Now Start Watching the Detectives

Now Start Watching the Detectives

Watching the Detectives by Elvis and the Attractions is playing all day on Durham Cool. The virtual JukeBox is stuck in this lovely groove rut and thus grist for the mill (see practice).

The Mommyheads Genius Killer conjures up a voice!

The Mommyheads Genius Killer conjures up a voice!

Today we heard Genius Killer for the first time thanks to WICB, one of the nation’s best College Radio stations, still making news and great musical programs daily. WICB 91.7 Ithaca College, “the Station for Innovation,” for introducing us to the Mommyheads Genius Killer track. The Genius killer tracks build with orchestral momentum, synchronous guitar lines, and melodic vocals. A great lyric, tight arrangement, songs, and, most significantly, lead vocalist Adam Cohen AKA Adam Elk. Which late 70’s early 80’s singer-songwriter does Adam sound to conjure up?

Add Alexa to your drive with Echo Auto now!

Add Alexa to your drive with Echo Auto now!

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.

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Now English for Media Literacy

Now English for Media Literacy

Welcome to English for Media Literacy, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.

Now one stop for all things Jon Seskevich!

Now 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.

Now We live in Hamilton’s Republic find out why?

Now We live in Hamilton’s Republic find out why?

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.

The sensual world of Kate Bush is for you now!

The sensual world of Kate Bush is for you now!

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).

Now meet the Chuck Prophet

Now meet the Chuck Prophet

We have Guitartown on Twitter to thank for Chuck Prophet today.  Circling above and below Chuck Prophet for years, largely due to the alluring name, we now find ourselves indebted to KEXP for an excellent in-studio live session. KEXP, like NPR’s tiny desk, knows how to mix live music.

On Main street with Los Lobos right now

On Main street with Los Lobos right now

This song is a tribute to east LA’s community where members of Los Lobos grew up. The main street is more than a relaxed vibe, chill driving down with windows open like the beer bottles in all the Amigo’s hands- This song is about being home and noticing/observing those walking down the Boulevard with the sun on their faces.

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.

Now the image that changed us from the Vietnam War.

Now the image that changed us from the Vietnam War.

“The Terror of War,” also known as the “Napalm Girl,” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by photojournalist Nick Ut, a Vietnamese American photographer working for the Associated Press at that time. Nick joined AP in 1966 after his brother died in 1965 at 27. He worked in the darkroom and later became a combat photographer like his brother.

Now So What’ by Miles Davis

Now So What’ by Miles Davis

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.

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.

Love and Affection is ready now

Love and Affection is ready now

“Love and Affection” is a song by Kittitian-English singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading. Her fourth single and third for A&M Records was her first chart success. It reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1976.

“Ready To Love Tift Merritt As We Do?”

“Ready To Love Tift Merritt As We Do?”

“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

No Neutrality on the subject John Mayer, Right?

No Neutrality on the subject John Mayer, Right?

What thoughts have you on John Mayer, the musician-esteemed guitarist, singer, and songwriter John Mayer? Sans the sordid details of TMZ-publicized romantic breakups and Narcissistic public tirades, I make an effort to discuss the musician Mayer.

Jorgen Dahl Moe is the voice that wakes your heart.

Jorgen Dahl Moe is the voice that wakes your heart.

This time the Voice is so original-honest-connected directly to emotive source universal pain and loss-love we had no choice but to share with all of you! Jorgen’s cover of Dancing in the Dark penetrated to the heart essence of the beautiful Bruce lyric and made it Jorgen’s song.

Now Learn To Think Like A Computer Scientist.

Now Learn To Think Like A Computer Scientist.

Algorithms are the heart of computer science, and the subject has countless practical applications as well as intellectual depth. This specialization is an introduction to algorithms for learners with at least a little programming experience.

Now Paul Stamets is prepared to save our planet!

Now Paul Stamets is 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.

Durham is the hub for innovative electronic music?

Durham is the hub for innovative electronic music?

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.

We need My Sweet Lord right now!

We need My Sweet Lord right now!

George Harrison grew up in a Catholic household, later embracing many elements of Hinduism through his frequent visits to India. My Sweet Lord was inspired by George’s overarching goal, transcending sectarian religious differences in favor of Unification.

Where do you think you’re going now?

Where do you think you’re going now?

If we look at the song’s lyrics, we will see that it is a “love affair” between a guy and a girl. The band had a lot of positive reviews for this song because it is a pure melody with some unexplained love issues.

Why Traffic’s John Barleycorn Must Die right now?

Why Traffic’s John Barleycorn Must Die right now?

John Barleycorn” is a British folk song. The character of John Barleycorn in the song is a personification of the important cereal crop barley and of the alcoholic beverages made from it, beer and whiskey. In the song, John Barleycorn is represented as suffering indignities, attacks and death that correspond to the various stages of barley cultivation, such as reaping and malting.

Get in the groove with multi-instrumentalist FKJ NOW!

Get in the groove with multi-instrumentalist FKJ NOW!

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

My Everchanging years with Paul Weller Now

My Everchanging years with Paul Weller Now

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.

Transcendence with Van is now!

Transcendence with Van is now!

We bring this article forward today from 2019 to February 02, 2021 (ground-hog day) Van’s Caledonia Soul Music, thanks to our friends at Vizieroframbling-for this super HD quality version. Listen all the way through on your best AirPods, headphones, or speakers. This track is the best example of vanTransdencent you can find. Transcendent music from Van for you.

Amy Helm rescues all of us with her beautiful voice!

Amy Helm rescues all of us with her beautiful voice!

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.

Why Amadeus now, see sublime?

Why Amadeus now, see sublime?

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?

Martin Frost Elevates Clarinet To The Front Of The House Now!

Martin Frost Elevates Clarinet To The Front Of The House Now!

Martin Frost is a clarinetist musician extraordinaire. My late discovery of his immense and sublime featured soloist talent/proficiency came while writing the “Why Amadeus ” article. Whether we find Martin playing Mozart Concertos for Clarinet, Bach, Haydn, or Rhumbas by Chick Corea, he excels with fluidity, expertise, perfect articulation, control, and humility

Now Experience Lions Mane healing benefits.

Now Experience Lions Mane healing benefits.

Lions mane mushrooms (Hericium Erinaceus) are white, globe-shaped fungi with 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 cardiac response.

Now Silvia Perez Cruz for you!

Now Silvia Perez Cruz for you!

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.

Now an introduction to Mary Spender!

Now an introduction to Mary Spender!

Mary Spender is an excellent guitarist, editor, narrator of any topic, and a gifted songwriter. Young as she is, she has a ripening curious mind. I am slowly falling in love with Mary due, in no small part, to her wonderful, slightly Posh, British accent and her perfect elocution with the English language.

Now the Night of comes back to us!

Now the Night of comes back to us!

The Night of HBO drama series is one of the best written, acted, and cinematography within any size viewport we have watched thus far. This may sound like hyperbole to some, but reserve judgment until you watch it

Ready for the best Liquid Collagen Activator?

Ready for the best Liquid Collagen Activator?

Get glowing, gorgeous skin with a daily boost of collagen and activating botanicals. The proprietary ingredients in this delicious blend have been clinically shown to deliver visible support to skin health and hydration in 8 weeks or less.

Yo-Yo Ma, Bach suites for Cello: see extraordinary!

Yo-Yo Ma, Bach suites for Cello: see extraordinary!

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.

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.

All things must pass in the now

All things must pass in the now

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?

Do you know Cucurrucucu Paloma?

Do you know Cucurrucucu Paloma?

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

Now Genesis with Gabriel or Collins in the lead?

Now Genesis with Gabriel or Collins in the lead?

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.

Why Raised by Wolves resonates right now!

Why Raised by Wolves resonates right now!

Raised By Wolves, from the album ‘Songs Of Innocence’, tells the story of the biggest loss of life in a single day of the conflict in Ireland, following a car bomb incident in Dublin’s city center in 1974, and was a center point of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in 2015.

Ready Now FOR Krishna Das Live?

Ready Now FOR Krishna Das Live?

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.

Now join me in a new Lloyd Cole Robert Quine phase.

Now join me in a new Lloyd Cole Robert Quine phase.

It would not be easy to find a more apt artist soundtrack to accompany this brief moment in my life, a friendship in early bloom, the redolent prose of Robertson Davies, and Lloyd Cole’s sultry, slyly wise vocals. Music has a way of finding you at just the right moment.

Ready now for HC McEntire’s solo career?

Ready now for HC McEntire’s solo career?

H.C. McEntire, frontwoman of Mount Moriah, strikes out on her own with her debut solo album LIONHEART. Stereogum describes her voice as “weary, wise, and bright as morning sunshine all at once,” and that sunshine glows throughout the triumphant LIONHEART.

Ready for the Best Live Jeff Lynne RIGHT NOW?

Ready for the Best Live Jeff Lynne RIGHT NOW?

Jeff Lynne is a composer, extraordinary visionary musician-workaholic creator-better to describe him as a flow creator-always creating. Ideal human. Influenced by the best-commencing with the Beatles, he has alchemized periods of popular music into his own private Idaho.

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.

Now Larry Bird or Pistol Pete?

Now Larry Bird or Pistol Pete?

Much love for the newly discovered by me, YouTube channel, BTM Basketball Time Machine for reinvigorating my love in the sport of basketball and appreciation for the old school greats like Larry Bird.

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.

Now is the best time to start a BSc in Marketing!

Now is the best time to start a BSc in Marketing!

Get a taster for BSc Marketing with one of the University of London’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The Business Sustainability in the Circular Economy course introduces topics covered in the BSc Marketing degree and is a great way to gain insight into what to expect from the degree.

Robert cray I guess I showed her NOW WHAT!

Robert cray I guess I showed her NOW WHAT!

Robert Cray can play and sing the blues as great as anyone living or deceased. This is is indisputable fact not open for debate. Some might argue his guitar mastery outshines his vocal croon but I say they hold equal weight in the Durham Cool blues boiler room of love

“How Spalding Gray Talks To You    now.”

“How Spalding Gray Talks To You now.”

Spalding Gray was a hyperbolist. A storyteller, monologuist. Exaggerator, in other words, an actor. There was an undeniable charisma to this storyteller-Monologuist-actor, Spalding Gray. Swimming to Cambodia was my introduction to Spalding.

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.

Now Prince assumes his throne on stage, RIP

Now Prince assumes his throne on stage, RIP

Thanks to Tim Esse, Apple recruiter, for sharing this incredible Prince guitar obligato on Linked in. Watch George Harrison’s son’s expression when Prince turns around to Tom Petty and him. George Harrison’s spirit was in the room

Launch Your Career in Game Design and Development now! 

Launch Your Career in Game Design and Development now! 

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.

Eno’s impact on Bryan Ferry, U2, and Roxy Music

Eno’s impact on Bryan Ferry, U2, and Roxy Music

You know there’s no way that we can write about Everything but the Girl without posting also on the subject of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music.

Consider first the degrees of separation between Bryan Ferry and Bono? It’s only 1° of separation really and that’s Brian Eno, the estimable producer of most of Roxy music’s discography and a good deal of early U2.

Now the IBRAHIM MAALOUF Community Hive is LIVE!

Now the IBRAHIM MAALOUF Community Hive is LIVE!

Watching the live performances featured herein, you will immediately notice Maalouf’s intentional collaboration between the band and the audience. Ibrahim rides the energetic exchange with his audience like a Taoist master. The Maalouf community is a hive, with each individual participating in the trance of prayer, daydreaming, and homeland memory together and alone.

Anything Better than an Emmylou Duet?

Anything Better than an Emmylou Duet?

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.

Soar with Stamets 7 now!

Soar with Stamets 7 now!

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.

What to love about Quorn Meatless roast

What to love about 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).

Do you know Itsuro Shimoda?

Do you know 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.

Now Marlon crafts music on the state of our disunion

Now Marlon crafts music on the state of our disunion

As law enforcement and the Senate pursue accountability for the Capitol riot and insurrection, world leaders and cultural figures have been speaking out and condemning the attack on democracy. Rapper Marlon Craft has a new song challenging clichés about unity and arguing America cannot try to be unified until people confront things that should not be negotiated, from scientific truths about Covid-19 to white supremacy.

Now Updates on Affordable Housing in Durham.

Now Updates on Affordable Housing in Durham.

The rising costs of downtown living in cities like Durham NC are not unique. Check any city with an educated workforce, unique neighborhoods, limited housing supply and great restaurants like Durham has and you find rising home costs. What about Durham is unique vis-a-vis affordable housing?

Neil Young is back High in the Rockies now!

Neil Young is back High in the Rockies now!

Neil Young. Enough said? You may go to WIKI or the excellent 70 facts you might not know about Neil Young from Tidal to find the C.V. and pertinent discography. Here we focus on the music we love. Throughout this article, you will find old and new achronologically mixed together.

Finally, a Superbrain Masterclass now!

Finally, a Superbrain Masterclass now!

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.

What is the Metaverse now?

What is the Metaverse now?

The metaverse isn’t just for gamers or developers, it will be for everyone. In this free course from the experts at Meta, you’ll learn what the metaverse is, what it means for our world today and into the future, and the opportunities it presents for both professionals and businesses.

Now The Singing Detective May help

Now 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.

A lesson in how easily a free press can be silenced by a Despot.

A lesson in how easily a free press can be silenced by a Despot.

Vigilance. Certain freedoms need your protection. The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.

Learn how to Astrally project now!

Learn how to Astrally project now!

A Mindvalley Masterclass with Vishen & astral projection luminary Jade Shaw
Transcend The Limits Of Body, Space & Time: And Ascend To The Ultimate Spiritual Experience With Astral Projection
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Now Matthew Sweet with the Robert Quine!

Now Matthew Sweet with the Robert Quine!

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.

Have you heard about Andrew Yang’s new Forward Party?

Have you heard about Andrew Yang’s new Forward Party?

Welcome to the Forward Party!
I started the Forward Party for a few big reasons. The main one is one we can all see – the current two-party duopoly is not working. While the two major parties have different issues, we can all see that polarization is getting worse and worse, with 42% of both parties regarding the other as not just mistaken, but evil. Neither side is able to meaningfully solve problems, so we all get angrier and angrier.

Now the Truth about Cats and Dogs

Now the Truth about Cats and Dogs

What is your cat revealing to you when she purrs? What is your dog expressing when he yawns or wags his tail? Understanding your cat and dog’s behaviour and the way they communicate with you, will enable you to better understand their needs and strengthen your relationship with them.

Poetry and Prose we love!

Poetry and Prose 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.

Why Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is now!

Why Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is now!

DeFi and the Future of Finance is a four-course learning experience. DeFi, or Decentralized Finance, is a new technology whereby users interact as peers with algorithms or smart contracts rather than through traditional intermediaries such as banks, brokerages, or insurance companies. 

Now All shook down with the replacements?

Now All shook down with the replacements?

All Shookdown started life as Paul Westerberg’s solo artist debut. Before the recording began, his management talked him into doing it as a Replacements album. As a result of its initial intent, All Shook Down is marked by numerous session, side, and journeyman musicians, in addition to the three other Replacements.

Fool in the Rain makes the sun shine in me!

Fool in the Rain makes the sun shine in me!

Who was the creative force behind this jumpy little world music sortie? Could it be that Robert Plant had Paul Simon’s yearnings for a broader world music horizon? Is this limiting the input of the rest of the members? Not! The story goes Jimmy Page got the idea for the Samba beat from a World Cup soccer tournament in 1978.

Now the best TTB tiny desk concert for you.

Now the best TTB tiny desk concert for you.

Yes we bring back Tedeschi Trucks Band Tiny Desk Concert
This band is so great they even make it large in the smallest of places. This NPR tiny desk concert is not the best live show, more like live to tape in a very cramped studio space.

Now Jonatha Brooke is a very GOOD bad dog artist!

Now Jonatha Brooke is a very GOOD bad dog artist!

In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released six more albums. Her 2008 release, The Works, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Recently, she’s co-written songs with Katy Perry and with The Courtyard Hounds. Jonatha has written for three Disney films and several television shows, and has composed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s, Dollhouse.

Why we love Atlantic City version by the band

Why we love Atlantic City version by the band

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

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.

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?

Now how software ate up finance.

Now how software ate up 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.

Curious about Dog Emotion and cognition?

Curious about 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.

Get ready to Master Final Cut Pro now.

Get ready to Master Final Cut Pro now.

This course unravels the post-production world for editors. Students will dive into the key features of Apple’s Final Cut Pro software for Video and Audio Editing and learn elements for creating professional videos with the use of transitions and effects, titles and motion graphics, color correction, 360 Video and Media Management.

Now Lake Charles is ready for you!

Now Lake Charles is ready for you!

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”.

Aidu Du is the sensual flow for you!

Aidu Du is the sensual flow for you!

Musicologists may wax poetic about the connection between West African music and American blues, but this GRAMMY®-winning 1994 release—a genius collaboration between a Malian guitar legend and an American multi-instrumentalist/producer—was a groundbreaking proof-of-concept. Touré’s hypnotic melodies (sung in 11 languages!) float over shimmering acoustic and electric guitars from Cooder and notable guests (including John Patitucci and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown). Dusky, entrancing, and stunningly gorgeous,

Now the I Ching Guidance website is live!

Now the I Ching Guidance website is live!

The Durham Cool team actively contributes to and maintains another website called I Ching Guidance. The IChing Guidance website was established to provide insight into the 4,000 year old oracle, I Ching (comprised of 64 divination Hexagrams). The IChing guidance website is dedicated to propogating a broad spectrum of original spiritual content. We encourage readers of Durham Cool to visit I Ching Guidance, the yin to Durham Ccol’s Yang.

Now Tina Turner Chanting her way to Peace!

Now Tina Turner Chanting her way to Peace!

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.

Now time to fly with Aerial Robotics Study?

Now time to fly with Aerial Robotics Study?

How can we create agile micro aerial vehicles that are able to operate autonomously in cluttered indoor and outdoor environments? You will gain an introduction to the mechanics of flight and the design of quadrotor flying robots and will be able to develop dynamic models, derive controllers, and synthesize planners for operating in three-dimensional environments.

Now Why Peter Gabriel is here for us!

Now Why Peter Gabriel is here for us!

Peter Gabriel’s charisma, shamanic crowd ownership, disciplined histrionics, and overall band artistic leadership. Imagine Genesis without Gabriel, and you have a very polished musical enterprise with excellent bass and Phil Collins’s incredible percussion and vocals.

Now the profound wisdom of Elijah Cummings.

Now the profound wisdom of Elijah Cummings.

“Representative Elijah Cummings had the final word as chair of the Oversight Committee. I sat in silence, listening to this now deceased man with decades of experience in the civil rights movement and other forms of public service, who, as a lawyer, had represented disgraced lawyers like me. He understood that even the least of us deserve the opportunity to seek penance, redemption, and a second chance in life. Cummings was the lone politician I encountered in all my travails who took an interest in me as a human being. When I reported serving my sentence, he even took steps to ensure my security in prison. It was a selfless act of kindness for which I will always be grateful.

Rickie Lee Jones surfs the hidden and seen universe

Rickie Lee Jones surfs the hidden and seen universe

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.

Now a Global Master of Public Health 100% online!

Now a Global Master of Public Health 100% online!

A research-driven, flexible degree for the next generation of public health leaders.
The Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London is a high-quality online degree program from one of the top 10 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). As a Global MPH student, you’ll study biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems and more. You’ll also hone your research skills by exploring issues that affect your own community.

Now is a good time for the BlockChain certificate from Duke University!

Now is a good time for the BlockChain certificate from Duke University!

Learn how to use blockchain to solve real-world financial market challenges.
From bitcoin to blockchain, financial technology (FinTech) is changing the way we think about financial services. With blockchain technology serving as an encryption base for a variety of applications, understanding its use and limitations is a critical skill for leaders across industries.

Why Blood on the Tracks is the best Dylan now!

Why Blood on the Tracks is the best Dylan now!

Blood on the Tracks Blood on the Tracks is seminal. Blood on the Tracks stands out as one of Dylan’s best, American Music best, the best-recorded music of a generation. I was introduced to Blood on the Tracks in the 9th-grade Dewitt Jr High library music room….

Now, Alice, the wolf is at your door!

Now, Alice, the wolf is at your door!

Lipstick on the Glass was our introduction to the Wolf Alice mileau.   This extraordinary performance, artfully sound and light mixed is incandescent.    The Alice Wolf experience begins now.  The Wolf is at our door and we are willingly letting them in. 

Now time for Discrete Optimization!

Now time for Discrete Optimization!

ired of solving Sudokus by hand? This class teaches you how to solve complex search problems with discrete optimization concepts and algorithms, including constraint programming, local search, and mixed-integer programming.

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.

This is now for Swift 5 iOS Application Developer Specialization.

This is now for Swift 5 iOS Application Developer Specialization.

This program is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to develop Apps using Swift and iOS. Through four courses, you will learn topics beginning with the absolute basics and ending with selling your apps on the app store. This program provides the skills you’ll need to advance your programming career and seek employment in Swift and iOS application development.

Now a Healthy Partnership made real by Susan and Derek

Now a Healthy Partnership made real by Susan and Derek

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.

Now Single Page web Applications with Angular JS

Now Single Page web Applications with Angular JS

Do you want to write powerful, maintainable, and testable front end applications faster and with less code? Then consider joining this course to gain skills in one of the most popular Single Page Application (SPA) frameworks today, AngularJS. Developed and backed by Google, AngularJS is a very marketable skill to acquire.

Get a Spark Amp + Spark MINI bundle with savings now!

Get a Spark Amp + Spark MINI bundle with savings now!

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

Watch now as Dua Lipa Blows Your Mind

Watch now as Dua Lipa Blows 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.

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.

Peter Gabriel with Paula Cole “Don’t Give Up”

Peter Gabriel with Paula Cole “Don’t Give Up”

“Don’t Give up” is such a deeply inspirational, uplifting song for me. I truly loved the original studio version, featuring Kate Bush yet truly enjoyed the Paula Cole duet on Secret World Live after watching the video. I love the secret world lineup so much I find myself watching the YouTube videos regularly. There is so great chemistry and apparent carmadarie on this tour I highly recommend purchasing the Secret World video from Amazon Instant video as I will today.

Now Swim with Mac Miller

Now Swim with Mac Miller

It wasn’t just his writing, either. His production and overall songwriting talents were truly remarkable and perhaps underrated by the general public.

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.

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”.

Now all in with Nathaniel Rateliff and the night sweats!

Now all in with Nathaniel Rateliff and the night sweats!

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.

Now Ready for AI in Healthcare?

Now Ready for AI in Healthcare?

In this specialization, we’ll discuss AI’s current and future applications in healthcare with the goal of learning to bring AI technologies into the clinic safely and ethically.

Now give openly to the Venerable Pureland Project!

Now give openly to the Venerable Pureland Project!

Pureland Project promotes physical and spiritual well-being through recognizing human interdependent relationship with nature. We leverage best practices to support Tibetan nomads in Tibet and spread their wisdom to the Western world. Our aspiration is to support sustainable living practices in Tibet & the Americas utilizing the ancient Buddhist principles of Purblind Meditation.

Drain weasel the plumbing solution so simple yet ingenious

Drain weasel the plumbing solution so simple yet ingenious

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.

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.

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.

What we need now is Steve schmidt’s humor and wisdom

What we need now is Steve schmidt’s 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?

Excited for your Drill Sargeant Shamanista Session?

Excited for your Drill Sargeant Shamanista Session?

This medicine path has changed my life in indescribable ways. When I found this work, my life changed forever – I gave up my teaching career to commit myself fully to this path. Miracles occurred that opened the doors and cleared the way, I had found my calling. Since my professional training that took years, with shamans in Peru, Canada and the United States, this work has really taken off. Through remote sessions I’m able to meet and work with people all over the world.

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.

Dog Friendly Durham establishments

Dog Friendly Durham establishments

A former restaurant owner made me aware of a little known Durham Health Department double standard, dogs and any other companion animals are not permitted in establishments that prepare and sell food from a kitchen yet when food is procured from a food truck parked outside your establishment dogs are allowed to frolic and sit at your feet while you chow on savory pork buns from pork bunnies food truck

Ready Able and Tested Joey Is Here

Ready Able and Tested Joey Is Here

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.

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? 

What is the difference between Ravens and Crows?

What is the difference between Ravens and Crows?

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.

Rene Russo, easy to love!

Rene Russo, easy to love!

We find ourselves drawn to Rene Russo and believe you will succumb after watching her performance in these 3 key roles, Thomas Crown Affair, Get Shorty and Tin Cup.

Applications now Open for the BSc in Computer Science!

Applications now Open for the BSc in Computer Science!

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:
Build and maintain reliable software to meet the sophisticated demands of today’s market
Develop innovative and creative approaches to problem solving
Work independently with confidence
Apply for roles at the cutting-edge of the tech sector such as application programmer, mobile app developer, web developer, video game developer, SFX and post-production, and systems analyst

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

The love with Baba Neem Karoli!

The love with 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.

Why not more Steely Dan now?

Why not more Steely Dan now?

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.

Which is better Apple TV or Firestick 4k?

Which is better Apple TV or Firestick 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.

Develop a global perspective on international relations and foreign policy.

Develop a global perspective on international relations and foreign policy.

The Master of Arts in International Relations, Security, and Strategy from O.P. Jindal Global University has been designed to help students and working professionals around the world open the door to a career path in the ever-expanding streams of civil/ diplomatic services, conflict resolution, political journalism, international justice, international economic development, humanitarian relief, human rights advocacy, political and economic risk analysis, and more.

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.

Watermelon Sugar High by Harry in Style!

Watermelon Sugar High by Harry in Style!

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.

The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes

The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes

This exhibition will showcase many unpublished Ernie Barnes original paintings, as well as artifacts from his life. Barnes was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. After five seasons as a professional football player, he retired at age 27 to pursue art. Known for his unique style of elongation, energy, and movement, Barnes is the first professional American athlet

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.

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.

Now a master’s in Computer Science is designed for students without a computer science background.

Now a master’s in Computer Science is designed for students without a computer science background.

The online Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) degree is a first-of-its-kind graduate-level degree program in computer science tailored for non-computer science majors. Offered by the University of Pennsylvania, this program brings the long-running, established on-campus MCIT degree online This program empowers students without computer science backgrounds to succeed in computing and technology fields. MCIT Online students come from diverse academic backgrounds ranging from business and history to chemistry and medicine.

1,2,3 Puppetry  “The Time We Have” May 14/15 Southern Village!

1,2,3 Puppetry “The Time We Have” May 14/15 Southern Village!

1,2,3 Puppetry travels through the four seasons, the ticking clock, the cycle of life, the journey of a caravan, the spinning of the wheel, and the garden of inspiration, to explore what is time, and how we can make the most of it with the amount we have. Together we can see the seconds, mind the minutes, and honor the hours. Join us on our journey that features giant puppets, masks, live music, and dance that will be fun and thought provoking for the whole family.

Get in the Use Me pocket with Bill Withers.

Get in the Use Me pocket with Bill Withers.

If this is your first time hearing this track, then bless your virgin ears. All of us are in for a treat. This Bill Withers track is on my desert island top five lists. Many of us know Bill Withers is the singer-songwriter who composed “ain’t no sunshine.” Those in the know know that bill withers is so much more than Ain’t no sunshine and grandma’s hands.

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.

It’s time for David Terry Fine Art?

It’s time for 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.