Unleash the fire of Jimi’s revolutionary sound with the definitive Authentic Hendrix™ collection!

Unleash the fire of Jimi’s revolutionary sound with the definitive Authentic Hendrix™ collection!

Combining mobile technologies and innovative sound and interface designs, we wanted to introduce a new music creation experience into simple apps and empower any interested musician to participate. Today, we’re a global community where millions of music lovers across the world come together to share their passion for music, create new sounds, record new songs, pursue their dreams, and have fun. Empowering Music Creation

Wild West End  and the Mark Knopfler

Wild West End and the Mark Knopfler

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.

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

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)!

My favorite youtube channel!

My favorite youtube channel!

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.

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

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.

Hamilton vs. Jefferson who’s national vision won?

Hamilton vs. Jefferson who’s national vision won?

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.

NC band, Mandolin Orange is now watchhouse!

NC band, Mandolin Orange is now watchhouse!

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 2021

Adele 2021

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.

Fourfiveseconds

Fourfiveseconds

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.

Urbanisation and Health – Promoting Sustainable Solutions

Urbanisation and Health – Promoting Sustainable Solutions

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

Mingus

Mingus

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.

Avocado Green Mattress #1 on Consumer Reports for good reasons!

Avocado Green Mattress #1 on Consumer Reports for good reasons!

A CERTIFIED ORGANIC MATTRESS IS BETTER FOR YOU AND THE PLANET
Avocado Green Mattress is the most popular organic and natural mattress brand in the United States. With more than 18,000 5-star customer reviews, we’re also one of the highest independently rated mattresses, 2018 – 2020. Why is our direct-to-consumer brand so popular and disruptive? Discover 12 ways an Avocado mattress unites luxury, performance, and affordability with sustainability and social responsibility.

Padmamalla

Padmamalla

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.

Joss Stone never left us.

Joss Stone never left us.

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.

Almodovar new Film-Pain & Glory-(Dolor y gloria)

Almodovar new Film-Pain & Glory-(Dolor y gloria)

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.

Silvia Perez Cruz for my mom!

Silvia Perez Cruz for my mom!

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.

Carpet Crawlers-Gabriel Genesis-Peter and Phil sing together.

Carpet Crawlers-Gabriel Genesis-Peter and Phil sing together.

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.

Crowded House-Hey Now, don’t dream…

Crowded House-Hey Now, don’t dream…

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.

A River of Red Nose dreams!

A River of Red Nose dreams!

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.

Staples Singers-Miracle workers!

Staples Singers-Miracle workers!

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.

Drain weasel works!

Drain weasel works!

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.

Echo Auto-The first Echo for your Car!

Echo Auto-The first Echo for your Car!

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.

What is all the fuss about Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

What is all the fuss about Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

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

Lake Charles by L.W.

Lake Charles by L.W.

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”.

The Stain A novel for Women

The Stain A novel for Women

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.

Simply ready for Simply red?

Simply ready for Simply red?

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? 

Healer John Lee Hooker with Carlos!

Healer John Lee Hooker with Carlos!

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”.

Inelegant Bernthal Elegance

Inelegant Bernthal Elegance

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

Huge savings on Durham cool with smart home 2021!

Huge savings on Durham cool with smart home 2021!

Smarthome is one of the world’s largest home automation retailers, becoming an easy-to-use source for thousands of affordable lighting, security, and home entertainment products that the average do-it-yourselfer can safely install. Our team of product specialists strives to deliver the newest cutting-edge products at the best possible prices.

NC Launches free Solar panels for Middle-Class Homeowners.

NC Launches free Solar panels for Middle-Class Homeowners.

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.

Zak Abel stands out

Zak Abel stands out

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.

Solar energy basics Start today, enroll for free!

Solar energy basics Start today, enroll for free!

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.

Mad world-father and daughter-see beautiful

Mad world-father and daughter-see beautiful

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.

Yo Yo Ma, Bach Project

Yo Yo Ma, Bach Project

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.

Baba Neem Karoli

Baba Neem Karoli

Neem Karoli Baba (Hindi: नीम करौली बाबा[2]) 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.

One stop for all things Jon Seskevich!

One stop for all things Jon Seskevich!

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.

shop meditation essentials for your practice.

shop meditation essentials for your practice.

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.

Mozart indeed!

Mozart indeed!

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?

Fkj -Super Human-multi instrumentalist!

Fkj -Super Human-multi instrumentalist!

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

Why I switched from Apple TV to Fire stick 4k

Why I switched from Apple TV to Fire stick 4k

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.

Getting to know 1,2,3 Puppetry led by sol Ramirez

Getting to know 1,2,3 Puppetry led by sol Ramirez

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.

Meet Barry holstun lopez

Meet Barry holstun lopez

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.

Our Favorite Emmylou Harris Duets!

Our Favorite Emmylou Harris Duets!

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.

Time for Ella on Durham cool? say hell yes to the best!

Time for Ella on Durham cool? say hell yes to the best!

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.

Paul Stamets, mycologist prepared to save our planet!

Paul Stamets, mycologist prepared to save our planet!

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.

Tesla’s Energy solutions make sense!

Tesla’s Energy solutions make sense!

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.

New work from the artist, Ann eskilsen

New work from the artist, Ann eskilsen

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.

Bobby timmons-come’ on now

Bobby timmons-come’ on now

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 a planet of her own.

Rickie Lee Jones a planet of her own.

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 Weller thru the Years

Paul Weller thru the Years

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.

Dua Lipa Blow Your Mind

Dua Lipa Blow Your Mind

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.

Mary J Blige makes makes it right

Mary J Blige makes makes it right

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.

Madman Across the Water

Madman Across the Water

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.

Amy helm, Levon’s daughter-yes, yes, and more yes!

Amy helm, Levon’s daughter-yes, yes, and more yes!

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.

Itsuro Shimoda

Itsuro Shimoda

Itsuro Shimoda
Composer
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.

Introducing Elina Ivashchenko

Introducing Elina Ivashchenko

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.

COVID 19 Training for healthcare workers from Stanford University

COVID 19 Training for healthcare workers from Stanford University

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe and all providers must be prepared to recognize, stabilize, and treat patients with novel coronavirus infection. Following the completion of this short course physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will have a unified, evidenced-based approach to saving the lives of patients with COVID-19, including those who are critically ill.

Sub Ek: All One-Ram Dass

Sub Ek: All One-Ram Dass

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.

Python for Everybody Specialization, enroll for Free!

Python for Everybody Specialization, enroll for Free!

This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. In the Capstone Project, you’ll use the technologies learned throughout the Specialization to design and create your own applications for data retrieval, processing, and visualization.

Carly Simon, You’re So Vain is about us?

Carly Simon, You’re So Vain is about us?

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.

Phoebe Bridgers is here and now

Phoebe Bridgers is here and now

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.

Lifebook, learn how to design your best life!

Lifebook, learn how to design your best life!

The Lifebook process begins by triggering a crucial paradigm shift in your mind, all through one key question:

“Is my idea of success really my own? Or is it a projection forced on me by society and the limiting beliefs I’ve been conditioned with?”

Steve schmidt humor and wisdom

Steve schmidt humor and wisdom

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?

SQL for Data Science-UC Davis

SQL for Data Science-UC Davis

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.

Is college still worth it in 2021?

Is college still worth it in 2021?

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

New Python Specialization

New Python Specialization

Python Data Products for Predictive Analytics Specialization
Build Predictive Systems with Accuracy. Collect, model, and deploy data-driven systems using Python and machine learning.

AI for Everyone taught by Andrew ng, the Coursera co-founder!

AI for Everyone taught by Andrew ng, the Coursera co-founder!

What will students learn?
The meaning behind common AI terminology, including neural networks, machine learning, deep learning, and data science
What AI realistically can–and cannot–do
How to spot opportunities to apply AI to problems in your own organization

What it feels like to build machine learning and data science projects

How to work with an AI team and build an AI strategy in your company
How to navigate ethical and societal discussions surrounding AI.

Healthy Partnership

Healthy Partnership

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.

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True

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.

Krishna Das Live experience

Krishna Das Live experience

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.

Back by popular demand: Machine Learning with founder Andrew Ng

Back by popular demand: Machine Learning with founder Andrew Ng

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.

The United House of Prayer For All People Brass Band, hallelujah!

The United House of Prayer For All People Brass Band, hallelujah!

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.

Current offerings from David Terry Fine Art

Current offerings from David Terry Fine Art

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.

Student Loan Crisis and the College Degree dilemma today

Student Loan Crisis and the College Degree dilemma today

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.

Benefits of a good night’s sleep

Benefits of a good night’s sleep

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.

Suitcase portable Solar Panel system on Sale Now!

Suitcase portable Solar Panel system on Sale Now!

Adjustable, Corrosion-Resistant aluminum stand as well as a heavy-duty handle and latches for longevity. Folded size: 19. 9 x 27. 2 x 2. 8 inches. Ideal output: 500 Watt-hours per day (depends on sunlight availability)
Compatible with gel, sealed, Lithium, and flooded batteries. Charge controller with an LCD display for displaying operating Information and data

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

About this Professional Certificate This five-course certificate, developed by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company like Google.

Kate Bush explored for you

Kate Bush explored for you

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).

Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bryan Carey

Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bryan Carey

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.

Bruce Cockburn-Night Train

Bruce Cockburn-Night Train

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”.

My Left Footed Buddhist Journey

My Left Footed Buddhist Journey

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

I Know Better-John Legend

I Know Better-John Legend

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”!

Naima

Naima

Coltrane fans are familiar with the beautifully sublime, Naima, from the Giant Steps album.

Van Morrison: Got to Go back

Van Morrison: Got to Go back

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.

Mastering web3 with waves

Mastering web3 with waves

We are on the threshold of transitioning to the next generation of the internet, Web 3.0, which will be a more transparent and largely decentralized version of the web. To survive and prosper in this new decentralized environment, you’ll need to master new skills, such as building decentralized applications (dApps).

Jennifer She Said – Lloyd Cole

Jennifer She Said – Lloyd Cole

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.

Transcendent Music from Van

Transcendent Music from Van

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

masterworks

masterworks

Masterworks is the first platform for buying and selling shares representing an investment in iconic artworks. Build a diversified portfolio of iconic works of art curated by our industry-leading research team

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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.”

why COURSERA Specializations?

why COURSERA Specializations?

A specialization is a series of related courses designed to help you master a specific topic. Some shorter Specializations include as few as three courses and only take a few months to finish. Longer Specializations can include ten or more courses and take up to a year.

The Singing Detective May help

The Singing Detective May help

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.

Communique, Start your engines now!

Communique, Start your engines now!

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). 

The Beauty of a Treadmill Desk

The Beauty of a Treadmill Desk

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 Kool

Kurama Kool

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.

James Vickery-UK Soul brother!

James Vickery-UK Soul brother!

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.

Radiohead Ok computer

Radiohead Ok computer

You have an opinion about Radiohead’s seminal release, OK computer. The music press has written, academia has posited, about this incredible release.

Healthy weight loss: What to eat, what to avoid.

Healthy weight loss: What to eat, what to avoid.

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

Kelly Willis is what we deserve

Kelly Willis is what we deserve

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.

New and noteworthy social impact courses

New and noteworthy social impact courses

In February, Coursera announced partnerships with Howard University and Morehouse College, two historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with a distinguished legacy in education. Howard and Morehouse will bring a wide range of new content to Coursera, and Morehouse has already launched its first course on our platform: Activism in Sports and Culture taught by NBA All-Star and Sports Journalist Chris Webber!

Bill buford & Sons Healthy scrumptious!

Bill buford & Sons Healthy scrumptious!

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.

Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

New normal?

New normal?

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.

Jackson Browne still present after all these years

Jackson Browne still present after all these years

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, not the jam redux, overlook at your own risk.

The Style Council, not the jam redux, overlook at your own risk.

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.

Olivia Rodrigo emoting with control

Olivia Rodrigo emoting with control

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 Collier the Todd Rundgren of right now!

Jacob Collier the Todd Rundgren of right now!

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.

We love Tift Merritt’s music!

We love Tift Merritt’s music!

“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

All things must pass

All things must pass

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.

Do you feel like we do?

Do you feel like we do?

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.

Under my skin-the Ella for now and ever

Under my skin-the Ella for now and ever

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.

How software ate Finance

How software ate Finance

Software is eating the world, with radical consequences for financial services. This course gives you a foundation for understanding the future of financial services, and provides guidance for creating fintech businesses in the 2020s and beyond.

Nirvana-Where Did you Sleep last Night

Nirvana-Where Did you Sleep last Night

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?

Poets and Poems we love!

Poets and Poems we love!

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.

Dog Emotion and cognition

Dog Emotion and cognition

Dog Emotion and Cognition will introduce you to the exciting new study of dog psychology, what the latest discoveries tell us about how dogs think and feel about us, and how we can use this new knowledge to further strengthen our relationship with our best friends.

New Entry Level google Professional certificates

New Entry Level google Professional certificates

We are excited to announce that Google recently launched three new entry-level Professional Certificates on Coursera! These new programs are designed for anyone, regardless of background, and will allow learners to gain job-ready skills at their own pace, even with no relevant experience. Upon completion, learners will receive a credential from Google and be connected with top employers currently hiring.

Sutra of Golden Light

Sutra of Golden Light

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.

the Staves

the Staves

The Staves came into my life via the musical VW road trip, Austin To Boston. They are a force of nature, harmonically potent.

Louis CK routine analysis

Louis CK routine analysis

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.

TTB-Let me get by

TTB-Let me get by

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?

Trevor HALL’s beautiful music

Trevor HALL’s beautiful music

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.

Learn Faster, Forget Less-Masterclass with Jim Kwik

Learn Faster, Forget Less-Masterclass with Jim Kwik

Discover Jim Kwik’s 10 Powerful Hacks To Unlock Your Superbrain So You Can Learn Faster, Retain More and Forget Less
Join the foremost expert in memory improvement and brain performance in a Masterclass that will transform the way you think, learn, and live.

Blockchain Revolution Specialization

Blockchain Revolution Specialization

Blockchain is poised to transform every industry and managerial function—redefining the ways we transact online, share ideas, and manage workflows. It’s a new technology that every business professional needs to understand.

Van Hunt

Van Hunt

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.

New and Noteworthy classes on coursera

New and Noteworthy classes on coursera

We’ve seen significant excitement around recently launched content on Coursera. With new courses covering everything from data analytics and project management to understanding the relationship between race and architecture, we have new content that will be of interest to a broad range of learners. We recommend sharing some of these new courses with your audience.

32 Short Films about Glenn Gould

32 Short Films about Glenn Gould

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.

Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin.

Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin.

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.

Learn game design

Learn game design

Build a Game Using Unity 3D. Design and create your own game, and bring it to market, in five hands-on courses. The Specialization is taught by faculty at Michigan State University with over fifty years of combined experience building games and teaching game production. Michigan State University is one of the top-rated game design and development programs in North America.

Applied data science with python

Applied data science with python

The 5 courses in this University of Michigan specialization introduce learners to data science through the python programming language. This skills-based specialization is intended for learners who have a basic python or programming background, and want to apply statistical, machine learning, information visualization, text analysis, and social network analysis techniques through popular python toolkits such as pandas, matplotlib, scikit-learn, nltk, and networkx to gain insight into their data.

How did I miss this ingenious solution for an everyday problem?

How did I miss this ingenious solution for an everyday problem?

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?

Nike Air Monarch

Nike Air Monarch

Leather and Synthetic
Imported
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
Leather upper features overlays for support and perforations for airflow
Full-length encapsulated Air-Sole unit cushions for comfort and support
Solid rubber outsole is durable and provides traction over varied surfaces
Men’s NIKE air Monarch cross trainer iv shoe sets you up for comfortable training with durable leather on top for support. A lightweight foam midsole with a full-length encapsulated air-sole unit cushions every stride.

Imagine yourself as a Google cloud Security Professional, now take the first steps to make this a real thang

Imagine yourself as a Google cloud Security Professional, now take the first steps to make this a real thang

Learn the skills needed to be successful in a cloud security engineer role
Prepare for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification exam
Learn about Cloud Security including managing access, defining organizational structure/ policies, configuring network security, and analyzing logs.

Configure Google VPC networks, subnets, and routers

Sweet Earth The Peruvian Burrito review

Sweet Earth The Peruvian Burrito review

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.

mastertrack certificates

mastertrack certificates

With MasterTrack™ Certificates, portions of Master’s programs have been split into online modules, so you can earn a high quality university-issued career credential at a breakthrough price in a flexible, interactive format. Benefit from a deeply engaging learning experience with real-world projects and live, expert instruction

Drifting apart

Drifting apart

This track, Drifting Apart, featuring the harmony and back up vocals of Andrew Bird is so heartfelt beautiful.

10 Courses to take in 2021

10 Courses to take in 2021

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.

Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Have you experienced rejection in your life? Did rejection or a series of rejections knock you down for good? Right now, like so many of us in this economy, I am searching for sustainable W2 income and health benefits, the classic time for money exchange. What I am finding is a solution in combining part time jobs/ with self employment.

A good carpenter is hard to find

A good carpenter is hard to find

“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?

Whiplash Film

Whiplash Film

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 Sweetest taboo

The Sweetest taboo

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

Shakey Graves from Austin, TX

Shakey Graves from Austin, TX

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.

What are the Common Signs of Stress?

What are the Common Signs of Stress?

Fatigue
General irritability, hyperactivity, depression
Pounding of Heart
Dryness in the mouth and throat
Trembling, nervous tics
Impulsive behavior
Mood swings and crying
Inability to concentrate, confusion
Feelings of weakness or dizziness
Floating Anxiety, or feeling panicked for no reason
Feeling “keyed up”
High pitched, nervous laughter
Grinding teeth
Sleeping problems
Stomach and bowel problems
Frequent urge to urinate
A migraine or tension headaches
Neck or lower back pain
Loss of appetite or excessive appetite
Being prone to accidents
Alcohol or drug problems or excessive smoking
Nightmares

Advice while meditating Ligmincha

Advice while meditating Ligmincha

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.

COVID-19 coping tips

COVID-19 coping tips

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.

Why I love Quorn Meatless roast

Why I love Quorn Meatless roast

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).

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

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?

Joey alexander, so young so Good!

Joey alexander, so young so Good!

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.

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka

KCRW
UK soul singer Michael Kiwanuka took some time after the release of his acclaimed debut to figure out what he really wanted to say next

Tift Merritt Stitch of the World.

Tift Merritt Stitch of the World.

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.