Saturday, December 17, 2016
Go ahead, why not. Sit on a fish.
It snowed last night. It is melting on the roof this morning, 6am.
Whatever they put in the food at Minar Palace sure makes you sleepy! Don't know if it's the salt or some special, soporific ingredient, but it happens every time.
Awake at this early hour, it seems there is too much going on in this world, from the insanity and ongoing suffering of war, to attention-deficit, content-poor, manipulated entertainment news, to ethically uncertain, seemingly inexorable technological advance, to morally bankrupt leaders...where are we going?
On the other hand, there is micro-lending to help families gain economic independence, the opportunity to good in your local community, of investing in renewable energy, playing music, and taking a deep breath to slow down to a speed that allows one to digest, reflect, and make wise decisions about how to proceed in your little corner to be one of the butterflies effecting positive change down the line.
The tea set came in from Japan yesterday. I sent it, along with a few other things, including a pair of sandals that made my carry-on too fat, from Japan before leaving. Time to practice tea ceremony!
But first, those sound effects...
Posted by baku at 6:22 AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
This image is from the first part of the evening, where everyone looks at lyrics and chords on the big screen while someone leads the group through the song they chose. The second half of the evening is devoted to open mic, two songs per person. I chose "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (Rolling Stones) and "Dreams Tonight" (original).
Fun to play bass again, skimming around chords, messing up sometimes with little runs, but enjoying being a distinct voice amongst all the guitars. ; )
Posted by baku at 6:06 PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Too much to type here now, but the reverberations will last, that is for sure. And I'll be back.
Crows at Meji Shrine, II. from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.
Leaves in the gutter, Meiji Shrine. from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.
Posted by baku at 7:37 PM
Monday, December 5, 2016
We walked through the Meiji Temple park, a large, wooded area peopled with...people, and towering trees on very broad pedestrian streets that lead to one of Tokyo's finest temples.
The quiet and sober mood contrast strangely with the neighboring Omotesando shopping street, a glitzy mecca of consumerism gone wild.
Not surprising from the country that came up with tamagotchi. Folks need more "skin-ship", it seems, that they maybe don't get from each other.
Only one more full day here before skipping out fairly early in the morning to head back across the globe. This long journey comes to a conclusion.
Crows at the Meiji Temple, Tokyo. from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.
Posted by baku at 9:55 AM