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Re: How’s your day?

Post by BMAONE23 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:00 pm

emc wrote:Today is a good day...... my wife's birthday!
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She's a long time Beatle fan. No accounting for taste. :wink:

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Congartulations to her and happy birthday.
Tomorrow is my wife's birthday.
Great women always seem to be born near the same day

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by bystander » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:08 pm

emc wrote:Today is a good day...... my wife's birthday!
Happy Birthday, Ms. Ed!
BMAONE23 wrote:Congartulations to her and happy birthday.
Tomorrow is my wife's birthday.
Great women always seem to be born near the same day
and Happy Birthday, Ms. 123!

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:27 pm

emc wrote:
Today is a good day...... my wife's birthday!
Does she know about Carol Post?
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by owlice » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:22 pm

Happy birthday, Mrs. Ed, and many happy returns of the day!

And happy tomorrow birthday to Mrs. 123, and many happy returns of the day!
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:11 pm

This day just keeps getting better.

Happy Birthday tomorrow to your wife BMAONE23! You’re right about great women!

Thanks bystander!

And yes Art, she knows… she knows.

Thank you owlice!

You guys are priceless.

I hope to have this thread evolve into more sharing from other members… not mainly about my day. I mean, you’re having a day too. Sometime you might like to express through the media points available… how your day is going. Might be fun. Might be healthy. My wife's always after me to do more healthy things... you'd think she'd give up after over 30 years.

You guys help me more than you know.

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by BMAONE23 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:32 pm

Thanks Bystander, Owlice, & emc
and preemptively others on behalf of Mrs 123

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by Ann » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:51 am

Yes, Happy Birthday, Mrs Ed and Mrs 123! :D

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by owlice » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:54 am

emc wrote:One of the things I enjoy about posting is linking to something someone else has done that expresses what I think or feel… [snip]

In my mind an artist is successful when he/she “speaks” to others through their work. If an artist strikes a chord residing in another’s cortex, there can be a connection deeper than surface tension. It is typically harder to put into words than it is to experience. A beautiful work of art highlights an experience between at least two people and communicates either a feeling or a memory that creates a virtual connection between the transmitter and receiver. So, how’s your day? Does anyone else express it for you?
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This doesn't fit the category of "something someone else has done that expresses what I think or feel," but it is a work which struck a chord in me, a work to which I had a very strong reaction. Last December, I visited the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia. I not only like Rodin, but I wanted to see the building itself because I like the architect's work. This is a beautiful little museum; the building was built for the permanent collection it houses, so building and art are perfectly suited to one another.

The works are wonderful, of course; hard to go wrong with Rodin. Gates of Hell! Naked Balzac! A bust of Mahler!!!

One work in particular struck me: The Call to Arms. A dying soldier collapses against a winged figure rising behind him, the "spirit of war and the Liberty of France," who cries out in pain and fury at the impending death of the warrior, at the loss of the man. "Aux armes, citoyens! Aux armes, aux armes!" I could feel her pain, understand her fury; it is a very emotional work, and I had to walk away from this statue several times.

And then go back to look at it some more.
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by owlice » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:04 am

As to art* which expresses how I'm feeling, I've been in kind of a meta mood the past few days, the result of listening to a CD which included this song:
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:ssmile:

The group isn't together anymore, but their amusing music lives on.


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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:25 am

I love your museum piece. You so get it! Art provokes emotion. Beautiful emotion… and you don’t even have to be an artist to express emotion. :wink:

I had not seen the Call to Arms until now… it is beautiful! Thank you for that! It even provokes emotion on the 2D screen. The angel’s expression of pain! That’s what makes us cry.
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Humor is such good medicine. That song is very funny! It is good to laugh and it is ok to get mad.

Ann reminded me of this the other day… so be mad at her if you don’t like it.
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Post by orin stepanek » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:02 pm

Hi Ed; that song title reminded me of one from back in the day:enjoy!
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:13 pm

Hi Orin,

Like the song! I remember hearing it in my younger days too. I listen to our “oldie” station sometimes… does bring back memories.

I loved this song too when it came out!
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:38 pm

Hey Owlice, I’ve been looking for an excuse to post this since I read Bystander’s “Go Ask Owlice”…
It is a thirty plus year old hippie comedy/war protest song. The Rodin angel brought it back to mind. It is quite long and in two parts. Enjoy if you have time.

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:52 pm

Today is a very good day. I am teaching the dragon.
This is one of my favorite favorite songs. It speaks volumes about my inlook and outlook today. And my experience thusfar here at APOD/SA*

BTW - The "Eagle" is APOD.
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Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night

He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
I had to listen had no choice

I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom boom, boom
"Son," he said, "Grab your things, I've come to take you home."

To keeping silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut

So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
'Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut

I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey," he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home."
Yeah back home

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free

Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes, but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me

Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey," I said, "You can keep my things, they've come to take me home."

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by rstevenson » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:23 pm

Thanks for the memory Ed. Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a concert on TV (I still have it recorded if you want details) of Peter Gabriel performing recently on a very interesting revolving stage. He's still got it, and yes, he sang Solsbury Hill.

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by owlice » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:58 pm

Hiya, Ed! Glad you liked "The Call to Arms." It was deemed too emotional when it was created. I found it breathtaking in real life; pictures just don't do it justice, though those pics are much better than the ones I took of the Philadelphia statue.

Thanks for the music, too, all of which I'm familiar with. (Yes, Orin, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes," too, which I like!) I like ABBA, and I have a CD which has Monster Mash on it in my office, even. :shock: (And play it at least once a year! :ssmile:)

Often on Sunday mornings, I have a desire to listen to Bach, and so it is this morning. I have in a recording of Bach lute suites, played on guitar by Sharon Ibsin. The weather is beautiful here, cool right now but expected to go into the mid-70s this afternoon, sunny and clear. I will take a short bike ride today, perhaps 14 miles or so, and spend most of the rest of the day on schoolwork. And laundry. I have the never-empty laundry basket, sad to say!

Not in great sound, though in great form:
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:41 pm

Hi Rob,

Glad to know you’re also a fan and yes I would like to know more about your recording. I was fortunate to see the Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour when they came to Atlanta.

This is song provokes peace of mind... I love the imagery the words create.
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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:50 pm

Hi Ms Owlice!

That lady can play that guitar huh! (use sloppy southern drawl to process the words)

You have a busy day! I try my best to be unbusy but my wife knows I shouldn’t be left too long at my own devices. :wink:

Found this and I’m listening to it as I write. BTW – You are a talented writer!
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I’m glad you’re here! :) Better get at them chores though. :roll:

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by Ann » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:08 pm

Thank you very much for providing the lyrics to the Peter Gabriel song, Ed. I sometimes have trouble hearing what people actually sing in English.

There were no lyrics for the Genesis song, but the video was lovely.

As a Swede, I guess I should be the principle defender of ABBA here (not that I have gotten the impression that anyone here dislikes them :wink: ). I like ABBA, and I often love when good flutists play their instruments, so here are Gheorghe Zamfir and Dana Dragomir playing ABBA's Chiquitita on pan flutes.
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You get to see some nice landscapes too and some peaceful, if truly odd-looking (what are those clusters and constellations???) painted sky scenes.

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by owlice » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:10 pm

Ed, she surely can play that there guitar! I don't know why I don't have a recording of these works on lute, though; I should get one.

Thanks for your kind words! Laundry update: one load in washer, one load in dryer, one completed load on top of dryer, as the tall child didn't take his last load out of the dryer when it was done! (He'll use the dryer as a closet if permitted to, keeping his clean clothes there and removing items as he needs something to wear.)

Bach under the stars -- that would be a lovely way to listen to Bach! Thanks for sharing that!
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Post by Ann » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Ed, what a wonderful, lovely video! Hubble at its best, and Bach too! But I almost went crazy before I could identify NGC 1672, the galaxy that we see in the beginning of the video. Then there was M51, M100 (a favorite of mine), Hoag's object (the ring galaxy through which you can see a much more distant ring galaxy), the remarkable NGC 4622 (which has two sets of arms, one set that rotates clockwise and one that rotates counterclockwise) and possibly M51 again, and if so it was the nucleus we saw. There was the Trifid Nebula, too, and lots of planetary nebulae. Okay, I was getting a bit bored with the planetaries, but even I couldn't resist when they turned into celestial butterflies pinned to a "display set" of some sort.

Beautiful!!!

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi Ann,
Carpet Crawlers – Genesis

There is lambswool under my naked feet.
The wool is soft and warm,
- gives off some kind of heat.
A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed.
Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid.
The fleas cling to the golden fleece,
Hoping they'll find peace.
Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid.
There's no hiding in my memory.
There's no room to avoid.

The crawlers cover the floor in the red ochre corridor.
For my second sight of people, they've more lifeblood than before.
They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door,
Where the needles eye is winking, closing in on the poor.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out.

There's only one direction in the faces that I see;
It's upward to the ceiling, where the chambers said to be.
Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree.
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they're free.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out.

Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite,
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing
Bright.
Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight;
It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out.

The porcelain manikin with shattered skin fears attack.
The eager pack lift up their pitchers - they carry all they lack.
The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through the crack,
And the tickler takes his stickleback.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out.
Glad you liked the Bach. Owlice is broadening my musical perspective! 8-)

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:37 pm

owlice wrote:Ed, she surely can play that there guitar! I don't know why I don't have a recording of these works on lute, though; I should get one.

Thanks for your kind words! Laundry update: one load in washer, one load in dryer, one completed load on top of dryer, as the tall child didn't take his last load out of the dryer when it was done! (He'll use the dryer as a closet if permitted to, keeping his clean clothes there and removing items as he needs something to wear.)

Bach under the stars -- that would be a lovely way to listen to Bach! Thanks for sharing that!
Hi Owlice,

I enjoyed it too… it is beautiful! Thanks for telling me about it. 8-)

BTW - I can't access streaming video here at work. :(

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by emc » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:09 pm

Today I am quite sad and quite proud at the same time. If you’re curious as to why… you can PM me or Owlice.

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Re: How’s your day?

Post by owlice » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:14 pm

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