Tate Modern Turns Ten

March 31, 2010

Tate Modern turns 10 on 12 May 2010, 

 and, to celebrate, Tate Modern invites

 you to contribute the ten best images

 you’ve taken of Tate Modern and in

 Turbine Hall.

 As part of their 10th birthday 

 celebrations, the folks there are also

 planning a short film that tells the

 story of Tate Modern.

 Some  images posted to the Flickr 

 group before April 16th 2010 may

 be selected to be included in the

Tate Modern is 10 film. 

Go to the following link for full details: #mce_temp_url#

Bodhran & Tin Whistle – Salmon’s Leap

March 17, 2010

A video featuring pictures of the Irish countryside and music

by Celia and Marc of the Irish duo Salmon’s Leap —


[A bodhran is a hand-held goatskin drum used in traditional

Irish music. The tin whistle (also called the tinwhistle,

whistle, penny whistle, Irish whistle, feadóg, or feadóg stain)

is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument.]

Irish Tin Whistle – The Corrs

March 17, 2010

This band is called “The Corrs” and is made up of 3 sisters

and a brother — Jim on keyboards, Sharon on violin (fiddle),

Caroline on drums and Andrea on tin (or penny) whistle.

They are from Dundalk in the east of Ireland, which is

located about 50 miles from Dublin.

The Corrs — Toss The Feathers

March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!!!

And who is it, now, who will draw me a pint of lovely Guinness???🙂

Dancing on Wheels — Diana Morgan-Hill

March 5, 2010

Dancing on Wheels, a current BBC production, is a dance competition like no other.

After viewing, visit Diana’s site for the inside scoop on this reality

show: #mce_temp_url#

Also, the BBC site for Dancing on Wheels has an interactive game

in which you become a judge of dance. Can you cut it as a judge???

Find out here: #mce_temp_url#

Printable Coloring Pages

February 19, 2010


offers free coloring

pages at the 

following addy:


Mary Youngblood and Jim Brock

January 27, 2010

A drum and a Native American flute performance that is sure to please.🙂

Photographer Burt Uzzle

January 2, 2010

Click on the

following link

to view some

of the work

from today’s 

Quote of the Day


Burt Uzzle:


Quote of the Day

January 2, 2010

You see fleeting perfection of form merging with a significant substance, and you make a clicking noise only a hair’s breadth away. You have then judged something, reported something, ostensibly truthfully… And when you made a clicking noise you said something eloquently if you are skilled.

Burk Uzzle

(1938 –    )

American Photographer

Burk is the guy who took a bunch of Woodstock pics.

From Boing Boing:

“Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.”


And here’s the story behind one well-known Woodstock photo:


Quote of the Day

December 26, 2009




The greatest value

of a picture is

when it forces us

to notice what

we never expected

to see.

John W. Tukey

(1915 – 2000)

American Chemist/


Tukey was an pre-computer home-schooled data geek. Check out his bio here:


The following is from Wiki:

“Tukey coined many statistical terms that have become part of common usage, but the two most famous coinages attributed to him were related to computer science.

While working with John von Neumann on early computer designs, Tukey introduced the word “bit” as a contraction of “binary digit”.[2] The term “bit” was first used in an article by Claude Shannon in 1948.

The term “software“, which Paul Niquette claims he coined in 1953, was first used in print by Tukey in a 1958 article in American Mathematical Monthly, and thus some attribute the term to him;[3] incorrectly, according to Niquette’s claim.

[Is anyone else having a problem spacing the lines in their posts, or is it just me??? I keep trying for my usual

“white space” gaps, but the end view never appears as I’ve typed it.]