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Bread and Flowers by Victoria Woodworth

 

Victoria Woodworth belongs to a rare breed: the singer-songwriter who excels in both fields. Woodworth’s songs are fuelled by raw emotion, her lyrics capturing the essence and complexity of human relationships. Her style is more Americana than Nashville, more contemporary folk than country, and owes a great deal to classic folk rock singer-songwriters like Laura Nyro and Paul Simon.

Dark Sparkles by Tim Fatchen

 

Welcome to the first of my new music reviews! I hope to make this a regular feature of my blog as I continue to explore my lifelong music addiction. For this first review I ve chosen the latest release by Australian composer and pianist Tim Fatchen, an album entitled Dark Sparkles.

Move, Learn, Eat

 

Three videos by independent filmmaker Rick Mereki are taking the internet by storm, as well they should be! His caption on vimeo reads: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage ... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ... into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films ... = a trip of a lifetime.

Here's my favourite:

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

An Early Snowfall

 

It's the 8th of October, and there's snow on the mountains. Temperatures dropped severely overnight, and while there's no snow in the city, apparently there is copious snow to the north. It's rare to see snow this early in the southwestern desert landscape, and it's a thrilling change from endless months of summer and the brief pseudo-autumn we've been enjoying.

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