Originality, improvisation, experimentation, psychedelia, – sheer genius!!
One of the best reggae albums of all time and almost impossible to get hold off. Michael would have been enormous if he hadn’t been murdered by political extremists.
So great to see and hear them playing together. Sheer genius.
Larger than life and twice as wonderful!! You couldn’t copy this!! A genius.
If only he had lived to perform in that concert in New York in Carnegie Hall! If only he had gone on to produce fifty years more music! What a performer. What a songwriter. What a guitarist. Even with such a limited number of songs recorded on portable equipment in hotel rooms he knocks the socks off nearly everyone! Genius!
If only that landlord hadn’t poisoned him!!
The main centre piece of Bullinamingvase – an epic track, work of genius.
We both felt that our Biology course was dire. Our Science education was reductionary and all about dissecting and breaking things down.
Science education should be about illuminating the wonders of the universe, celebrating life and the joy of living. Science is about investigating the mysteries. It should be life-affirming and joyous.
Looking at dead things through microscopes was a million miles from the happy life Pete and I had experienced in our childhood, wading through ponds and streams, climbing trees, lying in meadows while the dynamo of nature hummed around us and infinity was all around.
We wanted better education – better science!! More Wonder and Awe!!
A baby girl is born with all the eggs she will ever have – about 400,000. Not all of them will become eggs. Most will wither away.
A boy is born without a single sperm and won’t produce any until he reaches puberty. Then he begins to make up for lost time. He can produce more sperm in an hour than girls can produce eggs in a lifetime.
But inside us all is the DNA that is the future of the race – that gives rise to future generations. We all have the future generations of life within our bodies.
Malvina is another of those quaint Folk singers who produce the songs that we all take for granted. She penned Little Boxes. On the face of it a simple little ditty but when you think about the content it has real barbs. Pete Seeger made it famous.
Malvina was a feisty little old lady who stood for fairness and equality. I can’t imagine her ever being young but she must have been quite a force to reckon with. She stood up to the might of the Klu Klux Klan. She wrote songs against the inequality of the capitalist system.
On the surface she was a quaint, soft-spoken, polite old lady. Underneath that façade she was a passionate social revolutionary.