Thursday, September 3, 2015

A little Meditation Music....

...while you contemplate your chakras, or your navel, or whatever.....

The making of "Forbidden Planet"

This was the start of modern science fiction movies with people and effects which were believable. It also pioneered electronic music in films.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Isao Tomita - Arabesque No. 1

Isao Tomita - Clair de Lune Debussy - A Video by Kenneth St. King

Tomita - Golliwogs Cakewalk

Klaus Schulze - My Ty She

Klaus Schulze Crystal Lake

About Mars: My Facebook entry today

The Larousse Guide to Astronomy, 1980 edition, says in Mars' Hellas region, more than 3.5 billion years ago, it was hit and the crust was punctured by a meteoroid between 100 to 200 km in diameter.

If this entered the molten core, as it would by punc
turing the crust, there would have been a fantastic explosion. This would probably have momentarily inflated the planet like a balloon from the inside, and thrown the original surface features off into space, while the extreme heat of the blast would incinerate the atmosphere, leaving only traces of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide behind. Which is all we have now for atmosphere.

Where did the missing surface features go? The sand, gravel and broken rocks are now called "The Asteroid Belt" comprising an estimated 20% of a planet's mass, and the oceans became those "dirty snowballs" we call Comets, some of whom lately have exhibited traces of sodium, as in salt, in their tail gases, suggesting to me possibly frozen sea water.

Mars today is without a magnetic field because that severe impact would have demagnetized it. And I'm surprised others don't seem able to "connect the dots" here. There's a reason for everything if we really look for it. And if every rock Curiosity has looked at so far is sedimentary, there must be a reason for the sudden disappearance of the oceans. It wasn't "magic". But it did begin with something whose first letter is 'M'.

And I'm not speaking of our Moon, although here's an interesting coincidence; our Moon has a density of 3.346 grams per cubic centimeter, while Mars' density is 3.93. Mercury = 5.43, Venus = 5.20 and Earth = 5.52. And that 5,000 km long "canyon" just below Mars' equator, if opened up into a circular hole, would be just about the right size for our Moon to pass through. Is all that just random coincidence? I don't think so.

If we could put back all those missing parts - the Moon, the 20% from the Asteroid Belt, and those oceans, and its atmosphere, we'd have a planet just about the same as Earth. And back then, both Mars and the Earth were probably closer to the sun. Earth once was tropical or semi-tropical almost all over, and Mars at that time was probably more comfortably within our habitable zone around the sun, rather than now being on the bitter outer edges of it. And that's my theory, Folks. So prove or disprove it, please.

Today, we're going to be in the dark again...

About a week ago, while restoring power following an outage for maintenance here, something went horribly wrong, and one building's emergency unit didn't switch over correctly, and the rest of us had to sit here in the dark until the fried parts were isolated, and then later they brought in a rental mobile generator for the building with the fried switching equipment.

So today, we're going to be without power from about 9:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m., unless they fry something else putting it back to normal. For some reason, this bugs me. Perhaps it's because from August 23rd, 1950 until March 31st, 1988, I worked in the electrical trade as a power station operator until those became redundant, and then as a maintenance electrician, and it disrupts  my tenuous magnanimity to discover that there's even yet a few fumbling incompetents in the business. As far as I know, nobody's repealed Ohm's Law, and if you're doing maintenance for a complex of six high-rises with a total of 1,200 suites, it helps a lot if you know what you're doing. 


I turned everything off before 9:00 a.m., went back to bed, and when I woke up at 11:00 a.m., the digital clock was flashing for a reset, and the power was back on. I called the gatehouse to find out what's happening, and was told they finished early, and I could start using things again.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Earlier, I mentioned "Classical" so now the real one...

And yet another kind of music....

A different kind of classic music....Use good headphones!

I wanted to show a certain album by Tomita, but he was born the same year that I was, 1932, making him one of the pioneers of electronic music, and he hasn't released anything new lately, and some of his full albums are not available on YouTube, so I had to settle for just one selection. He did amazing work. Kitaro is good too, but there's only one Isao Tomita.

And now, some classical music.....

Frankie Carle and his Orchestra - 1947

Best of......Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

Miff Mole and his Little Molers - After You've Gone

This name was chosen by Red Nichols and his Five Pennies while recording for the Okeh Company, and this is really pretty good stuff for 1929....

And please scroll down for some better-known and more recent artists.....