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    Wow! I had this entire posting finished and ready to post,
    when I decided to click on the photo and see if I could rotate them.
    When I clicked that off I clicked myself right out of the domain, now back again.

    If you look to see what I describe, they still work.

    I saw a pale pink light behind a cloud, that you can't see in the first photo.
    I've got my little Canon camera on automatic, and it's getting dark.
    A pale pink and pale blue shape started sticking out from behind the cloud,
    and it kept moving out, with another shape, until they were out in the sky by themselves.
    In all my years of bike-hiking along this shore, I never saw that before.

    Did a higher stop on the Nuclear Organ for World Peace move these clouds?
    If you look at my previous painting, you can see this view was the beginning,
    before I gave up and it became the rainy night I was feeling.

    These were taken at the far end of Waverly Beach, going towards Crystal Beach.
    If you need American directions, it's across the river, maybe two miles north of Buffalo.
    Please look left to right in descending order.

    If you want to watch that cloud in the upper right hand corner,
    and see what shape it takes, and want to describe it, please, go ahead.

    If you look above the main cloud, you can see what looks like a fish tail on the right,
    with a head and open mouth on the left, rising a little above the cloud.
    This is Lake Erie, but it might be worth getting... uh... a crick in your neck.
    If you see other fish shapes, so do I, and they all looked better to my eye.


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    It's not a nuclear thing, it's a forum thing, how these photos ended up sideways.

    You might not think of me as being vague, or being too slow or not showing up,
    but sometimes my world can be like living in a dream, or being all fogged up.
    Here's four photos to illustrate that, the first one showing a stop along the way.
    The bridge at Port Robinson was half-way up when it was knocked over by a laker,
    and it never was rebuilt. That's why this sign made by locals talks about the ferry.
    Here's two more photos to show other pale pink and blue worlds I traveled through.
    The last two photos show the low, rolling cloud that follows the shoreline,
    an almost constant phenomena at this end of Lake Erie.


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    The nuclear electricity that powers this organ dominated domain,
    is truly wasted, if you don't log in to see these photos enlarge before your eyes.
    C'mon, log in. It's better to be a member.
    I can't say turn it up loud, but I can type click it up big.

    go, go, go big boats, slowly down the canal,
    pedaling, pedaling, pedaling, pedaling,
    life can be bike-hiking.
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    The vowels of the earth have opened up around me,
    someone must be hitting the highs and lows on the Nuclear Organ for World Peace.
    And just when it seems to be harmonizing with my life, coming from Denmark,
    a face rises up from the radiated mud, pulling the unreal estate out from under my feet.

    The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.
    The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s report.
    Denmark’s place among the world’s happiest countries is consistent with many other national surveys of happiness (or, as psychologists call it, “subjective well-being”).
    Scientists like to study and argue about how to measure things. But when it comes to happiness, a general consensus seems to have emerged.
    Depending on the scope and purpose of the research, happiness is often measured using objective indicators (data on crime, income, civic engagement, and health) and subjective methods, such as asking people how frequently they experience positive and negative emotions.
    Why might Danes evaluate their lives more positively? As a psychologist and native of Denmark, I’ve looked into this question.
    Yes, Danes have a stable government, low levels of public corruption, and access to high-quality education and health care. The country does have the highest taxes in the world, but the vast majority of Danes happily pay: They believe higher taxes can create a better society.
    Perhaps most importantly, however, they value a cultural construct called “hygge” (pronounced hʊɡə).
    The Oxford dictionary added the word in June 2017, and it refers to high-quality social interactions. Hygge can be used as a noun, adjective or verb (to hygge oneself), and events and places can also be hyggelige (hygge-like).
    Hygge is sometimes translated as “cozy,” but a better definition of hygge is “intentional intimacy,” which can happen when you have safe, balanced, and harmonious shared experiences. A cup of coffee with a friend in front of a fireplace might qualify, as could a summer picnic in the park.
    A family might have a hygge evening that entails board games and treats, or friends might get together for a casual dinner with dimmed lighting, good food and easygoing fun. Spaces can also be described as hyggelige (“Your new house is so hyggeligt”) and a common way of telling a host thank you after a dinner is to say that it was hyggeligt (meaning, we had a good time). Most Danish social events are expected to be hyggelige, so it would be a harsh critique to say that a party or dinner wasn’t hyggelige.
    Research on hygge has found that in Denmark, it’s integral to people’s sense of well-being. It acts as a buffer against stress, while also creating a space to build camaraderie. In a highly individualized country like Denmark, hygge can promote egalitarianism and strengthen trust.
    It would be fair to say that hygge is fully integrated into the Danish cultural psyche and culture. But it has also become a bit of a global phenomenon—Amazon now sells more than 900 books on hygge, and Instagram has over three million posts with the hashtag #hygge. Google trends data show a big jump in searches for hygge beginning in October 2016.
    Nor is Denmark the only country that has a word for a concept similar to hygge—the Norwegians have koselig, the Swedes mysig, the Dutch gezenlligheid, and the Germans gemütlichkeit.
    In the US—which also places a high value on individualism—there’s no real cultural equivalent of hygge. Income is generally associated with happiness; yet even though the country’s GDP has been rising and its unemployment rates have been declining, levels of happiness in the US have been steadily decreasing.
    What’s going on?
    Income inequality continues to be an issue. But there’s also been a marked decrease in interpersonal trust and trust toward institutions like the government as well as the media In the end, more disposable income doesn’t hold a candle to having someone to rely on in a time of need (something that 95% of Danes believe they have).
    At its core, hygge is about building intimacy and trust with others.
    Americans could probably use a little more of it in their lives.

    The first thing I thought when I saw this real estate game?
    It's not half as complicated as Monopoly.
    President Donald Trump now has the biggest monopoly going.

    That's a Lake Erie shoreline photo. I needed that.


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    yeah... what's with the continuing presence of Denmark here in my apartment in the Niagara Peninsula?
    I just sent a message to George Furnaletto, who made my custom-ordered Stratocaster neck replicas in 1977.
    I looked at his domain and saw his newest distributor, "Bass Buddha" in Denmark, and yes, another one in Texas.
    If you wait, the graphics change to show this information.
    How come American radio doesn't have hits with lyrics about having a tex-ass?
    All my xxx's have a tex-ass.

    http://www.fbass.com

    https://www.bassbuddha.com/
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    The constant conflagration of radiation, radiated food from California, and now hot sun rays,
    has been taking a toll, making me pay more to see new things, eat more food, and just be outside.
    I don't like, as an Ontario citizen, to have to subsidize the Nuclear Organ for World Peace, but I am.
    In so many ways. If I don't, I don't get to play around.
    Look what's happening in my musical life. Criminal interference keeps me from progressing,
    progressing with my semi-solid-bodies, the first made playable in 1995, before I took it apart to refinish it.
    Being made homeless stopped me, and being poisoned in my new residence is bringing me down.
    How has all this negative radiation mutated my life? These photos are proof.

    Look at this Fender Stratocaster copy, with the name "Vagabond" on the headstock.
    Even though I took it completely apart to rebuild it, woodworking, aluminum pick-guard shielding,
    making a new pick-guard, installing DiMarzio pickups and Switchcraft hardware,
    carving out a left-handed location for the guitar cord input... no other identification is visible.
    I don't know where this guitar was made, where it came from, and the seller was asking $90.
    This is a full-scale Strat copy, feeling and looking identical to me, so I gave him $100.
    You can see how affected I am.
    I'm calling it my cherry Strat, the translucent red letting some wood-grain show through,
    and the translucent green plastic, illuminated sign plastic, is a nice leaf colour.
    When I made the maple leaf to cover the previous, right-handed cord input location,
    it looked like a leaf made out of the pick-guard plastic.
    When I shaped it, where I made the edges thinner it looked like jade.
    When I put some of the nail polish I used to touch up the carving around the cord input on it,
    I started to think it looked like a sugar maple leaf, so I went with that.
    Yes, I took this guitar to the local big box Rexall drug store,
    so a beauty consultant could help me pick out a nail polish that would blend in.
    oh... this is so third millennium...

    And then this, a pink plastic guitar was given to me.
    Look at it, laying on top of my first semi-solid-body.
    It's six strings, like classic rock guitars, but it's smaller, almost like a ukulele.
    The heart fret markers are stickers that will be easy to take off,
    and I can use sign chemicals to remove the body art.
    If I use red sign vinyl to make a pick-guard and cherry fret markers,
    this could be my cherry blossom guitar.
    I could be strumming a pink breeze underneath some cherry trees.

    A cherry Strat and a cherry blossom guitar... what's this world coming to?
    And look at this portable Boss amplifier, as wonderful as it is.
    Was I really excited about buying a 7-watt amplifier, even if I think it has to be more than seven watts?
    I still am.
    I'm strapping on this cherry Strat with my 1970 Straplocks from my 1964 Fender Stratocaster,
    on my left side, and strapping on this Boss amp on my right side,
    not only for my new strolling troubadour gig across from City Hall,
    but to wander all over the Niagara Peninsula, riffing away and jamming out local words to hit songs.
    I can even play this guitar in the mist at Niagara Falls, and in the new, torrential side-ways water-storm.
    And I'm going to be a responsible professional musician,
    leaving the string tuning peg protectors on so I don't draw blood poking some careless honeymoon couple.
    I might be singing a more heavy version of "Careless Whispers", but I'll keep my body fluid to myself.
    I'll be wet enough already, just being there.

    a cherry Strat and a cherry blossom guitar,
    with a new music career that sees me getting Bossed around.

    Please be forewarned!
    A first look into a pink sound-hole may interfere with any future genuine acoustic appreciations.
    Let me remind you. Wars are being fought over the oil to make this plastic.
    Is this Boss amp emanating something else besides incredible sound?
    Why am I now thinking it's a crab-apple blossom guitar?


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    I must have been hungry, wondering what Solid Potato Salad was,
    when I decided to watch this You Tube video.
    This segment from a movie challenges my idea of what entertainment is,
    and the difference between talent and arduous physical labour.
    About five minutes long.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1J3NLNWAPU

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    Just like debris from the Japanese nuclear meltdown and tsunami is still washing ashore,
    over here along the west coasts of Canada and the United States,
    offshore production keeps coasting along, washing away onshore manufacture and pricing.

    Here's a link to a new Toronto, Ontario, music store, doing business mostly online.
    I'm using a left-handed, do-it-yourself Stratocaster style guitar kit as an example,
    because the left-handed price is not only the same as right-handed prices,
    it's like buying an offshore guitar that hasn't been assembled or finished.
    When Fender is asking hundreds, if not thousands, for vintage style left-handed tremolos,
    I can buy this entire kit for the tremolo unit and use it for my second semi-solid-body.

    They have left-handed Les Pauls, Stratocasters, Telecasters, 335's and an f-hole acoustic electric.
    When old school manufacturers are pricing like rock star rock god legends,
    single coil pickups for $150, they feature Trev Wilkinson who sells his name brand for $10.
    I saw his product and looked at his British site. He also prices lefty parts at right-handed prices.
    I'm used to being myself in person, doing everything from business to non-business that way,
    so it's with regret I say it's too far to visit their showroom.
    It's going to be very difficult for me to mail-order a guitar.

    https://www.solomusicgear.com/produc...y-left-handed/

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    Oh yeah... this must be the new millennium, mutating my attitude about technology,
    and the self-imposed restrictions I have had for my entire life.
    I never had a credit card and don't want a cell phone,
    but using an offshore right-handed Strat-style guitar with a new portable BOSS amplifier,
    I just made two You Tube videos, the first with me playing electric guitar.
    This is the second one, playing lead, looking better than the first.
    Yes, the first was so unprofessional, and bad, it could only get better.
    I just started playing guitar again, and my weakest ability is hammer-ons and offs.
    I always like it when a violinist holds his bow up in the air to play with one hand.
    Four minutes long.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksA41bSi2oc
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    The global confluence of our new economy meets anonymous conformity.
    I'm using a new BOSS Katana portable amplifier, seven watts,
    with an offshore Stratocaster copy that doesn't show the country of origin.

    I'm starting off with some Mr. George Benson and then using a Crybaby like Jimi Hendrix.
    You'll have to decide if I survived the sixties, got perma-stoned or am just getting sticky with it.
    If this amp had tubes it would have smelled like it.
    8:39

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFTgVsYLcSg

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    Here it is, 2018, and I've got a new kind of mix happening for me here, yeah... Watt's happening!
    I'm calling this a trans-video, trans everything, trans-continental, trans-oceanic, trans-atmospheric,
    and considering that I'm jamming along to an "onacarom" video, it's trans-celestial.

    No-one who is concerned about intellectual properties needs to be concerned,
    because this is South America to the Niagara Peninsula to Denmark,
    and then to you, wherever you are looking from.

    I should have figured out the chords for the break in the middle,
    but I was in a rush to get my amp, guitar and camera together.
    The mix sounded good to me, but in the video I'm a little too loud.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWxXAsHja-w

    Jamming along with music videos, yeah... I could get lost doing that.
    Now I'm thinking about jamming along with stormy boating disasters...
    a little new wave action with some heavy metal...

    In case you're wondering, the vocalist isn't singing in English.
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