Monday, February 9, 2015

things worth sharing: 2/9/15

Some things I thought were worth sharing today. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
The Scream?
1.  A detailed look at the story behind Blood on the Tracks and captivating Dylan history. Well worth the time for anyone who is a fan: “Letting his genius collapse for the sake of a quiet life with his kids couldn’t really continue. And, as the ’70s progressed, the tension between the two sides of his nature slowly tore him in half. Like some awful horror tale, the more he tried to flee from his fame, the more he circled back into its grip. He had left Woodstock’s supposed idyll in late 1969, dismissing it as a “daily journey into nothingness”. Moving his family into the heart of his old Greenwich Village haunts, though, was hardly likely to shake off his fans. When he walked the streets there, he felt stared at like “a giant jungle rat”, a disgusting, unnatural freak. Self-styled “Dylanologist” AJ Weberman made things worse. He picketed Dylan’s house, berating him with a bullhorn for abandoning his flock. He rooted through Dylan’s garbage, looking for clues. He even shoved past an outraged Sara to try to breach their apartment. Dylan eventually battered his tormentor in the street. But dreams of a normal New York life were smashed.” Read the whole article here. 

2. Great quote I came upon recently:
"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."   ~Schopenhauer
3. The 1997 anime film, Princess Mononoke, is the story of a struggle between forest gods, the creatures who live in the lush mountains of Japan and the humans who consume its resources. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and beautifully animated by the wonderful Studio Ghibli. You're going to want to check out Miyazki's other films too. They're amazing.
4. Lidia Bastianich's recipe for Zuppa Gallurese is a must-try during these cold months. It can easily be converted for vegetarians by substituting in no-chicken or vegetable broth. This will become one of your favorites. (I use a less cheese than is called for and it's still amazing comfort food) 
5. Graymatter's song Cloud 9, written by Brad and Barry Gray. Fun to perform, fun to record.  For even more of the session, you can see the outtakes here and Graymatter's Facebook page here.  

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Great #2 quote . . .
Thanks for visiting me at the Irish Garden House!