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    I can’t stand music on DVD the sound mostly is crap unless it is a modern recording made to high standards plus I do have a bit of a vision problem, we do not get cable TV you see John I live in the country well away from the Cities so satellite TV via Sky is the only option but most of TV is crap anyway, my Hi Fi set up is plugged into Sky so I can get music at reasonable quality plus I can record a program and listen when I have time, you seem well served by your local retailers.
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    You really have surprised me with your description.
    Saying you live in the country, however, does say it all. That's the best.
    I call digital signals tiny sound.
    Having cable TV would keep me up all night and American news makes me angry.

    It's nice when sign customers become friends, nice deals all around.
    But Welland, with the highest per capita statistics for drug addictions and alcoholism,
    as well as the dirtiest hospital and most release of untreated sewage,
    has many stores where owners buy items from those who need the money,
    and transport them to another city for sale, good deals for strangers.
    The Niagara Peninsula also has the first commerical hydro in the world,
    everything electronic swamping everything else.
    This message to you is travelling with pure power from Niagara Falls.
    I hope you have some cherry and peach trees on your property.
    I always say I'm a frustrated farmer, never owning all that property.

    Yeah, I can just see you sitting on your front porch rocker,
    watching bare-breasted Maori ladies mashing berries the traditional way.
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    John we have Cherry, Peach, Apple, Pear, Hazel Nuts, Red berry and two Nashi Pear trees ( no Maori ladies) it is always a race between The Birds, Wasps, local kids and we trail a poor last but there is enough to go round we had to get rid of two plumb trees as they fell, fermented and made a heck of a mess and brought in the wasps from all around.
    I can not give a reliable figure but we are blessed with hydro generation on the rivers plus some geothermal around Taupo and Rotorua.
    Don’t get me wrong about DVDs I just prefer to listen to my music than watch it on TV.


    Here are 3 pics of our place > click for enlargement click again for big big.
    Over the river a new house going up
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    Our claret Ash before pruning
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    Centre of garden looking towards house which can just be seen between trees
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    Wow! I just sat here looking, each time saying wow, wow, look at that.
    The top photo could be taken from above the escarpment behind Fonthill,
    except for the white house or barn with red accents.
    Around here they are mostly stained red or just not there any more.
    The other two photos are beautiful, wonderful trees,
    looking like bigger scenes than being at the Horticultural College along the Niagara River,
    a have to visit place for me, day or night, during long distance bike-hikes.

    Hazel nut trees? People around here call them filberts, my parents saying Hazel nuts.
    Hazel nuts are my favorite nut to eat, only because the meat in hickory nuts, lots of those around here,
    is so hard to get at. I can sit and pound them open for half an hour, to get one small mouthfull.
    A local Italian grocery store I made signs for sells them for over $5 a pound.
    Maybe my only regret, and I feel it every day, is looking around at all the black walnut trees, huge trees,
    knowing the sweet walnuts, called California walnuts by others, were a dominant species until whites came,
    a disease wiping almost all of them out. The two I know in Welland have to have bags tied over them,
    because squirrels go nuts over them before humans can eat them.
    I was talking to a property manager this morning,
    and he showed me how squirrels had chewed holes through the plastic lids of the dumpsters,
    sitting behind a fenced off area off to the side of the parking lot, far from a lawn or trees.
    Everyone is saying the squirrels around here are big and look like fat cats.

    You must have some animals roaming around in your garden wonderland.
    I know I could find a home here, if you don't mind me using some lawn as a peat hut.
    And those blue skies.... all around you, nothing but blue skies, what can I do.
    I just finished replying to you in another thread, talking about my parents,
    saying they sent away to New Zealand, dreaming about moving there when I was in grade two or three.
    I remember my parents looking and saying we could be walking all over anywhere we go,
    from the ice covered mountains to the jungles and ocean shores below,
    because we wouldn't have to worry about being bitten by snakes.
    They would also say,
    that the beauty of nature that we see and feel is proof that there is a greater glory.
    I'm seeing that, and feeling it, right now, a wonderful computer moment I would never expect.
    You are calling me.

    I came back to add this photo of a piece of my apartment I'm looking at now.
    The expensive, laser etched, deluxe polypropolene shower curtain, two of them,
    cover this side wall that has my balconey door and windows behind it.
    In the shadowed balconey daylight, this illusion looks very real.
    The plywood piece is something I'm using for a build.
    Some of us old souls, marine mammals who are still above water, need deep sees.

    All the nuclear wastes and disasters that are dumped and diverted into the oceans,
    so they aren't readily seen as hazardous to land-living creatures,
    are the beginnings of the new apocaplypse.
    Jimi Hendrix said that the ocean is the largest living thing on earth.
    Living things all have their own kind of revenge.
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    I'm with you there John the oceans are the be all and end all for life on this bit of rock the thing that is a bit scary is that when Earth finally pops the cork the Universe won't even notice and it will make not one scrap of difference. I do like your shower curtains it has sparked an idea...................................
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    When I had the first shower curtain, I used it as a shower curtain.
    I'd use a little birthday cake candle sitting against the far wall behind a shampoo bottle,
    and that lit it up enough to make sections of it look realistic,
    especially if they were moving a little.
    And no, I wasn't sitting there wearing my snorkel mask and waving my fins. I wasn't.

    I went back and the store was going under, getting the last one for half price,
    and decided to use it for the wall.
    Just when that was finished and I wished I had more to make it floor length,
    I was wandering around and saw one screwed along the side of a refrigerator at a wrecker's.
    He said if I took it off the fridge it would help him and I could have it for free.
    He said one night the sunset lit it up like a special effect.
    You should see the laser etched gift wrap they have this year.
    However, the world does not need decorative laser etching.
    Your scenery is far more fetching.
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    A failed attempt by a conifer to get knotted

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    "They say there's a tree in the forest,
    a place where the young lovers go,
    so come along with me, to the sweetheart tree,
    and I'll carve your name next to mine".

    Yeah, I'm sure we both know the words to that song by heart.
    Is this what you're trying to say to me JHC,
    or is my computer too soft-focused to read what you carved to me?
    And it's not nice to disturb the seclusion of those conifers,
    unless what I heard about you is true,
    that your bed is covered in pine cones,
    as far as your body can reach,
    and it's rough and scratchy in your bed,
    just like it's rough and scratchy in your head,
    and the pine nuts get picked and eaten instead,
    while you're loving as those pine needles embed.
    I used to live in a world full of forests,
    and all I could see were trees,
    until I took my axe and made a nice clearing,
    for all of my love to be, I said I need room to dance for me,
    while I watch you pulling away on the old highway,
    and you're wondering what we could be doing today,
    yeah, yeah, yeah, guitar solo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    "They say there's a tree in the forest,
    a place where the young lovers go,
    so come along with me, to the sweetheart tree,
    and I'll carve your name next to mine".

    Yeah, I'm sure we both know the words to that song by heart.
    Is this what you're trying to say to me JHC,
    You mean about getting knotted??
    unless what I heard about you is true,
    that your bed is covered in pine cones,
    as far as your body can reach,
    and it's rough and scratchy in your bed,
    just like it's rough and scratchy in your head,
    You old flatterer you
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    I was expecting you to get a little chippy with me,
    but you must be still getting sticky with all your sap.

    I can't say I just didn't type all that up,
    but the part about being in your bed is riffing off a Jimi Hendrix song,
    about living in a room full of mirrors, as far as your eye can see,
    with broken pieces laying in your bed, going on like that.

    I was looking at your garden photos again, really nice, a beautiful place to be.

    The nuclear organ for world peace got a big boost yesterday,
    when I was talking to a grandfather from India, happy to talk about his country.
    I find that people from India are reluctant to talk about India, who I meet here.
    He's a former air force pilot and lieutenant and he was telling me how India started it's nuclear program,
    and how their first secret test caused world-wide controversy,
    Russian and America blaming each other for breaking accords, accusing China,
    before India admitted they were responsible.
    He also said Russian, America and China all took multiple attempts to land a working craft on Mars,
    but India hit it the first time they tried.
    His description of the blast-off and the trajectories was hilarious, using his hands.
    He was also a witness to the first test blast, describing how that happened.
    Did you know that some people have severe nervous breakdowns just watching one?

    Just from all the atomic bomb tests, we now live in an irradiated world,
    no more pure atmosphere or soil anywhere, a Geiger counter clicking everywhere.
    Every organ on earth is now a nuclear organ.
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    Just been clearing up some branches that I removed a couple of weeks ago I have a burn up every now and again to get rid of all the debris any way it took a couple of hours and then came back and had a coffee on the porch all I could hear was the background noise of the river plus the wind waltzing through the top of the poplar trees, a top dressing plane flew over so it took a few minutes for that to fly out of sound range then all that was left was the birds……….always the birds, they wake me up about 4:30am in the summer…..always the Bl**%y birds.
    Just had a flash back of Peggy Lee with George Shearing Quintet doing “Dream a little dream of me”
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    People are talking about the birds here in southern Ontario,
    more so this year than any other,
    because most people are now noticing they aren't flying south for the winter,
    not that we're having one.
    Just to illustrate how bees, bugs and all animals are becoming extinct around here,
    last summer I was walking behind government buildings and saw a cardinal,
    all red and beautiful, the kind of bird you usually don't see even in the wild,
    very secretive, it's colour a dead give-away.
    It was walking across the tops of curbs eating bugs from below car radiators,
    and that had to be deep-fried, crispy bugs, not fresh and tweet-sweet.
    Too bad I didn't have my camera to get a video.

    It's been so warm I grabbed a looking new, double disc DVD movie set for ninety-nine cents,
    "The March of the Penguins", narrated by Morgan Freeman, seeing that many years ago,
    with "On the Wings of Penguins", about African penguins known as "jackass penguins".
    Yeah, I guess if I was a penguin who liked to hang around Africa I'd be called a jackass.
    It's the second week of January, and I'm still helping an antique store put stuff out on the sidewalk.

    Peggy Lee is someone who gets talked about a lot, all throughout my life,
    but I've never seen the attraction, even "Fever" leaves me cold.
    Doris Day, more of a farmer's daughter, supposedly, is still a turn-on,
    so energetic and smiling, tall and thin, looking like a natural blonde.
    But adults gotta like what adulthood likens them to, moi aussi.
    That's "me also" in Quebecois, almost sounding like my aussie.

    Did you ever see her live?
    I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to tour NZ if they got a chance,
    unless they were afraid to leave Hollywood.

    I finally got over my residual paranoia enough to try listening with studio headphones on,
    having the gear to set up my TV and stereos for over four years, buying it all new when I could.
    It felt natural right away, because I got Koss studio headphones when I was a teenager,
    pulling all-nighters lying there in the dark, grooving away without a rainy day.

    "Dream a little dream of me" has been percolating in my brain, aha, remembering Mama Cass.
    Now I wish I hadn't. Blowsy, not arousy.

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    With Peggy Lee (I never saw her live) it was really the Shearing Quintet that attracted me I latched onto them as a teenager which was when I first started to play jazz although it was a Dixie Jazz band that I was lucky enough to get a job with but I just loved the Shearing sound and Peggy fitted in so well with that type of music, much later on I actually formed a copy cat group with a fantastic Vibe player but we could not pull in the numbers to make it financially feasible so that was that.
    We were warned to expect a rat epidemic which is not good as the cats can only get the small ones and the big boys are quite vicious but the birds do seem to be growing in numbers as you say why bother flying to warmer climates when it is getting warmer here all the time, also the Ants are on the march millions of em. Did you know that the ant has the largest brain to body size of all living creatures a little bit scary eh.
    I do a lot of headphone listening at night but at the moment it is just ‘too darned hot’
    Birds singing in the sycamore trees dream a little dream of me.
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    Nice posting! It's inspiring me. I didn't know that about ants, you cerebralist you.
    Did you know that a pair of flies, if left to mate for a year undisturbed,
    will give birth to enough flies to cover the earth six feet deep?

    It was New Zealand naturalists who made a small movie about emperor penguins,
    going to learn as much about them as they can, fearing extinction,
    not knowing if they'll survive warm temperatures or migrate away from antarctic meltdowns,
    and huge new ice sheet separations, also losing smooth ice routes to ice pressure ridges.

    This was a feature with the movie "March of the Penguins", narrated by Morgan Freeman.
    This also had a National Geographic "critter cam" feature, a penguin wearing one.
    This $2 purchase, as new, had another disc, a movie about African penguins,
    with more features I haven't seen.

    It's strange what ants can do as a communicative species, from long distances, without sounds.
    I'm starting to think it's your voice I hear, singing "I still remember your name".

    I'm not doubting your musicianship,
    but when you say not pulling in the numbers, with maybe what is an esoteric, uh, specialist act,
    were you playing around a lot, trying to build an audience?
    Or were you waiting for a clone strike to take out a crowd?

    I've always liked vibes, and think about making my own, having a xylophone as a kid.
    When I saw McCoy Tyner, he had a little stringed African thing on top of his piano,
    and he'd start by plucking on that, getting the audience to settle down and concentrate,
    before he hit the piano or the band started playing.
    That's what I'd use vibes for, or this Roland HP-400, 88 key piano I just bought, for $60.
    Unfortunately, it doesn't qualify as a nuclear organ for world peace.
    I had to type that, I could sense a moderator wondering, getting antsy about it.
    Hey! What am I doing here in Ontario watching an antarctica movie?
    I've had the window open beside me all afternoon, typing with my shirt off,
    and I didn't get cold, it's all melting outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Nice posting! It's inspiring me. I didn't know that about ants, you cerebralist you.
    Did you know that a pair of flies, if left to mate for a year undisturbed,
    will give birth to enough flies to cover the earth six feet deep?

    Thank goodness for Spiders eh.

    .

    It's strange what ants can do as a communicative species, from long distances, without sounds.
    I'm starting to think it's your voice I hear, singing "I still remember your name".

    I'm not doubting your musicianship,
    but when you say not pulling in the numbers, with maybe what is an esoteric, uh, specialist act,
    were you playing around a lot, trying to build an audience?
    Or were you waiting for a clone strike to take out a crowd?
    I think we were too ambitious we tried out in a couple of local jazz clubs and received excellent feed back but that was from a dedicated audience perhaps we rushed it but obtaining a room that could seat at least 100 with a bar man was not cheap we did free advertising in the local clubs but the first night was about 20 people six weeks later maybe 35, just not on. I must add that all the musicians had other regular gigs so were proficient.
    I've always liked vibes, and think about making my own, having a xylophone as a kid.
    When I saw McCoy Tyner, he had a little stringed African thing on top of his piano,
    and he'd start by plucking on that, getting the audience to settle down and concentrate,
    before he hit the piano or the band started playing.
    That's what I'd use vibes for, or this Roland HP-400, 88 key piano I just bought, for $60.
    Thought you would appreciate this bit of the MJQ ‘Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise’ some nice improvisation from the 2nd 32 on by both Piano and Vibe, I always thought of this quartet as near to a classical quartet in their approach to the music.

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    Unfortunately, it doesn't qualify as a nuclear organ for world peace.
    I had to type that, I could sense a moderator wondering, getting antsy about it.
    Hey! What am I doing here in Ontario watching an antarctica movie?
    I've had the window open beside me all afternoon, typing with my shirt off,
    and I didn't get cold, it's all melting outside.
    We are having a hot spell, just have to get your jobs done early by 11am its too hot. Even for golf!
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