Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jeremy from Yellow Submarine

If I spoke prose, you'd all find out
I don't know what I talk about!
Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo!
So little time, so much to know!"

Jeremy Hilary Boob Ph.D, Nowhere Man

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things learned on the internet. Part XXIV

Lately, I have had small infestation of what I assume are fruit fly's. A quick search on the internets, and I was given this remedy : a small container filled with vinegar, and a couple drops of dish soap placed near the trash. The fly's go in for a swim, and they never come out....and it absolutely worked...who knew ? 

Except, now my kitchen smells of vinegar, which reminds me of some horrible chili I had at a local restaurant...but that is a whole different story.

Etymology :  The word 'vinegar' comes from the Old French vin aigre, meaning "sour wine".

Autism's First Child - The Atlantic

Great article from The Atlantic :
"Meet Donald Gray Triplett, 77, of Forest, Mississippi. He was the first person ever diagnosed with autism...And his long, happy, surprising life may hold some answers.” - The Atlantic

Saturday, September 18, 2010

miniature giraffe

I saw this commercial for Direct TV, which in no way made me want to buy the product, but, it did make me have weird dreams about the miniature giraffe. Google shows 1,120,000 results for 'miniature giraffe'. One person on Yahoo Answers said, "Where can I get a miniature giraffe ?"

And another thing...why is this the second time I have posted something about giraffes ????

New Photos

Some photos from Downtown... at When will then be now ?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Road Ends at Waters Edge

Hottest Trend Among Criminals: The Yankee Cap :

"The Times reported that since 2000, over 100 people suspected of committing a serious crime in the City were wearing Yankees attire either at the time of the crime or during their arrest or arraignment."

The Hot Word is a web site from that explains the etymology of different words...
- Why is it called a 'pinkie' ?
- The “Emmy” of Emmy Awards isn’t a woman, or even human. What is it?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bluegrass, a Symphony, and fireworks

We had a long day at the Dawes Arboretum for "Bluegrass, Barbeque and Boom!"
Featuring bluegrass bands and the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra.

 The bands : Andy Carlson Band, Death by Banjo,
Frosty Morning Bluegrass and Slate Ridge.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Web Site

Announcing a New Web Site :

I will be posting new photographs at 'When Will Then Be Now ?' 
"have podium mic...will travel" will still be my home, I am just trying to put all of my non-audio pictures in one place...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

I was never really on board for the seasonal affective disorder thing. It sounded like an ailment that was 'discovered' so that someone, somewhere could make some money... But, last winter changed all that, and I am now a firm believer of SAD (see, it even has it's own cute little acronym). So, my goal this winter is to not. be. SAD. Seriously, there is no way I can handle a winter like the last...I pretty much..slept for the entire winter..

In anticipation of the onslaught of clouds, snow, depression, and grey (ie. SAD), I am on a mission to eradicate this stupid thing from my life.

When will then be now?
According to the Internet : "As with other types of depression, antidepressant medications and talk therapy can be effective. The first part of that sentence goes to my original belief; somewhere, someplace is making money on...just take a pill, and everything will be WONDERFUL ! Sorry, I don't buy it, will never buy it....Other places on the Internet site the lack of sunlight as a cause of SAD. While this too costs money to fix, it is not a drug, and I am more inclined to go that route.

Also, in my experience, I really did not do anything all winter, I went to work, came home...and slept.

So, for me, I think some sunlight (or close approximation), and ACTIVITY, are called for...
  1. Step one : I just bought a new camera, and I am determined to hit the streets, taking a million   pictures..The best of which will be found at When Will Then Be Now ?
  2. Step Two : Cooking. Lately, I have discovered the new wonderful world of Cooking. And I am working on a website that is basically 'Cooking for People Who Don't Know How To Cook'.
  3. Step Three : I might try something like this : HappyLight Full Spectrum Light Therapy System
  4. Step Four : ???? Have any ideas ? Leave a comment. Email. Talk to me...

Endeavor to persevere. Part Two

It amazes me how many people find 'have podium mic..will travel' because of this one post from 2008. I always loved this scene : Lone Waite is brilliant, and Clint Eastwood is, Clint.
I found out much later that the movie is based on a book by Forrest Carter, who also wrote "The Education Of Little Tree", which is an amazing book that was brought to my attention by my good friend Stella. And then I find out (cursed internet) that Forrest Carter was some kind of wacked out racist ?? 

Anyway, a repost from 2008. This is from the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales :

Lone Waite
"I wore this frock coat to Washington, before the war. We wore them because we belonged to the five civilized tribes.
We dressed ourselves up like Abraham Lincoln.

You know we got to see the Secretary of the Interior.
He said "Boy you sure look civilized." He congratulated us and he gave us medals for looking so civilized.

We told him about how our land had been stolen and our people were dying.

When we finished he shook our hand and said "Endeavor to persevere"...

They took our pictures and the newspapers said "Indians vow to endeavor to persevere."

We thought about it for a long time.
"Endeavor to persevere."

And when we had thought about it long enough,

we declared war on the Union."

Lone Waite, Indian chief - from "The Outlaw Jose Wales"

somebody wants some food...

at the Franklin Conservatory

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Moya Brennan, Sinead Madden, and why I would move to Ireland...

One of artists I worked with this summer was Moya Brennan from Clannad (and T with The Maggies). I had met her last year at the Dublin Irish Festival where she was filming a PBS special (Music of Ireland), and was struck by her love and appreciation of the bands that were performing, and at the same time time being such a down-to-earth, nice person. And then this year she performed three days on 'my' stage, and I was absolutely blown away. There is something about her music that can make you laugh...and cry, at the same time. I truly can not describe the gamut of emotions her music evokes...

And her band ! An incredible group of musicians, one of who, Sinead Madden, made me smile, dance, laugh...and otherwise act like a fool...but, I could not help it - she was like a ray of sunshine whose smile would melt your heart...( Sinead gave me a copy of her solo CD, Honey Promises, which I have listened to about a million times and think I would be the perfect person to mix it when(!?) she comes to America :)


Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Camera

What is this ?

I don't know what this is...

but it seems to like this stick...

I don't think it likes me taking pictures...

The summer that was...

crowd shot from FOH @ Jamboree
Twas a long summer. First, I was in Atlanta, GA for 17 days at the Georgia Dome for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, then I was off to Ft. Loramie, OH for Country Concert 2010 for 5 days, then we were in Belmont, OH for Jamboree In the Hills for 6 days. Next up was the PGA/Greenbriar Classic in West Virginia for 9 days, then off to The Dublin Irish Festival, and then Kentucky for the New Song Festival, also managed in there someplace ; a corporate show, and Lady Antebellum at the Muskingum County Fair...

"The Crew"
Some of the artist we worked with : Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker, Dierks Bentley, Saywer Brown, Rascal Flats, Carrie Underwood, Moya Brennan, Natalie MacMaster, and many more....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A roaming cat turns garden into litter box. And kills birds.

From an article in the Boston Globe we learn that a town in Vermont is debating a proposed law that would mandate leashes for cats. Apparently, there are many sides to this important issue.

"A City Council meeting with cats on the agenda drew an unusually large crowd of about 30 people Tuesday night, including one woman who brought three large signs, one of which said, "Arrest criminals, not cats. Can Barre afford a jail for cats?"
"City officials cited complaints from some residents about a roaming cat that turned a neighbor's garden into a litter box."
"Cities around the country and at least one state have enacted or considered cat restraint laws. In 1949, the Illinois Legislature passed "An Act to provide Protection to Insectivorous Birds by Restraining Cats."
"Scientists estimate that free-roaming cats kill hundreds of millions of birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians each year," the Virginia-based American Bird Conservancy, which runs a "Cats Indoors!" campaign, says on its website. "Cat predation is an added stress to wildlife populations already struggling to survive habitat loss, pollution, pesticides, and other human impacts."

Good Dog

I finally went to Huntington Park to see the Columbus Clippers (the Indians' AAA Minor League team).
During the game they had a golden retriever named Jake, as the 'bat boy'. He was fantastic. He runs out after someone gets a hit, grabs the bat, and brings it back to the dugout with his tail wagging the entire time. He brings water to the umpires. He catches frisbees between innings. He is a good dog. And the Clippers won 11-0.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

when will then be now ?

"What the hell am I lookin' at ? "
"When does this happen in the movie?"
"Now. You're looking at now sir, everything that happens now is happening now. "
"What happened to then? "
"We passed it. "
"When? "
"Just now. We're at now-now. "
"Go back to then."
"Now. "
"Now? "
"Now! "
"I can't."
"Why? "
"We missed it."
"When? "
"Just now. "
"When will then be now?"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chicago : 24 or 6 to 4

With a special thanks to the person who got this song stuck in my head....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010


What is the sound of one stage-hand clapping ?
- AB

Mumford and Sons - Roll Away Your Stone

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a copy of a copy of a copy...

This is amazing. A guy records a video, he uploads it to YouTube.  Here
He then downloads it to his computer. Then he uploads it to YouTube. He does this 1000 times, and this is what the last copy looks like :

and how was everything tonight ?

"The food was surpassed only by the service."

Steve Martin : The most amazing thing of all is...

I have had many moments like this :

and for dessert

a tornado warning...