Sunday, December 21, 2014
Now is the solstice of the year
They demolished a building.
The day after the first day of winter is one of my favorite days of the year. It's the day when the days start gaining sunlight. Tomorrow, it's only one second. But it gets better with each day thereafter.
* I think we watched every show: December 1964: Bob Hope in Vietnam.
Even his choice of song, Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again,” couldn’t have been more perfect. It worked on several levels that made The Colbert Report so successful. Its association with the World War II generation evokes both the “simpler time” that the conservative pundits he skewered like to say once existed, and also Colbert’s numerous fundraising efforts for veterans-based charities. But there’s a third layer in the song’s history — its use at the end of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb — that also draws upon the tradition of the absurdist political satire at which Colbert excelled.
Beautiful, man. Just beautiful. I can't wait to see him on The Late Show, especially since I missed every single Colbert Report (except for a few clips on the web.)
* Winter is the glad song that you hear.... (Jethro)
Posted by: Marie at 8:18 PM |
Friday, December 19, 2014
To us the path of knowledge show
Santa in a room.
Statehouse lit up over the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois.
Statehouse Christmas lights reflected in the Willard Ice Building at night.
Posted by: Marie at 10:22 PM |
Monday, December 15, 2014
The police in New York City
Posted by: Marie at 9:30 PM |
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Me sailed the ship all alone
* Book trailer: "The HAIGHT: Love, Rock, and Revolution":
Grammy Trustees Award-Winning photographer Jim Marshall is renowned for his powerful portraits of some of the greatest musicians in the world. Marshall’s new book “The Haight: Love Rock and Revolution” is a one-of-a-kind chronicle of mostly unpublished photos he shot between1965-1968 during the apex of the counter culture revolution. The book features hundreds of images from Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, to Bill Graham, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary and Jefferson Airplane. Written by bestselling San Francisco music journalist Joel Selvin, the story behind each of these stunning images is incomparable.
Posted by: Marie at 8:04 PM |
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Half past dead
The sun came out for a few minutes today. Then it went down.
* The City of Springfield has struck a deal with the owner of the Bel-Aire whereby all the residents will be evicted and the vintage Route 66 motel will be demolished: Remaining Bel-Aire residents wonder where they’ll go next. Photos of some of the residents.
* Photos: Gun violence in Chicago.
* This is all kinds of messed up: Fort Bragg postpones discharge hearing for Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer.
* Here's a web site you can get totally lost in: Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. Here's a great place to start: Northern Chicago area. (Found here: Naval Air Station Glenview, buried in plain sight.)
Posted by: Marie at 7:54 PM |