Somewhere between a cello and a violin there is the viola, and wow, here’s a soulful performance that showcases that oft neglected instrument. Of course I’ve heard the orchestral score, the 10 pieces transcribed for solo piano, seen the ballet, but this take really nails the robust and moving score by Sergei Prokofiev. Performed by Maxim Rysanov (viola) & Da Sol Kim (piano).
Behold this awesome video from NASA created from data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft (LRO).
April 2, 1968: the best movie of all time is released, 50 years ago today!
This is made up of 2 sunsets, looped and mirror imaged. The music excerpt “Alight Spiral Tap” is borrowed from “REWORK” an album of music by Philip Glass (mixed by Beck & others).
PHOTO ESSAY !! Hill 88, located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in Marin County just north of San Francisco, an old abandoned military radar monitoring base, stunning views on a stunning day: March 3rd, 2018.
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra gives an awesome live performance of the theme from Sergio Leone’s classic western “A Fistful of Dollars” (staring Clint Eastwood) composed by the great Ennio Morricone. Is that great or what? Want more? Here’s a performance of the theme from “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” !
For a time, I collected Mexican Lobby Cards, but lost interest after a while. I was thinking I could sell them, but realized I was still attached to them. De-cluttering is hard!
Here’s a pretty little scene filmed with my iPhone. It looks weird because I applied the “Warp Stabilizer VFX” in After Effects. It’s desperately trying to smooth out the flowery plant which is wildly blowing around in the wind. This is what happens. It’s only 5 seconds of video, but I looped it forwards-backwards. Click here for a trippy version.
Thursday 7:45am, January 25th, 2017.
Written in 1890 by Claude Debussy for solo piano. The harpist here, Valeria Kurbatova, arranges the work for solo harp. Simply beautiful. Gratitude. Peace.
* rev·er·ie : a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.