Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years


As the audience slowly left the Jacob Burns Film Center after the sold-out premiere of the new Ron Howard film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, the word heard most often was love. Yes, we loved the film, but we especially loved The Beatles.

The film combines footage from their live performances around the world (166 concerts in 90 cities across 15 countries), their epochal February 1964 appearance on CBS' The Ed Sullivan Show, and many very funny and endearing behind-the-scene moments where the Fab Four laugh in wonder at their popularity and success. This narrative runs in parallel with the band's album releases, demonstrating their evolving song-writing and recording brilliance, the unprecedented cultural phenomenon of Beatlemania, and their profound love for each other.

A bonus after the film was a screening of a new digitally remastered 4K print of The Beatles' full performance at New York's Shea Stadium before 56,000 fans in September 1965.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Marble Map of New England

Austin Purves ~ Marble Map of New England at Boston Fed
Commissioned in 1953 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, aka the Boston Fed, which serves the First District of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, Austin Purves' marble relief map of New England measures 18 feet high by 12 feet wide and weighs more than four tons.

When the Boston Fed moved to new headquarters in the late 70s the map was left behind and claimed by the Boston Globe who installed it in the paper's lobby. Now the Globe is moving to new and smaller headquarters and they're looking for someone to take and save the map.

I wish I had the space.

Marble Map of New England at The Boston Globe
Map Detail
Map Detail

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Brought to you by Big Pharma and your doctor's prescription pad. And when that runs out there's heroin from Mexico. Yes, chronic pain can be devastating, but the solution should not exact this cost.

Read Dreamland.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Arrived 30 minutes before Morning Glory Farm opened their doors in hope of buying one of their prized blueberry crumb pies. Enjoyed the time watching swarms of honeybees on the morning's fresh-cut sunflowers.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Waterfront or Water View

Alex Gregory ~ The New Yorker
No doubt some real estate speculators are divesting expensive waterfront properties, but are they doubling down on water view parcels . . . next to be waterfront?

According to the Vineyard Conservation Society:
"On the shoreline, the warming of the ocean caused by emissions trapping heat in the atmosphere will cause the water to expand, the resulting rise is base sea level will cause coastal erosion and inundation of wetlands."