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YouTube Video of the Day: On the Road with Neal Cassady 30 November, 2006

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You’re either on the bus, or off the bus.

Neal Cassady (1926-1968)

I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

~ from On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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Song of the Day: Linda Strawberry – Orchid 28 November, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

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There’s a girl so lonely in the water, longing for the shore.
There’s a fear that’s screaming out inside her
that makes her really pure…

Such a delicate orchid – too beautiful to abandon.

i see through satellite eyes…
photo art by Kristin Burns & Linda Strawberry ~ click to see a larger image.

***

strawberrySo misunderstood,
she’s not difficult –
she’s just different from the rest of us.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3153353/view]

Linda Strawberry – Orchid (demo) (3.1MB mp3)

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lindastrawberry.com

Muchas gracias to the lovely ladyalison for the introduction…

What does this song mean to you? Leave a comment.

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Picture of the Day: from Chromakode 26 November, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

(click on image to see a larger photo)kodamatic
kodamatic by Chromakode

Mmmm, kodamatic…

Taken at an arts and acting camp where I work in the summer. They have a “photography tent,” where children young and old can borrow cameras and do a lot of cool photography-related activites.

The place is also literally covered in gorgeous old cameras, apparently donated by some photography enthusiasts a while back.

It’s wonderful… there’s old Kodaks like this, some even older-looking single-frame ones with small lenses and fabric covers, and all manner of gadgets and components hanging around.

Every now and then, a child will discover a working flash module and use it on people for the rest of the day!

I miss it there…

Chromakode is a Portland artist, blogger, musician, and force of nature.

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chromakode.com

Shape: an Internet sketchbook, in black and white. Updated daily.

~~~

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Quote of the Day: from Timothy Leary 24 November, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

Any reality is an opinion.

You make up your own reality.

Dr. Timothy Leary (1920-1996)

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[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3143723/view]

download:
reality (5.4MB mp3)

Any reality is an opinion.  You make up your own reality.

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YouTube Video of the Day: Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost 22 November, 2006

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…let’s get lost,

let them send out alarms…

…and though they’ll think us rather rude,

let’s tell the world we’re in that crazy mood…

Chet Baker (1929-1988)

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Song of the Day: Teenage Fanclub – Escher 16 November, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

~~~

Tell your sins to me
and i’ll do them all over with you…

(click on image to see full-size) Drawing Hands by M. C. Escher
Drawing Hands by M. C. Escher

Change my thoughts of you
when nothing to zero comes true.
Red turns to blue when my thoughts are all over.

And i don’t know if i’m going up or down with you.
i don’t know if i’m coming going up or down with you –
but i don’t mind…

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3478913/view]

Teenage Fanclub – Escher (3MB mp3)

from the album Thirteen

Teenage Fanclub links: Wikipedia | official site | unofficial fansite

M. C. Escher links: Wikipedia | official site | Escher.info

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Picture of the Day: from Noel Barnett 14 November, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

(click on image to see a larger photo)Untitled by Noel Barnett
Untitled by Noel Barnett                 48″ x 60″                 Tempera on Canvas

You were asking what the title of the piece is. But there is no title. In fact, I don’t put titles on a lot of the work I do.

Why? Because when it comes to abstract art, the work can speak to many different people in many different ways.

You can have a hundred people look at a specific piece and you could conceivably have a hundred different reactions to it. The meaning, feeling, and emotion that’s generated can be strikingly different from one person to the next.

So for me, by titling or “labeling” a piece you end up “putting it in a box”, so to speak. Then that piece becomes something specific. Which limits your imagination and the possibilities of what the piece could be or mean.

I like to leave it open to each individual looking at the piece to determine what it means to them without any outside influence telling them what it’s supposed to mean. That make sense?

Noel Barnett is a member of the Talisman Gallery at 1476 NE Alberta Street in sunny Portland, Oregon.

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YouTube Video of the Day: from Sesame Street – The Number Six 6 November, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

******

one two three four five
six seven eight nine ten
eleven twelve…

Sesame Street on Wikipedia

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Picture(s) of the Day: Pinball P.O.V. from Kevin Tiell 5 November, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

(click on each image to see a larger photo)Luminescentaura by Kevin Tiell
Luminescentaura

Aces by Kevin Tiell
Aces

Fireball by Kevin Tiell
Fireball

Hoping to showcase the beauty and design of pinball games, these images attempt to reveal the environment that has captivated players for decades.
Color and composition were my initial motivations for the series, while capturing the reflections of a metal sphere posed an interesting technical challenge.
The photographs in this collection are not as much a reflection of my efforts as they are of the people who influence and motivate me.

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YouTube Video of the Day: Blind Melon – Three is a Magic Number 3 November, 2006

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Somewhere in that ancient mystic trinity
you’ll get three –
it’s the magic number…

Every triangle has three corners.
Every triangle has three sides.
No more, no less – you won’t have to guess…

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Wikipedia: 3 | Blind Melon  | Schoolhouse Rock!

podcast: Schoolhouse Rock: behind the music

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Song of the Day: Smashing Pumpkins – Rhinoceros 1 November, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

(click on image to see full-size)Rhinoceros by Albrecht Dürer

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She knows.

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[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3478583/view]

Smashing Pumpkins – Rhinoceros (6MB mp3)

from their magnificent first album, Gish

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