- Producer27/03/2017El verdadero rostro de Leonardo da Vinci - Christian GálvezLeonardo de Vinci - Cara a Cara La semana pasada estuve en la presentación del Libro Leonardo da Vinci - Cara a Cara , de Christian Gálvez. Además hicimos la retransmisión del mismo con un Live Buzz en...
Comments27/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSiegfried Woldhek came off the stage with a convinced disposition that he has found the real face or generational faces of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXsynj1QkQ View moreSiegfried Woldhek came off the stage with a convinced disposition that he has found the real face or generational faces of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXsynj1QkQ It is highly compelling but does not put away the possibility that Woldhek is too certain and certainty requires confirmation. It is the same in science.
Just because one scientist has developed a way of doing that works, it is not until the experiment is repeated by another scientist that we can add credence to the assertion that the real face of Leonardo has been found.
History does get shaped over time and then re-shaped as well. This encourages me to view the Da Vinci History TV documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYBO0YyJ6RU [Run time 90 Minutes] Whether it is documentary or films, directors are open to interpretation and place their view on the face of Da Vinci and what his life was actually about.
Christian Galvez is an interesting mind, he is among those who elevate my thinking and in that regard I welcome such people. Close
- 26/03/2017Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (Lyric Video) Music video by Creedence Clearwater Revival performing Green River. (C) 2014 Concord Music Group,...
- Producer25/03/2017"Zen and the Art of "Bomber" Cleaning"I leave “the line”, the peak of service is over, and the adrenaline is still coursing through my veins. It is loud, the “hum” of the kitchen, pans hitting the stove, oven doors opening and closing, buzzers and timers chiming away, the fryers loud...
Comments25/03/2017 #1 Ken BoddieAfter-service wash and scrub, uniquely described as an enlightening experience. Scouring, rubbing and wiping down those Behemoth Bombers sounds like the Battle of the Somme is replayed every night, Randall. Never will I again complain about doing the washing up ..... until next time I leave my wallet at home, that is. 👨🏻🍳
- Producer24/03/2017MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ, SU LEGADO UNIVERSAL Y JAÉNMiguel Hernández Gilabert (Orihuela, 1910 - Alicante, 1942) fue un poeta y dramaturgo de especial relevancia en la literatura española del siglo XX. Aunque tradicionalmente se le ha encuadrado en la generación del 36, mantuvo una...
Comments25/03/2017 #18 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque#15 What valuable information, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! I love the phrase "There is something far more powerful about recognizing the generational poets from Spain, it is their back-stories that are just as compelling as the art they are recognized for". I completely agree with you. I have the privilege of working with this documentation on these great poets!!!25/03/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 @ @Gert 🐝 Scholtz
The great thing Gert is that exposure to Spanish poets helps with your personal aim of beginning to learn the Spanish language. What I am learning about both Spanish and Latin American poets is the relationship with the political environment.
These were not people like William Wordsworth who examined daffodils and was enthused by yellow flowers, Spanish poets are more like Wilfred Owen whose poetry was magnified because he wrote it in the trenches during battle and in Owen's case he never made it out of the First World War, which is yet another tragedy. There is something far more powerful about recognizing the generational poets from Spain, it is their back-stories that are just as compelling as the art they are recognized for. So it is the background of Miguel https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/miguel-hernandez
Two things stand out from this background. First Miguel is the quintessential working class hero and secondly to rise from what was a menial and mundane farming existence, he had to overcome his own father who severely discouraged his son from pursuing poetry. Miguel Hernandez fought hard to achieve and so his chief constraints were not all political.
I am also conscious that my Western education in both England and Canada never featured Spanish poets and so unless one attended a top notch school, we are faced with the promotion of Western figures and so by entertaining the life of Miguel Hernandez, I am also getting past the constraints of this Western Education - and here I am inspired by Hernadez story, while of course I weep at the tragedy of his illness and incarceration, and most of all a lifetime full of challenge and challenges.25/03/2017 #10 Carlos 🐝 TíscarMe ha puesto la piel de gallina recordar la historia de Miguel Hernández. Con tanto ordenador y teléfonos móviles, dejamos de lado muchas veces las maravillas de la poesía y la literatura. El pueblo que olvida su historia, está condenado a repetirla, esperemos que en España tengamos buena memoria para que no haya más poetas condenados a morir en una cárcel sin sentido. Un abrazo a todas las abejas y mi más sincero homenaje a Miguel.24/03/2017 #5 Gert 🐝 ScholtzPaz Hueso Luque: Thank you for the post. The life of the poet Miguel Hernandez is interesting to learn more about. A tragic end. Thank you also to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for always adding more information and adding to the learning experience. / Gracias por el post. Es interesante conocer la vida del poeta Miguel Hernández. Un trágico final. Gracias también @CityVP 🐝 Manjit por siempre agregar más información y agregar a la experiencia de aprendizaje.24/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe first thing I needed to acquaint myself was what the "generations" are and so I spent time to get familiar with 27, 36 and also 50 and it is quite a complex array of poets and artists. I also took a look at the Generation of 98 in light of your original introduction to Antonio Machado
Generation of 98
Generation of 27
Generation of 36
Generation of 50
Apart from Hernandez's story which you said you would write, so thank you, I also got to discover the City of Jaen, which many travel sites described as the hidden treasure of Andalucia's hidden treasure http://luxurycolumnist.com/jaen-spain/
Enjoyed learning from this buzz !
- Producer22/03/2017A Thousand Holes - A Taste of MarrakechShimmering flecks of gold flickered off the waterways. We settled down at the pagoda teahouse where the bridges intersect. Yet another ancient water town checked off my list, each unique in style, each offering up a local Chinese flavour. Rays of...
Comments24/03/2017 #19 Dean OwenI like what he did to "Mad World". Not a fan of Adam Lambert, especially when he fronted Queen, but he did an incredible Mad World. I think we grew up with the same songs. I was 15 when I heard Seasons and the story behind it. Picked up a guitar wanting to learn how to play it. Toya Wilcox was big at the time.23/03/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe amusing thing here for me is that I heard that song a few years under 50 years ago and I only get to find out about Marrakesh in this buzz !
For me music is milestones more than beats - for this is where it captures our individuality and so what we happen to like is different to what it happens to mean. A great example is the song that stamped my psyche after 9/11 - which was Gary Jules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4
When Pink Floyd sang Another Brick in the Wall that is a memory ticker that coincides with Alice Cooper "Schools Out Forever" - you can guess I was at a school which all of us did not want to be at. I can enjoy masses amount of commercial pap because I keep liking separate from meaning. For sure when we talk about song composition and beat this fits in the middle space between like and meaning - but music for me is what flows through my imagination, so much so it is individuality and music becomes DNA.
Perhaps the song I don't like to hear but which carries the most haunting meaning for me is Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG9otasNmxI23/03/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 In this 2000 Farm Aid Live performance it is the four-some version since Neil Young had joined the band much later when they became Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young [CSNY]- so here is Marrekech Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE06X25fDU View more#13 In this 2000 Farm Aid Live performance it is the four-some version since Neil Young had joined the band much later when they became Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young [CSNY]- so here is Marrekech Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE06X25fDU
#14 CSNY's most poignant track was Four Dead in Ohio , an anthem to the Kent State shootings when the Ohio National Guard killed four students protesting the Vietnam War and the incursion into Cambodia
Four Dead in Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
These shootings led to mass Student strikes, and it was H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's Chief of Staff involved in Watergate who marked the Kent State shootings as the moment that created the deep scrutiny on Nixon's administration, that eventually uncovered Watergate and led to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.
The Marrekech Express is Crosby, Still, Nash's most joyful song, Four Dead in Ohio their most significant. Close23/03/2017 #12 Dean Owen#10 Oddly I sometimes have the same issue with pictures in articles not downloading. It usually lasts about a week. Much appreciate a comment from the master debonair himself, Mr. Smooth, Suave and Sophisticated, @Paul Walters View more#10 Oddly I sometimes have the same issue with pictures in articles not downloading. It usually lasts about a week. Much appreciate a comment from the master debonair himself, Mr. Smooth, Suave and Sophisticated, @Paul Walters. No doubt you'd make a better Bond! Close23/03/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHaving been nearly 50 years since Crosby Stills and Nash recorded the song "Marakech Express" it is about time I actually saw something of the real Marrakech and now I have, it was a great way to catch a glimpse of it in this sublime buzz. I don't remember a buzz of yours before which broke into a novelist dialogue but the effect of the 2nd section added some personal "being there" and it worked. Great photographs as always and I concur with @Paul Walters about the debonaire bit.23/03/2017 #10 Paul Walters@Dean Owen Ah Dean San hankering after places visited and recalling fond memories !!! Unfortunately your pics on this post are not loading but I am noticing that on a number of posts I read. Still I was able to conjure up the images in my head from one of my all time favourite cities. Sounds like you did the 5 star version complete with beautiful woman in fluffy bathrobe ...you debonaire bugger you
- Producer17/03/2017Danny Boy - Happy St. Patrick's Danny Boy is one of my favourite songs and synonymous for me with things Irish. The lyrics were written by an English lawyer, Frederick Weatherly, in 1910 and adapted from the original tune to the tune "Londonderry Air” in 1913. ...
Comments17/03/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHappy St. Patricks day @Lance 🐝 Scoular. May the luck of the Irish be with you. "May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face"
My brother in law has been a singer since his teens and he sings "Danny Boy" beautifully. I love the video, very nice!!17/03/2017 #1 Des WalshMy mother's favourite song - her party piece - Lance. and in the Irish tradition she "owned" it - i.e. it would have been the height of rudeness for anyone else to sing it when she was there. She also used to sing the drinking song The Cruiskeen Lawn, probably most famous from the Clancy Brothers - the chorus in Gaelic are embedded in my brain and I still can't translate them. http://www.metrolyrics.com/cruiskeen-lawn-lyrics-clancy-brothers.html
Comments17/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI read a Lifehacker piece about the origins of St. Patricks Day and discovered three interesting things
1. Patrick was not Irish
2. His name was not Patrick
3. He is called St. Patrick but not canonized
Patrick however is credited with the Shamrock which was helpful to him in spreading Christianity to a nation predominantly pagan and druid..
Then there is the colour green. Turns out Time say it was a political origin - with the ruling class of Ireland at a time carrying a BLUE flag. Irish rebels from Confederation of Kilkenny chose a Green flag to protest the land occupied that today is Northern Ireland. Then "Society of United Irishmen" further reinforced the colour green and utlimately embedded due to a ballad called "The Wearing of Green" .
The Wearing of Green
PS I am fond of the Gaelic and one day would love to visit the Republic -
- Producer15/03/2017Balik Pulau Street Art: A Tiny World Hidden In A Narrow AlleyBalik Pulau is a quaint town in the southwestern part of Penang Island lost half way between the airport and fishing villages. Better known for fruit farms, it is an unlikely place to look for street art. Perhaps unfairly, but one would think that...
Comments16/03/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSince I have begun reading these travel blogs, it has given me a greater sense of place. Not only did I get a fix on where Penang Island is situated, but I gained a better handle on the geography of the region, and only saw today that Malaysia has two bits to it. I also took in the context of neighbouring Indonesia and how complex that nation is with its 18,000 islands. What struck me is the 10,000+ uninhabited islands in the region. Malaysia unlike Indonesia at least has a definitive geography.16/03/2017 #1 Dean OwenThat Asam Laksa sign got me hungry! Glad you have an eye these visual footprints. When I drive in Malaysia I usually head straight for KL's Bangsar for some biryani. Food usually dictates my journey, but I will have to keep an eye out for these stunning and unexpected murals.
- 16/06/2016Jim HendrixJimi Hendrix - Feedback This new and revealing programme provides an incredibly detailed account of how Jimi Hendrix, a legendary guitarist touched by genius, lived his life in the...
- 09/08/2016Do you want to know how to play guitar ? Just see thisJimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze Live (1967) Purple...
Comments10/08/2016 #4 Tony BrandstetterIn 1968 I was 8 years old, one day we went to visit my cousin who played in a band. As we got out of the car I heard this music coming from the house, it was loud, very loud. We discovered Danny was playing Fire by Jimi, my first taste of rock and roll and I have never looked back. Move over Rover and let Jimi take over....
- 14/03/2017For Ali, my buddybees ...and for @Chris Guest as promised in response to his buzz about Muhammad Ali today! (My daughter painted this last fortnight.)
Comments14/03/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#1 Yes Sir! She digs Ali! She is studying Applied Arts at college and has been trying her hand at stuff in recent times. Happy to say she writes, paints, sketches and sings better than me ;) (for me that's a huge mission accomplished ;) Muchas Gracias for the share!
- 12/03/2017Logo mais ás 21hs na Rádio Interativa Mix com a abelha Dj Carlos Ribeiro com a programação GARAGE MIX, tocando só as do passado, como esta nacional que fez muito sucesso , então acesse o site - http://radiointerativamix.radiostream321.com/ e não esqueça de curtir nossa página no Facebook da Rádio, abraçosBebeto Menina Carolina
- 04/05/2016The Unit Theme Song - I have 15 years of Never being there, Never being caught, rarely being seen..... and I can guarantee you 98% of what is on your TV as 'news' is fabricated, produced, and agenda fed - Hell, I used to write some of it. You are being lied to, daily and often - about the big things, and even the little ones. Go shoot your TV - you might learn a few things. Wake up - Un Plug."Life During Wartime" Talking Heads LIVE Here's my favorite track from the concert movie "Stop Making Sense". I'd love to have a conversation with each of the band members ...this was not your...
- Producer06/03/2017A Stranger in a Strange Land("Tales from Paradise" pt. 1) Has anyone read that excellent novel by Robert Heinlein, “Stranger in a Strange Land”? I talk a lot about learning and Mentoring; it is very important in...
Comments08/03/2017 #21 Randall Burns#17 Thank You @Sara Jacobovici for your thoughtful response, I appreciate it and I agree with your sentiments. I understand your definition of "self" and it is a much more expanded perspective than the "norm". You're right when you say "I see or experience the "self" as all that of which we are made up. I don't relate to the self as being the intellect and/or ego.", but I find that most people's self awareness is eclipsed by exactly their "intellect and/or ego"; the emphasis of their perceptions are limited to this aspect of themselves. When I refer to "losing the self" I'm saying that by reducing their emphasis on the limitations of just "intellect and/or ego", (which in their minds is the sum and the whole of themselves), they will make room, open up for the deeper, more nebulous aspects of themselves to "wake up". I refer to expanding our paradigm of our perception of the "self", which is to break barriers that can be difficult, (myself especially included, I have a "hard head"). This could be discussed at great length but I hope that you "grok" what I'm saying.
i use a quote with my Cooks when i'm mentoring them and I'm trying to break their perception of their own personal paradigms,
"The only way to recognize and determine the boundaries of the possible, is to go beyond them into the realm of the impossible"08/03/2017 #19 Savvy RajA pleasure to read this @ Randall Burns and I sincerely thank @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for bringing me here. Many parts in this piece instantly resonated with me that I gratefully want to share and highlight here.
Your mention that there is so much more to our beings than just our minds; and in learning, we are learning with much more of ourselves than just our minds
As well as that of the value of 'traveller' spirit receiving information across the whole "Learning Spectrum. I had earlier written a poem on such a traveller.:) Here is the link if you would like to read The Traveller https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/the-traveller
And most of all of your experiences of the Dancing lights....
My senses rejoicing with the feeling of the Aurora dancing so close that I could almost touch them and some aspects of my being were actually being touched by them. I could certainly relate to that even though I have yet to see the phenomemon . I look forward to witnessing these 'Dancing lights ' someday sooner than later.
Truly appreciate and thank you for your reflections!08/03/2017 #18 Ian WeinbergThanks for the inspiration of the exuberance of life in the moment @Randall Burns Truly bursting with flavor! As regards the 'doing' in life, you may be interested in perusing https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/mindfully-yours08/03/2017 #17 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 Now finally to my response @Randall Burns. As @Ali Anani mentioned, I consider us sensory beings and as such your post is a primary example (and proof) of that. I also very much enjoy your writing style. (Yes, there is a but here...) My only point of diversion would be away from your discussion of the "self'. I say "your", as you expressed it, but realize that it is connected to the concept of many others. As an integrator, I see or experience the "self" as all that of which we are made up. I don't relate to the self as being the intellect and/or ego. I don't see us as beings in which dwells a self. Self is defined as "a person's essential being". I find it difficult to relate to an aspiration or process in which we lose the self. Yes, we can have transcendental experiences, altered states of consciousness, experience things beyond the physical confines of our body. If one loses the self, who is having the experience? Now, it may be a matter of "semantics" but I don't think so. I come at "us" as selves in search of an identity; a lifetime (and beyond) process. The self (as you say, made up of so many parts) wears different forms of identities at different times and these identities are shaped, formed and defined by literally an infinite number of factors. I think the self is a glorious thing that we need to learn more about, all of its parts. I think that it is the identity part that trips us up. Thank you Randall for the opportunity to participate in this dynamic discussion.08/03/2017 #14 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/2 WOW! OK....first to thank @Ali Anani for bringing my attention to your post @Randall Burns. I'm sorry I missed it the first time it was posted, glad to see it now! I not only enjoyed the post but the discussion that it is generating. Second, I would like to draw the attention of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to this quote from your post as I think he would find it of interest: "This day with Craig and the Conch was the embodiment of this "philosophy"; by immersing my total "Learning Spectrum" I could recognize and accept the total lesson with my whole "being". Craig's behavior epitomized this sentiment as was illustrated by his relationship with the world around him."08/03/2017 #13 Randall Burns#11 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you've given me a great idea for a new buzz! Something comical, satirical, talking about the angst of man facing this technological/informational revolution, (which is exactly what it's been for the past 25 years). Are we losing touch with our humanity? are we digressing from the natural evolutionary path, or is this the "natural" evolutionary path that we're supposed to be on? etc. (Did you ever read the original "Time Machine" by H.G. Wells? His vision of our evolutionary path is quite horrific). This would be the perfect Swansong Buzz for @David B. Grinberg, Hive, "Universe, Space and Beyond". I think I'll title it, "I have a Flip Phone and I'm not afraid to use it"
Who has time for Twitter? I'm too busy writing. :-)08/03/2017 #12 Randall Burns#11 LOL, I'm a bit of a Neanderthal, no I don't use twitter, I'm still in the dark ages in many ways. I really get harassed when people see me pull out my flip phone, (seriously), but one of my favorite comebacks is, "Hey, is that a smart phone that you're using? It's not really working for you".08/03/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 I watched Andrew Zimmern catch them with a guide somewhere and they made a nice dinner out of Conch and a few other delights. I don't mind the taste of snails but they are a bit chewy! Yes, I had to bite my tongue. How can anyone who owns a Restaurant (and it's a higher end one) suggest Escargot is fresh from the can? Ok, so my tuna in a can must be fresh too LOL!! I bet Escargot is great if eating it FRESH in France :)08/03/2017 #9 Randall Burns#7 Thank You @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I appreciate your response. there's nothing that tastes like fresh Conch, (or is it that fresh Conch tastes like nothing else?), definitely does not taste like snails, and no one gets them "fresh", Escargot are canned, from France. They are harvested from the vineyards.
LMAO!! I can just imagine you biting your tongue trying not to laugh08/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI felt as though I could smell the fragrances you wrote of because you were so descriptive @Randall Burns. What an amazing experience you had. I'm assuming you must be a top notch chef because I watch enough foodie shows to know that excellent Chefs love to go out and find their food or they have it coming in fresh daily as you wrote of. My grandmother used to have Conch shells in her living room, they were beautiful. She brought them over from Scotland. I've never eaten Conch, does it taste similar to the snails we are served in the NE USA? Your senses have led you down tranquil paths it appears! Oh and just for fun, we were ordering at a Restaurant a few weeks ago and I noticed Escargot on the menu. I asked where it came from and if it was fresh? The owner said, "Oh yes, it's fresh... again I said, where does it come from? And she told me it's fresh from a can." It took everything I had not to burst out laughing. I didn't order it, needless to say!
- 25/02/2017The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze (Music Video) Music video of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix...
Comments26/02/2017 #6 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsTo me Jimi was the 'sound' of the 60s, everyone else just followed his example. My sister and step-sister met him as one his last concerts in California. My tall, dark, gorgeous step-sister caught his eye immediately as she got to the front of the crowd and was leaning on the stage (before they started putting up barricades) He asked her "What can I play for you gorgeous?"...to which she answered "Foxy Lady". So he did.
- Producer25/02/2017Macaque MischiefNaff surfer shorts and flip flops may be the order of the day, but pack away your Rayban’s, lose the fake Panama hat, and stow away your wallet, for you are about to enter the Monkey Forest. Lose all dangly bits, scarves, and hairbands....
Comments26/02/2017 #12 Dean Owen#8 Yep, they seem to be all over Asia. I had them in the forests near my house in Singapore, see them a lot in China and Japan. No need for zoos I guess. Yep, and pretty much all photos used in my articles are mine. I suspect the primates are attracted to grey, black, and silver as these were the items they seem to like snatching!26/02/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery interesting @Dean Owen. I've seen these primates in Zoo's but never up close and personal as you described. By the way, I found this on Facebook, very helpful considering I miss posts of those I so enjoy reading. Hint to anyone else @Paul Walters or @Ken Boddie, let me know if you use Facebook! Ok, if one of those Monkeys came close to me, people would probably see me running and of course I would be the laughing joke. I love the photo near the water, did you take that? I hear they are attracted to pink shorts! ;-)26/02/2017 #7 Paul Walters@Dean Owen A Pommy, Chinese ,Nipon... or PCN which makes for a great acronym ...another gem from the Bodie. I tend to avoid the monkeys in Ubud but find the ones in Ullawatu a lot for formidable . I have seen many a pair of designer sunglasses snatched from the faces of tourists be tossed off the cliffs when the primate became bored with their booty !!! Nice piece as always and love your pics!25/02/2017 #2 Dean Owen#1 The Aussies make great tourists in my opinion. I was surprised to see them in the top ten worst behaved list! http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-behaved-tourists-2013-5?IR=T&r=US&IR=T/#10-brazil-a-significant-percentage-of-respondents-felt-that-brazilians-were-the-most-naughty-of-all-world-travelers-were-betting-that-number-spikes-come-world-cup-season--125/02/2017 #1 Ken BoddieHappy days, Dean-san. Monkey see, monkey do. Glad to know they still let "even Aussies" into this thieves paradise. 🤣 Mind you there are some "dangly bits" best covered up rather than lost. Not quite ready to sing soprano in the choir as yet. 😝
Masterfully written post and not bad for a Pommy Chinese Nippon. 😂
- 21/02/2017Experiencing hands-on the unique traditional Japanese drum, ‘taiko’, at Sado Island in Niigata from members of the world-famous Japanese taiko group: Kodo!
#odaiko #japan #niigata
- 24/02/2017Wanna see a hundred of adorable free-roaming foxes up close? Head on over to Japan’s magical Fox Village with the help of this travel guide!
#asia #fox #japan #foxvillage #foxzoo
- Producer23/02/2017Seven Natural Wonders of TimeI am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you. Here follows my seven natural wonders time. Vredefort Dome More than two billion years ago...
Comments24/02/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWonderful images with a touching description. Beauty of nature never ceases to amaze us. @Gert 🐝 Scholtz Your buzz tells me how well you connect with nature and appreciate it's beauty and the contribution it makes to each one of us.
A must visit all these magnificent places.
I Imagined travelling two billion years in the seven natural wonders of time.
Thank you for the journey into the beauty that surrounds you.24/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 you are welcome, all on my bucket list - let me first complete my business management course for startups then i take off @Gert 🐝 Scholtz24/02/2017 #28 Gert 🐝 Scholtz@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Jerry Fletcher I hope that you will someday have the chance to experience the reality of the pictures and images. Many thanks for your encouraging comments.24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Love this one from Gert Scholtz!24/02/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Well-being for our heart and soul @Gert 🐝 Scholtz, each day a cup of inspiring beauty in words and images, I say yes to that! Thank you.24/02/2017 #17 VDS BrinkGert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!24/02/2017 #16 Gert 🐝 Scholtz@Savvy Raj @Sara Jacobovici @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I appreciate your friendly words, thank you for reading. South Africa's natural diversity is a world in one country – mountains, forests, desert, tropical coastlines, waterfalls, lakes, the bush, many more. Do visit one day and come and explore even more natural wonders of time within the beauty of the country.24/02/2017 #11 Savvy RajAmazing journey through time and spaces @Gert 🐝 Scholtz thanks so much for sharing these here. I especially connected with these lines amongst the many here ....The mists, strands and waters fall down in space only to repeat the cycle through the earth’s natural rhythms.
- 23/02/201778 años de la muerte de Antonio Machado: 10 de sus citas imprescindiblesm.europapress.es Tal día como hoy fallecía en Collioure (Francia) Antonio Machado, uno de los poetas españoles más ilustres del siglo XX. El escritor sevillano fue el...
Comments23/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSo much for the poetry of football, a game that went no where just like the Manifesto I just read - something just fizzle out and were not meant to be. It seems even Breton fizzled out.
I will now certainly focus on learning more about Miguel Hernandez as well, who it seems Paris Review did not interview either, Pity, but they did interview Pablo Neruda who mentioned Hernandez and something about his untimely death. This is all great, I would never have known anything about any Spanish or Latin American poet had I not come across beBee. So all of this is a fascinating discovery in itself. I first must inquire more into the life of Antonio Machado, which is what I started with here.
Paris Review Interview with Pablo Neruda
https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4091/pablo-neruda-the-art-of-poetry-no-14-pablo-neruda23/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 You will soon get used to me learning in the moment, indeed from the Paris Review piece Octavio Paz mentions an interesting document that caught my eye
Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art
Signed by André Breton and Diego Rivera
Before I could read this, I realized my team Tottenham in the middle of their 2nd leg game and are winning 2-1 which is bad because that score means they are losing - so with 20 minutes left I will see how our Argentine manager solves and saves the day - football is a theater of different sorts. Once I watch that I will take a look at the Manifesto and then I have an evening with some creativity professor who apparently is going to teach us about "creative problem solving" -
PS thankfully I don't work at a documentation center, I'd never get any work done :-)23/02/2017 #2 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque#1 Thank you very much for the link and for the comment, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!. It is very interesting!. I work in a documentation center, where I have a lot of information about poets and their poetry. Soon I will talk about Miguel Hernandez, another great universal poet. Kind regards!!23/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitLook forward to following your buzzes Paz. Ironically a place I like visiting is the Paris Review and there is very little they have in the ways of interviews with Antonio Machado, so I know zero about him, but there is an interview that mentions him, and it is with Mexican poet (ironically called) Octavio Paz. I like these kind of synchronicity :-)
I am not a great reader of poems themselves, I like getting behind the poem and try to relate the human being who is famous for writing them. In the case of the Paris Review interview with Octavio Paz, it follows the same quality and style where we get to hear poets speak.
If you have never encountered Paris Review here is the interview with Octavio Paz
- Producer15/02/2017'Black Mirror' is a stark warning about the perils of Technology & Social MediaThe Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart screens we use. What does this say about us and our relationship with our gadgets and, most importantly, what...
Comments22/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI made a note about this thread at https://www.bebee.com/content/1247455/1132009
It is amazing how I totally missed this. I encountered a 2014 New Yorker article about Black Mirror
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/05/button-pusher21/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFinished watching the first vignette of the first season and it was surprisingly good !!!
I was taken aback when I saw that Black Mirror was from 2011, because in those six years this is the first time I have heard anyone mention it. I know my family has watched it because all the shows were ticked as watched, but then they watch far more these films and shows than I can ever do.
The one I watched was called "The National Anthem" and it was great that it was a British production. One of the characters was played by Tom Goodman-Hill, he was difficult to recognize but then the penny dropped that he plays the father of the main family in Humans. Humans is a series that I have also watched. I see your point about the "black mirror" subject in the vignette I saw and though the pig poke was a bit over the top, I found it to be highly original in its content and delivery.
It definitely captured the digital medium spirit of our times where people consume massive amounts of media and never tire of novelty and always on the look out for the next viral thing. Unfortunately Freud may have been right about the state of the human condition - but then we have not seen what future generations will do once they know our collective history - or at least that is my hope, but only time will tell how the next generation is transformed by our relative ignorance of the effects of media.
Looking forward to watching another episode next weekend - the best thing I mastered is the joy of delayed gratification.21/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMy black mirror is Netflix. By keeping Netflix to occasional weekends I can get to watch the odd series such as Halt, Catch, Fire. There is a bunch of other series that I could get into, but because I know that I can get into them - I keep my distance.
The way that Black Mirror has been described here, I am willing to give it a shot and see how I relate to it. I thought I was in for a treat when I began watching the series I-Robot, but man did that series just tank within a couple of episodes and that was the last time I watched a Netflix because of a recommendation.
The reality of these shows is not that much different to when Hollywood or comedy central or SNL depict our digital behaviour, often we laugh at ourselves but we don't change our fundamental reality.
Those people who think about life will probably enjoy Black Mirror and get them thinking, which is what they are good at - and those that just dose on media for feeling - then that will pass right through them as "interesting" entertainment.
I will hold my own judgement and see if Black Mirror is as good as the write up review on this buzz. In fact I will do that right now - that is if that series streams in my country. Netflix are getting very antsy these days about VPN, so that is one more reason that helps me watch less rather than more Netflix shows.
- 18/02/2017Next time you are in London great bar to visit ..... 4th March is in my 'filofax' ooops maybe I should use an online diary...Ain’t Nothing But the Blueswww.worldsbestbars.com Taking its name from a musical revue this popular Soho blues bar, with its blue-painted frontage, is a lively, exciting place to catch live music in central...
Comments18/02/2017 #4 Dean Owen#1 It really hasn't changed that much. Soho had jazz bars back in the 60's. One jazz bar features heavily in Chapter 1 of my book. The real change occurred in the 70's when the Hong Kongers came to London and opened up Chinese restaurants in Soho. They are still there. My mother opened the first Japanese restaurant in Europe (in St. Christopher's Place), and her second was in Soho. There may be fewer sex shops now, but it looks the same as it did 30 yrs ago. In my mind, London is one of the least transformed cities in the World (and that is a good thing).18/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 It does sound like gentrification but I have not been in London for some years, so I do need to check out Soho and see for myself the changes. I do know that San Fransisco is losing its colour due to massive gentrification and there this is the effects of startup capital and technology companies moving in and bulldozing the existing culture, and displacing communities that have lived there for several generations. In the end if Soho totally gentrifies we can amalgamate Mayfair, Soho, Belgravia and Westminster and rename it Snobbyville.18/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSoho is an example of an amazing transformation. 40 years ago it was the seedy red light district of London and today it is the complete antithesis of that - a trendy and sophisticated area. Since I have not lived in England for the last 25 years, I have no idea of what it is like now, but it had begun to change quite dramatically even by the time I had emigrated in 1992. By then it became less and less like the place it was in the prior decades.
- 16/02/2017Nuestro embajador @Christian GálvezLos lugares de "Matar a Leonardo da Vinci" Documental dirigido por Christian Gálvez en el que recorreremos todos los lugares de Italia y Francia que aparecen en la novela "Matar a Leonardo da Vinci",...
Comments16/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEven for my highly networked mind delving into the world Christian Gálvez occupies was challenging because it has so many layers.
From the video above I can see his interest in Leonardo Da Vinci but in 2007 he also formed a company called 47Ronin. This interests me because In 2013 Hollywood made the movie about the 47 Ronin - which is a Samurai history and not a Classical Renaissance history - but I could not find more about why the Ronin was chosen as the company name.
I then found an online hoax - so that told me that this is a big name in Spain. It is probably like me coming to Canada and finding out the first time who Justin Bieber was.
1 Million people pay respect in online hoax
Studying the man is more of an interest to me than the following or fame anyone has acquired. I am fascinated in his thinking and depth of understanding from Christian Gálvez knowledge of Da Vinci. That everything other than the hoax was in Spanish made it challenging for me to learn more.
I did see the children's books, so that was another facet of Christian Gálvez and being that I what I found was multi-dimensional in style, it is clear to me from this why Da Vinci fascinates Gálvez so much - because his interests are equally as varied - but having studied more I still can't figure out his connection with the 47 Ronin.
The Ronin is about having one's status and honour taken away and meaning in life - if the Samurai code is a personal brand, the Ronin is the antithesis of that brand - that is what fascinates me most, I can see his link to this http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9788415678236_p0_v3_s192x300.jpg but I cannot determine his personal connection to the Chushingura https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1453485885/image.jpg16/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEven for my highly networked mind it was a challenge piecing together all the facets that I can then sit back and learn from.
The immediate facet was this interest he has in Leonardo Da Vinci but in 2007 he called his company 47Ronin. In 2013 Hollywood made the movie about the 47 Ronin - so I wanted to know more about why the Ronin fascinated him, whereas is passion is in the classical renaissance period and in particular with Da Vinci.
Even though he is fully alive and not because Javier says so, I would like to pass my convalescences to those who had declared Christian Gálvez had died this year. Talk about Spanish fake news !!!
1 Million people pay respect in online hoax
It matters not one bit to me how a historian, and a man who wants to teach children about the genius of Da Vinci became a Spanish celebrity pop idol. That is Christian's business. Those pop mags are more obsessed that he made 46 million year-to-date January 2017 - but I am not interested in his fame or money, I am fascinated in his thinking and depth of understanding of both Da Vinci and historical knowledge .
It is a barrier having to translate with very little on the web in English, but it is great that he is connecting with beBee. I for one will pronounce him alive, well and full of life.
- Producer14/02/2017MandelandoNelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Mvezo, 18 de julho de 1918 — Joanesburgo, 5 de dezembro de 2013) foi um advogado, líder rebelde e presidente da África do Sul de 1994 a 1999, considerado como o mais importante líder da África Negra, vencedor do Prêmio...
Comments14/02/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsA magnificent leader - one of a kind - A man's struggle for freedom similar to that of a women giving birth to her child. I have known him as a childhood icon and this artwork brings me the Chills - The joyful look of freedom similar to the happiness on the face of a father looking at a new born child. I am in awe at this artwork @José Brito e Silva !
Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit You are magnificent in heart ,soul and mind ! Stay awesome :)14/02/2017 #2 Sara JacoboviciThanks for bringing this post to my attention @CityVP 🐝 Manjit (and for the tag as one of the magnificent seven - we have to expand it to eight and add your name). You are right, "art is a universal language" and in his artwork, I can experience @Jose Brito e Silva capturing many traits of Mandela. A powerful piece!14/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjitcc @Ali Anani @Dean Owen @Sara Jacobovici @Gert 🐝 Scholtz @Gerald Hecht @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Pascal Derrien tagging the magnificent seven. I share with you the work of José Brito e Silva - a brilliant illustrator from Brazil - and because art is a universal language.