Category Archives: this blue marble

means either geography as in something far away, as the blue marble is like a globe; or means environmental per se like recycling, pollution, green — ok, maybe should be a subcategory of “green marble”? formerly I wrote “this round marble” by mistake and then covered by linking posts to “geometry”. An oblique Jimmy Dale Gilmore Jesse Winchester reference through “Big blue Ball”.

Trump appointee to ramp up war on wild horses

Seeks increase of $25 million in next budget to capture mustangs The chronicle had a small wire item about wild horses in the Bureau of land management which I clipped out today. Reminds me that right before I started Earthways … Continue reading

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Flashback to May 2, two years ago, with Lars and Mark

MC Lars was in England explaining the relationship between hip-hop Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe to a group of students, on May 2, 2018. He had them hitting the trochee hard. Upon the trochee hard they hit; something something think … Continue reading

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Contemplating a site specific event at Palo Alto Winter Lodge with Russian cover band in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Petersburg Ice House

I saw Leonid and Friends live at an industry showcase last fall in Nashville and thought of them while reading Elif Batuman’s essay about the Ice House in Russia, based on something that some weird powerful actual Russians did a … Continue reading

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Bird omenology (courtesy of I.D.G)

(Ida sent out a two minute vine of birds singing in her yard, then I stepped out and did 30 seconds very similarly….a couple days later, I found this poem by Al Young, the poet laureate who has a birthday … Continue reading

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The last waltz at The Mitch?

Here is a audio sample from the concert I believe the piece is by Mas Koga “Stars above Tohoku”: at about 4:30 in his intro he says its called “Stars Across The Ocean” — the tape is a medley, a … Continue reading

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Remembering Brad Johnson of The Variable Stars

Someone asked me about why Earthwise is doing so many shows now after so many years of fewer shows; or none in 2017 and one in 2018, to be precise. And that got me thinking of about 100 other topics … Continue reading

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‘Respect my hair, white people’ Jon Pareles of the Times touts Xenia Franca of Bahia at GlobalFest

BLUF: I’ve produced a handful of world music concerts in Palo Alto — Femi Kuti, Ozomatli, Kemuri, Danilo Perez — and would like to do more. Also: I think there should be more street music and buskers, beyond the Claude … Continue reading

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