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”.

Saying ’tah-tah’ to Desmond Tutu

Not sure why my mind flashed to Bhi Bhiman singing about the circa 1990 assasination of Bobby Saele but here goes:     I’m not sure we’re all these items for together But I guess when you die it’s better … Continue reading

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Happy chanukah and happy 147th birthday, in advance, dead French author Colette aka Gigi

There’s a group of four scholars here at the Cafe on Middlefield, one of whom has two books cracke (open) simultaneously; they are reading “Gigi” in the original — talk about cognate — and are charmingly subtle counter-revolutionaries. The woman … Continue reading

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[I had a different headline here but it was ambiguous that I am sympathetic to the victims of sexual assault in Ann Arbor]

ed to ad an hor later: I wrote Geiger back to say “nevermind”. Also, I know that the agent of Trevor Noah does not get 10 percent of gross, as much as he may deserve such.   and another reason … Continue reading

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Dave Douglas in Berlin, Anoushka Shankar in Hamburg

FIRST I’LL TAKE HAMBURG THEN I’LL TAKE BERLIN; or, I’m Your Gent Two great shows, for all you Germans and your superfast touring sedans and the highway: Anouska Shankar in Hamburg, Dave Douglas in Berlin. Auto-something. Precision auto, if I … Continue reading

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Mdou v Mary

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Small world Palo Alto style

I agree with @Watson that the Palo Alto music scene, including events co-sponsored by or produced by The City of Palo Alto and using City facilities, featured more music from Africa, Brazil, sung in Spanish or Portuguese, using interesting poly-rhythyms … Continue reading

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Ten in the Swear Jar or XITSJ

Not to be confused with university of illinois at urbana champaign whatever.I wrote this a year ago, before I was banned from PAW.And thank you XGAU for the inspiration — he had something about Indestructible Beat of Soweto which I’ve … Continue reading

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Out of the blue

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Greenwashing and the local election

Sponsors of the forum on Green palo alto council members: 350 Silicon Valley Acterra Action for a Healthy Planet California Interfaith Power and Light Canopy Carbon-Free Palo Alto Citizens Climate Lobby (their account made this possible) Cool Block Palo Alto … Continue reading

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Fair play to those who dare to dream, and Pham Doan Trang, writer, performer, dissident

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