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I saw these guys open for Sun Ra Arkestra and MC5 last year. (Talk about an eclectic show!) They are jazz, new music, and a little bit of rock. Really indescribable. The singer has incredible stage presence. This music is not for everyone, but it is quite interesting. Anyone who can play a Therimin can’t be all bad!
Stunning landscape photography of southern Oregon!
The Dance of Life, 1900
Oil on canvas
125.5 x 190.5 cm
Munch based this painting on mid summer celebrations at Aasgardstrand in his native Norway. The woman in white, who looks like the artist’s girlfriend Tulla Larson, symbolizes virginity, the woman in red stands for carnal knowledge and the figure in black, gazing jealously at the dancers, represents old age.
From the page: “We, as a people, need to recognize the severity of the crisis our country is in. And then we need to act. It’s an extremely dangerous situation that a person who is possessed by the virulent pathogen malignant egophrenia happens to be in the commander’s seat of the most powerful country in the world. What’s more, he’s steering the ship to shipwreck, or as the retired Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni, who headed Central Command before becoming President Bush’s personal emissary to the Middle East, put it, “over Niagara Falls.” With Bush as president it’s as if we’re in a car going over the speed limit being driven by a drunk adolescent who has fallen asleep at the wheel. It’s our responsibility as awake adults to recognize our situation and to do something about it. If not, if we continue to passively and helplessly watch what is playing out in front of our very eyes, then we have no one to blame but ourselves. This is what Al Gore was trying to tell us in his speech when he ended with the quote by Abraham Lincoln, “We – even we here – hold the power, and bear the responsibility.” Now is the time to act before it is too late. As the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. says, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.””
Previously reviewed, but forgot how much I love this music! Dig it! Again!