jeudi 27 mars 2008


Just feelin' good

Un coup de cœur très mushy depuis l'année dernière pour le Doctor Who
nouvelle formule première saison, et pour le Captain Jack de Torchwood :

et un hybride :

C'est le printemps !

C'est le printemps, bonjour les hirondelles,
malgré le temps froid et la tête lourde.
Pour fêter cela, La ChansonDuDimanche ouvre sa troisième saison :

Je les connais et j'ai également un faible pour eux depuis l'Hymne du Petit Cheminot, qui accompagne avec légèreté les avanies infligées par la SNCF :

Leur site ludique lui-aussi, avec les vidéos des chansons des saisons précédentes et leurs paroles, et un blog à l'avenant.

Autre découverte récente, grâce à Julien Doré, qui non seulement est de la famille de Gustave mais un Pescalune d'origine, le groupe Cocoon, français même s'ils chantent en anglais :

Des vidéos sur leur blog.

Was a sunny day
Not a cloud was in the sky
Not a negative word was heard
From the people passing by
Twas a sunny day
All the birdies in the trees
And the radios singing song
All the favorite melodies... Paul Simon toujours

mercredi 26 mars 2008


Carpe diem

Spécial dédicace à Monsieur Gérard Klein :

et aussi...
Yesterday it was my birthday
I hung one more year on the line
I should be depressed, My life’s a mess
But I’m having a good time

I’ve been loving and loving and loving
I’m exhausted from loving so well
I should go to bed
But a voice in my head
Says “Ah, What the hell”
...Have a good time...

Paranoia strikes deep in the heartland
But I think it’s all overdone
Exaggerating this, exaggerating that
They don’t have no fun.

I don’t believe what I read in the papers
They’re just out to capture my mind
I ain’t worrying
And I ain’t scurrying
I’m having a good time
...Have a good time...

Maybe I’m laughing my way to disaster
Maybe my race has been run
Maybe I’m blind to the fate of mankind
But what can be done?

So God bless the goods we were given
And God bless the U. S. of A.
And God bless our standard of livin’
Let’s keep it that way
And we’ll all have a good time
...Have a good time... Paul Simon rules !

mardi 25 mars 2008



Pour commencer une nouvelle décennie en bonne compagnie :

tous en chœur avec le Professeur Feynman !
"I want my orange juice !"

Et plus sérieusement, son ode à la rose, pour voir
plus profondément la beauté des choses, dans toutes leurs dimensions :

Il dit :
I have a friend who's an artist and he's some times taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say, "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree, I think. And he says, "you see, I as an artist can see how beautiful this is, but you as a scientist, oh, take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing." And I think he's kind of nutty.
First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me, too, I believe, although I might not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is. But I can appreciate the beauty of a flower.
At the same time, I see much more about the flower that he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside which also have a beauty. I mean, it's not just beauty at this dimension of one centimeter: there is also beauty at a smaller dimension, the inner structure...also the processes.
The fact that the colors in the flower are evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting -- it means that insects can see the color.
It adds a question -- does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms that are...why is it aesthetic, all kinds of interesting questions which a science knowledge only adds to the excitement and mystery and the awe of a flower.
It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.

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