Thursday, October 29, 2009

PHOTO Blog- "What Light Does When Nobody's Looking"

a new photo blog for showcasing selections from my body of work called "What Light Does When Nobody's Looking" LINK

Man in White with Flowers

Firenze, along the Arno River...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Ain't it da troof!(thanks to Salon.com!)

Marsalis: Racism and greed put blues at the back of the bus

Jazz master Wynton Marsalis says the blues is the true American music -- the heartbeat and unifying principle of jazz, country, R&B, gospel and other styles -- but it's been relegated to the back of the bus by greed and the legacy of racism.

EXCERPT from Interview with CNN -
CNN: Why was blues not regarded as something of value in this country?

MARSALIS: It came from who we didn't like. That's what it was -- it wasn't that we couldn't see it. Who it came from, we did not like them.

CNN: So do you include African-Americans in that? So black people didn't appreciate it?

MARSALIS: They didn't appreciate it. They don't now. That's part of the whole kind of self-hatred that comes from that type of slavery that the black American still labors under. That racism was heavy.

The legacy of it -- it wasn't just 50 years. It was seven generations, and if a generation is 33 years, ... seven or eight [generations]. That's a long time. And to recover from it has proven to be very difficult. READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW
(thanks to Wynton and CNN.com!)

Heart Disease: A Toothless Paper Tiger That Need Never Exist

So says Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who was a researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for over 35 years.

"...by changing our diet - eliminating that which causes havoc in the body (animal protein) and adding in plant based proteins and eating lots of vegetables, legumes, beans, and whole grains, we can not only prevent disease, but also heal from it once it is already in motion. Following is a fascinating conversation I had on diet and heart health. " READ THE REST!

Article by Kathy Freston -Author, Health and Wellness Expert. Thx to HuffPo!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hard Bargain and Gracious Hosts at Picatinny Arsenal

Great crowd and great performance by Hard Bargain at the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey...

Friday, October 23, 2009

new Body of Work SLIDESHOW!

What Light Does When Nobody's Looking

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Left Wing vs. Right Wing - what's the difference?


I think this sort of explains it...or does it?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Albuquerque Balloon Festival '09 360 Panorama

zoom and pan if you'd like -
Balloon Fiesta in USA if you haven't been to the Balloon Fest, it's well worthwhile. Especially if you can go up in one of the balloons!

Willy Kaemena took this 360° panorama of the 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Hot air Balloons have certainly gone a long way in terms of shapes. Oh, and as far as I know, no Balloon boy hoax is involved in this event!

The panorama is meant to be exprienced at full screen so head on over to 360 Cities for a much better view: Link

Posted by Alex in Travel & Places on October 18, 2009 - thanks to Neatorama!

UCLA Study: The Internet Is Altering Our Brains

UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function.

The study, the first of its kind to assess the impact of Internet searching on brain performance, is currently in press at the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and will appear in an upcoming issue.

"The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults," said principal investigator Dr. Gary Small.......READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE (thx to Dave Barry!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Peter Cook & John Cleese CLASSIC!



don't click the pic - click HERE TO SEE VIDEO!

Picatinny Arsenal Benefit (NJ) - Motorcycles & Music

Plan to attend! Benefit for Veterans and Toys-for-Tots - bring a toy - music starts at NOON! Soul, blues and R&B powerhouse band, Hard Bargain will perform.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ozzy Gets his Driver's License! yay

Past his test, but "some examiners would say, 'I'm not even f***ing getting in the car with you'."

Read ALL ABOUT IT HERE! (thanks to Dave Barry!)

Guitars as Art

(thanks to White Water Melon!)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hard Bargain CDs & Downloads Available!

If you love blues and soul music, you can still get Hard Bargain at iTunes or buy and sample CD tracks at CD Baby. Here are the Linkages...dig IN!

Link 1 - Debut CD "Hard Bargain"


Link 2 - "More Than You Bargained For"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Let it FLOW! Royal Gardens revisited....

& now, your moment of Zen: click HERE to GO WITH THE FLOW! (video link)

Royal Gardens subdivision, Hawaii (9/09) Caution...HOT STUFF! click HERE FOR VIDEO action.

More vintage Hard Bargain from Atlanta festival 2007

Opening song, "RESPECT" featuring "King Arthur" !

Hard Bargain live at Buck's Co. R&B Picnic

"Blues Hammer" written by Rafik Cezanne 2006 show, which featured Michael Powers, Bryan Lee and Chubby Carrier.....Thanks to "King Arthur" Canady & Hard Bargain!

Hard Bargain live from Atlanta (2007)

Hard Bargain's finale from the Atlanta Blues & Music Festival - July 07
Johnnie Taylor's "Who's Making Love" - as sung by "King Arthur" Canady

Original version of Nel Blu di Pinto di Blu (Volare)

Domenico Modugno 1958 classic

Nel Blu di Pinto di Blu (volare) by McCartney

"Now, a song especially for Roma...." How cool is this? Eccellente, Signore McCartney!

Evolution Controversy? Nope.

Scientists tend to agree on theories of Evolution, Gravity, etc. Part 1 of 2

Monday, October 5, 2009

Awesome Robotic "animal" - eeery to watch!

noisy lil bugger, but look at 'im go, eh?