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Koko Taylor, 1928-2009

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One of the great blues voices of the 1960s. And she was in Wild at Heart!

Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon sing Insane Asylum.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:22 pm

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John and me at Bonaventure Cemetery

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John and me at Bonaventure Cemetery

We went to Savannah because it's a fun place and Dad is a fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:21 pm

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Johnny Mercer’s bench

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Johnny Mercer's bench

We went to Savannah because it's a fun place and Dad is a fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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Johnny Mercer’s gravesite

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Johnny Mercer's gravesite

We went to Savannah because it's a fun place and Dad is a fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:19 pm

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The view from the Conrad Potter Aiken gravesite

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The view from the Conrad Potter Aiken gravesite

We went to Savannah because it's a fun place and Dad is a fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

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Dad taking a photo of the Mercer House

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We went to Savannah because it's a fun place and Dad is a fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

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Going over the bridge

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We went to Savannah because it's a fun place and Dad is a fan of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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Afternoon bike ride

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

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Afternoon bike ride

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Afternoon bike ride

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

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Mom on a bike!

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Mom on a bike!

I honestly never expected to ride a bike with Mom! It was really exciting to go out!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

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John on a run

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

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Afternoon bike ride

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

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Mom on a bike!

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Mom on a bike!

I honestly never expected to ride a bike with Mom! It was really exciting to go out!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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Kite flying

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

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Kite flying & Mom

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Kite flying & Mom

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

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Susan with the kites

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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Kite!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

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Kite flying

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

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Mom, kite flying

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

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John making a kite

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John making a kite

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June 3rd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

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Mom and SUsan

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Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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Susan and Dad

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Susan and Dad

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:58 pm

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John totaling the score

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John totaling the score

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:57 pm

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John and me

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John and me

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:56 pm

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John, by one of the verses (this course had a verse at each hole)

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John, by one of the verses (this course had a verse at each hole)

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

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hawaiian shirts!

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Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

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the water feature

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Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

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Susan tees up

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Susan tees up

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:50 pm

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Mom golfing

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Mom golfing

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

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John kept score

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John kept score

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:48 pm

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Dad and Susan

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Dad and Susan

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

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Mom and John

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Mom and John

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

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Dad putting out of the water

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Dad putting out of the water

Mom, Dad, Susan, John, and I went to play miniature golf one afternoon. Mom took the lead, and even got a hole in one!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

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Rest in Hardtimes

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michaux
Rest in Hardtimes

Hardtimes, my great laborer,
Hardtimes, have a seat,
Relax,
Relax for a bit, you and me
Relax.
You can find me, you can feel me out, you can try me,
I am your ruin

My great theater, my haven, my hearth,
My golden cellar,
My future, my real mother, my horizon.
In your light, in your expanse, in your horror,
I let myself go.
-Henri Michaux
(translation by Pepe LePew)

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June 3rd, 2009 at 9:04 pm

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Rob Millis/Sublime Frequencies Film Screenings with Climax Golden Twins this month at the Suoni Festival (Montreal) and Issue Project Room (Brooklyn)

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Still, Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan, Robert Millis.

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES Film Screenings
Rare and unseen Sublime Frequencies films, director in attendance (so you can blame him)

INDIA AT 78rpm
Folk and classical music in India through the lens of the largest private collection of 78rpm records and dusty ephemera on the sub-continent.

MY FRIEND RAIN
Decay and rebirth and death through the endless Asian monsoon cycle. A collage of musical segments and tropical ambiance from Robert Millis and Alan Bishop.

PHI TA KHON: GHOSTS OF ISAN
A traditional Buddhist ghost festival from Thailand’s Isan province that features beautiful handmade masks, outrageous wooden phalluses, ceremony, ritual, dancing, and endless music.

performances by Climax Golden Twins

at the Suoni Festival in Montreal on June 13th and 14th

also at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn on June 16th

Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

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Alligator!

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:26 pm

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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Freedom to Roam: Creating safe pathways for migrating species as natural habitats grow scarce in North America

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Above: Elk crossing melting terrain in search of food, photo by Florian Shulz

If animals’ ability to move between habitats is blocked, scientists predict that as many as 25% of species will be extinct by the end of this century.

Things looked pretty grim last week after Schwarzenegger announced his plan to close 220 state parks in California, thereby endangering the habitats of many species of animals and plants. Not to mention that last month New York state announced a 55% cut of public funding to botanical gardens, aquariums and zoos to be enacted next year. Sadly, it’s becoming clear that in the face of this recession the protection of wildlife and biodiversity of our natural landscape has dropped dangerously low on the list of our government officials’ priorities.

In the midst of our concerns over the economy and this mad fund-cutting frenzy, many species indigenous to North America (grizzly bears, pronghorns, lynx, elk, and monarch butterflies, to name a few) are struggling to follow their natural migration patterns. This is due in part to the acceleration of global warming, which is causing their habitats to change dramatically as glaciers melt and temperatures rise. As animals are uprooted in search of a new place to graze, give birth or rear young, they must cross treacherous obstacles such as highways, roads, and urban sprawl, many ending up as roadkill in the process.

To help migrating animals cross these man-made barriers safely, Patagonia has developed a program called Freedom to Roam in an effort “to create, restore and protect wildways or corridors between habitats so animals can survive.” The program has been locating routes of migratory animals and building passageways under highways and freeways as safe alternatives for them to cross through. Since their construction, some passageways have reduced roadkill fatalities as much as 96%. Watch videos of successful crossings here.

The construction of these corridors is not some radical environmentalist’s fantasy; it is a necessary measure to protect our future as a planet, and should be treated with the same urgency as our economy. Wildlife corridors already exist in many other areas of the world, as other cultures recognize that we must help animals adapt their lives to modern civilization if they are to survive through rapid climate change, population growth and urban development:

The Netherlands contains over 600 wildlife underpasses and ecoducts that have been used to protect wild boar, red deer, roe deer and the endangered European badger. In India, a 37-mile-long, six-mile-wide corridor connects important tiger habitats in the Eastern Himalaya and the Western Ghats mountain ranges.

Learn more about wildlife corridors in this short documentary.

Read more about the ideas behind the Freedom to Roam coalition here.

Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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Alligator!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 7:01 pm

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Flying Fish!

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Flying Fish!

This was the best video I could get of it. Sometimes a bunch were jumping!!

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June 3rd, 2009 at 6:44 pm

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Susan

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June 3rd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

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Momma, quilting

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June 3rd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

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