A technical catastrophe had been waiting, lurking, poised to pounce.

Well.

Today, it pounced.

So far … it is winning.

We’ll see about that.

My angst meter will not budge off pegged.

It’s not switched on.

Yeah.

Fuck.

Peace.

 

 

Kinesin Spring Cleaning

A kinesin protein tugs a vesicle to the tune of Fats Waller’s “Spring Cleaning”. As suggested by /u/JeremyKean on reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgi…

I posted a gif of this a while ago… on one of the other pages, but I cannot recall which one at the moment.

At any rate, this video would appear to be that very same gif but with Fats accompanying instead of nowt.

Which is not a bad deal, eh.

Lots and lots of these things are inside of you—inside every cell of your body—doing thisright this minute!

Don’ worry, be happy—it’s a cell component called a kinesin that keeps the microtubules in our cells tidy.

Here is the Wiki page (I know, I’m sorry)

I love it cuzzit walks like that!

Mother Nature…

Madonne

Peace

 

Ah yes… once again our venerable gortex, Knight of Ni and Member, delivers the goods in the beauty of the wonders of space department in his newspost Oh My God, Look at Saturn’s North Pole.

Suchly…

The image was compiled by space enthusiast Jason Major from raw images captured by Cassini this week on its latest ring-grazing orbit.

Major compiled the image from raw data that was posted to Cassini’s image archive yesterday. “If I see something interesting and it also happens to have been captures in visible-light color channels, I assemble a color version in Photoshop to see what the awesome level is,” Major told Gizmodo over Twitter DM. “That vortex pic was a 10.”


At a talk I attended at the American Geophysical Union’s annual conference in San Francisco last December, Hampton University planetary scientist John Blalock reaffirmed that while Saturn’s north polar vortex is indeed blue, the rest of the hexagon is definitely yellow these days.
“When we look from 2012 to 2016, [the] hexagon is maybe a little brighter, but the interior and especially the doughnut region [at the center] looks brighter,” Blalock said, adding later in the talk that the “brightening is consistent with an increase in the production of photochemical haze products in the upper atmosphere.”
gizmodo.com…

twitter.com…
Saturn’s Pole is blue and there’s nothing we can do ..dan der dan der dan dan.

Gortex always has the heads up on this sort of thing. For this I thank him.

peace

 

Baby sting rays

Oh! Happy raviolis!

Funny dancing baby stingrays

OMG Is this not MCO? Maximum Cuteness Overload?

I think so! I took one look and I am smitten for life.

They are ADORABLE!

To think that such a fearsome creature, feared in our mythology… starts out as a happy, dancing, see-through ravioli?!

Oh man.

Peace

 

Samantha Fish – R.L. Burnside style ! 4 13 14

Samantha smokes on this R.L. Burnside tune – Po’ Black Mattie –
playing the gas can guitar slide style -wow- relentless driving beat !
turn it up!
At the River Beach Pub in Chillicothe Illinois 4-13-14

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Ooh baby, how timely can you get… a fabulous R.L. Burnside song played by my Goddess, the Mistress of Blues. Check out her performance. Did you go, ‘Whoa!’?

This is passion, this is power and this is drive. Oooh! Like this fella said on facebook’s Samantha Fish Fans page…

Ian Ashcroft shared a link.
March 28 at 9:04pm

I know I’ve posted this before, but I felt it needed to be posted again. John Richardson captured a piece of Music magic here almost three years ago. I love all that Samantha Fish has recorded have all the albums, watched countless youtube videos, but to me this is her at her raw best. So much passion, energy and drive. Slide blues summed up in ten glorious minutes.

Right on, Ian!

Right?

Yeah Heah!

Enjoy,

Peace

 

R.L. Burnside: See My Jumper Hanging On the Line (1978)

Alan Lomax Archive

Fabulous talent.

Please read this excellent article, Forgotten Heroes: R.L. Burnside, by Ted Drozdowski, over at Premier Guitar.

It is eye-opening, that’s for sure.

Peace

 

AMP For WordPress: The Inside Scoop [Upcoming Webinar]

Darcy Wheeler 4.4.2017

AMP, also known as Accelerated Mobile Pages, is an open source project that aims to make the website a better place by enabling faster web pages that are aesthetically pleasing. If you’re a site owner, marketer, or developer, now has never been a better time to catch up to speed with this technology. In an upcoming webinar, you’ll learn exactly what AMP is and how to incorporate it into WordPress.

Join Yoast SEO’s Joost de Valk and WP Engine’s David Vogelpohl on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. CT for an hour session that goes in-depth on AMP for WordPress. Sign up here:

AMP For WordPress: The Inside Scoop

I wish I had kept up on the web tech, but it just ran away from me when  I paused for life.

This will help prep you for the future, so if you make or have WordPress sites then you should watch.

It’s free.

Peace

Dust-to-DigitalMonday, January 23, 2017 at 8:05am
Jean “Django” Reinhardt, born on this day in 1910 in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium.

I do not believe that I have ever actually seen the man play before.

For this unexpected pleasure I must thank Frank Petrilli who always comes up with something fabulous when he is not directing a play or feature or something. PentaProps!™

Enjoy!

Peace

 

Well. Last night I looked at the stats for this place. It was revealing, but I’m not sure of precisely what. As it was wicked late, I thought and thought and came up with a theory.

I looked at the whole hit history from the year dot. It started out well in 2011 but tanked until 2014 and then took off to finish 2016 with a nearly 500% increase on 2015. This year, though it is right where it was at the end of 2015.

Perhaps some of my 3,800+ subscribers will let me know if I am in the ballpark, or, tell me where the ballpark is. Please. TIA.

But —  just now realizing, [yes, I’m shot, I know], that this year is only 25% done, I am feeling like an idiot and rather ridiculous—as usual—as my fear had been, as it usually is, completely baseless. Being where it is right now is actually not too bad. *facepalm*

Before I forget, I had thought that my removal of a few pages that were very popular but somewhat bold [brave?] had led to the problem. Those that know what I speak of may or may not be happy to know I am going to put a similar one(s) up soon.

Maybe there is no problem related to them being there or not. Perhaps there never was. I am so shot.

But imma fix it.

And look, the Dear Leader is ever so pleased!

Yippee I O Ki Yay!

Peace

 

Check out @TheAnimalVines’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TheAnimalVines/status/847584726663667716?s=09

Not sure about best but it is a pretty darn sweet video.

See if you don’t agree.

Peace

 

There is mischief afoot.

That is Mr Peter Townshend, posing nicely in his home studio way back in the 60s. Look at that stuff!

This pic was kindly posted to Instagram by the fab folks at TapeOp magazine. TapeOp is awesome.

I suppose this might celebrate the start up of my latest attempt at a studio of some at least halfway-decent sort.

Got an impromptu drum track from my dear friend Lynn, who was definitely on the jazz cuz she was gigging the next night, all the way away in Olde Blighty! Which is not unusual at all because her recording studio, Bakehouse Studio and her Wobbly Music musical empire are just up the road. In fact, last night the second EP, Foodbank Robbery, from her latest band, The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, was released via the Senior Sounds project. Get it here eh.

Here is a bit of it.

Focusrite! Yeah they’re the “old” ones but ask me if it’s anything but academic. Seriously, now. Especially in this timeline and in any event, these pieces are nice.

And I can use it with the Thunderbolt 3 laptop as well as the Firewire laptop. I like that a lot as the Thunderbolt interfaces are so very dear these days. It cost $60 to be able to plug it in though. And that with Focusrite providing their half of the connection gratis. This studio does set new standards for low budget, for the time being, and for quite a foreseeable time.

But beyond that hardware lust…

the music making…

that will be the candy.

Must save brain…

obecause Ig, like Eldrad before him…

Must Live!

Not quite like Paulo’s place, eh ? :

 

Ah, yes, you will be among the first to know what happens.

Peace

 

Ever wondered what North Korean TV looks like? Here’s an hours worth of it!

 
Published on Mar 19, 2017
Thank you /u/Weaselbane on reddit for the timestamps!
0:00 – Dance routine of women in uniform and combat boots, intersting in a 1940s-50s dance number movie sort of way
5:00 – Museum of something about westerners and spying equipment? The dangers of using commercial electronics, maybe using them to spy on you?
10:30 – Boy and mother being brainwashed by a (Catholic?) priest and then the priest kills the boy, obviously about how dangerous western religions are
18:30 – ode to the patriotic tractor? Ends in a reference to 1955
20:00 – Ebullient woman talking about making clothes, complete with lots of certificates of some sort commentary and scenes about making fabric and clothes.
29:30 – Rock mining. People drilling rocks, and rock being dumped as fill? I couldn’t tell if this was about the rock being used, or if it was about making a tunnel
35:00 – A bunch of images of people working, marching, doing things with a soundtrack of singing. Getting a little glazed eyed here. The Great Leader is shown directing some activities with great vigor.
37:45 – Something about the early earth and its creation, with comets raining down and life evolving, fossils. Cuts to animatronic dinosaurs in a museum. Ah, it is a museum on natural history.
48:00 – Two very young children playing a duet on the piano, they look to be 5-6.
51:00 – Child (8-10) dancing with a stick, somersaulting, spinning,
54:00 – Two very young children playing a duet on stringed instruments
56:30 – Young girl (8-10?) choir singing a song and playing harmonica, move over K-Pop, you’ve been replaced
58:30 – More very young kids, this time boys and girls, doing an outdoors dance and song routine
Browsing around on the net late at night yesterday, I found a link someone had posted to 4chan of a stream that could be added into VLC relaying back a seemingly hacked live feed of North Korean television. North Koreans only have working TV for 8 hours on the weekend (which, due to their strict 6 day workweek, is only one day) and 3 hours after 5PM on weekdays, other than that it gets completely shut off. I recorded about an hour of it to share. Enjoy!
Did you watch? How far in did you get? Yeah?! Awesome.
Can you imagine if that is all there was, except speeches and rocket parades? This is all they get over there.
But wait! There are some people in the prison country who’s minds have been turned as fanatically against the regime as the regime is against him. And us. There aren’t many of these incredible people, but there doesn’t need to be many. What do they do?
As you may know, lots of people risk their lives daily to escape the agony of the Kim. Most of them die. It is not a nice place. Well, the brave people I speak of are members of the club of successful escapees… those who didn’t wind up as slaves in China or arrested and sent back to be beaten to death. No, these people grab DVDs and players AND SNEAK BACK IN! Sorry to shout but I think these people are just indescribably delicious and if somebody ever gets rid of the fat little kid they should all get Nobel prizes, or something better, since I can’t really respect the Nobel like I did ‘til recently.
Ah well.
Google Liberty in North Korea and give them some support. They physically go over and get people out.
Peace

 

Blues Radio International

Our friend Samantha Fish stopped by BRI Studio C to record an exclusive session for our Blues Radio International listeners worldwide. Samantha gave us a sneak preview of music from her forthcoming album, “Chills & Fever.” Here is Samantha’s take on the Irma Thomas song, “The Hurt’s All Gone.”

Recorded March 9, 2017
Sound by Jack Gauthier of Lakewest Recording
Image by Darla Skolnick of J Skolnick Photography, photographers of record for Blues Radio International.

Blues Radio International broadcasts on shortwave radio and the internet to bring the healing power of Blues to listeners in 184 countries, on six continents.

Blues Radio International
Sunday 9pm EDT/Monday 0100 Greenwich Mean Time
Thursday 9:30pm EDT/Friday 0130 Greenwich Mean Time
9955 kHz worldwide shortwave
simultaneous stream: www.wrmi.net

For best sound, listen to the CD quality Soundcloud file of each show, available by the end of the first transmission of the week.
Listen to our worldwide live Blues broadcasts now:
https://soundcloud.com/bluesradiointernational

For exclusive studio video performances, and more of our worldwide Live Blues broadcasts:
www.bluesradiointernational.net

Live Blues on worldwide shortwave, streaming internet and internetTV

This is really nice…

Enjoy

Peace

 

I could not stop watching this. It just ended. Whoa. As a sorta soundman, this is deep passion that just sucked me right in. And I do not regret it. The first sound recording of the air moving, i.e. live, microphonic, of an unknown cornetist blowin for the phonautogram in 1857 (1857!) which was followed three years later by the human voice via a young lady singing Eu Claire de la Lune in 1860.

I was smitten.

You might, I did a little at first, think

 

FIRST SOUNDS: Humanity’s First Recordings of Its Own Voice

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Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was the first person to record his voice and send it into the future. David Giovannoni recounts how First Sounds discovered and played back these recordings 150 years later.

The vid covers the timeline of their quest to bring to life the unplayable recordings that were made in the decade before Thomas Edison did his thing.

These gentlemen had to hear these sounds. And they not only succeeded, they made history in making history sing.

I warn you, though … it is compelling and it is 55 minutes. At least it was compelling to me!

Peace

The Easiest Way To Grow Tomato Seedlings

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The Wannabe Homesteader
Published on Aug 5, 2012

All you need is a pot, soil, and one tomato. Don’t believe me? Just watch…

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Oh do I need to see this and learn this and other things related, too…and pronto!

Which is kinda sad because my grandparents on Mom’s side had the whole dang yard as a garden, were most definitely masters at it and fed the whole neighborhood.

And now there is me. Yes, sad.

LOL

How To Grow Tomatoes – BEST Secrets on How To Grow Tomatoes

How To Grow Tomatoes – HUGE tips on growing tomatoes

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Learn how to grow big sized and high yield tomatoes in containers easily by choosing the right variety. The Mountain Pride Hybrid Tomato by Bonnie plants is an excellent determinate tomato variety which you can easily grow in your garden.

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The last two didn’t provide any sort of description. Not that we really need it…but, hey.

Buon appetito, eh.

Peace

This is pretty spectacular… On February 12th, 2017, twelve (twelve!) objects decided to hang out over the main airport in Lima. Naturally, this caused the airport to come to a standstill – for three hours – for obvious safety concerns. Perhaps spectacular is the wrong word, as the objects were not so visible to the naked eye. The photo below was captured with an infrared video camera, we are told. Planes were diverted to other airports rather than have them land with these critters in the way.

The other incident actually took place just before this on the 7th of February, wherein a massive object was detected meandering slowly but surely over the airport.

I learned of this via PentaProp™ recipient Lon Strickler while reading his Phantoms and Monsters email newsletter after listening to a live episode of Arcane Radio, which is a fabulous show. That then led to Mysterious Universe which led to Chile’s Radio Santiago which is where I found the hour-long video.

It’s a whirlwind, these interwebz!

A still of the twelve objects that allegedly ground Lima’s international airport to a standstill for three hours. Photo by Joshue Cornejo, a (Peruvian?) Ufologist.

Here is that hour-long one. It is obviously not in English, just so you know…

PRIMICIA MUNDIAL OVNI: OVNIS DETECTADOS EN RADAR DE AEROPUERTO JORGE CHAVEZ DE LIMA
UNIVERSO INFINITO
UNIVERSO INFINITO

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-LOS INVESTIGADORES OVNI PERUANOS, JOSHUE CORNEJO Y MARIO ZEGARRA TORRES POR PRIMERA VEZ EN LA HISTORIA DOS INVESTIGADORES INDEPENDIENTES DEL FENÒMENO OVNI EN PERÚ, PRESENTARON EL DÌA 19 DE FEBRERO DE 2017 LO QUE QUIZÀ ES LA PRUEBA MÁS CONTUNDENTE DE OVNIS DETECTADOS POR EL RADAR DEL AEROPUERTO JORGE CHÁVEZ DE LIMA, PERÙ.
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Well, gosh!

This one is a nice length for unplanned viewing

Flota de OVNIS obliga el cierre del aeropuerto de Lima Perú
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Una flotilla de ovnis obliga a desviar el tráfico aéreo por espacio de tres horas en el Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez de Lima, Perú. Los objetos aparecieron en el radar y fueron filmados en infrarrojo.

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Imagen: Josuhe Cornejo

Nifty keen!

The people in general down on the southern side are a lot more open to properly report this sort of thing. They have their fakers like here, notably Maussan, but a lot of good happens all through the whole area.

I best post this before it becomes mummified in the drafts bin, so, enjoy and

Peace