Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Anarchy doesn't always mean violence
Zorro was a man of silence
Guevara was a Guang-jon Nin
A poisoned radical like the revelator Big Jim,
A radical, a big boy,
7 seals opened to the nuclear bomb,
at the Last Supper, eating buffalo,
cooked up by Josey's mom
and teaching the law of chaos
in the mine-filled meadow of death--
come over to the alcohol richland
breathe the dragon's breath,
injections of kindness,
is the only thing that can save you now,
Only when it's dark enough can you see the stars
Coyote pianos, Raven guitars,
And a man of dark secrets,
a mountain lion
ready when the beat hits--
A new star begins its rise
black hole is born, old pope dies,
here's a shout out to my peeps back home
the Baron, the General, Ben and the Torn-bone...
here's a shout out Charlie, here's a shout out to Jesse Q
here's a shout out to the Geeves'
you are my brothers boys, I'll always be with you
here's a special salute
to the one that's gone
Rumhead Vincent, King of Savages (and the waterb--g)
will we see him again?
I don't know,
maybe at the Golden Dawn.
(maybe at the Golden Dawn...)
Hey! hey, what about the Label crew
one is two
three headed Cerberus
King Dan, on Sam I Am, nexus of creation,
And the peg city celebration
at the Times Changed high and lonesome club
feel the Perpetrating vibration,
Ike Righteous sends out an invitation to righteousness (hallelujah!).
Holy crow, tight ship this is
can anybody stop this family of egos?
I don't think so,
don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
I know I know
we're heading for the big show--
somewhere up over the rainbow
so what if it's cold here
we got the whiskey
we got the cheap beer
(we got... the cheap... beer)
Born of the Fire
I am a GodKing
master of the unvierse
master of all things
born of the fire
born in the burning blaze
see me coming
out of the purple haze
born in the fire
just like Louis Riel
born to revolt and rebel
casting the mumbo jumbo
(you're the one who has that power...)
(you're the one who has that power...)
Take off your coat take off your hat
where you going
you don't need nothing like that
you're not a woman you're a siamese cat--
let's get 56 herbs, get us some Jager
you be Patsy Cline
and I'll be Mick Jagger...
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Wil - Set time: 10pm
Jun 29, 2007 - Manitoba "Winnipeg Jazz Festival" in Old Market Square, Corner of Bannatyne & King St
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
A Lethbridge artist named Don Gill is doing a GPS project at the WAG.
I admire the diligence with which he makes daily observations of the mundane.
Dru and I paid him a visit at the WAG a few week-ends ago. He's set-up a studio on the Mezz.
Has this been in the Press yet?
What a bizarre coincidence! (or not???)
After reading the posts here about Clarence Tillenius, who do I run into today but the man himself? Recording at my friend Bob's house, it turns out that Mr. Tillenius is his good friend and next-door-neighbour.
But wait, it gets even weirder. He has met my grandfather, Robert Nero, whom I previously blogged about (click here). I've been working on songs here at Bob's for about 2-3 months now, and had no idea who his neighbour was until this weekend when I saw the recent posts on Clarence Tillenius.....
The world is a weird place!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Funny how sometimes you see something, read/hear something, and suddenly the connection is made between several things that, up until then, had formed no connection in your mind.
Came across this image on the 'net today-- Clarence Tillenius, noted Canadian wildlife artist, backpacking in 1957.
Some of you may recognize the image from a bluemask dyptych?
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The fact that we can extend outward presents an ontological imminence that cannot be denied: I believe.
Things more accurately contain a multitudinality in and of themselves, at once containing a singular essence that hinges in all directions in its relationality.
So what really is, is what is being known, regardless of how many ways it can be known.
Descartes' doubt was thus not the best way to approach our deep questions.
Faith actually is.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
I hope this works,
For the last 3 years I have been renting the gallery out for all ages music event. There literally has been over 1000 performances in the last 2 years on the small stage. The band 1920 seen here has brought a new edge the the gallery's image. Its a video so click on it!!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
This really struck me today.
This supernova is the brightest in recorded history - over 5 times bigger than any seen before.
It is an anomaly in that with it's release, a black hole was not created. This is generally the case with supernovae and is the first observed example of this behavior.
I can only dream of being able to imagine the compression and crack of this giant.
It also reminded me of the Quitmoanez post, or rather the after discussion that ensued, to which, as yet, I am unable to really grasp.
This singularity is now chunked into two massive and separating forces and so with weak thinking I could say that it has shifted into two distinct things. Truly however, it is still part of it's originating source, what I call, the everall and therefore can not be represented in such a way. It is simply redefining itself within the whole.
This is what I thought...
Other thinkers please express.
Monday, May 07, 2007
- Today was the first time I have had the fortune of reading this short story. How wonderful it was.
One moves between things in an analogical fashion, and this in the ontological sense.
Analog as adjective, as relating to a signal represented by a continuously variable quantity, such as a spatial position or voltage for example.
As from the Greek 'analogos', or proportionate, this proportion, in its continuous variability, is onological. The moving of this proportion is onology.
For us, the being of a thing perceived is onological, becoming an analogy for other things, understanding by moving from thing to thing.
And the link between language and the world is one of analogy, but the relation of things in the world is one of onology. Inasmuch as language is onological, it is analogy.
And things are similar (if not dissimilar) in their relative ease of analogy, often along onological ranges.
It is easy to move from one thing to another if they are connected more proximally onologically, as opposed to more distally.
And the being of a thing is as much the position that it holds on such ranges as it is the positions that it does not hold, or the things that it is not.
A thing also exists as a range, and this can be understood discretely as a bell curve, namely this thing exists across the variability of potentiality represented under a curve delimited on both sides. What lies outside of the range, the thing is not. Yet also note that limits, at least mathematically, can never be reached. So while the thing is not the next range, there really is no separation between such ranges as one thing can never exclude the being of another. Again, this is simply an analogy for how things exist, a two dimensional curve defining what appears to be at least a 4-dimensional range. A good example, but now think of an n-dimensional range, and the delimitation on such a range, defining it, separating it, but by principle all part of it.
This is the theory of ranges and delimitation.
The odd-looking – but harmless – "poppy coin" was so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. Army contractors traveling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them. The worried contractors described the coins as "anomalous" and "filled with something man-made that looked like nano-technology."
"It did not appear to be electronic (analog) in nature or have a power source," wrote one U.S. contractor, who discovered the coin in the cup holder of a rental car. "Under high power microscope, it appeared to be complex consisting of several layers of clear, but different material, with a wire like mesh suspended on top."
One contractor believed someone had placed two of the quarters in an outer coat pocket after the contractor had emptied the pocket hours earlier. "Coat pockets were empty that morning and I was keeping all of my coins in a plastic bag in my inner coat pocket," the contractor wrote.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
I wanted to let you know that I am again part of the In Plain View Winnipeg open studio tours that are happening this weekend.
www.inplainviewwinnipeg.com is our website and you can down load a map and the artist listings.
My studio - 221 McDermot Ave - Suite 56 will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm.
I'd love to see any and all of you out this weekend...Come and give me a hard time about my work - or give me a swollen ego...
Alert! Bees are mysteriously disapearing!
The bees leave the nest and don't come back, leaving the larvae to fend for themselves until eventually the queen is left all by herself.
Adding to the mystery: after the bees have gone, other animals like moths don't come to steal the honey. Nodoby can figure out why this is happening but it
it is happening in several countries of the world simoultaneously. Canada too. Some people think it's cell phones. Others pesticides, or maybe a fungus.
Einstien: If the bee disapeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."
what year is this?
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
The new planet is not much bigger than the Earth.
Astronomers have found the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface.
The planet orbits the faint star Gliese 581, which is 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra.
Scientists made the discovery using the Eso 3.6m Telescope in Chile.
They say the benign temperatures on the planet mean any water there could exist in liquid form, and this raises the chances it could also harbour life.
"We have estimated that the mean temperature of this 'super-Earth' lies between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, and water would thus be liquid," explained Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory, lead author of the scientific paper reporting the result.
'Is there life anywhere else?' is a fundamental question we all ask
Alison BoyleLondon Science Museum"Moreover, its radius should be only 1.5 times the Earth's radius, and models predict that the planet should be either rocky - like our Earth - or covered with oceans."
Xavier Delfosse, a member of the team from Grenoble University, added: "Liquid water is critical to life as we know it."
He believes the planet may now become a very important target for future space missions dedicated to the search for extra-terrestrial life.
These missions will put telescopes in space that can discern the tell-tale light "signatures" that might be associated with biological processes.
The observatories would seek to identify trace atmospheric gases such as methane, and even markers for chlorophyll, the pigment in Earth plants that plays a critical role in photosynthesis.
The exoplanet - as astronomers call planets around a star other than the Sun - is the smallest yet found, and has been given the designation Gliese 581 c.
It completes a full orbit of its parent star in just 13 days.
EXOPLANET GLIESE 581 C
Mass: Five times Earth's mass
Orbit: 13 days
Temperature: 0C - 40C
Distance: 20.5 light years
Indeed, it is 14 times closer to its star than the Earth is to our Sun.
However, given that the host star is smaller and colder than the Sun - and thus less luminous - the planet nevertheless lies in the "habitable zone", the region around a star where water could be liquid.
Gliese 581 c was identified at the European Southern Observatory (Eso) facility at La Silla in the Atacama Desert.
To make their discovery, researchers used a very sensitive instrument that can measure tiny changes in the velocity of a star as it experiences the gravitational tug of a nearby planet.
Astronomers are stuck with such indirect methods of detection because current telescope technology struggles to image very distant and faint objects - especially when they orbit close to the glare of a star.
The Gliese 581 system has now yielded three planets: the new super-Earth, a 15 Earth-mass planet (Gliese 581 b) orbiting even closer to the parent star, and an eight Earth-mass planet that lies further out (Gliese 581 d).
Gliese 581 is much cooler and dimmer than our own SunThe latest discovery has created tremendous excitement among scientists.
Of the more than 200 exoplanets so far discovered, a great many are Jupiter-like gas giants that experience blazing temperatures because they orbit close in to much hotter stars.
The Gliese 581 super-Earth is in what scientists also sometimes call the "Goldilocks Zone", where temperatures "are just right" for life to have a chance to exist.
Commenting on the discovery, Alison Boyle, the curator of astronomy at London's Science Museum, said: "Of all the planets we've found around other stars, this is the one that looks as though it might have the right ingredients for life.
"It's 20 light-years away and so we won't be going there anytime soon, but with new kinds of propulsion technology that could change in the future. And obviously we'll be training some powerful telescopes on it to see what we can see," she told BBC News.
"'Is there life anywhere else?' is a fundamental question we all ask."
Professor Glenn White at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is helping to develop the European Space Agency's Darwin mission, which will scan the nearby Universe, looking for signs of life on Earth-like planets. He said: "This is an important step in the search for true Earth-like exoplanets.
"As the methods become more and more refined, astronomers are narrowing in on the ultimate goal - the detection of a true Earth-like planet elsewhere.
"Obviously this newly discovered planet and its companions in the Gliese 581 system will become prominent targets for missions like Esa's Darwin and Nasa's Terrestrial planet Finder when they fly in about a decade."
The discovery is reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
**Taken from, news.bbc.co.uk