Last summer my parents asked me to stay with my grandmother for a few weeks. She had just gotten out of surgery and needed to be waited on hand and foot. It was a tough, demanding job but I did it without complaint because my grandmother and if there is one thing that was instilled in me since I was a young girl, it’s do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. We had a lot of fun, me and my grandma. Then the air conditioner broke and I had to find air conditioner repair in NYC. Luckily for my grandmother I am pretty great at finding trustworthy reviews for different things online and services like AC repair are no different.
I ended up choosing the one that had the most reviews, the company was universally liked and I figured it would be a great choice. Money wasn’t an issue for us, since my gran is quite well off but the service was well priced, nevertheless. The repairman came and figured out that the coil inside the air conditioner was actually frozen solid. I didn’t even know that that was possible. I mean surely there’s no such thing as too cold for an AC. Of course, I was wrong and that happens all the time. He was able to get us up and running in no time and was very gentlemanly and sweet to my grandmother. She loved his old fashioned, attentive manners and it really lifted her spirits. From that moment on she made a rapid recovery and she was back to her usual, effervescent self. I still stayed for the full six weeks that I was originally supposed to stay, just because I loved my gran’s company and it was nice to be out of my parents house for a while. I’ll always remember that summer fondly
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The Juggler II Photo fromkosmolaut Ein kleiner, niedlicher Jongleur. | A tiny little Juggler. Der Jongleur ist das beliebteste meiner Aufnahmen mit LEGO-Steinen hier bei Flickr. Daher lade ich ihn jetzt erneut und in besserer Auflösung in meinen Fotostream. | The juggler is the most popular of my shots with LEGO bricks here on Flickr. Therefore, I place him in a better resolution in my photo stream.
A Cretan Odyssey – Where Silver Can Turn into Gold…. Photo fromantonychammond Plakias is a popular tourist resort, located 36km south of Rethymno city, at the exit of a fertile valley surrounded by high mountains and dense olive groves. Next to it empties the river Kotsifos. One of the major growth drivers of the region is the long beachfront, known as Gialia. The main beach starts near the town and extends to the east for 1.3km, up to Cape Mouri. It is a well organized beach, with cool green waters. Along the beach there is a road, ideal for walking or cycling. Along this road there are several restaurants and hotels, while on the beach there are tamarisk trees, umbrellas, water sports, beach volley courts, snack bars, changing rooms, showers, etc. The eastern part of the long beach is called Paligremnos. The beach is sandy and very well organized, next to hotels and restaurants. Characteristic of Paligremnos are nearby huge vertical cliffs that rise to a great height. There are caves, dug by Wehrmacht during the German Occupation. Moreover, this place is called Gonates (i.e. knees), because according to tradition, the epic hero Digenis kneeled there to drink water from a local spring. Lastly, in Paligremnos a strange phenomenon takes place on every full moon, from September to January. The moonlight is reflected in the mirror-like towering cliffs. Thus, many big squids approach the beach and locals gather them with big sticks. The main beach of Plakias is located between Paligremnos and Plakias village. It is similarly well-organized. In its western part, near the village, the river Kotsifos empties. Therefore, the sea water temperature is low. West of the village, between the village and the new harbour of Plakias, lies the second beach of Skinos. Skinos has many rocks and sand. Next to the village, the beach is slightly organized with umbrellas, while as you head to the west it gets rockier. Skinos is ideal for fishing and snorkeling. The road that heads to the nearby beach of Souda comes along this beach. For further information please visit www.cretanbeaches.com/Beaches/Rethymnon/plakias-beaches/#… Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, Kríti [‘kriti]; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. The capital and the largest city of Crete is Heraklion. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry, and music). Crete was once the center of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe. The island is first referred to as Kaptara in texts from the Syrian city of Mari dating from the 18th century BC, repeated later in Neo-Assyrian records and the Bible (Caphtor). It was also known in ancient Egyptian as Keftiu, strongly suggesting some form similar to both was the Minoan name for the island. The current name of Crete is thought to be first attested in Mycenaean Greek texts written in Linear B, through the words ke-re-te (*Krētes; later Greek: Κρῆτες, plural of Κρής), and ke-re-si-jo (*Krēsijos; later Greek: Κρήσιος), "Cretan". In Ancient Greek, the name Crete (Κρήτη) first appears in Homer’s Odyssey. Its etymology is unknown. One speculative proposal derives it from a hypothetical Luvian word *kursatta (cf. kursawar "island", kursattar "cutting, sliver"). In Latin, it became Creta. The original Arabic name of Crete was Iqrīṭiš (Arabic: اقريطش < (της) Κρήτης), but after the Emirate of Crete’s establishment of its new capital at ربض الخندقRabḍ al-Ḫandaq (modern Iraklion), both the city and the island became known as Χάνδαξ (Khandhax) or Χάνδακας (Khandhakas), which gave Latin and Venetian Candia, from which French Candie and English Candy or Candia. Under Ottoman rule, in Ottoman Turkish, Crete was called Girit (كريت). For more information please visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crete
By The Sea Photo fromNick Kenrick.( away in Europe ) It is a beauteous evening, calm and free; The holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquility; The gentleness of heaven is on the sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder – everlastingly. Dear child! dear girl! that walkest with me here, If thou appear untouched by solemn thought Thy nature is not therefore less divine: Thou liest in Abraham’s bosom all the year, And worship’st at the Temple’s inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not . By the Sea by William Wordsworth View On Black
Wuppertal – Bergisches Straßenbahnmuseum – Tram Depot 04 Photo fromDaniel Mennerich The Bergische Museumsbahn is a heritage tram museum situated in the German city of Wuppertal. It operates its own tram line south of Wuppertal on original rails with original cars. Wuppertal operates still the "Schwebebahn", a unique overhead railway. The museum line begins about 50 m east of the Kohlfurth bridge, where the depot may be found with its exhibition of vehicles and a bookshop. A track coming from the bridge is currently out of use. East of the depot the line winds its way south and then swings around in a 180° curve in order to follow the Kaltenbach valley north. The end of the line is currently at Greuel halt, although it has long been planned to work the section beyond that to Möschenborn. Near Möschenborn halt the old line turns south again in order to reach Cronenberg. The route has a height difference of about 150 metres, which means that it has an average incline of 5%. The largest part of the route cuts through a wood and is therefore typical of the former overground tramway network. On the other had the route does not really have any town sections. There are seven stops. www.tram-info.de/bmb/
Chichén Itzá MEX – Caracol 01 Photo fromDaniel Mennerich El Caracol, the Observatory, is a unique structure at pre-Columbian Maya civilization site of Chichen Itza. El Caracol, which means ‘snail’ in Spanish, is so named due to the spiral staircase inside the tower. The structure is dated to around AD906, the Late Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology, by the stele on the Upper Platform. It is suggested that the El Caracol was an ancient Mayan observatory building and served as a man-made marker, and provided a way for the Maya people to observe changes in the sky due to the flattened landscape of the Yucatán with no natural markers for this function around Chichen Itza. The observers could view the sky above the vegetation on the Yucatán Peninsula without any obstruction. Mayan astronomers knew from naked-eye observations that Venus appeared on the western and disappeared on the eastern horizons at different times in the year, and that it took 584 days to complete one cycle. They also knew that five of these Venus cycles equaled eight solar years. Venus would therefore make an appearance at the northerly and southerly extremes at eight-year intervals. Of 29 possible astronomical events (eclipses, equinoxes, solstices, etc.) believed to be of interest to the Mesoamerican residents of Chichén Itzá, sight lines for 20 can be found in the structure. Since a portion of the tower resting on El Caracol has been lost, it is possible that the other measurements will never be ascertained to have been observed.
2014-02-16 (047/365) Photo fromTaema Today I didn’t want to go outside, therefore – exercises with lights, darkness and glass.
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered "one of the greatest guitarists of his generation." Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his "distinct razor sharp guitar playing" that "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues" with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back over an astonishing three-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that has him releasing his sixteenth studio album and embarking on yet another world tour.Nothin But Love will be released on August 28, 2012 and will be both his first collaboration with the Provogue record label and super-producer Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Journey). This ten-song stand includes material from all four Robert Cray Band members; Cray (vocals/guitar), Jim Pugh (keyboards), Richard Cousins (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums) that blends blues, rock, soul and jazz with a lyric-sheet that examines the triumphs, fallouts and follies of life and love."Kevin did an amazing job producing this album and I'm really happy with the outcome," says Cray, "he captured the real essence of the Robert Cray Band, that live energy we deliver on the road that is usually so difficult to nail down in the studio. I think it's one of the strongest records that we've had in some time."And he's right. In terms of production, long-time fans will be thrilled with a recording featuring what Shirley calls "the dirt under the fingernails." Recorded live over a two-week burst at the Revolver Studios in LA, Nothin But Lovefeatures the soaring breakup blues of "Won't Be Coming Home", the jazz chops of "I'll Always Remember You", the soul-drenched ode to repossession that is "Great Big Old House" to the frantic '50s-flavoured rocker "Side Dish."Cray still remembers the first love that led him here. "My dad was in the army, so we moved around quite a bit," he explains. "I had a lot of time and the guitar became my friend. Also, when I first picked up a guitar, The Beatles were just out, and that's why I got one. That's why a lot of kids got guitars. The whole atmosphere of that time was, 'Hey, I learnt this'. 'Well, let me show you this' So that's what sparked my interest, and it never really went away."Cray cites Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and B.B. King as formative guitar influences, alongside singers like Bobby 'Blue' Bland, but just as pivotal for the aspiring bluesman was witnessing Albert Collins play a set at his high-school dance.It was that Collins performance that led to the formation of the Robert Cray Band in 1974, a four piece touring band featuring Cray on lead vocals and guitar and longtime friend Richard Cousins on bass, whose thrillingly modern take on the blues was the talk of the circuit, even if the singer was a bit of an introvert on stage. "I just couldn't speak to the audience," says Robert with a smile, "so Richard would do all the introductions. These days I think I'm better at it." In 1976 after two years of touring and in the first of many pinch-yourself moments the band was invited to be the house band for Albert Collins; a stellar musical apprenticeship and schoolboy fantasy that lasted over 18 months.Opening their account with 1980's Who's Been Talkin', the Robert Cray Band fired off three albums in quick succession, and although 1985's False Accusations hijacked the charts and won an industry blues award, it was the following year's Strong Persuader that achieved lift-off, hitting a US#13 chart position that was unprecedented for a blues record in the synthesizer age. "I guess Strong Persuader just captured a good spirit and energy," Cray reflects. "People are still calling out for some of those songs at shows. It gave us a good springboard. I guess it was the songs, but it was also the era, because radio and MTV gave us a foothold, and we had videos out too."Cray had arrived in the big leagues. As songs like "Smoking Gun" scaled the singles charts across the planet and word spread of his incendiary live shows, his name began to be mentioned in the same breath as the blues heavyweights, and he was regularly to be found working alongside them. He spent the years that followed guesting on Eric Clapton's Journeyman album, jamming live with Keith Richards, appearing in Tina Turner's TV special Break Every Rule, posthumously inducting Howlin' Wolf into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, and supplying solos for the late John Lee Hooker. "We became good friends," says Cray of this latter hero. "We were with the same agency, so we did a lot of shows together. I went to Japan with John Lee and watched as the Japanese fans mobbed him. It was fantastic. He was a real one-off."The oft-quoted line reads 'that bluesmen improve with age', and Cray's evolving output through the next two decades gives weight to the theory. "In the '90s, wehad the I Was Warned album (1992), and then Sweet Potato Pie (1997), which was a Memphis kind of thing that got into the soul bag," he recalls. "I really liked those two records: there was some good songwriting."In 2000 he took home a Grammy for the album Take Your Shoes Off and went on to release two additional Grammy nominated albums Twenty (2005) featuring the poignant anti-Iraq war song of the same name, and This Time (2009) featuring the soul drenched favorite "I Can't Fail." The following year, the Robert Cray Band released the live album Cookin' In Mobile (2010) and once again toured worldwide to sellout crowds."We have been very lucky," says Cray, "with music becoming mostly digital in recent years and artists not selling the same number of physical records, we're afforded the luxury of having a great loyal and amazing fan base around the world, allowing a band like ours to continue to work."It's quite a humble and unassuming statement, given his illustrious career but that's always been Cray's style. He doesn't take anything for granted, doesn't rest on his laurels. So on this sixteenth studio release, Robert Cray is once again laying down his cards, testing his talent, fusing that dazzling voice to some of the most powerful material in his three-decade back catalogue and offering his fans Nothin But Love.
The Balcony Event on 2016-04-10 12:00:00
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Parquet Courts Event on 2016-04-08 21:00:00
with Rips Parquet Courts began their 2014 release Content Nausea with the repeated refrain, "everyday it starts anxiety!" And while that track left off at just its start, Human Performance dives in, picking apart the anxieties of modern life with the band's most innovative and emotional collection of songs to date. Not that that's the whole story."The final product of this album is Exhibit A that we made it through the shit, solved the problem, had the chuckle, took the piss, made up with the other guy, and got home in one piece," laughs bassist Sean Yeaton.Whereas other Parquets Courts albums were recorded in a matter of days or weeks, for Human Performance the band took an entire year; it's the first LP that finds all four band members contributing songs.Human Performance brings expansive sonic experimentation and shining melodic introspection onto matters of the heart, matters of humanity, of identity. "I told you I loved you, did I even deserve it when you returned it?" singer/guitarist Andrew Savage wonders on the title track. It's also their most pop-oriented collection yet, coming only months after the release of the largely instrumental Monastic Living EP; a record that was actually made at the same time."In a way, Monastic Living was like a palate cleanser for us as a band," explains singer/guitarist Austin Brown, who produced the entire record, and mixed it in Austin at Jim Eno's Public Hi-Fi, "maybe a return to our roots of improvising together, and being a bit more free, and seeing what kind of new sounds we could make."The recording sessions started at Justin Pizzoferrato's Sonelab in Western Massachusetts. Some of it was also made with Tom Schick and Jeff Tweedy at The Loft, Wilco's visionary studio in Chicago, but the majority of Human Performance was made at Dreamland Studios, a massive upstate NY pentecostal church where records have been made by The Breeders, Dinosaur Jr, and the B-52s (including "Love Shack"). They spent three weeks straight there, writing by day and recording with Pizzoferrato by night. The result is a record with a palpable sense of fragility. "The process of writing and recording Human Performance, for me, was a fairly uncomfortable confrontation with my emotions," Savage says. "Emotions I don't think I've fully explored in my life, artistic or otherwise."Human Performance is fittingly laced with as much static as softness, with tight-wound percussion pushing along meandering, wistful melodies. There are dazed and disoriented earworms, echoing group chants, downtempo ballads with wired riffs. Lovers leave, existential confusion replaces them, weeks pass, the J train rolls by.The record leads with "Dust", a 4-minute opener that takes the mundane daily duty of sweeping the floor and turns it into a frantic, obsessive call for action. "Dust is everywhere Sweep!" they drolly repeat, before their cyclic back beat gives way to explosive, everyday city sound of car horns.Savage says "Human Performance" is his most personal song on the record, a solemn musing on love drifting away, a picture-perfect memory of the beginning of things and a hazier recollection of the ending. "It didn't feel right to be shouting, barking," he says, reflecting on his tendency to really sing for this first time on this album. "I think a lot of people are attracted to a sort of cerebral side of Parquet Courts, in the lyricism. There has always been the emotional side of our band, which I think has always been an important balance, but Human Performance marks a point where the scales have tipped. I began to question my humanity, and if it was always as sincere as I thought, or if it was a performance. I felt like a malfunctioning apparatus. Like a machine programmed to be human showing signs of defect."Across six years, four full-length albums, and two EPs, Parquet Courts have always littered their lyric sheets with question marks, interrogating the outside world to varying degrees. Light Up Gold considered peanuts versus Swedish Fish, an introduction of their sharp, young wit and language of mundane, everyday NYC imagery. Sunbathing Animal channeled that language into noisy punk philosophy, raising wide-view questions about agency versus captivity, choice versus freewill. Content Nausea wondered about anxiety and emotional deterioration under the age of big data, in an aptly self-aware way: "And am I under some spell? And do my thoughts belong to me? Or just some slogan I ingested to save time?" And with Human Performancetheir fifth album and second for Rough Tradethe question marks get turned on themselves more than ever."There is a lot of darkness, and general anguish being worked out on this record," Brown adds. "But it ends kind of peacefully, kind of accepting that you can't do much about it."