How to truly listen | Evelyn Glennie
Published on May 14, 2007
www.ted.com In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
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Ms. Glennie just might be my favorite person, let alone favorite artist. I am blessed to have seen and heard her perform live, up close and personal, at the State Uni of New York in Purchase several years ago. It was an amazingly musical thrill of a day, let me tell you.
It was made even better when I learned of her ‘secret,’ which you already know just from reading the description above. I didn’t count, but there were perhaps two dozen different percussion instruments arrayed across the stage, spanning at least 25 or 30 feet in width with a sizeable depth. Dame Glennie, (the Queen hadnt bestowed that honor on her yet, though), danced lightly on her feet amongst and around these instruments and made absolutely perfect music come out of them… over and over again, with no beat skipped, ever.
It was profound.
As much today as it was then.
And consequently, in my humble opinion, there is no one on this Earth more qualified to explain to us all exactly How To Listen. So pay attention, eh.
The following snippet is from her YouTube channel and describes a significant part of why she is so dear to my heart, as it goes deeper than just the music.
Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. As one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today she is constantly redefining the goals and expectations of percussion, and creating performances of such vitality that they almost constitute a new type of performance. Find out more by exploring her channel.
Here is a great piece for you that shows her prowess to a T, even though it’s just one instrument… dig it!
Evelyn Glennie – Maple Leaf Rag
Published on Sep 10, 2008
from Japanese TV appearance. 1991
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Lovely… ooh, I want to go there so badly.
Late Afternoon Shadows at Endeavour Crater on Mars
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Love Mars so. I want to go.
Shadow people are believed to be ghosts that take the form of a dark humanoid mass and haunt areas where there is a lot of clutter or activity. Nobody knows what they are, but a lot of experts in sleep deprivation claim that seeing these figures is one of the most common side effects. However, the pictures above appear to give us some tangible proof that these entities may actually exist.
Ooh, modern Fortean critters! I’ve not seen one and don’t particularly want to. Haven’t heard of them ever doing anything bad, unless lurking and presumably observing is bad, but it would be pretty creepy to catch a glimpse I’d think.
Not a fan at all of the ghost origin theory, if anything in my view, they would be a separate entity unto themselves.
These are allegedly photos of them, but, who, like anything else, knows, eh?
Hoping they’re figured out one of these days, preferably in my lifetime.
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He was a mere thirteen days late with this wish, but, it matters not, because it was one astoundingly excellent New Year’s party…
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Look at that look in his eye and feel that Love in his heart.
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Enjoy God’s most perfect work..
Piper’s Yowie Footage: On August 28th of 2000, Steven Piper reportedly captured footage of a Yowie (Australia’s Bigfoot) while in New South Wales.
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Is it? Well… maybe… maybe not. Could be, though. They’re as elusive as our version and a lot nastier for reasons unknown.
So nasty in fact that there are areas where folks try to avoid at all costs,even if they’re piloting a tractor-trailer truck.
So, um, yeah. I’d still dig going on searches. Especially if carrying extra underwear. Sadly the forces of evil won’t let the Australian people protect themselves.
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While searching for “fortean” on tumblr for new blogs, I came across this post from Andy McGrath’s thebeastsofbritain, (which I already follow as it’s an excellent blog), regarding a visit by himself and Champ researcher Katy Elizabeth, both Fortean Facebook friends, with a dear old friend of mine!
Whilst travelling from Maine to Vermont with my friend Katy Elizabeth, we stopped at the home of American Fortean, James Boyd, to admire his awesome collection. He was a true gentleman full of awesome stories and experiences and a very gracious host.
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Wow, this was an awesome surprise. Due to my situation, I haven’t seen Jim in ages, well over a decade now, sadly. He is as described above and more… a good friend to have. A Fortean since forever and a dedicated supporter of the International Fortean Organization for decades.
Hopefully I will get to hang out with him again one day…
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Sal knocks it outta the park!
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Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the
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This is for suborbital VTOL tests. Orbital version is taller, has thicker skins (won’t wrinkle) & a smoothly curving nose section.
Now that’s a stylin’ Starship test flight rocket if I ever saw one!
The future is bright.
We’ve seen the far side quite a few times – from orbit…
These are the first ever images taken from the ground on the far side of the Moon.
Captured by the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project (CLEP)’s history-making Chang’e-4 spacecraft.
This is simply FanFreakin’tastic!
Such wonderfuil things are coming!
Horusset – One Thing I Remember [FULL EP]
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Horusset – One Thing I Remember EP
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