Karahnjukar

Pétur Thomsen via panora.is

Pétur Thomsen (b. 1973) has in recent years attracted attention, both in Iceland and abroad, for his projects that show photographs of nature that man has in one way or another transformed according to his needs. The exhibition Imported Landscape has travelled to many places but it shows photographs taken at Kárahnjúkar after construction of the power plant there began in 2003.

Beckett

It is indeed becoming more and more difficult, even senseless, for me to write an official English. And more and more my own language appears to me like a veil that must be torn apart in order to get at the things (or the Nothingness) behind it. Grammar and Style. To me they seem to have become as irrelevant as a Victorian bathing suit or the imperturbability of a true gentleman. A mask. Let us hope the time will come…when language is most efficiently used where it is being most efficiently misused. As we cannot eliminate language all at once, we should at least leave nothing undone that might contribute to its falling into disrepute. To bore one hole after another in it, until what lurks behind it—be it something or nothing—begins to seep through; I cannot imagine a higher goal for a writer today. – Beckett

 

De mână

Andrew Coyne: Losing longhand breaks link to the past by Andrew Coyne

I learned to type when I was nine. I’ve been writing on a computer for more than 30 years. But I can tell you I would feel something vital had been lost if I could not express my thoughts longhand. Often when I am stuck at the keyboard, unable to find my way out of whatever mental cul-de-sac I have put myself in, I will pick up a pen and start writing — and the words start to come again.

This is not by accident. You’re using different parts of the brain. Typing is file retrieval, remembering where a letter is. With handwriting, you create the letters anew each time, using much more complex motor skills. Whether it’s the flowing motion of the arm, or the feel of the page under your hand, or the aesthetic satisfaction of a well-turned “f”, it seems to engage the more intuitive, right-brain aspects of cognition.

Jazzmen, one, two, three… (48)

Happy Birthday America !

 

Sharon Jones, „This land is your land”

 

Jimmy Smith – When Johnny Comes Marching Home

 

Louis Prima -White Cliffs of Dover

 

Sam Moore and Joshua Ledet perform, „Soul Man”

 

 

Bonus

Charlie Musselwhite – „Christo Redemptor”