My time off is drawing to a close. I am more rested than I was at the beginning of this time. I hope it will make a difference in how I weather the upcoming spring schedule of church and college. It probably will.
Oddly enough, I had a peak number of hits yesterday (81). Hard to say what that’s about.
This morning I finished another chapter in The Art of Listening. It was called “London Calling” and was a complex look at the challenges of multiculturalism in London and New York. One quote sticks in my head this morning:
The opposite of to love is not to hate but to separate – John Berger quoted in The Art of Listening by Les Back
Eileen is at her Mom’s, doing her hair and generally helping out this morning. I have been relaxing and reading.
This afternoon I am going to listen to Rhonda and Dave play through my Pentecost Suite for Marimba and Organ.
Yesterday I stumbled onto an interesting new hip hop album.
In this article, the writer reviews Lamar’s album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.”
I listened to part of it while treadmilling yesterday.
I like the diversity of the music in it. I have often wondered why hip hop doesn’t use more music. I find it more interesting when the sounds are interesting.
This album is on Spotify (where I listened to it). It’s also on YouTube.
I haven’t parsed the lyrics yet, but I do like the diversity of sounds in it.
And I like the lyrics I can understand.
This guy was an early member of The Soft Machine, a group I admire. I’ve marked his obit as containing music I want to Spotify and check out.
Another interesting music obit.
Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a sci fi novel. Very cool and interesting article
In order to prevent anorexia as a industry standard.
Another hero of mine: Miguel de Cervantes.