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“Use the Difficulty”

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29 January 2023 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Is Cheese Really Bad for You?

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26 January 2023 at 7:33 pm

Sounds like a great restaurant

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If I could have a dinner here, I would set aside my whole-food plant-based diet for the evening.

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25 January 2023 at 8:15 pm

1st Prize Winner ECU Guitar Competition 2019

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Oscar Somersalo, 1st prize winner of ECU GuitarCompetition 2019

Music:
Variations on Carnival of Venice by Francisco Tárrega
1st movement, Fandangos y Boleros from Sonata by Leo Brouwer

Performed on July 16, 2019
Guitar: Gabriele Lodi

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18 January 2023 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Daily life, Music, Video

Why Bonsai Scissors Can Cost $26,000

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18 January 2023 at 7:48 pm

Mixing sodium and potassium to make some NaK

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17 January 2023 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Daily life, Science, Video

Make Kale Taste Delicious

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Useful and fun little video from Cook’s Illustrated:

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13 January 2023 at 8:28 am

Making a bonsai: A Christmas-tree spruce

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A very nice video on the details of bonsai work.

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11 January 2023 at 6:17 am

Posted in Art, Daily life, Video

Car/highway propaganda video

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9 January 2023 at 6:00 pm

Making Go boards and Shogi boards

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9 January 2023 at 5:58 pm

Posted in Daily life, Go, Technology, Video

The US does not understand transit

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It’s bad the the US doesn’t understand transit and worse that it refuses to learn.

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9 January 2023 at 4:52 pm

Restoration The TANK of Watches – Polishing – Vintage Certina DS-2

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I was totally absorbed watching this video.

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9 January 2023 at 4:37 pm

Jazz Bagpipe

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You don’t often hear this.

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9 January 2023 at 2:40 pm

Posted in Jazz, Video

Derek Simnett: 10 Things That Happen When You Go Plant-Based

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8 January 2023 at 12:38 pm

Brain Wave, by Jake Fried

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6 January 2023 at 12:17 pm

Posted in Movies & TV, Video

Amazing checkmate

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6 January 2023 at 7:50 am

Posted in Chess, Games, Video

Room tone

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Room tone is the sound of a room that is silent — not perfectly silent, but no one talking, no music playing, no clattering of dishes or movement of books: it’s the room noise you get when two people, say, are sitting quietly and just thinking. It’s not a dead silence, but it is quiet.

When an interview, say, is recorded, then after the interview is finished the camera and audio recorder continue to run while the people sit silently. This is to record the room tone for use in post-production, so that the editor has a baseline and can use snippets as needed without having any undesired contrast in the room tone between the room tone during the interview and room tone of any inserted audio.

A montage was created using these moments of deliberate silence at the end of an interview. Here it is.

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3 January 2023 at 9:47 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Cheetahs on the Edge—Director’s Cut

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24 December 2022 at 10:19 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Who is Honinbo Jowa? The Story of One of the Strongest Meijin in Japanese Go History

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I don’t post much Go stuff, but this video seems exceptionally clear — especially if you’ve seen (say) The Surrounding Game, an excellent documentary that explains Go very well. I believe the movie is available in the US on Prime Video. The first half gives a history of the game to provide a context for the second half. It’s well worth watching, and if you do watch it, this brief video will be more accessible even if you are not yet a Go player.

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23 December 2022 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Games, Go, Video

I Ain’t Got Nothing But Time: The mostly true legend of Hank Williams

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David Ramsey writes in Oxford American:

BUT SLEEP WON’T COME

It seems fitting to begin at the end. The final recording session Hank Williams had was banged out over a couple hours in a studio in Nashville on September 23, 1952. Four songs, four classics—including “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” That’s just how it was for Hank, even then, at the tail end of drinking himself to death. A little more than three months later, he died in the backseat of a baby blue Cadillac. He was in a bad way on booze and pills and injections, but the circumstances of his death, like his life, remain murky. We’ll get to that.

Hank’s second wife swore “Your Cheatin’ Heart” was about his first wife; his first wife swore he had written it about himself. It hardly matters.

On the one hand, we can say heartbreak is an essentially generic topic for a song, and the lament of the cuckold is a rather sour brand of the form. Still: Just listen. The lilt and longing in Hank’s voice. The freakish adrenaline in his delivery. His rubbery tenor, the way the tune yo-yos up and down like something about to snap. It is just one of those songs: Slinks up as lazily as a python; before you know it, you’re smothered. Sometimes I think it’s the meanest lullaby ever written.

The brief career of Hank Williams became such a definitional anchor for what was then mostly known as hillbilly music and is now known as country that you can catch yourself wondering if the whole genre might have had slightly different preoccupations if Hank wasn’t so fixated on cheating and drinking. There’s a tear in my beer, and so on and on. But he was a medium. He knew what the people wanted.

“If you’re gonna sing,” Hank said, “sing ’em something they can understand.”

After he died, a Wisconsin woman wrote in to a newspaper in Montgomery: “We have listened to Hank Williams on disc jockey shows so often that we felt he was a friend of ours; someone we had known for a long time.”

Hank called it folk music, before that term took on another connotation. Songs for the people. Drinking and cheating are familiar troubles, but they are also proxies, let’s say. There are so many ways to feel cheated, so many longings and lacks. There are so many troubles. I’m not here to tell you what country music is, but that’s what it is to me. You’ll cry and cry, and try to sleep.

They called him the Hillbilly Shakespeare, but that almost seems to miss the point. There is no meter to a certain sort of sorrow. Sometimes all we can do is howl. When the light fades to dusk, when the night is quiet and our mind is not, when the medicine wears off, when the road is long, when time is short. I got a feeling called the blues.

THE BOOK OF KINGS

He was born outside of Georgiana, Alabama, to Lon and Lillie Williams. His first name, according to state records, was Hiriam. They meant to give him the Old Testament name Hiram, but there was a mix-up on the birth certificate. As a boy, he went by “Harm” or “Herky” or “Skeets.”

His mother ran a boarding house that may or may not have doubled as a brothel. She was a large, intimidating woman who eventually worked the door when he played shows. “There ain’t nobody I’d rather have alongside me in a fight,” her son was heard to say, “than my mama with a broken bottle in her hand.”

His father sustained a serious head injury during his service in World War I, which may or may not have happened in a fight with another soldier over a French girl. Later, Lon had either an aneurysm or something like shellshock, and he left for the VA hospital when the boy was six years old. Likely in part due to Lillie’s efforts, he was mostly . . .

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Written by Leisureguy

22 December 2022 at 3:26 pm

Posted in Art, Daily life, Music, Video

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