The Gidden and Robert Cochrane

While rereading the surviving letters of Robert Cochrane (1931-1966), the father of the contemporary Old Craft movement, I was surprised to observe (not having noticed it in previous readings) that he references the Old English word gyden (“goddess”) in at least two of them.

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Watched I love it! As usual Gidden never fail in his way of delivery his classic novels. I’ve always love how his words stir so much emotions, even in me. can’t stop crying when Harlem song came on. That’s, so totally Gidden style. That one hit KO impact. // Ahbushi is really super handsome! 😂

終於看了 等一個人咖啡。超棒的!愛慘了啦! 九把刀就是九把刀。一直以來就很喜歡他利用文字的方法把我整個情緒都吸出來。那一幕, 庾澄慶 唱的缺口一出,我整個都哭成淚人了。那一貫九把刀的作風,一拳擊中。// 阿不思 超帥的!😂

{#Gidden #cafewaitinglove #九把刀 #等一個人咖啡} (at Cathy Cinema JEM)


On the off chance that there’s still anyone left out there who would contend that there has been an ongoing tradition of Goddess-worship in the English-speaking world since antiquity, I have some bad news for you: the word “goddess” itself proves that you’re wrong.

But this very fact opens the door to an exciting possibility.

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Spanish Mary -  Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens talks racism, history, and now [x]

“The system that slavery created, the system that we’re still trying to fight our way out of, the aftermath of that, it’s a cultural trauma. If we can’t talk about that in a supportive way together, how do we all fix this? How do we all move forward? We’re never going to get anywhere. That’s how I approach it. If I do a song from slavery, it’s from an actual story and it’s presented as a way to experience, even a little bit, a story from this time period. Nobody alive had anything to do with slavery, but we are all dealing with the effects of it.”

Soundtrack Of A Photograph-Photo Shuffle

I pressed ‘Play’ on my Ipod and this is what I heard…Waterboy by Rhiannon Giddens.


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A few weeks ago, my friend Adam and I went to a Folk Music In New York City exhibit at the Museum Of The City Of New York. It was actually the very last day of the exhibit but I am sure glad Adam  persuaded me to go to see it. There was lots of great memorabilia from both the pre-WW II folk scene of Woody Guthrie…

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anonymous asked:

For your RF anon: The RF in 11 is E1 RF who traveled back in time BEFORE he traveled back in time to kill Barry as a child. Confused yet?😉 In the comics Eobard Thawne is a fan of Barry Allen's Flash and wants to emulate him, but finds out they are destined to be enemies. When Harry says this is RF's "origin story" it means THIS is the point in history when RF goes back in time and discovers he and Barry are mortal enemies.

Anonymous said: RF explanation cont: in 11 when RF meets Barry for the first time, Barry will already hate him and want to kill him because RF sometime in the future will come back and kill Barry’s mother. the RF that showed up at the end of 10 doesn’t know that yet, but he will find out in 11.

Yea, that’s what I figured. I knew that this RF didn’t know he was TF’s enemy yet hence, “Gidden, where am I?” I get the feeling, however, that TF miiiiight team with RF to go after Zoom. So, I think from that I’m wondering where RF’s origin story begins. I guess, like you said, RF will learn that he and TF are actually destined to be enemies. I think my other question is, where is this RF coming from? Another timeline? Another earth? Because Eddie’s sacrifice meant that it erased this timeline’s RF? 


Scots Gaelic mouth music as sung by Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. 

This is just… unreal. Just unreal—especially the second half. I don’t know if my mind can move that fast, let alone my lips. And such heart! Gruff, wild heart like that of the land from which this music sprang.

You must hear this.



Rhiannon Giddens - Waterboy


And this is Rhiannon Giddens singing one of my favourite songs, La Vie En Rose. *sigh*

Musician Example has become an actor - in a 28-episode film on Instagram

Singer Example has said he signed up for groundbreaking “social cinema” movie Shield 5 because it is “genius”.

Instagram is the only platform where the film, consisting of 28 episodes each lasting 15 seconds, is available.

A new episode of Shield 5 will be released each day this month on the social media site, accompanied by a photograph intrinsic to the story.

Talking to the Press Association about his role as Ray, Example – real name Elliot Gleave – hailed the innovation.

“I thought it was genius,” he said. “Instagram tends to be celebs doing videos of themselves and selfies, so I loved the idea – it’s very bold.”

Example performing in 2013 (Joe Giddens/PA)

Shield 5 stars Christian Cooke as security driver John Swift, who ends up accused of murder.

Creator Anthony Wilcox, of Hello Carter fame, also directed the project, which was written by Adam Dewar.

Anthony, an Instagram user, said the idea for Shield 5 was born when he took on some online projects while developing his next feature-length movie.

Christian Cooke as security driver John Swift (Shield 5)

The fast turnaround from shooting to an audience seeing the finished product was, he told PA, “refreshing and invigorating”.

“It dawned on me that no one had utilised Instagram in the way of telling a dramatic story. There’s potentially a big global audience built in and users that aren’t used to seeing that type of content on the platform,” he added.

“I did quite a lot of research and looked at some film trailers and advertisements that were 15 seconds long and quickly realised that, if you’re clever, there’s a lot of story you can squeeze into any 15-second slot.”

Shield 5 star Christian, who featured in 2013′s Romeo & Juliet alongside Douglas Booth, has seen the seven-minute finished product.

“Each 15 seconds is about giving the audience another piece of the puzzle and try and entice them enough to come back and watch the next one,” he told PA.

“It’s very experimental,” he added. “It’s high concept, there’s a soundtrack, special effects and the production values are incredibly good. It has all the elements of a feature film or a television show – it’s just that it’s made for Instagram.”

Joseph Mydell as Yorke (Shield 5)

Christian said the length of the individual instalments put restrictions on the script: “There’s no 15-second love scene as such, but there is a post-coital 15-second scene. That you can do.”

Example, who has said he would like to make a career out of being a character actor, said: “Shield 5 is not necessarily a film where, as an actor, you get much time to shine because there’s very little screenplay and dialogue so you don’t get a chance to develop much sense of character.”

Example (Joe Giddens/PA)

He went on: “I thought it would be a good thing to have on my CV, great director to work with, a really impressive cast and I’m very pleased with the results. Time will tell whether it’s a good idea or not.”

Director Anthony said it is hard to anticipate how Shield 5 will perform.

“People are really, really intrigued and interested, but can’t quite get their heads around what we’ve made. However much I try and explain it, I think the proof of what we’ve done will only be in the viewing of the episodes themselves.”

music shuffle thing

I was tagged by @champagne-chulo

Put your iTunes on shuffle, list the first 10 songs that play.

1. Expect the Worst - Defiance, Ohio

2. Summertime Sadness - Lana del Rey

3. Balaclava - Arctic Monkeys

4. You Woke Me Up! - Andrew Bird

5. The Laundry Room - The Avett Brothers

6. ‘S iomadh rud tha dhith orm /Ciamar a ni mi n’ dannsa direach - Rhiannon Giddens (this one is weird it was from “Another Day, Another Time” the Inside Llewyn Davis folk music tribute concert)

7. Costume Party - Two Door Cinema Club

8. King of Assmilk Flowers - Neutral Milk Hotel x Odd Future (lol)

9. Boys Like Me - Paul Baribeau

10. Marry Song - Band of Horses

i tag @secondwaffle @ewan-mcgruber @96-point-futura @thewomanandthebell + anyone else who wants to do it

Day 32 - February 1, 2016

Henry is learning to code!  Like father, like son.  I love that Giddens offers extra-curricular activities as engaging as these.