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Night owl chat – MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! (and a poem)

Just some good tunes and a wonderful poem.

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Elbow – One Day Like This

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Pharrell – It Girl

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Jill Scott – A Long Walk / Golden

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Ornette Coleman – Lonely Woman

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The Tindersticks – A Night In

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Philip Glass – Mad Rush

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The Peace of Wild Things

by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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Chat on, night owls!


56 Responses to “Night owl chat – MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! (and a poem)”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Thirty-five out of 53 nations taking part in a summit on nuclear security have pledged to turn international guidelines into national laws.

    The US, UK and Japan were among the countries to agree to the deal at the summit in the Dutch city of The Hague.

    Major nuclear powers Russia, China, India and Pakistan did not join the initiative.

    One of the main objectives of the deal is to prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear material.

    US President Barack Obama hosted the first Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington DC in 2010, a year after he declared nuclear terrorism “one of the greatest threats to international security”.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26736354

    • 2 LadyTNT
      March 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      How rude!!! How could you not let a lady enter first!!

      MIN!!!

      Congrats amk!!

      • 3 amk for obama
        March 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm

        Definitions men/women

        REMOTE CONTROL (ri-moht kon-trohl) n.

        a. female…A device for changing from one TV channel to another.

        b. male…A device for scanning through all 175 channels every 2 1/2 minutes.

        VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj.

        a. female…Fully opening up one’s self emotionally to another.

        b. male…Playing any sport without a “cup.”

  2. March 25, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Queue up the next faux outrage………..

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  3. 14 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    The UK is reviewing its nuclear co-operation agreement with Russian state firm Rosatom because of the Ukraine crisis.

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said the agreement was “under consideration” following Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region.

    The UK signed a pact with Rosatom last September, aimed at helping the firm enter the UK market.

    Rosatom declined to comment.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26731665

  4. 15 anniebella
    March 25, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell had alot to say about this stupid ass White House Press Corp.

    • March 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Does that include his own Chuckie Todd?

      • 17 anniebella
        March 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

        I would hope it include Chucky Todd, I know he showed on Jonathan Karl asking about Mitt Romney. You know I don’t understand why MSNBC and NBC think so highly of Chucky Todd, he is nothing but a mouth piece for the right wing Republicans.

  5. 18 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Nice collection LL! I’ve been meaning to post something from Mr. Coleman. I think his birthday slipped by recently. Thank you!

  6. 19 MightyPamela
    March 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Furst.

  7. 20 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 10:46 pm
  8. 21 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 10:46 pm
  9. 22 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Objects (Are they male or female?)

    Tire – male, because it goes bald and often is overinflated.

    Sponges – female, because they are soft and squeezable and retain water.

    Hammer – male, because it hasen’t evolved much over the last 5,000 years, but it’s handy to have around.

    Kidneys – female, because they always go to the bathroom in pairs.

    Ziplock Bags – male, because they hold everything in, but you can always see right through them.

    Web Page – female, because it is always getting hit on.

    Shoe – male, because it is usually unpolished, with it’s tongue hanging out.

    Remote Control – female, because it gives men pleasure, he’d be lost without it, and while he doesn’t always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying.

    Swiss Army Knife – male, because even though it appears useful for a wide variety of work, it spends most of it’s time just opening bottles.

    Copier – female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm up and because it can wreak havoc when the wrong buttons are pushed.

    Hot Air Balloon – male, because to get it to go anywhere you have to light a fire under it… and of course, there’s the hot air part.

    Subway – male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.

  10. March 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Harry…… why don’t you move the goalpost some more so the MSM can say the Obama administration failed to deliver….. sometime he drives me crazy!

  11. 29 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I am outta here.

  12. March 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    David Horsey penned this on 4 March 2014 — prescient ….

    “We can be grateful Giuliani never got close to being our president. Acting without considering long-term consequences is not leadership; it is the sort of unthinking recklessness that started the Crimean War in the 19th century – not unlike the “resolute” tough-guy idiocy that sent American troops rushing off to Iraq for a decade of misery at the start of this century.

    Let’s let Putin play that game if he chooses. If Obama and European leaders employ their economic weapons smartly, Putin can be taught a harsh lesson about real power in the modern world.”

    Putin’s Crimea grab shows he misunderstands 21st century power

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-putins-crimea-grab-20140303,0,357565.story#ixzz2x29Nl1mU

    #TrustBarack … he definitely gets 21st Century Power ….

  13. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    March 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Pharrell’s new album is super duper cool and I’ve been in love with it since the day it came out, but the song for me isn’t ‘It Girl.’ Nope. It’s ‘Marilyn Monroe.’ (‘Happy’ doesn’t even come into play because that song has no ranking. That song is a song for the decades) That is the song of the album. Then you move on to ‘Gust Of Wind.’ Then ‘Lost Queen.’ Then ‘Hunter.’ Then ‘Brand New.’ Then ‘Gush.’

  14. March 25, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    All times US Eastern:

    5:40 AM: President visits Flanders Field Cemetery

    6:0 AM: Delivers remarks, Flanders Field Cemetery

    7:35 AM: Participates in the EU-U.S. Summit, Council of the European Union, Brussels

    9:10 AM: Holds a press conference, Council of the European Union

    11:35 AM: Meets with NATO Secretary General Rasmussen

    4:15 PM: Delivers remarks, Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels

    1:45 PM: Departs Brussels

    3:40 PM: Arrives Rome

  15. March 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Freedom ….

  16. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    March 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm
  17. 39 anniebella
    March 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Remember it wasn’t long ago when the media were complaining about it’s lack of access to POTUS, now some are complaining because of it’s lack of access to FLOTUS and her trip to China.

  18. 42 amk for obama
    March 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm
  19. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    March 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    This is Pharrell’s full new album. He dominated 2013 and looks like he’ll carry on that streak in 2014 with this fantastic album.

  20. 45 Dudette
    March 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm
  21. March 25, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    All right friends, time for some winding down. See everyone on the flip side.

  22. 49 GGAIL
    March 25, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    KCAL 9 (sister CBS station) has a report on Pres. Obama`s Netherlands trip…it’s about the SS agents who were sent home for out of control drinking. SMDH!

  23. 52 isonprize
    March 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    :lol: :lol: :lol: Alright my POU nerds. If you are awake, check this out. I just love, love, LOVE when engineering and common sense come together for good! APPLIED SCIENCE ROCKS!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • 53 desertflower
      March 26, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this, ison:) You know that these kids have a special place in my heart and I’m going to send this to the OT’s and PT’s that I work with at school:) This is so so wonderful!

  24. 56 amk for obama
    March 26, 2014 at 12:38 am

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