My First University:
Another phenomenon of the Dalhousie Physics Department was a fellow student called Normal Paul Peterson – a chap who had a wide range of knowledge. Yes, his first name was really “Normal”. One of his specialties was sex. Among his lesser ideas there was the possibility of stuffing a banana in one’s pants before walking up and asking a girl to dance.
With permission of the author. This is an on going story one paragraph at a time beginning on the post of July 6th. We will get back to our music and art after this little break.
I’m still not up to writing about my unexpected stay in hospital, the beginning of which coincided with a hotly anticipated visit from dear Janet Weight-Reed but here are Janet’s Isle of Wight impressions for you to enjoy and a description of her stay in Dorset with a friend from art school.
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony” Thomas Merton. Stair Hole, Lulworth, Dorset – part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Sit…
Source: When life is manageable | My Life as an Artist (2)
I make things all the time. Pieces of music, poetry, little collections of photographs, essays (impromptu dance routines) etc, etc. Some things grow into larger projects and some I make just to make.
One of my favourite things is to show up in the studio (can you see I have nothing up my sleeve?) and create a piece of music from the ground up in a single session. I call these pieces ‘fragments’.
I find working in this way a nice counterpoint to longer more involved efforts, it’s how I play, how I blow off steam.
At the last count I have literally hundreds of these pieces, all locked away in my digital vault gathering virtual dust in the binary void. Occasionally I’ll listen to one, but mostly they just sit there in the dark, doing whatever zeros and ones do when left entirely to their own devices. It’s the…
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This very famous ukiyo-e made by Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重 (1797-1858) is called Naruto Whirlpools in the Awa Province (1855). Naruto is located at the Shikoku coast. The Naruto whirlpools 鳴門の渦潮 are a natural phenomenon, which can be watched even today. Utagawa Hiroshige painted another very similar ukiyo-e with wave motifs shown on Japan Kaleidoskop on August 2013. It is a View of Mount Fuji at Suruga Beach on the Pacific coast of Honshû.