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Next up, a few live versions of the seminal song, News. Dire Straits is required listening for any knob with ears, but especially those wannabe gear heads. Mark Knopfler is on everyone’s best guitar maestro short list for good reason.
I heard Afro Blue for the first time when the choreography for the Dayton Dance Company ADF performance featured this track at Stewart Theatre back in 1996. I was mesmerized by the dancer’s hypnotic synchronized movement to this Afro Blue Coltrane track. Such an incredible tour de force the way it builds momentum, from a very subtle intro, middle, and crescendo (inspirational)!
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My name is Shawn James and I am a Canadian outdoorsman, photographer, self-reliance educator, blogger and freelance writer for Ontario Tourism and outdoor magazines. In 2017 I began building a log cabin in the Canadian woods without power tools and I documented my journey on Youtube. Below are some of my videos.
The primary songwriter for the Who who sang backup mostly to Roger, turns out to be the better singer over time. Voice survived in the background.
The “Hamilton” Broadway musical Uber hit of the 21st Century may leave one with the impression that Hamilton was well loved during his historical time. What is clear from contemporaries and contemporaneous writings for Hamilton’s period is that Hamilton and Adams/Jefferson had distinct differences on the constitution, and future direction of these United States of America.
My first exposure to Mandolin Orange was an early, first year, performance of Mandolin Orange at The ENO festival river stage. It was Andrew’s deep Southern baritone that lured me to the small shade stage in a stand of trees. A mix of lyrically mature, subtle well-crafted songs, kept me close to the stage for the rest of the set. This duo was different from the average blend of Eno performers that year and certainly chronologically younger than the majority.
Adele has a new album (release). Do you think Adele needs any marketing help to promote this release? Rhetorical question, of course. Our policy on the D.C. is to promote musicians we like, love, admire and notice.
I asked auto Alexa to play songs by Paul McCartney and the song, “FourFiveSeconds” blasts from my car’s rear speakers. What song is this, and why is it associated with Beatle Paul with no discernible vocal presence from Mr. Instantly recognizable? Now after song identification, research conducted, and collaborating artists known, we share this song with Durham Cool readers. A collaboration between Kanye and McC Paul was perhaps inevitable yet the addition of Rihanna was chosen by the Gods of music.
More than half of world’s population lives in cities while only 5% did so in the 18th century. The rapid urbanisation has resulted in for example inadequate infrastructure, physical inactivity, gentrification, air pollution, and growing numbers of slum dwellers. All factors challenging health and wellbeing of the people living in the cities. In addition, when addressing climate change it has become of paramount importance to look at mitigation and adaptation investments tailored to the urban context
Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree*: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.
The first time I heard a Charles Mingus composition I was instantly mesmerized by the organic melody and improvisatory order of his music. It’s a mix of bebop, soft bop, hard bop, and a little bit of old 30’s Chicago jazz. It was apparent that this was superior music that touched one at a soul level; music that invited a close immersion in mindful listening.
Andrew Yang is making sense. Last night’s debate demonstrated to this voter why Yang deserves our full attention. Two main Yang points that make sense to me, Universal Income and how the Robot Apocalypse can bring our divided nation together.
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A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa. The mind should never be separated from loving kindness and compassion. Loving kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separated from emptiness. These are the key teachings.
Why does the music “Brothers in Arms” have such a hold on this author? Could it be the yearn for peace after the inhumane chaos of conflict and battle expressed so artfully in the lyric?
Joss Stone, Blues, and R&B, blonde Diva with extraordinary lungs of Marvel Strength. She is back, replete with a cute baby, to entertain us again with a new release.
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I just watched the new Almodovar, film Pain and Glory-(Dolor y gloria). A film to catch in a theatre. Anyone familiar with the beginning of Almodovar’s directing career, in Barcelona, will know that this film starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz is a walk back to his early work.
Two YouTube videos which capture the natural flow of life in the surrounds, while this angel, incarnated here on earth, lifts us up over the small talk and petty postures of ego into the sublime.
The Train Station Scene in the Hours with characters Virginia and Leonard
Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins (both natural leaders of the band called Genesis -different approaches and styles-yet quite complimentary when in sync) Notice how they work together on these two different live versions of the same track. Please keep an eye on the histrionic antics of Mr. Gabriel versus the football player charm of Phil Collins.
Again we venture into the exciting world of dark money’s influence into our precarious Republic’s highest court.
Crowded House is a rock band formed in Melbourne in 1985. Its founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums), and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn’s brother, Tim Finn, and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod.
We have written many articles on this worthy band, now to find ourselves honoring the genius of this meritorious union of musical giants-marriage and fronting the band-Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks-
Next up, Have any of you watched the new BBC1 production, The River on Netflix? Prepare yourself for this one. The material will bring you to the first sentence of a suicide note.
Perhaps your first exposure to this Family group was on the Band’s Last Waltz film, during the Weight song?
The Staples Singers brought us break-out star Mavis Staples, who was the soloist on most of the Staples Singers hits. We must not overlook, Pop Staples for his guitar acumen, songwriting skills, rich baritone, and gospel arrangements. Pervis, Yvonne and Cleotha played critical roles as well.
Joni is my favorite singer songwriter, artist, performer, open chord, transcends all genres -creative human.
Sometimes a product comes along in your life, so simple and ingenious, to solve a problem so ordinary and routine, that you have no choice but to crow about it! This week that product also shares a moniker for what I call myself when I do something so stupid there is no other nomenclature that suits, it is the Drain weasel.
Add Alexa to your car – Connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. Includes Vent Mount.
Designed for the road – With 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.
#SlyAndTheFamilyStone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in developing #funk, #soul, rock, and psychedelic music.
Lion’s mane mushrooms (Hericium Erinaceus) are white, globe-shaped fungi that have long, shaggy spines. People can eat them or take them in the form of supplements. Research suggests that they may offer a range of health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cognitive and heart
YogaOutlet turns 10 next year, but before reaching that milestone, the fast-growing, multi-branded online yoga retailer has changed its name to Everyday Yoga. Beginning September 23rd, the retailer will redirect all traffic to everydayyoga.com as its new home on the web.
Lake Charles is my favorite track from Lucinda Williams album, car wheels on a gravel road. There are several great tracks on this seminal release by the great singer songwriter Lucinda Williams. “He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles. He used to talk about it he’d go on and on”.
Most know that Bruce wrote Atlantic City, yet Levon and the Band made it their own. My favorite version by far is the Band cover with Levon on lead vocal and Rick Danko on back up/harmony vocal. This is a brilliant song by any measure
When recent Ph.D. graduate Cassandra Abbington lands on her new love’s remote Russian estate, she is utterly unprepared for the dark psychological secrets emerging from the shadows of his past.
The new M1 Chip now inside both the Apple Air and MacBook Pro laptops, replacing the old Intel processor chip architecture is a game-changer for Apple and consumers.
Do we think of Simply Red as a guilty pleasure-listen to them only when no one is around-at-home-late at night with a glass of very special Pinot Noir from Dr. Konstantin Frank?
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Listen to this track, regardless whether this is your first or 157th listen, with beginner’s ears and mind. Let the flow of Carlo’s guitar notes wash over you then John Lee Hooker’s emotive lyric preacher chant. This is a track on should play upon walking each day or before shutting your eyes at night. “The blues is a healer all over the world”.
The sparring, flirtation, of Lisa Hannigan and Damien on Volcano; a palpable attraction. The torment of lovers whose voices blend together so well-brings the lyrics alive. Lisa Hannigan is an easy voice to love.
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We enjoy Jon Bernthal’s complete emotional immersion acting in The Punisher role and numerous film roles. Yesterday we relished getting to know the actor, human being, Jon Bernthal on Hot Ones
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The Sign and Shine program is an innovative new way to power your home and it’s now available for North Carolina homeowners! With this program, you can get solar installed for $0 out of pocket, save money on your electric bills, and generate your own clean energy. Thousands have signed up for this program and, as a North Carolina homeowner, so can you.
A deeper dive into why Zak Abel stood out from the recent review of up and coming British Soul Artists. We explored his live performamces at Sofar in London.
This course gives you an introduction to the fundamentals of solar power as it applies to solar panel system installations. You will learn to compare solar energy to other energy resources and explain how solar panels, or photovoltaics (PV for short), convert sunlight to electricity. You will be able to identify the key components needed in a basic photovoltaic (solar panel) system, such as is found on a house or building, and explain the function of each component in the system.
Tears for Fears did not take long to make it into mainstream pop as their vocal harmonies were so strong and easy on the AM/FM ears across the spectrum. Why do I return to Tears for Fears today? Curt Smith and his musically talented daughter. This featured video is a gift from the Youtube algorithm fairies. From my feed to your eyes and ears.
Introduced to the actor Matthew Rhys on the excellent drama series, the Americans we arrived at respect within the first few episodes
Continuing the Durham Cool tradition of featuring music posts on the Weekends, here is A sublime sonic selection from Yo Yo Ma, Bach-Suite for Cello in G Major. If you have not heard this prior, close your eyes and drink this fully into your heart and mind. Same advice for the initiated.
Neem Karoli Baba (Hindi: नीम करौली बाबा) or Neeb Karori Baba (Hindi: नीब करौरी बाबा) (1900 c. – September 11, 1973), also known to followers as Maharaj-ji, was a Hindu guru, mystic and devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman.
Jon “Vasu” Seskevich is a Great 100 in NC Nursing award winner in 2005-06″, was nominated for the Fetzer Foundation Norman Cousin’s Mind/Body Medicine Award in 1996. In 1998 he received the Friends’ of Nursing, “Excellence in Nursing Practice” award, and the “Alumnus of the Year” award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, Alumni Association in 1997.Jon has given over 300 presentations, lectures, workshops and classes that teach stress reduction, mind-body, and complementary therapies to hospital patients, health care professionals, community and church groups, and high-school and college students.
Sitting in meditation pose (full or half-lotus asana) requires a supportive meditation cushion. Some, due to back or other physical requirements, prefer sitting in a chair with straight back support. Daily practice (sitting in the stillness of body and mind) may be as short as 2 minutes and as long as 4 hours. Most daily sitting practice is for 30 minutes.
Body and Soul is a masterclass performance sung by Queen, Anita Baker (see unrivaled).
After many years from the first viewing, I just watched Milos Forman’s Amadeus (Director’s Cut) last night. I mainly wanted to confirm my initial impression of Tom Hulce, Mozart’s performance as more than helium laugh farcical. In contrast, actors F. Murray Abraham, Solieri, and Tom Hulce’s Mozart are readily apparent. Was this contrast more indication of acting understanding or lack thereof or prescribed by the screenplay, director, and Mr. Hulce’s full-throttle performance as the ribald, entitled spoiled prodigy, Amadeus Mozart?
While investigating online some of the benefits and side effects of Kombucha consumption I came across this very inspirational and unique Kombucha business startup launch success story. Homebrewing
This video rolled up, ala algorithm, on the heels of James Vickery, Until Morning Colors performance. This is what lovers do, sometimes an Algorithm is your natural ally, anticipating, serving your aural needs. This week we are back, like so many others in the funk of it
Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR — and now it completes the picture with immersive sound from Dolby Atmos. Stream your favorite channels live. Enjoy great content from apps like Amazon Prime Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and Netflix. And thanks to Siri, you can control it all with just your voice.
This man is a saint, bee whisperer, teacher, shaman, Queen handler, hive protector-humorist. Gentle with bees and humans alike.
1 2 3 Puppetry (1,2,3 Puppetry) is a youth/young adult-led puppet and theatre company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They have been performing Spring puppet spectacles in Chapel Hill since 2017 but was started by now 17-year-old Sol Ramirez around 2010.
The main goal of 123 Puppetry group is to use puppetry, acting, music, and movement to promote a social justice message, as well as bring to light many issues that are otherwise overlooked.
My introduction to Barry Holstun Lopez’s writings was Desert Notes and River Notes. The Raven, an essay from Desert Notes has received academic and critical notice for its subtlety. Broadly speaking it is an exploration of the contrast and comparison between Ravens and Crows.
Emmylou is an excellent musician. Any knob with ears knows the rare musical talent that is Emmylou Harris on her own or when beautifully supporting another vocalist. Emmylou Harris is an artist that deserves your full attention.
It has taken us far too long, 7 years almost, to feature a tribute to our most deserving American Jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald. Perhaps we deferred due to the plethora of living singers calling for our attention first. This may have something to do with our chief editor’s advancing age, the onslaught of early dementia. Regardless, please accept our full apologies for taking this long.
This auditory quest started over twenty years ago when life long Durham, NC friends in Rock(Hammer No More The Fingers) and Hip Hop(LiLa, Gappa Mighty) bands needed an outlet when they started exploring outside their respective genres into a charcuterie board of bombastic dance, pop and electronic tunes.
This intimate cafe live performance is purely excellent. Synchronized singing between two professionals of this magnitude, so obviously in love, union, and mutual respect is something all musicians and lovers can admire.
Leading mycologist Paul Stamets (full bio) shares his work exploring the diverse role medicinal mushrooms may have in activating our immune systems and helping treat cancer, to new data supporting the role of fungi in biosecurity and the health of the bees that pollinate our planet.
I ordered the Host Defense Stamets 7 Daily Immune Support from Amazon based on the solid reviews and trust gained by watching these videos and interviews with Paul Stamets.
Alternative energy sources are in our best survival self-interest. Finite energy sources no longer (see the last 40 years) make economic, climate sense. Financing a new coal power plant is so much more expensive and environmentally unsound than wind, solar power plant coupled with a storage solution (see lithium-Ion battery.
I have been told that my art looks as if it represents pieces from multiple artists. This may be true. I try to draw when I am in a meditative state of mind, so I often do not plan the subject that I depict. I have always been fascinated by different cultures, countries, ethnicities, and faces.
This album is a must-have. Think how well Chun-King will do for your first post-COVID-19 gathering-still maintaining safe 6 ft distance from your dancing partner-Dancing cheek to expansive air between us.
Rickie Lee Jones is unlike any other musician. It is not uncommon for us to describe a musician as unique, unrivaled, and even head and shoulders above the competition, yet Rickie Lee Jones is on her own planet when it comes to originality, artistry, and command of her vocal instrument gift.
Paul John Weller (born John William Weller; 25 May 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam. He had further success with the blue-eyed soul music of the Style Council (1983–1989), before establishing himself as a solo artist with his eponymous 1992 album.
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When Dua Lipa was in primary school, she bombed an audition for the choir. “My voice is so low that sometimes when I try to do high notes, nothing but air comes out,” she says. That didn’t deter her from pursuing a music career: At age 15, she moved by herself to London (where she grew up) from Kosovo (where her family had relocated a few years earlier) to attend theater school.
Have you noticed the return to quality in Country and the larger tent of Americana Music over the last 10 years?
Early fans of Pedro Almodovar’s work, may recall this scene. The viewer is led into this scene like a moth to candle flame. A summer night at a private estate; a poignant song sung by a master-Caetano Veloso
I have admired Mary J Blige for awhile and for good reasons. There is no denying her vocal chops. She may not have the most flashy uber octave range but for my money she has the most honest and pure vocal performance of any artist working today.
A close friend burned a copy of Elton John’s Tumbleweed album for me last night and I could not stop listening to track 12 (Madman Across the Water) on the drive home and for the next 24 hours. Elton John, during this period, was creatively unstoppable and musically unrivaled.
This performance reminds us how much talent comes from the genetic profile yet remember the early childhood exposure to musicians like Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, and her father.
Born: May 12, 1948 (age 73 years), Miyazaki, Japan
Albums: Nakukamoshirenai, Sarigenai Yoru, Hitohira, MORE
Awards: Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer
Japanese singer-songwriter. Was musical director and composer for the Tokyo Kid Brothers theatre troupe in their early years.
The ears don’t lie, despite the funky retro 70’s porn director/producer staches, these guys are pretty fly for white guys.
Teddy is an artist we should all know-for the tender sadness of his songs and his plaintive delivery. One listen and your heart is slain.
In 2020, a record number of people turned to online learning as a source of hope and growth, and Coursera is proud to have served learners everywhere during such a challenging year
Don’t disobey lockdown orders: If you have a cough or a cold for God’s sake stay at home.
I’m not going to play the game of endlessly defending what I didn’t say by people mischaracterizing me as a troll tactic.
This is one of the most passionate song performances, executed by a 14-year-old vocalist, that I was left with little choice but to publish it on Durham Cool. Please let me know if you share my appreciation for this precocious talent.
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Most of Maharaji’s devotees were householders, people who were very involved in daily life. They had children, jobs, all kinds of stuff. And he would just go from house to house, village to village, town to town, constantly wandering from place to place, visiting with people.
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Carly Simon was featured all too often in People magazine for my or most sensible cultured pallets. Her gender was the root cause for these salacious Romance stories with leading rock, folk, and Hollywood actors. Born male, Carly Simon would have escaped these purple prose stories in People Magazine as did her male counterparts.
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New Yorker magazine is like an old friend that waits for you, picking up the conversation on new people places and things. This morning we owe a credit once again to the much esteemed and worthy periodical. Thanks to the May 25 issue, we have Phoebe Bridgers on our new music Durham Cool plate.
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The Lifebook process begins by triggering a crucial paradigm shift in your mind, all through one key question:
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We have a real opportunity during shut-in, shut down to observe and analyze our current leaders, up close under crisis. How do our gubernatorial, congressional, President and chief leaders handle crisis management with urgency, command, and control or confusion and apathy?
As data collection has increased exponentially, so has the need for people skilled at using and interacting with data; to be able to think critically, and provide insights to make better decisions and optimize their businesses. This is a data scientist, “part mathematician, part computer scientist, and part trend spotter” (SAS Institute, Inc.). According to Glassdoor, being a data scientist is the best job in America; with a median base salary of $110,000 and thousands of job openings at a time. The skills necessary to be a good data scientist include being able to retrieve and work with data, and to do that you need to be well versed in SQL, the standard language for communicating with database systems.
Half of all students who begin their higher education journey drop out, 68 percent of Americans never attain a higher education degree, and 73 percent of Americans go into fields unrelated to their higher education degree. Clearly, something is wrong with how we approach higher education
Planet Earth needs less waste and more sparkle.
Be the change: One SodaStream bottle can help the average family reduce more than 3,700 bottles and cans from our planet.
I watched the “hard to say it” master performance at least 20X in 24 hours and each time notice something more nuanced and subtle in the intonation, tone, and delivery of a song not penned by the performer. Then, if you have any tears of joy left, watch and or listen to Gregory re-imagine for the better, Bruno Mars “Just the way you are”
Last week, Thomasi McDonald wrote in the Durham NC Indy about a developer’s plans to build hundreds of homes on the cusp of Durham’s West Point on the Eno, with the potential for more flooding, affected water quality, and other environmental impacts. Indy readers had a lot to say about this proposal.
Tattoo You, an album released on August 24, 1981, is a kick-ass side 1 with a contrasting sultry, sexy falsetto Mick vocal, subtle songwriting pop classics on side 2.
Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle, fine artists each on their own. Lucinda has a special emotional place in my heart for the Car Wheels on a Gravel Road release
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“Why is it so damn hard to get into shape?”
Because let’s face it, you have probably made commitments to get a little fitter, or a little slimmer, or a little stronger… but you weren’t able to stick to them.
The problem is, the fitness industry has fed you a lie.
A lie that has told you that you can “out-fitness” yourself to good health.
What will students learn?
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What I found interesting about watching this husband-and-wife duo front this well fleshed out band was their mutual respect and telepathic, “sub lingual” conversation. Great musical partners often have these qualities. Watch closely and I think you’ll notice what I noticed, love and affection.
The Blue Nile, formed by childhood Glasgow friends, Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell is a moody synth UK soul brother band.
The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind.
Video clip for the Hindu Mantra recorded by Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Dechen Shak-Dagsay for the album ‘Children Beyond’ released in 2011 and available on Amazon (See links at the bottom).
Clip created with footage from the “Children Beyond” documentary.
After taking some time off to battle breast cancer, Patty Griffin is back with new music.
Those who have enjoyed the blessing of catching Krishna Das live know how this professional recording comes very close to capturing the experience! Do yourself a favor and catch K.D. live sometime soon.
Kate Bush, UK singer/songwriter penned this one and made a hit of her own before Maxwell covered it so brilliantly. This is a sturdy lad with maestro control of his higher (falsetto) register.
Funny how an artist like this could escape our attention from 2019 to now (see today June 14, 2021).
Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI. In this class, you will learn about the most effective machine learning techniques, and gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for yourself. More importantly, you’ll learn about not only the theoretical underpinnings of learning, but also gain the practical know-how needed to quickly and powerfully apply these techniques to new problems. Finally, you’ll learn about some of Silicon Valley’s best practices in innovation as it pertains to machine learning and AI.
This was my first exposure to this gifted Gospel Brass band, The United House of Prayer for all people, at the Durham craft market (across from the DFM awning) Saturday 07/20/2013. I recorded this performance on my Apple 4S iPhone. We, unfortunately, cut this video short due to other pressing Saturday to-do list items.
Fleetwood Mac is subtly influential in the American musical conscience. Now wake up and realize, the cheap conceit, that you really love Fleetwood Mac and do for all the right reasons.
David Terry’s drawings and paintings range from evocative landscapes and portraits to intricate, multi-image montages. In addition to Terry’s work in Fine Art, he illustrates regularly for a number of national magazines and newspapers. Since 1997, he has completed 26 published bookcovers, many advertising pieces, and numerous privately commissioned works. All of the work is done on paper. Tinting/painting is done with watercolor, pastel pencils, oil pencils, and inks.
ABC News’ Diane Sawyer spoke with Rohit Chopra, the former assistant director at the Consumer Financial Bureau, and Sheila Bair, the former president of Washington College and a former FDIC chair, as well as recent graduates and student loan borrowers about the student debt crisis in the United States.
While the full relationship between sleeping well and mental health is still being unraveled, it’s clear that it exists. It appears that those who don’t get a good night’s sleep consistently are more likely to deal with depression and other mental health issues. Clearly, one of the best things you can do for your mental health is to cultivate some effective sleep habits.
What better band out there to represent our town and state than Mount Moriah? I fell in love with this band’s creative output on first listen.
Surprised today to find that I had neglected Lyle Lovett for this long. Now we find ourselves with a month of Sundays featuring the great Lyle Lovett on Durham Cool.
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Why resurrect and revitalize a Kate Bush article from 2016 on 12/19/18? KATE Bush warrants a Durham Cool celebration. The Enduring, Incandescent Power of Kate Bush article in today’s online New Yorker by Margaret Talbot was a notable inspiration. This time an even deeper dive for so many of our new readers to discover. While we celebrate the up and coming British pop notables it is wise to look back on the singer/songwriter groundbreakers of British music. Kate Bush was the first UK # 1 with own penned song, Wuthering Heights (referencing the Bronte novel of the same name).
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Patañjali Statue (traditional form indicating kundalini or incarnation of Shesha) The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms). The Yoga Sutras were compiled around 400 CE by Sage Patanjali, taking materials about yoga from older traditions.
Rock, poet Bruce Cockburn is known to you. Most likely he is on the periphery of your awareness or perhaps known to you for his mainstream radio hit, “Wondering where the Lions are”.
Before I began my Buddhist practice, it was as if my left foot was stretched out behind me, rooted in the past while my right foot was outstretched in front of me, standing in the future, thereby preventing
You may not be familiar with this song as it was not a major radio track from the Darkness and Light Album. It is my favorite track as it has blues, R&B, and Gospel elements and it is the most honest and autobiographical of all songs penned and performed by Mr. John Legend. One finds oneself proclaiming “Amen”!
This recurring character, Lyle the Intern, played by actor Jimmi Simpson was a cheap conceit played expertly by Jimmi with ensemble help from Letterman and Paul.
Coltrane fans are familiar with the beautifully sublime, Naima, from the Giant Steps album.
Got to go back, Van Morrison’s first track on the No Guru, no method, no teacher release. This is a track I listen to when I am immersed in the creative process. This Van release is oft overlooked and less familiar to some. This album is as full as Astral weeks, birthed of course, from the womb of Astral. You must purchase this CD for your beach and or mountain trips from Durham. No better soundtrack than this for the pastoral drive, sorting laundry, washing dishes.
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By now you may have detected a narrative in the recent series of musical posts. What we have here friends is a musical walk through the passage of one life. A life that began in the second month of 1965. This is by no means a scientific study. It is highly likely that this unique memory of dates and times is like most, less than perfect-achronological. You may receive a post about Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks album after a post about Style Council as an example. This is how I was introduced or discovered artists, not by Artist release date rather by ” right on time” synchronicity for my stage of life and development.
This August 2018 article is coming up today the result of a Youtube recommendation. This Ian Rankin interview of Van is the best I have watched, most likely due to the common ancestry and cultural mutual respect of Mr. Rankin and Sir Morrison
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Watch how every other Democratic Representative questions Attorney General, William Barr then watch Rep. Ted Deutch question, A.G. Barr. Notice the key differences?
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On Dec. 4, just before Bon Iver took the stage at Pioneer Works, an old ironworks warehouse turned nonprofit arts and culture space, these prophetic words from Union Army officer Sullivan Ballou echoed off the Civil War-era brick walls: “Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break, and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.”
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A word of caution, Singing Detective is so damn good; watch Episode one at your own risk as you will be compelled to watch all 6 in one sitting. Best for family sanity and your own to savor this serial drama over a number of days or Sunday nights.
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Communique is the Album (see the anachronistic word of the day) I return to on long interstate road trips (see Route 40 for instance). Remember when we traveled prior to the current human condition? We know, by now, that Mark Knopfler is the most cinematic guitarist living today (see that ever lived).
Prime Day 2021 brings us Gabi Wilson, AKA soul singer/multi-instrumentalist H.E.R. A series of song performance vignettes filmed throughout the conference/room suites of Los Angeles, Dunbar Hotel.
Have you been hearing things in the news lately about Treadmill desks but can’t really imagine how they work? The concept sounds strange at first but is actually quite simple. The biggest challenge in even considering a Treadmill desks is the mental shift required.
Kurama; How many times have we uttered this / met there / threw down quick or celebrated long? This place is a gem and still somewhat of a small, best kept secret. Known for sure by foodies, local chefs and most certainly by the Japanese community…this hibachi joint on 15-501 business in Durham on the service road across from Target is a favorite of mine and many others.
While listening to a track from Zak Abel I googled British Soul Artists to watch 2019 and once again a Truly soulful voice is discovered (belated) with 12MM views on Youtube, James Vickery.
Ryan Adam’s Gimme Something Good acoustic performance. Austin City Limits.
You have an opinion about Radiohead’s seminal release, OK computer. The music press has written, academia has posited, about this incredible release.
Emily Blunt is beautiful. Men and women agree. The reason we all find her so attractive is not due to her British accent nor the Mary Poppins elan.
First of all, it’s important to acknowledge all the good work that has been done to help improve the lives of aging adults in our communities. With that said, the only way to continue that good work in today’s world and beyond is to keep up with the times.
Healthy weight loss is not a mystery. There are a few, simple rules to follow with regard to your diet, and if you stick to them, you’ll almost certainly lose weight. Of course, exercise will increase the rate of weight loss and help you feel better, but following a basic, low calorie, low-fat diet is key. While such a diet is also good as maintenance, you can certainly add in more calories when you reach your goal weight and are maintaining an appropriate activity level
What occurred to Nashville and mainstream country music is our fault. Our collective fault due to the passive way we comply when our music devolves to a corporate advertisement rather than a human expression drawn from the drama of “real” life.
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It is one of the best known examples of modal jazz, set in the Dorian mode and consisting of 16 bars of D Dorian, followed by eight bars of E♭ Dorian and another eight of D Dorian.
In 2008, acclaimed writer Bill Buford left his job and moved to Lyon with his family to learn how to be a French cook. He planned to stay for six months. He was there for five years. He describes the top kitchens where he worked, and what the so-called “gastronomic capital of the world” taught him about the Frenchness of French food.
Townes Van Zandt playing a medley of his hit. This is “Pancho & Lefty” played at Uncle Seymour’s place. Taken from the DVD extras on “Heartworn Highways”.
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Watch this video closely, first for the peaceful wall of non-violent mothers, next to the US Navy Vet’s nonviolent attempt to talk with the Federal Agents. Watch the Federal Agent response to both forms of non-violent protest.
My passion for trees, with Judy Dench, following her lifetime fascination and love of trees. This is a BBC 1 production.
Widely known and often discussed, Jackson Browne co-authored, Take it Easy with Glenn Frey. Take it easy was the Eagle’s first track, the first hit on the Eagle’s first album. It epitomized the way Browne has always worked at his own pace in his own way. His debut album didn’t appear until 1972 when it was released on David Geffen’s Asylum label, though Browne had been working in the music business since the mid-Sixties.
The Style Council were an English band formed in 1983 by Paul Weller, the former singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam, and keyboardist Mick Talbot, previously a member of Dexys Midnight Runners, The Bureau and The Merton Parkas. The band enabled Weller to take a more soulful direction with his music.
Any concise thoughts on the performer, singer-songwriter, fashion icon, Olivia Rodrigo? Olivia’s rise is meteorically ascendent and therefore suspiciously looks like, has the smell of a studio production asset rise.
Jacob is clearly gifted. A child prodigy not unlike say, Todd Rundgren. The cover of Stevie Wonder’s ” Don’t you worry bout a thing” was a herculean start, some might argue a bit of a look what I can do. I say if you can do it as well as Jacob why not demonstrate this unique gift to the world. Share and keep sharing.
Anyone lucky enough to catch the great documentary, Austin to Boston, would have noticed standout British folk singer, Ben Howard
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Your first introduction to Matthew Sweet could have occurred contemporaneous time with his debut release, Inside (1986). Let’s say you were born October 1, 1991, 21 days shy of his superb power pop release, Girlfriend.
“Tift is an important Artist”] in my life for a myriad of reasons. TIft Merritt is one of the first artists I caught live in Durham, NC at the Americana music series at Fowlers Gourmet Market loading dock. From the moment I heard her sing the first note I was smitten. TIft has such a great Southern roots/rock/blues/country/ (see Americana) impossible to pigeonhole voice. So many comparisons to great singers of the past yet her voice is her own-unique blend of styles and nature. Did I mention the conversational persuasive style TIft employs when conveying the subtly nuanced emotions in her songs
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Durham is cool, right? Have we been affirmed by this news? Perhaps Robert Downey Jr. likes most of all our lack of pretension and our welcoming attitude toward newcomers.
George Harrison was my favorite solo artist coming from the musical organism known as the Beatles. What did George do that the other Beatles did not pursue as earnestly and honestly? LSD clearly opened the Doors of Beatle perception adding lyrical depth and beauty to so many post-trip songs yet who took the next step after having the doors opened? George clearly pursued where LSD can take one spiritually while John chose a more politically active life. George wisely spent time in India to learn the Sitar from a master.
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2020 Prez US Voter record, no evidence of fraud. Legit Prez elect named. Historic american moment-congratulations!
Sometimes blowing away the noise and residual dust is a necessary act of Catharsis for all. Please listen to what Trump’s co author for his best selling Art of the Deal , is predicting about the upcoming NOV. 2020 presidential election.
The Frampton Comes Alive album was a seminal release in my life and so many of my chronological peers. My first exposure to the album was through the closed door of my older brother’s room in Newburgh NY.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, a time when people come together to fight stigma around mental illness, provide support, and educate.
If this is your first exposure to this incredible Artist, Ella Fitzgerald, our sincere apologies regardless of how long you have lived on planet Earth. Ella checks every box for extraordinary vocalist and then sets the bar higher for interpretive mastery, scat singing ease, multi-octave orchestral vocal range, and the Ella effect.
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I chose this video as much for the on stage banter between close friends who happen to comprise the best band alive at that moment as for the unmistakeable Kurt Cobain cigarette growling croon. Who alive at anytime prior or now sounds like Kurt Cobain?
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At the Southern Village Green, Chapel Hill, NC.
East of me, west of me, full summer.
How deeper than elsewhere the dusk is in your own yard.
Birds fly back and forth across the lawn
looking for home
As night drifts up like a little boat.
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Listen to this recitation in its entirety, best in meditative stillness and receptivity, to this reading of the sublime, Golden Light Sutra. You may listen the 2nd and 108 time, while washing dishes or working on a project. I recommend one download the Sutra and recite it all the way through at least one time during this lifetime. Often I will listen to the Sutra as a final practice at the end of each day.
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The Staves came into my life via the musical VW road trip, Austin To Boston. They are a force of nature, harmonically potent.
Many years back my very smart, professional, kind hygenist recommended I purchase an electric toothbrush to save my gums. My problem, like many, was aggressive brushing (see not correct) with a non-electric toothbrush
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, stoned dudes analyzing Louis C.K. live routines on a variety of topics other than the ELEPHANT in the room, METOO. What did Louis C.K. do? Did he impose himself on intrinsically subordinate female comedians by disrobing and masturbating in front of them, without their consent? Was the consent barely implied based on the victim’s fear of loss of reputation, a career ascent concern due to the clearly unbalanced power differential? Yes and Yes to both. Did Louis C.K. publicly and or privately apologize to his accusors, yes to publicly but we can only conjecture on whether he privately apologized.
“Darling be Home Soon” lyrics are brief and to the point. 7 lines of pure heart plea, Darling be home soon for the great relief of having you to talk with
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Now you’re thinking, another article about Tedeschi Trucks Band? I know this band is worthy of our attention but do they warrant 7 articles on Durham Cool?
This Derek and the Dominoes song, Keep on Growing, performed by the best live band in the business right now is righteous! You know this song is in the deepest D. Trucks DNA.
Trevor Hall was born November 28, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is a mix of roots, folk, and reggae. Many of the artist’s themes revolve around spirituality and life exploration. His album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in Los Angeles, was released on August 21, 2015. It debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.
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Timothy “Tim” Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley was a contemporary of Nick Drake and fan of Leonard Cohen songs.
This article came about due to a new interview in this week’s New Yorker Magazine, entitled Linda Ronstadt Has Found Another Voice.
What does anyone know about Grace Potter other than she sneaks up on you with range, emotion and machine gun powerful vocals.
Steely Dan Saturday has arrived. This day is long overdue. I asked what music you want to hear and the clouds parted with the song, Kid Charlemagne playing on the closing credits of a show on Apple TV.
Van Hunt (born March 8, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He released his debut album, Van Hunt, in 2004, and a follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, in 2006, both on Capitol Records. He won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for appearing on the tribute version of the Sly & the Family Stone song, “Family Affair”, in 2007.
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The reason this guilty pleasure is so damn great is not the, pop easy summer hit refrain, but rather the Harry Styles comfortable swagger and incredible vocal. You must concede the kid is talented and he is truly Keanu Reeves cool to his fans and strangers alike.
This video is from one of the best independent films I have ever watched, The 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould. A brilliant musician, child prodigy, eccentric misanthrope, misunderstood artist in every sense of the phrase.
Let’s say you’re angry with someone or at odds with a loved one, someone you’re having difficulty with; listen to this track with an open heart and your anger will at the very least, dissipate.
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Susan’s plaintive vocal on this beautiful song is so heart-piercing great I was moved almost to tears listening to this on the drive home last evening.
Sometimes a device comes along to solve an everyday nuisance that one is left with no choice but to crow about it! Our next door neighbor introduced us to the LeafEasy leaf chute after observing our struggle to keep the leaf bag open in windy conditions. You know the neighbor who has a much better handyman shop than you will ever possess?
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Thanks to my dear friend Robinne. it’s Peter Gabriel Sunday on Durham Cool. You remember Peter Gabriel.
Is it the well-crafted lyric, great vocal crooner or the Timbaland beat that makes, Mirrors such a classic pop hit? What explains the 636,380,640 views on the official youtube release video of Mirrors other than the fact this song is great.
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I bought a couple of different varieties of sweet earth burritos from Kroger to try it and the Peruvian was my favorite. I paid $3.39 each @ Kroger. But the burritos are to die for. They are filled from edge to edge with tasty whole ingredients that work beautifully together. This was my first time eating seitan and it may be my new favorite meat substitute. I prefer the taste and texture of soy protein or tofu.
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This track, Drifting Apart, featuring the harmony and back up vocals of Andrew Bird is so heartfelt beautiful.
Though the New Year has passed, many people are still focused on professional development and gaining the skills needed to thrive in the workforce in 2021. According to The Future of Jobs Report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), technology skills will be in high demand across industries.
The best video, post-modern MTV from the BBC. Deadpan post-proto-punk and the head delivers deadpan better than anyone can be expected. The lyric is British brilliant. What of the bass on this track?
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Some remember Robert Palmer for addicted to Love and other such hits. Those lucky enough to remember the time of the original LP remember the Robert Palmer of sneaking Sally through the Alley and sailing shoes.
5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backward tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast.
“A good carpenter is hard to find” has never been more true than Right now. We are in a boon of new construction and growth. So many contractors in our area are excellent craftsman but consider the number of “skilled” carpenters in our area?
Queen’s Gambit has popularized a game known for its recursive nerdiness. Anti-intellectualism is the American way so some might be troubled by the sudden rise in Chess popularity.
Whiplash is a 2014 American independent drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, the film depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz student (Teller) and an abusive instructor (Simmons). Paul Reiser co-stars as the student’s father.
The Sade period for this American life coincided with the purchase of an AWAI boombox with a graphic eq and pulsing bass woofer. The Boombox was too big for a Say Anything carry for anyone other than the Rock but looked nice on the mantle all the same
What are your thoughts on Lenny Kravitz? Do we have a strong opine on Lenny? Do we think of him as privileged? Certainly born to affluence but Poppa may have and momma may have, God, bless the child who’s got his own?
You may be familiar with Shakey Graves already? New to me. Yes, enough already about his good boy/bad boy dark eyed stare and outlaw country gritty good looks. Easy on the eyes for many women and some men. Better still raise your vibration and listen to his songwriting, multi instrumental bravado, performance authenticity.
This video had me from the visual alone and then the harmonious collaboration of extraordinary groove masters working together. Yet what about the lead singer, Leilani, hiding under a hoodie sporting black engineers opticals, with such beautifully strong vocals. We had to know more.
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Here is Spanish dancer, my favorite track from Steve Winwood’s solo album entitled Arc of a Diver. We feature this track since it fits squarely into the definition of the Durham Cool ethos.
Greetings! As 2020 comes to a close, a new door opens with 2021. I hope no matter what this year has brought you that your practice has been a support and a refuge during this time. It has been a very difficult year for all of us for sure. But by seeing all of our present conditions—sick or not sick, employed or unemployed, happy or unhappy—we have learned so much about our individual and collective fears, our anxieties, our doubts. And when we rest and reflect, we can give space to everything. It is through being challenged that we truly have an opportunity to learn and grow.
There’s something endearing, old-timey and almost vaudevillian about Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale — even the way they bill themselves as “Buddy and Jim.”
On 1st December 1993 on World AIDS Day, George Michael played a benefit concert in front of the late Diana, Princess of Wales at London’s Wembley Arena. Princess Diana was Britain’s Patron of the National AIDS Trust, and the Concert of Hope was televised worldwide.
One of the most challenging aspects of the CO-VID 19 epidemic is that it causes us to feel even more uncertain about the present. We are facing the fact that we really can not control even the simplest facts concerning our lives.
The Quorn pieces and mince are what Finnigan refers to as their “heroes”. They contain almost 90 percent mycoprotein, which is showing many health benefits. It’s low in saturated fat (less than a gram per 100g), high in protein (around 11g per 100g), high in fiber, and low in carbohydrates (3g per 100g).
We have a soft spot at Durham Cool for Justin that goes back way before this website went live. Not Mickey Mouse club, mind you but when he started to source his Memphis soul roots legit?
We love this film for so many reasons. Watch it now if you missed it the first time around 1990. Watch again if you have not in the last year. So many good reasons to watch this morality play. The actors, cinematography, screenplay, et al.
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When a baby grand piano rolls into the office for a Tiny Desk concert, you expect something special. But none of us could have imagined what it’s like to see 15-year old Joey Alexander play that piano with such mastery.
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I won an autographed copy of Tift Merritt’s latest release, Stitch of the World, and after playing a few times it found itself remaindered to the pile of CD’s to play on long car trips.