Grandview 23rd July 1920

July 23, 2020

Province 19200723, p.11

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Night Music: I’ve Been Loving You Too Long

July 22, 2020


Grandview 22nd July 1920

July 22, 2020

Vancouver World 19200722, p.18

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Image: Inside The Tower

July 21, 2020


Grandview 21st July 1920

July 21, 2020

Province 19200721, p.13

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Night Music: Bach In A Japanese Forest

July 20, 2020

Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” played by a wooden ball rolling down a massive marimba.

The conception, let alone the precision construction, is remarkable.


Shooting The Moon, 51 Years On

July 20, 2020

On this day in 1969 I was in Yugoslavia working as a Third Assistant Director on a movie called “Kelly’s Heroes“. I was nineteen years old and having a wonderful time working with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Salvalas, and a whole wild bunch of American actors. like Harry Dean Stanton and Dick Davalos.

We were living at the Petrovaradin Hotel in Novi Sad and most nights I joined the Americans in games of high stakes poker. We took over one of the small banquet rooms and several of the hotel staff were deputed to look after us with drinks and food. These games were a useful but expensive education for me; over a few weeks, I managed to lose several months’ worth of per diem expenses.

Apollo_11_bootprintOur game on the 20th July 1969 coincided with the first manned landing on the moon and we arranged to have a black and white TV set up in the room  so we could follow the action.  I remember that, just as Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Eagle and on to the moon, we were in the middle of a game with a good-sized pot of American dollars piled in middle of the the table. We agreed to pause the game to watch the historic moment.

Several of us took the opportunity to stand and stretch for a moment. As I did so, I noticed that the American actors were glued to the TV screen intent on cheering their countrymen while the hotel staff ignored the TV and were all staring at the big pile of money, mouths agape.

It was an unforgettable night.


Grandview 20th July 1920

July 20, 2020

Province 19200720, p.16

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Poem: Unwinding The Thread

July 20, 2020

 

Memory is

the first traitor

 

It is such a waste

to undo the syntax,

to untie the tender meanings,

to try to catch the logic

that meant little then

and nothing now;

to wonder what

was meant.

Was there a

design back then,

that leaves no traces?

 

Memory is

the first traitor

 


Image: Standing Stones

July 19, 2020


Grandview 19th July 1920

July 19, 2020

Province 19200719, p.16

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Night Music: Telephone Line

July 18, 2020

 


Grandview 18th July 1920

July 18, 2020

Vancouver Sun 19200718, p.30

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Image: Greenspace #3

July 17, 2020


Grandview 17th July 1920

July 17, 2020

Vancouver World 19200717, p.23

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Night Music: Wallet

July 16, 2020


Grandview 16th July 1920

July 16, 2020

Vancouver World, 19200716, p.18

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Image: Arrow Lake

July 15, 2020


Grandview 15th July 1920

July 15, 2020

Province, 19200715, p.22

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Night Music: Just The Way You Are

July 14, 2020

Happy birthday!