Beanie level: Unemployed slacker in a sparkly tracksuit

LET ME HEAR YOUR SONG

Why are so many lullabies also murder ballads?
by Jenny Marder
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/many-lullabies-murder-ballads

Includes link to Tim Minchin’s “Lullaby.” πŸ˜‰

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 11

Mariah Carey: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (Merry Christmas, 1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsyxFkYZ-aU

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 10

Procol Harum: “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (1967) 16mm Scopitone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Whiter_Shade_of_Pale

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 10

Richard Marx: “Now & Forever” MV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeDiK2uy3DU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paid_Vacation_(album)
Dad Dick Marx arranged the strings.

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 10

Percy Mayfield: “Please Send Me Someone to Love” (1950)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB0N9RFgdSc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Please_Send_Me_Someone_to_Love
Ahh!

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 9

Lake of Tears: “Forever Autumn” (title track, 1999)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c_zqCUEo3s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Autumn_(album)

Swedish doom.

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 9

Robert John: “Sad Eyes”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsyQ06YZVQc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sad_Eyes

What a great falsetto! He had a monster hit (MORE)

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 9

Rolling Stones: “Paint It Black” (Aftermath LP, 1966) TV appearance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flSmiIne-4k

Brian Jones, sitar. Show uses a cover version.
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    Cosmic raga-rock. One of my all-time faves from the Stones. I remember listening to it on WABC-AM, New York, on my transistor radio when I was a kid. Epic. Ditto for “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “Mother’s Little Helper.”

    This video performance was lip-synched, which was standard broadcast practice back then owing to technical limitations. Note that the guitar and bass were not plugged in, and the sitar is not miked.

    Interestingly, Jones was a student of sitar and tabla player Harihar Rao, himself a disciple of the renowned Ravi Shankar.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_It_Black#Background_and_composition

    Hot Rocks 1964–1971 (1971) was the first double album I ever bought, IIRC.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Rocks_1964%E2%80%931971

    I chose this particular video because it has the correct aspect ratio for the analog TV broadcasts of the time. And it’s in COLOR! My family was still watching black-and-white when I moved out in 1980. When I finally saw THE MUPPET SHOW and Looney Tunes in color a few years later, I was boggled. Thanks to YouTube, I can now see all the MIDNIGHT SPECIAL performances (and foreign TV concert footage) that I missed when they aired — and in color to boot.

    Bonus sitar track:

    The Shocking Blue: “The Butterfly and I” (self-titled American pressing, 1970)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUzD9cO3YUY
    @06:08, track #3 opens with sitar — followed by their monster hit, “Venus.” Lead singer Mariska Veres is daebak.

    This is the pressing in my collection:
    https://www.discogs.com/Shocking-Blue-The-Shocking-Blue/release/1212992

    Red Bullet’s Shocking Blue playlist is loaded with vintage videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE7009926D3C75E06

    For good measure: Red Bullet’s playlist for fellow Dutch rockers Focus, purveyors of “Hocus Pocus” (Focus II LP, 1973 [US]) — what a blast! Listen with headphones. Progressive rock at it finest. πŸ˜‰
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV0F_XiR48Q&list=PLE4DAD91F71A8C21D&index=2&t=0s

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      I forgot how much I liked Focus.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_(band)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hocus_Pocus_(song)

      LP aka Moving Waves — including
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_II

      Focus: “Moving Waves” (Focus II / Moving Waves LP, 1971/1973)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrR5d7OJYw0

      Piano and vocal solo by Thijs van Leer features lyrics by Sufi poet/master musician Inayat Khan, per Wikipedia.

      Kudos to YT commenters Maarten van Leer and deep purple fan for identifying the source and content of the lyrics:

      Maarten van Leer
      8 months ago
      The words are from Hazrat Inayat Khan, a “Tana” from the book Vadan

      deep purple fan
      4 months ago (edited)
      @2:40 Lyrics

      Moving waves the wind has left you
      And Twas still in commotion
      Moving waves the wind has left you
      And Twas still in commotion
      We are still repeating the world it has taught us
      It moves our whole being to ecstasy
      Waves why do you all become excited
      And then all calm together
      Because behind our individual action their is one impulse working
      Because behind our individual action their is one impulse working
      Rising waves what motive is behind your impulse
      What motive is behind your impulse
      The desire to reach upwards

      When I was younger, I would never have known what to make of the title track… Now I might have an inkling of a clue. I can thank the American Sufi devotional singer Singh Kaur Khalsa and Celtic harper Kim Robertson’s luminous “Ardas” for that:

      Singh Kaur Crimson Vol. 6, Ardas
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Ws6CYy74Y

      Check out their “Crimson Collection” volume 6 recording on the Invincible Music label. All of them, actually. Heavenly…

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Ticked Off

Lyme Disease Is Baffling, Even to Experts
by Meghan O’Rourke, September 2019 Issue
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/09/life-with-lyme/594736/

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    What Tick Saliva Does to the Human Body
    Ticks use their saliva to create a β€œlake of blood” inside their hosts.
    by Sarah Zhang, Jul 25, 2019
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/the-marvels-of-tick-saliva/594652

    I have the utmost respect for the microbes who cause tick-borne illnesses, and the vectors/hosts who aid and abet them. Their ability to evade, undermine, and co-opt the human immune system is nothing short of incredible.

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      I hate them with a burning passion.

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        Gee, I hope you and yours are free of a first-hand acquaintance with these beings, @ndlessjoie mugyuljoie.

        I’ve played host to two tick-borne bacterial species that have been positively identified, but spirochetes are so difficult to pin down that I still really wonder about B. burgdorferi, especially after reading the latest news in these articles. A couple of my friends have received definitive diagnoses of Lyme. It took 30+ years for one of them to find a doctor (who happened to personally have Lyme disease themself) who knew how to test for and treat it. She remembered exactly when and in which geographical location she got bitten. Another friend was told for years that it was all in her head, and was prescribed psychiatric drugs for depression and strange crawling sensations in her noggin — only to eventually get a positive diagnosis of Lyme. Meanwhile the neurological damage was being done. It’s egregious. The attic of her house on the edge of the woods was home to field mice — in these parts, the white-footed mouse is one of the vectors along with deer.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-footed_mouse#Connection_to_Lyme_Disease
        Oh, goody goody — some of the little critters are suspected of carrying hantaviruses — whose name comes from the Hantan River that flows through Gangwon and Gyeonggi provinces. The Hantan [also transliterated as Hantaan] is a tributary of the Imjin and Han rivers. Had to toss in that sageuk reference. πŸ˜‰

        I don’t hate the beasties. I just wish that we could peacefully coexist without their harming me. It may well be that I lost the genetic crap shoot with a single nucleotide polymorphism or two that puts me at an immunological disadvantage. I grew up in whitetail deer country, and have been scratched numerous times by cats and bunnies since I was a kid. I got a mosquito bite in Hawaii that resulted in a nasty staph infection that still gives me twinges more than 35 years later. I had mononucleosis in college, so Epstein-Barr virus is another factor that muddies the waters.

        Some years ago I read that microbiologists were targeting Lyme co-infections with bacteriophage viruses, which sounded like a great idea to me. The Pasteur lab in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia was doing interesting research on the subject, and when I last checked years ago, had been working with researchers in the US. Evergreen State U. in Oregon was collaborating, IIRC. It was really exciting.

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          Evergreen State College is here in WA. They just had their yearly bacteriophage meeting and the female lead scientist who began the work at Evergreen is still participating even after her retirement.

          I’m not a biting insect fan and ticks are tied with mosquitos on my list of least liked local insects. I understand your stories all too well.

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            @ndlessjoie,

            Well knock me over with a feather. Thanks for the pointer to the ongoing bacteriophage research at Evergreen. I think I stumbled across it when reading about resetting the gut microbiome with fecal transplants of microbes from donors with robust flora.

            Oops — wrong state, but at least I had the correct general part of the Left Coast. I didn’t know you’re in that neck of the woods. πŸ˜‰

            I’m not a fan of skeeters either. In Warren County, there used to be a malarial swamp that was drained in the late 19th-early 20th century. It was basically a eutrophied lake bed formed by the Wisconsin glacier’s terminal moraine. Shades of Death Road is still on the map. It’s surprising to consider such pestilence this far north, but that was the case in colonial times. It’s not like we’re in the Panama Canal Zone with its steaming jungles and endemic yellow fever.

            Alas, the Asian tiger mosquito with its flashy zebra-stripe legs has been here in NJ since 1995. They are aggressive little boogers. I was amazed at their ferocity during the daytime when I encountered them in Hawaii. One of them chomped my ankle when I was working the overnight shift at the radio station that led to the staph fiasco. At least back then S. aureus had not yet evolved. Or maybe it just wasn’t on anyone’s radar yet.

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    The Great Willy Burgdorfer, 1925–2014
    By Lucy Bauer, Monday, February 2, 2015
    https://irp.nih.gov/blog/post/2015/02/the-great-willy-burgdorfer-1925-2014

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    Read this yesterday- it’s an excellent article (though still a little rankled over the term Lyme Loonies). A few of us have been unfortunate enough to contract Lymes, as this bucolic countryside is knee deep in ticks. My small solution is to get a dozen Guinea hen chicks every spring. I let them roam the property; they eat their weight in ticks!

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      @beantown,

      Glad you found it interesting.

      I’m a big fan of guinea fowl for exactly that reason. One of my farmer buddies up in Nova Scotia had a flock of them patrolling the premises. From what I’ve read, they’re smarter than chickens and keep an eye out for hawks. Alas, I’m stuck in a condo, so have never had the opportunity to commune with the critters. I would have loved to keep a couple of them for eggs. Do you collect and eat the guinea eggs? How large are they?

      It really stinks that Lyme disease patients who advocate for themselves are termed “Lyme Loonies” because of the politics surrounding the infection. No one would dare do that to patients afflicted with cancer or heart disease, would they? Or would they?

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT (1999)

Jang Hyuk, Cha Tae-hyun, & Song Il-kook early in their careers. Great music in this gritty coming-of-age drama. Cast includes Park Geun-hyung, Baek Yoon-sik & Kim Ha-kyun.

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 8

Leo Sayer: “When I Need You” (Endless Flight LP, 1977)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmBXm9OfDo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_I_Need_You

Bobby Keys on sax.

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Daebak!

The Beatles’ songs – complete A-Z list!
https://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/

Also listed by LP, which I used to identify “Here, There and Everywhere” (below). Plus complete discography.

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 8

The Beatles: “Here, There and Everywhere” (Revolver LP, 1966)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdcSFVXd3MU

Acoustic guitar version after In-ha practices golf w/ dad.

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 7

Sarah McLachlan: “Angel” live (Surfacing, 1997)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1GmxMTwUgs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_(Sarah_McLachlan_song)

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 6

Prince and the Revolution: “Purple Rain” (title track, 1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Y1gohk5-A

(live, 1985)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3LHatq2u4k

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 6 / WHITE NIGHTS OST

Lionel Richie: “Say You, Say Me” (1985)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK0ZRzCL4Ec

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say_You,_Say_Me

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – Music, Ep. 4

Mary MacGregor: “Torn Between Two Lovers” (title track of debut LP, 1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1F5BLLFAeM

#1 hit co-written by Peter Yarrow. (MORE)

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    As we watched episode 14 last night, I crabbed to Mr. P that it was too conveniently easy for NIS white hat Seo Ji-won to hack the security system of Kim’s Tailor Shop in mere seconds for analyst Han Na-kyung to sneak in and illegally search for evidence. A few minutes ago, he brought the above link to my attention. Art imitates life after all. LOL!

    Dan Goodin’s report in ArsTechnica.com reveals the discovery of a humongo publicly-accessible database “used by the Web-based Biostar 2 security system sold by South Korea-based Suprema.” Nearly 28 million records used to secure buildings all over the world. And it ain’t just passwords. Read it and weep.

    Anyone wanting to break into my house will have to show up in person and bust a window to gain entry — instead of hacking in from Mom’s basement. Include me out of the Internet of things for the same reason. Newfangled hogwash. And get off my lawn! Harumph!

    NB: I was also skeptical of Agent Han’s old-fashioned hot-wiring of the car’s ignition system. I haven’t kept up with automotive technology, but have to wonder whether that would actually work with today’s electronic systems. This is the kind of question I would have asked Tom and Ray, the Tappet Brothers, on CAR TALK.

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      I miss the Tappet Brothers.

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        Gee, I didn’t know I had a fellow CAR TALK fan here at DB. Wow! I miss them, too. Saturdays just aren’t the same without them on our local listener-supported radio station. I always loved hearing their Beantown satoori.

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      Yeah, she also found and entered their safe awfully quickly! Looks like Suprema and the SK intelligence service may be one and the same 😆

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        Ah, shades of the NSA backdoors of bygone days. Why do I have a feeling of deja vu?!

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          LOL me too, when she went into Kim’s I think I said out loud, “well THAT was easy!”

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – OST

[Instrumental] shi ryun, Kim Ha Neul, Jang Hyuk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=budsRBuGv1o

Alas, no idea as to title or artist, but I like it.

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INTO THE SUNLIGHT – OST

Jung Soon Won (The One) μ •μˆœμ› (더원): β€œIn the Sun” ν–‡λΉ›μ†μœΌλ‘œ haesbichsog-eulo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LyTScl

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