August 30, 2015

Blues in B Flat (1954) - ART TATUM

Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. was an American jazz pianist. Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries." For a musician of such stature, there is little published information available about Tatum's life. Only one full-length biography has been published, Too Marvelous for Words, by James Lester. Lester interviewed many of Tatum's contemporaries for the book and drew from many articles published about him. (cf. Wikipedia - Art Tatum)

Jeff Beck, Tal Wilkenfeld, Buddy Guy - Let Me Love You, Madison Square Garden 2009

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - ''Worried Dream''

Psychology - the 36 percent replication problem

"Despite this careful planning, less than half of the replication studies reproduced the original results. While 97 percent of the original studies produced results with a “statistically significant” p-value of 0.05 or less, only 36 percent of the replication studies did the same." (cf. "Psychology Is Starting To Deal With Its Replication Problem", Christie Aschwanden in FiveThirtyEight - August 27, 2015)

August 25, 2015

A dogs last will and testament ...

A dogs last will and testament ...
Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, giving their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…
To a poor and lonely stray, I’d give my happy home; my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillow and all my toys; the lap, which I loved so much; the hand that stroked my fur; and the sweet voice that spoke my name.
I’d will to the sad, scared, shelter dog the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and the pain is more than I can stand.”
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.
This is the only thing I can give…
The love I left behind.
– Author Unknown
- via The Good Vet and Pet Guide

August 24, 2015

All Blues... Miles Davis - o fotografie iconica

All Blues... Miles Davis. 
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"Alex: Off the Chain" - recunostinta unui caine eliberat. VIDEO, impresionant!

"Alex is a great, and all too common, example of what can happen when a dog lives its life chained to a fence" - via

Happiest dog ever - Duke, chained to die gets the rescue of a lifetime (

JUDO: 10th Dan Mifune works on his throw defense against several high level students (VIDEO)

10th Dan Mifune works on his throw defense against several high level students.
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August 16, 2015

The Evolution of Love

The Evolution of Love 
How did we evolve the most loving brains? 
Psychology Today - Rick Hanson Ph.D. - Feb 15, 2010
" paraphrase a Native American teaching, a wolf of love and a wolf of hate live in the heart of every person"..."key elements of the neural substrate of bonding and love"...
LINK to full article