Phil BassPhil Bass wrote the following post Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:43:41 +0200
GoGo Penguin - Kora
Here's a tune by GoGo Penguin, a modern jazz trio from the UK and currently my favourite band.


!Music Box

via @Music Box

!Anima Jazz

Declining eyesight improved by looking at deep red light (05/2020,

Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new UCL-led study, the first of its kind in humans.


I hope that these results will be confirmed in subsequent studies. That would be great!

Optically improved mitochondrial function redeems aged human visual decline (2020,, abstract)
Rotlicht gegen nachlassende Sehkraft (2020,
Retina (Wikipedia)
I saw something about this the other day. If this proves accurate, great; but I also thought, well, I hope that mainstream media isn't going to pick up on this too soon, because otherwise you'll start seeing people ruining their eyes by staring into infrared heat lamps or some such.
Yes, indeed, that is also my fear.

I have tried to render the message as neutral and careful as possible. :-)
great project, great persistence
great project, great persistence

Yes, the best celebration is using it !
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Indigenous Fermented Foods
Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 3rd Ed.
Edited by M. P. Doyle and L. R. Beuchat
© 2007 ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

Current, by Ocoeur


from the album Everything
Antonia MaiAntonia Mai wrote the following post Thu, 07 May 2020 20:59:53 +0200
Een kopje koffie. Geniet ervan.
#Kaffee #coffee #koffie #café
Ik heb je advies opgevolgd. Bedankt.

via @Rafa Poverello  (thanks)
Coffee plant (Wikipedia)
Coffee bean (Wikipedia)
Coffee roasting (Wikipedia)
Coffee production (Wikipedia)
Coffee (Wikipedia)
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You're Welcome; thanks @Antonia Mai :-)
They found that 9 of the 15 known Earth tipping elements that regulate the state of the planet had been activated, and there was now scientific support for declaring a state of planetary emergency. These tipping points can trigger abrupt carbon release back into the atmosphere, such as the release of carbon dioxide and methane caused by the irreversible thawing of the Arctic permafrost.

Harald KlimachHarald Klimach wrote the following post Sun, 07 Jun 2020 18:29:16 +0200
'Collapse of civilisation is the most likely outcome': top climate scientists


The world's most eminent climate scientists and biologists believe we're headed for the collapse of civilisation, and it may already be too late to change course.

Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against (2019,
Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system (2008,
Thermoelectric effect

Thermoelectric Stoves: Ditch the Solar Panels? (2020,

Wood stoves equipped with thermoelectric generators can produce electricity that is more sustainable, more reliable, and less costly than power from solar PV panels.

One of the interesting applications:

BioLite Mission | Everyone Plays a Part


Wild World
by Cat Stevens - Topic on YouTube

The Early Broadcast
See what happens when you don't keep your floors swept!

Seriously, though, this looks to be in amazing shape!
The Ickabog (2020,, J.K. Rowling)

Then this lockdown happened. It’s been very hard on children, in particular, so I brought The Ickabog down from the attic, read it for the first time in years, rewrote bits of it and then read it to my children again. They told me to put back in some bits they’d liked when they were little, and here we are!

The Ickabog will be published for free on this website, in instalments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.

When the book is published in November, I’m going to donate all my royalties to help people who have been affected by the coronavirus. We’ll give full details later in the year.

!Children's World
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Thank you !
Víkingur Ólafsson – Bach: Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528: II. Andante [Adagio] (Transcr. Stradal)


Watch pianist Víkingur Ólafsson (“Artist of the Year” at the Gramophone Awards 2019) perform the Andante from Bach's Organ Sonata No. 4, as transcribed for the piano by August Stradal, from his album 'J. S. Bach - Works & Reworks'. The video was directed by Magnús Leifsson.

Víkingur Ólafsson (Wikipedia)
Víkingur Ólafsson – Glass: Étude No. 5


What drew you to Philip Glass’s music?

He changed the course of music history. It’s easy to forget that before Philip Glass there was no Philip Glass. So many composers are writing in a language that he invented. There are so many diluted versions of his music, and I think he’s misunderstood. To me, he’s like the Mondrian of music. He’s taking primary colors and really exploring what that means. At his best, he’s getting to the essence of music.

The Pianist Vikingur Olafsson on Why Philip Glass Matters (2017,
Philip Glass (Wikipedia)
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King Crimson - Heroes (Live in Berlin 2016)


"King Crimson performed Heroes at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty nine years and one month after the original sessions at the Hansa Tonstudio overlooking the Berlin Wall. This is released in the Fortieth Anniversary year." - Robert Fripp.

Robert Fripp & King Crimson Perform a Stirring Cover of “Heroes,” Shortly after David Bowie’s Death (2016) (2020,