Friday, May 12, 2017

wooden heart

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

the war in Laos in the 60s and 70s

A colleague from my Oracle days once told me to remember that corporations have no gratitude.

A Great Place to Have a War shows that neither do countries.  The Hmong surely know this.

I did not know that more tonnage of bombs was dropped on Laos than on all Axis nations in World War II and that the clandestine war there was the birthplace of today's CIA approach.

A worthwhile book - read it

Saturday, April 22, 2017

music for West Coast Swing dancing

for those curious minds who want to know what music we dance West Coast Swing to... (not the same as Lindy Hop):

http://www.radiowcs.com/radiowcs_live.html

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

frozen and rolling

In the early Nineties I visited Cancun and rode a parasail. GF-at-the-time LRG ( ex-gymnast ) casually swung on the bar and enjoyed the view; Z panoramically shot the view with his video cam and relaxed. I, OTOH, froze in fear of heights, to such a degree that I could not relax enough when landing to run, but instead rolled in my frozen seated position... Imagine me over the Niagra Falls...

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jul/17/niagara-falls-new-zipwire-food-restaurants

Carl Stone's electronic music

Zurkonic review

I wish www.envelop.us or sfjazz.org would invite him to perform.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Oren Ambarchi's Intermission 2000-2008 album

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