Monday, November 14, 2022

The End of Gibberish

This will be my last post of gibberish on this blog. It used to be a weekly thing but the frequency has really fallen off in the past year or two. I'll probably do my usual posts at year's end about favorite books and music and that will be that.

And now onward with the gibberish.

Adam Hillman's arrangements of everyday objects remind me why I loved my kids' I Spy books.

"What is Zen? Simple, simple, so simple. Infinite gratitude toward all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility to all things future." ~Huston Smith

I just love the look of this Aglio E Olio with Peas and Prosciutto from everyone's favorite sexy chef, Giada.

If you are a Spotify user (I am not) and love the feeling of frisson then this playlist created by a neuroscientist is for you.

I'm getting ahead of myself, but the release earlier this year of the 2018 remix of Pink Floyd's seminal album Animals will be on my list of favorite music of 2022. Here's a teaser. I hear the remix as being a bit brighter and more spacious than the original, kinda how I hear Steely Dan's Aja.

Here's the trailer for Marcel The Shell With Shoes On. It makes me want to see the film.

Hard seltzer made with hot dog water.

Let's get caught up with Zefrank: Damselfly and Beetle, The Platypus Conspiracy, True Facts: The Mosquito, True Facts: The Hummingbird Warrior, True Facts: Carnivorous Plants, True Facts: The Self-Sacrificing Amoeba, True Facts: Parasitic Birds. True Facts: Sea Cucumbers.

You ever wonder where the James Webb Space Telescope is? Just ask "Where is Webb?"

When approaching a task, just get started.

"A clock is a flow meter for entropy." Thanks, physics.

A fan of Miles Davis and vintage video games should enjoy Kind of Bloop, an 8-bit tribute to Davis' Kind of Blue.

CBS Sunday Morning did a segment on The Geometric Art of Sean Scully.

I suppose weird is subjective which explains this list of the 10 weirdest Genesis songs. But I know the list is flawed because it omits More Fool Me.

Here's a teaser for the album a Sense of Destiny by David Kollar & Arve Henriksen.

In what I consider to be a net loss for the DFW area, the Univ. of North Texas radio station KNTU changed formats from jazz to "indie." The jazz programming has been relegated to streaming. Given that KNTU's jazz studies program is a state if not national treasure, loss of jazz on the airwaves is dismaying. I hope to continue my annual purchase of the One O'clock Lab Band's CD.

This list of the NFL's GOATS at each position - like all "top" list articles - is designed to spark debate. But I am OK with all their selections. Jim Brown as running back isn't even debatable.

Some F-15 aviation pr0n.

ICYMI, the Air Race World Championship (successor to the Red Bull Air Race) has delayed its return to the skies until 2023.

Eyvind Earle is one of my favorite Disney artists.

Here's a teaser for O.R.k.'s new album Screamnasium.

I purchased the exhibit catalog but maybe you can visit the Walt Disney Family Museum and see The Jungle Book: Making of a Masterpiece.

Mary Obering, Winter, 1992. source

Here's a version of Philip Glass' phenomenal soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi performed on organ. Or how about a metal version?

As a former beer drinker, there are times when I miss the taste of a good IPA. When I saw this article in the WSJ about non-alcoholic hop waters, I had to give one a try. And the Lagunitas Hoppy Refresher is tasty.

One man's list of the best store-bought pickles. I actually like Vlasic pickles (his #8). Boar's Head is his #2 and I didn't even know they made pickles. 

For Travis: a restored XF-82 Twin Mustang.

Rumi is quoted as having said or written many wonderful things but this may be one of my favorites. "Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because those who love with their heart and soul there is no such thing as separation."

Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1977. Her works "are light, lightness, about merging, about formlessness, breaking down forms.” source

Science predicts the shape of nearly every protein - using AI.

Another good quote, this one from the Tao Te Ching. "When the Tao is lost, there is goodness. When goodness is lost, there is morality. When morality is lost, there is ritual. Ritual is the husk of true faith, the beginning of chaos." [emphasis mine]

The Power of Story shares 6 storytelling tips from the former chief creative at Dreamworks. They are worth reading. #3 Stories are about enabling change. The latter resonates because it's similar to another writing tip (for fiction) that says each character must want something.

I grew up in Cleveland and never heard of a Polish Boy before. But now that I have, I really want to eat "This mouth-watering mashup of juicy kielbasa, mounds of coleslaw and fries, slathered with barbecue sauce — all in a bun!"

Gary Husband share his deep thoughts about Allan Holdsworth.

You know me and black & white animation.

"We have art in order to not die of the truth." ~Nietzsche 

Daniel Green teaches physics at U.C. San Diego but on his list of resources the advice for applying for a job you might find most useful.

If you like to see things rot, watch the trailer for Wrought.

Thanks for reading.