Tuesday, March 27, 2007

cool commercial

for Shell/Ferrari...

Saturn and Mimas

What a glorious view!

Cassini takes in a sweeping view of Saturn's south polar region as the planet's shadow masks the rings and bright, icy Mimas looks on from left.

This view looks toward the lit side of the rings from about 28 degrees below the ring plane.

Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were combined to create this color view. The view was acquired with the wide-angle camera on Feb. 20, 2007, at a distance of approximately 1 million kilometers (600,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 58 kilometers (36 miles) per pixel.

From Planetary Photojournal

Sunday, March 25, 2007

happy birthday, Sir Elton

Still standing 60 years on.

I thank the Lord there's a singer out there like you...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

books and coffee

10 great books I treasure...
1. A Hunter's Sketches...Ivan Turgenev
2. Scoop...Evelyn Waugh
3. The Razor's Edge...Somerset Maugham
4. On The Road...Jack Kerouac
5. Catcher in the Rye...J.D. Salinger
6. My Ántonia...Willa Cather
7. For Whom The Bell Tolls...Ernest Hemingway
8. Victory...Joseph Conrad
9. Mother Night...Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
10. The Grapes Of Wrath...John Steinbeck


"She looked as if she'd been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say when."
P.G. Wodehouse.

Celebrating the sun's crossing of the vernal equinox heading northward with a whimsical quote and new hopes dawning for all vagabonds.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

oh yeah? well....

10 random retorts that you should memorize:

1. I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
3. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
4. Let me guess — home-schooled?
5. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
6. I'm not offended by what you say. I'm just glad that you're stringing words into sentences now.
7. I’m busy now. Can I ignore you some other time?
8. If ignorance is bliss, you must be the happiest person alive.
9. Save your breath, you're going to need it to blow up your date.
10. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but I don't suppose that's a problem for you.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007


This was the first song I ever heard from The Coors,
and I still get misty-eyed whenever I hear it...

Sunday, March 11, 2007

film of the day

do not hasten to bid me adieu...

Robert Altman's final triumph, A Prairie Home Companion (2006), based on Garrison Keillor's radio broadcast, is as delicious as a fresh batch of Powdermilk Biscuits.

But the intimacy and emotions of the brilliant ensemble cast in this film is not baked like that fictitious sponsor. The Fitzgerald Theatre and the radio show are in danger of being leveled and made into a parking lot. I've been a fan of the show for nearly the entire 30 year run, so it's a bit hard to separate fact from this loving ode to old-time radio.

But I was smiling throughout.

The scenes of Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep, both reminicing in a nostalgia filled dressing room and on stage performing the moving "Goodbye To My Mama," are just beautiful, and this film has all the familiar elements of the Altman touch: overlapping dialogue as though unscripted, and the admiration of The Performing Artist.

Friday, March 9, 2007

these dreams

2 great songs.

Jim Croce....


Monday, March 5, 2007

writing music

Jay Unger's inspiration for Ashokan Farewell...

Thursday, March 1, 2007

sleeps all night, works all day!

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