Friend, author and bookstore owner Keith Peterson was just interviewed.
He discusses doing bookstore business in the Internet Age.
His bookstore site is here.
Alexander Calder is one of yours truly’s favorite artists. Tuesday’s New York Times had an interesting update here.
According to Calder, “That others grasp what I have in mind seems unessential, at least as long as they have something else in theirs.”
In the singing and freedom vein was last night’s HBO offering, “Sing Your Song,” a look at Harry Belafonte’s 84 years of singing and causes. See below for a YouTube of “Day-O.”
Yes, Robeson’s singing in English and Russian. He also took up causes during his life, and paid the price. A brilliant intellect, he knew exactly what those words meant.
Seems the country sang its way out of bloody Communist totalitarianism.
The rest of the world never heard about it.
Why? It was bloodless.
And you wonder why yours truly winges on about the Arts and Communications linkage!
Goodness, the ancient Greeks knew that! How did they openly discuss problems Oprah used telly (another art form) to discuss?!
Greek authors wrote plays – remember Medea?
Its all online – go look it up!
Yours truly heard about The Singing Revolution from a pipe organist friend, who’s now playing Sunday service for an Estonian congregation.
Interesting take on Google’s attempt at language recognition in today’s Washington Post, by columnist Gene Weingarten.
Being sort of in the language recognition business, yours truly has wondered what happens when personal vocal habits connect with machine.
Another addition to the catalog of music written to commemorate 9/11 was premiered recently in New York.
North of the equator it’s Fall or Autumn. Below, it’s Spring. Whatever your season, hope it’s a happy one.
Ran into an interesting documentary the other day, “Cup of Dreams“, from New Zealand. About the All Blacks team (refers to the jersey color), and very interesting. Seems they have a mental skills coach who plays an important part in the team’s overall health and ability to score.
Another reminder how closely singing should be equated to sport both physically and mentally.