Daily Archives: May 5, 2012

California Tortoiseshell Butterfly (inconspicuous in plain sight)


California Tortoiseshell Butterfly (inconspicuous in plain sight)

California Tortoiseshell Butterfly (inconspicuous in plain sight)

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Western Blue Bird house: El Dorado Park


Western (California) Blue Bird: El Dorado Park

Western (California) Blue Bird: El Dorado Park

Surfing competition at Huntington Beach


Surfing competition at Huntington Beach

Surfing competition at Huntington Beach

MOMENTS FROM FILM – Weeds: Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon) – “Have my feet always been this huge?”


Weeds: Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon) - "Have my feet always been this huge?"

Weeds: Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon) – “Have my feet always been this huge?”

Moments from films

Cystic Fibrosis Walk: Huntington Beach


As for me: 42 miles on my bike (11.8 miles/hour)

Itinerary: Liberty Park – San Gabriel river trail – Pacific Coast Hwy (Seal Beach) – Bolsa Chica- Huntington Beach- Santa Ana river trail – back.
It was a great day to bike, low temperature range, sunny, and lots of folks, especially around Huntington Beach Pier, due to the cystic Fibrosis Walk. (huge event)!

Bangladeshi workers risk lives in shipbreaking yards (from the Guardian)


Bangladeshi workers risk lives in shipbreaking yards (from the Guardian)

Bangladeshi workers risk lives in shipbreaking yards (from the Guardian) “EU safety rules for recycling yards could save hundreds from injury and poisoning but pose dangers for south Asian economies” (Click to read more)

Excerpts: “Few yards in Bangladesh or India, the world’s two largest centres of shipbreaking, can expect to pass the proposed standards without massive investment. Figures are hard to verify but, say local Chittagong watchdogs, in the past 10 years hundreds of men working in the 70 breaking yards have died or been maimed or poisoned. Many are from the poorest communities in the country.

“On average, one worker dies in the yards a week and every day a worker is injured. It seems like nobody really cares. Workers are easily replaceable to the yard owners: if one is lost they know another 10 are waiting to replace him. The government collects the taxes and turns a blind eye,” says Muhammed Shahin, an officer with local watchdog group Young Power in Social Action.

“Explosions of leftover gas and fumes in the tanks are the prime cause of accidents in the yards,” he says. Other accidents are caused by falls – because the men are not given safety harnesses – or workers being crushed by falling beams or plates or electrocuted.

Last week the Exxon Valdez, the ship responsible in 1989 for one of the largest oil spills in US history, was sold for scrap and is expected to be broken up on a beach in India or Bangladesh.

“It is outrageous that this ship, which has already created one environmental catastrophe, is being allowed to kill and pollute yet again,” said Jim Puckett, executive director of the Basel Action Network, which works to prevent the globalisation of the toxic chemical crisis. “The ship’s owner must be held accountable for simply selling this toxic time- bomb and then walking away.”

part 2 THE WORLD THIS WEEK PART 2: Leading to world…Nowhere! :)


PART 2 – Start the weekend with a good argument. France 24 teams and the International Herald Tribune team up with our round table of Paris-based journalists in The World This Week hosted by François Picard. Every Friday at 7.10 pm. 

All shows: 
http://www.france24.com/en/list/emission/19116

A la Recherche du temp perdu: Allons visiter


A la recherche du temps perdu

A la recherche du temps perdu (Click le souris ici)

Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood – Walk This Way – ACM Awards 2011 [HD]


ACM Awards – Walk This Way – Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood

Tears in heaven – Steven Tyler, Ozzy, Kelly Osbourne, etc….


Sweet Child O’ Mine – Rare Acoustic – Slash & Myles Kennedy – Live Max Sessions 2010 HQ


Uploaded to youtube by  on Oct 30, 2010

Sweet Child O Mine – rare acoustic. Slash is back, along with its partners, and this acoustic concert with Myles Kennedy, played a riff of the world’s best known.

Dream A Little Dream Of Me – The Mamas & The Papas


Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction: Answer is: Drones?


http://plentyoftorrents.com Lyrics:
The eastern world it is explodin’,
violence flarin’, bullets loadin’,
you’re old enough to kill but not for votin’,
you don’t believe in war, what’s that gun you’re totin’,
and even the Jordan river has bodies floatin’,
but you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction.

Don’t you understand, what I’m trying to say?
Can’t you see the fear that I’m feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no running away,
There’ll be noone to save with the world in a grave,
take a look around you, boy, it’s bound to scare you, boy,
but you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad, feels like coagulatin’,
I’m sittin’ here, just contemplatin’,
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
handful of Senators don’t pass legislation,
and marches alone can’t bring integration,
when human respect is disintegratin’,
this whole crazy world is just too frustratin’,
and you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Tehn take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
but when your eturn, it’s the same old place,
the poundin’ of the drums, th pride and disgrace,
you can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace,
hate your next-door-neighbour, but don’t forget to say grace,
and you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction.


The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin (timeless music)



O that Flute solo… 

The first official Video of “Nights In White Satin” from the year 1967!

One “Night” in Paris.
A timeless song.

Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- (a weekend in the closet of old songs)



http://mx.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3FAD6DF689FC6C23

Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” 
Live on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

From the Dvd “Fly Jefferson Airplane” 

THE TURTLES – SO HAPPY TOGETHER!! (a weekend in the closet of old everlasting songs)


DAVE DEE,DOZY,BEAKY,MICK AND TICH – XANADU(THE LEGEND OF) (U.K.No1.1968) ( A weekend in the closet of old, everlasting songs)



 A U.K.No1. FROM 20th TO 27th MARCH 1968. WRITTEN BY HOWARD BLAIKLEY.

Let’s dust our memories, and bring the sine in the old brass ( yes I’m thinking of the musical arrangement of the “Legend of Xanadu”-The trumpets are amazing! 

HQ-Video. Manfred Mann – Ha, Ha, Said The Clown (1967): (A weekend in the closet of songs from long ago)



HQ-Video. Manfred Mann – Ha, Ha, Said The Clown (1967). Audio-CD-Sound, versehen mit Video-Material aus einer TV-Show.