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Polyphonic Harmony in Georgia

I mentioned to Rick (Gordon) the other day that I had heard that vocal harmonizing had its roots in Europe, and that I once had a CD with 5-part vocal harmony (but couldn't find it). Rick, who is a singer in addition to being our book builder as well as tech meister, turned me on to the below. It gave me chills. It led me to exploring Georgian singing.



I wonder if Leonard Cohen has heard this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-uK8Ac-rYY

More:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pLwcM6D42U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M7YAfc1-BU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llfky6cyvpU

If anyone digs up more of this wonderful singing, please leave a comment.

Little building in small Marin county town


Stretch To Start the Day

I haven't done this for a while, but just got back in to doing it every morning when I fire up the Mac. I have it up at the top of my bookmarks.

Tiny House, Big Living - HGTV Show on Tiny Homes Seeking Builders

We recently got this press release. I haven't seen the show, so don't know what it's like.

They're looking for people who are about to build and live in a tiny home. If you contact them, let us know the outcome.

Contact them here:
http://www.dorseypictures.tv/

Asparagus on Haida Gwai

Photo: Lloyd Alter
(You probably have to be over 50 to get this.)