support independent film and businesses.
from Tivoli Cinemas in Westport’s weekly newsletter:
As many of you already know, our SAVE THE TIVOLI campaign launched just a few days ago. The response has been heartwarmingly overwhelming! We’re humbled, appreciative and grateful for your support….and for the kind comments you’ve been sharing your pledges.
Visiting SaveTheTivoli.com is the best way to learn why this happening and how our Kickstarter campaign works. It’s also an easy-to-remember web address that you can share with your friends and contacts.
For the latest news, please read our Kickstarter updates, or follow our posts on Facebook. You can also pick-up SAVE THE TIVOLI posters, buttons and postcards at the Donation Station in the Tivoli lobby, where you can also get answers to any questions you might have.
And, on behalf of all us at the Tivoli, thank you for your support
This is the only place in town to see films like Muscle Shoals and Othello and Wadja and Nosferatu and opera and dance and… Yeah, you name it and Jerry Harrington brings it to town like none other. It was the only place to Fruitvale Station and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Without the Tivoli it will be more chain store multiplex wasteland for film folks who want more than brain-dead humor and gore galore from the film industry.
Film Festivals and Indie Films
To view what could be lost, please sample this week’s show schedule: http://www.tivolikc.com/secondindex.html
September 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm (culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, food, history, Indigenous People, life, nature, random, religion, Uncategorized)
Tags: adapt, bugs, change, climate, education, environment, food, Greenland, history, humans, Inuit, Issues, life, links, nature, PBS, people, random, Science, Secrets of the Dead, survival, The Lost Vikings, Uncategorized, video, Vikings, YouTube
While tooling around on the tubes of you in search of other items of interest I came across this PBS segment from Secrets of the Dead. Finding it quite appropriate regarding a number of subjects and issues for our times–climate change, Indigenous life-ways, values, survival, food, water, religious influences et. al., I decided it was worth sending up a blogcasa flagpole. What would you do if your church told you to not adapt to the changing environment? Do you keep doing what doesn’t work? Or do you change, adapt and learn new skills in order to survive and thrive?
posted by: HerrNordKamp http://www.youtube.com/user/HerrNordkamp?feature=watch
Links from post page on YouTube:
The Fate of Greenland’s Vikings: http://www.archaeology.org/online/fea…
Greenland Vikings ‘had Celtic blood’: http://www.archeurope.com/index.php?p…
Viking Contact with the Indigenous Population in the Eastern Arctic: http://www.archeurope.com/index.php?p…
Legendary Viking town unearthed: http://sciencenordic.com/legendary-vi…
How Vikings navigated the world: http://sciencenordic.com/how-vikings-…
Pre-Viking hotspot on the Norwegian Coast: http://sciencenordic.com/pre-viking-h…
Viking educational resources: http://www.archeurope.com/index.php?page=viking-period
Enjoy the journey.
September 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm (creative writing, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, life, music, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: accoustic, art, culture, Ed Sheeran, entertainment, Irish, Issues, life, Mackenna Inn, masters, music, One, people, poetry, random, song, songwriting, Uncategorized, voice
** Been searching for a song
***Been working some words
****Been watching the stars
*****Been reading the signs
****Where lies hope
***With the old and young
**With hearts true
voices from the wilderness
crying no more chaos
With Much Ado About Something young Ed Sheeran Sings war truth with heart:
Lots of Ed Sheeran singing thanks to Mackenna Inn on the tubes of yous. Yeah, if you’re still hearing, you need more Sheeran discovering.
August 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm (culture, education, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, publishing, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: Book, books, brain, culture, Dr. Julian Ford, education, health, help, HIjacked by Your Brain, Jon Wortman, library, life, people, random, review, self help, stress, talk, Uncategorized, video
Okay folks, usually ‘self-help’ books leave me cold for a number of reasons I’m not going to waste time typing about here. But this particular little tome has much to offer in these STRESS-full times where the pressure cooker of modern life keeps building up steam without a lot of positive outlets for release. This is not a preachy, ego-drive “DO THIS RIGHT NOW” book. The tone is conversational, direct and mindful of the fact that there is person reading it for a reason–probably because they’re dealing with STRESS of some kind. Wow, that’s something right there to commend this little blue book–awareness of a living, breathing person ingesting ideas via the printed text.
Dr. Julian Ford and Jon Wortmann are not out to dictate, impress, or intimidate with their skills and knowledge–they actually seem to have set out to HELP people deal with the stress of living in the modern world. The book contains references to real people and real experiences. The explanation of how our brains work with stress are easy to understand. If you know what’s happening to you when stress spikes, then you’re in a better position to deal with it. A lot of emphasis is placed on mindfulness and self-awareness. The discussion of stress as a positive and negative part of life is realistic and useful for how to take advantage of it. Yes, there are ways to use that energy to your benefit.The goal is to live what they all an “optimal life”–a good life, a life worth living, a life in a world where you have control of your thoughts, reactions, responses, if nothing else in your environment and in a stress inducing situation. The language is easy to read. The practice will require various degrees of effort depending on where you’re starting from–but, there’s a way offered here that can be of benefit to many people.
I picked this book up out of curiosity when browsing the new non-fiction books in my wonderful public library. I had no prior knowledge of its existence. After opening to a random page to read a sample I thought it might be worth checking out. If you’re looking for a means to deal with stress of any sort you might find it worth checking out too. No purple pills here, just information and a stress plan that’s been test driven extensively.
Book Site: http://www.hijackedbyyourbrain.com/
Sigh, WP is not allowing me to organize items as I wish–I’m not going to let it bother me though. All the parts are here so I’m going to just go with it. Yes, the video is WORTH watching. I didn’t dump it here to fill up space.
November 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm (culture, drama, education, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Indigenous People, journalism, music, Native Americans, nature, politics, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: "bubbles", A Prayer for the Truth, Bill Miller, business, culture, current events, helicopter, history, Indigenous People, journalism, life, media, music, native amerians, news, opinion, people, philosophy, politics, random, rant, thoughts, truth, Uncategorized, video, Vietnam. War, war, Writing
It’s an election day here in the states. Yes, ‘truth’ has been on the minds of many of us–here and around this Earth. We don’t seem to get much truth from anyone these days. Judging from the mainstream news coverage of WikiLeaks’ latest information sharing regarding the nature of war–truth is NOT a virtue or a commodity to be valued or desired. Yes, it’s unpleasant to face the reality of making war, occupying countries and dominating other people by force. It’s very easy to evade any mention of a ten years long military event in the states. If you don’t search for news coverage you can easily not know that there are soldiers dying and committing suicide, that civilians are killed without any regard for the value of their lives, that flag covered coffins arrive in various cities for homecomings of soldiers. Yes, there are many distractions in the states to avoid dealing with the truth of war. Murder, rape, torture do not make for nice dinner table conversation. During the Vietnam War it seemed impossible even for a child like myself to avoid war news. The truth of death and destruction arrived with the morning paper, with every edition of the nightly news, and with the radio music. I still recall the story of a helicopter pilot’s death on the front page of the paper. “Bubbles” died on his very last flight mission. I can still see his smiling face in the photograph taken by a fellow soldier. We don’t get such Truth these days. Denial is in high demand regarding everything from the grim nature of the gulf oil disaster to the killing of children in the Afghan countryside. Who are we? What are we? Seriously, what does it mean to be a ‘human being’ in these times? Are we simply commodities for corporate entities to buy, sell and trade? What does it mean to be humane? What does it mean to tell the truth? Why is truth-telling a ‘crime’? What the hell is going on?
June 26, 2009 at 1:52 am (creative writing, culture, drama, humor, play, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: Aristophane, art, Australia, books, comedy, companionship, culture, drama, Duchess, education, family values, Faust, Goethe, Johnson, language, Lear, literature, love, lust, Lysistrata, Marlowe, Michael Clayton, Middleton, people, Playboy, plays, poems, poetry, random, reading, relationship, romance, Rover, secret lovers, Shakespeare, summer reading, Synge, text, theater, tragedy, True West, Uncategorized, Volpone, Webster
There is a genre that is faster to read than a novel and longer than a Shakespearian Sonnet–The Play Is the Thing. Often overlooked and underappreciated as a reading text outside the theater, still, plays offer some of the most engaging dialouge and delightful language around. And if you’ve got a game companion, they’re ideal for sharing.
Not for the faint of heart:
John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi–the duchess has a secret lover–or is it a secret hubby?
Ben Johnson’s Volpone or the Fox–con men, lust, and law and order!
Thomas Middleton’s The Roaring Girl—and A Chaste Maide in Cheapside is also delightful for the coffin scene especially. The Girl—quite the equal opportunity desirer. Chaste Maide—more FUN than Romeo and Juliet–the lovers die—or do they?
Shakespeare’s King Lear—ah, all the dysfunctional family values one could wish for..
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good—and lest I be remiss–For the Love of the Nightingale. First, how Australia was populated by so called criminals. Second, what a man in lust will do…
Sam Sheppard’s True West—more family values–sort of–
Aristophane’s Lysistrata—Sex or War–chose your adventure.
Synge’s Playboy of the Western World–It’s a damn fine Irish play. What more need I say?
Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children–More War, anyone?
Goethe’s Faust—selling souls—ooohh see Michael Clayton’s cohorts..
Christopher Marlowe’s Edward the Second—all for love–truly.
Aphra Behn’s The Rover–lady snares a true troller among men–
~~~and what plays do you enjoy playing???
June 25, 2009 at 6:27 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: Austen, books, Brain Plague, Bulgakov, culture, Deloria, devil, Erdrich, Faulkner, fiction, Himalayan Dhaba, Horrors of the Holy, humor, Japanese novelist, Japanese women, Kirino, literature, love stories, ortiz, pontius pilate, Quietus, random, reading, Russian writers, Sherman Alexie, sin, Slonczewski, spies, Staci Layne Wilson, strong women, Tim Powers, Uncategorized, Writing, Yolen, zen
Okay, I give in—everywhere I look on and off the web there are lists and lists of books for summer reading and so far nothing appeals to me at all. Been wondering about this for all of about one minute and have decided to make my own ”Best Books” —so far–list and perhaps this will help to enlighten me about ‘me’. So, here goes, take it or leave it. As they come to mind, some favorite reading adventures:
Joan Slonczewski Brain Plague http://www.davidmswitzer.com/slonczewski/brain.html
Karen Michalson Enemy Glory http://www.arularecords.com/karenmichalson/Articles/Wojcik-Obert_Reviews.htm
Vivian Schilling Quietus http://www.vivianschilling.com/News/main.htm
Staci Layne Wilson Horrors of the Holy http://www.amazon.com/Horrors-Holy-Staci-Layne-Wilson/dp/0967518512
Sherman Alexie’s The Business of Fancy Dancing—makes you want to laugh, scream, cry all at the same time–especially the post office story.
Craig Joseph Danner’s Himalayan Dhaba —a take on the interconnectedness of all things–especially people.
Louise Erdrich’s Tracks–ahhhh what WOMAN this tome’s heroine be.
Ella Cara Deloria’s Waterlily—and what were the lives of Lakota women ‘like’ before the settlers invaded?
Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind—oh what can one find in the cemetery of lost books? history, love, tragedy, mystery and more.
Vivan Schilling’s Quietus—what’s a near death experience for?
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice—love transcends manners–oh Jane!
Bryce Courteny’s The Power of One–damn those chickens and boxers and just what one person can accomplish.
Mikhail Bulgakuv’s The Master and Margarita–The BOOK to beat! Forget the great American Novel—I dare any writer of any country, anywhere on the globe to beat the pants off this baby for love, satire, and sheer imagination. The Devil has come to Moscow to prove he exists—and that involves tossing up Jesus’ existence too. Poor Pontious and the headache he gets from the man who won’t ‘save’ himself….And all the woe that can befall a writer in Russia–and elsewhere if you don’t beware!
William Faulkner’s Absalom! Absalom!—sin and guilt deep Southern style.
Natsuo Kirino’s Out–Japanese women as you’ve never seen them before–the murder disposal crew….great stuff–not for the squeamish crowd.
Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose—oh the old country and its woes–and loves.
Douglas Adams’ The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul—It’s Dougie Adams playing with all sorts of good old Norse myths and such.
R. A. MacAvoy’s Tea With the Black Dragon–okay, this is for lovers of all ages–mystery and an romance not quite like any other.
Tim Powers’ Declare—all about The Dark Side of spying spies–and a few other things along the way. Move over James Bond 007 for adventure.
Heinrich Boll the Clown and Never Said a Word
John Hersey Hiroshima
John Wright The Golden Age
Emma Bull The War for the Oaks
Charles de Lint Forests of the Heart
Dalai Lama The Way to Freedom
Simon J. Ortiz from Sand Creek
eds. Stryrk and Ikemoto Zen Poetry, Let the Spring Breeze Enter
Gunter Grass The Tin Drum
Timothy Zahn Dragon and Thief
Elizabeth Hayden Rhapsody
James Stephens The Crock of Gold
William Faulkner The Hamlet
Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Dalai Lama Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart
Dalai Lama The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace
Osip Mandelstam Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam –translated by Clarence Brown and W. S. Merwin
Anna Akhmatova Complete Poems
Michael Dorris Morning Girl
Juliet Marillier Son of the Shadows and the rest of the Sevenwaters triology
ps. what are YOU reading that’s outstanding?
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