Author Archives: Phil Paine

Image of the Month — Why there will never be a wall between Canada and the United States

This man is stand­ing on the U.S. / Cana­di­an bor­der on a minor moun­tain range. The image faces north, with British Colum­bia in the back­ground. The bor­der is 8,891 kilo­me­tres (5,525 miles) long… and a lot of it is like this. In one place in Yukon Ter­ri­to­ry, it is 18,000 feet above sea lev­el and sur­round­ed by hun­dreds of miles of glac­i­ers. A tem­per­a­ture of −77.5 °C (−107.5 °F) has been record­ed there. A long por­tion cuts through the mid­dle of the Great Lakes, and bisects Nia­gara Falls. In the old­er, east­ern por­tions it pass­es through the mid­dle of small towns. In one case, it cuts diag­o­nal­ly through a pub­lic library, indi­cat­ed by a black line paint­ed on the floor. The book check-in and check-out are in dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

FILMSSEPTEMBER 2019

(Crow­ley 2007) Boy A
(Carter 2016) Mid­Somer Mur­ders: Ep.108 ― A Dying Art
(1896–1900) Vic­to­ri­an Era Footage from Around the World
(Méliès 1897) Après le bal
(White 1900) Why Mrs. Jones Got a Divorce
(Urban 1903) Cheese Mites [aka What the Pro­fes­sor Found in the Cheese]
(Urban 1906) The Streets of Lon­don
(White 1896) A Morn­ing Bath
(White 1896) Her­ald Square
(White 1896) Pas­sa­ic Falls, New Jer­sey
(White 1896) Amer­i­can Falls from Above, Amer­i­can Side
(Heise 1896) Amy Muller
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First-time listening for September 2019

20327. (Claude Debussy) Marche écos­saise sur un thème pop­u­laire for Orches­tra
20328. (Claude Debussy) Tar­entelle styri­enne for Orches­tra for Orches­tra
20329. (Christoph Willibald Gluck) Orpheus and Euridice [Orfeo ed Euridice] [com­plete
. . . . . opera; d. Richter; Fish­er-Dieskau, Janowitz, Moser]
20330. (John Coltrane & Miles Davis) The Com­plete Colum­bia Record­ings 1955–61 CD1
20331. (Superfine Dan­de­lion) The Superfine Dan­de­lion [2000 reis­sue of 1967 album with
. . . . . extra tracks]
20332. (Bassek­ou Kouy­ate & Ngo­ni Ba) I Speak Fula
20333. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Dix­it Domi­nus Pri­mo à 8 voci con­cer­ta­to
20334. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Con­fite­bor Pri­mo à 3 voci con 5 altre voci ne rip­i­eni
20335. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Bea­t­us vir 1 à 6 voci con­cer­ta­to
20336. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Lau­date pueri Pri­mo à 5 con­cer­ta­to
20337. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Lau­date Dominum omnes gentes à 5 con­cer­ta­to
20338. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Christe redemp­tor omni­um, Him­nus unius Mar­tyris
20339. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Mag­ni­fi­cat #1 à 8 voci
20340. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Mes­sa à 4 da Capel­la Sanc­tis­si­mae Vir­gi­ni
20341. (Bey­on­cé & JAY-Z) Every­thing Is Love
20342. (Soc­cer Mom­my) Clean
20343. (Sleater-Kin­ney) One Beat
20344. (Takashi Yoshi­mat­su) Atom Hearts Club Suite IIa for String Orches­tra, Op.79a
20345. (Antoine Bus­nois) Gaude cae­lestis Dom­i­na
20346. (Antoine Bus­nois) A une damme j’ay fait veu
20347. (Antoine Bus­nois) Amours nous traitte honneste­ment / Je m’en voy

READINGSEPTEMBER 2019

27757. (James H. Bar­rett, R. A. Nichol­son & R. Cerón-Car­ras­co) Archaeo-ichthy­olog­i­cal
. . . . . Evi­dence for Long-term Socioe­co­nom­ic Trends in North­ern Scot­land: 3500 BC
. . . . . to AD 1500 [arti­cle]
27758. (Michael Patrick Lynch) Know-It-All Soci­ety
27759. (Arthur Deconynck) La félic­ité ambiguë de l’arabie heureuse [arti­cle]
27760. (Drew Hay­den Tay­lor) Sir John A: Acts of a Gen­tri­fied Ojib­way Rebel­lion [play]
27761. (Cari­na Bar­bosa Gou­vêa) “Pelos poderes de Mon­tesquieu, eu ten­ho força!” [arti­cle]
27762. (Iain Banks, Eeri­ka Kosk­i­nen-Koivis­to & Oula Seit­so­nen) Pub­lic Engage­ments with
. . . . . Lapland’s Dark Her­itage: Com­mu­ni­ty Archae­ol­o­gy in Finnish Lap­land [arti­cle]
27763. (Johnathan Kirsch) A His­to­ry of the End of the World
27764. (I. Trinks, et al) Large-scale Archae­o­log­i­cal Prospec­tion of the Iron Age Set­tle­ment
. . . . . Site Uppåkra [arti­cle]
27765. (Richard T. McCrea, et al) A “Ter­ror of Tyran­nosaurs”: The First Track­ways of
. . . . . Tyran­nosaurids and Evi­dence of Gre­gar­i­ous­ness and Pathol­o­gy in Tyran­nosauri­dae
. . . . . [arti­cle]
27766. (Jor­rit M. Kelder, Sara E. Cole & Eric H. Cline) Mem­phis, Minos, and Myce­nae: Bronze
. . . . . Age Con­tact between Egypt and the Aegean [arti­cle]

Image of the month

The Uni­corn Strikes Back (2006) by the pro­lif­ic Amer­i­can artist Red Grooms. Grooms is best known for his com­ic por­traits of life in New York City, but here he cre­ates a bril­liant spoof of medieval French man­u­script illu­mi­na­tion.

FILMSAUGUST 2019

(Blair 1961) The Adven­tures of Super­boy [unsold TV series pilot]
(Tut­tle 1929) The Stu­dio Mur­der Mys­tery
(Lang­dale 1995) Earth­worm Jim: Ep.1 ― Side­kicked
(Rob­bins 1978) Corvette Sum­mer
(Kin­caid 1986) Robot Holo­caust
(Trelfer 2019) Dark Cor­ners Review: (365) Robot Holo­caust
(Kin­caid 1986) Robot Holo­caust [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(Rear­don 1994) The Simp­sons: Ep.109 ― Tree­house of Hor­ror V
(Price 1974) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.23 ― The Dooms­day Men, Part 1: Dressed to Kill
(Price 1974) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.24 ― The Dooms­day Men, Part 2: The Burn­ing Sword
(Price 1974) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.25 ― The Dooms­day Men, Part 3: Run Rab­bit Run
(Price 1974) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.26 ― The Dooms­day Men, Part 4: The Shut­tle­cock
(Pil­lai 2016) Mid­Somer Mur­ders: Ep.105 ― Habeas Cor­pus
(Vasquez 2001) Invad­er Zim: Ep.1 ― The Night­mare Begins
(Rose 2012) Max von Sydow on Ing­mar Bergman
(Schus­ter 1952) Kid Monk Baroni
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First-time listening for August 2019

30294. (John Coltrane) Giant Steps
30295. (Trad.Attack!) Live at Trans Musi­cales, Rennes, France. Record­ed Decem­ber 1, 2016
30296. (After­noons In Stereo) The City Is Sleep­ing
Chill­hop Essen­tials — Spring 2018:
. . . . 30297. (Cap Kendricks) “The One”
. . . . 30298. (J’san) “Good Morn­ing Sun­shine”
. . . . 30299. (Juan Rios) “Aza­har”
. . . . 30300. (HM Surf) “Swix”
. . . . 30301. (Ruck P) “Spring in La Coruna”
. . . . 30302. (Stan Fore­bee & Kyle McEvoy) “Kens­ing­ton”
. . . . 30303. (Biro­crat­ic) “Hand­some Peo­ple”
. . . . 30304. (OTESLA) “Car­bon”
. . . . 30305. (Mon­ma) “Mana Tree”
. . . . 30306. (Leavv) “Tomor­row”
. . . . 30307. (Cloud­chord) “H’okay”
. . . . 30308. (FloFilz) “Blue Orchard”
. . . . 30309. (Mom­my & Snow­globe) “Taipei Rose­buds”
. . . . 20310. (Illit­er­ate) “Moon­shine”
. . . . 20311. (Aso & Mid­dle School) “Tomor­row Nev­er Knows”
. . . . 20312. (City Girl) “Eowyn”
. . . . 20313. (Joe Cor­field) “Wild­flower”
. . . . 20314. (Psalm//Trees) “Wher­ev­er You Are”
. . . . 20315. (Plus­ma) “Troubadix”
. . . . 20316. (Toonorth) “Drop Top”
. . . . 20317. (Robot Orches­tra) “Think­ing Of You”
. . . . 20318. (Deeb) “Morn­ingview”
20319. (Takashi Yoshi­mat­su) Sym­pho­ny #3
20320. (Tosca) Suzu­ki
20321. (Four Tet) New Ener­gy
20322. (Herb Ellis) Wild­flower
20323. (Skatal­ites) Return of the Big Guns
20324. (Thiev­ery Cor­po­ra­tion) Lebanese Blonde EP [French maxi sin­gle — 8 tracks]
20325. (Tom­my Guer­rero) A Lit­tle Bit of Some­thin’
20326. (BTS) Map of the Soul: Per­sona

READINGAUGUST 2019

27742. (Arthur Machen) The Angels of Mons: The Bow­men and Oth­er Leg­ends of the War [arti­cle]
27743. (Athur Machen) The Bow­men [sto­ry]
27744. (V. Watrous, et al) Econ­o­my and Soci­ety in the Gour­nia Region of Crete [arti­cle]
27745. (Amy Reed) The Boy and Girl who Broke the World
27746. (Ármann Jakob­s­son) Felce, William Mor­ris and the Ice­landic Sagas [review of William
. . . . . Mor­ris and the Ice­landic Sagas by Ian Felce] [review]
27747. (Tom Mason, et al) Spi­ders of Toron­to
27748. (Iurii Mosenkis) Sub­strates in Ger­man­ic [arti­cle]
27749. (Anto­nio Dama­sio) Descartes’ Error ― Emo­tion, Rea­son, and the Human Brain
27750. (Andrew Robin­son) Arthur C. Clarke [arti­cle]
27751. (Arthur C. Clarke) 2099 ― The Begin­ning of His­to­ry [arti­cle]
27752. (Michael Tur­back) Hot Choco­late
27753. (CIRC) Éclair­er l’avenir: Bul­letin de ren­de­ment des infra­struc­tures cana­di­ennes [report]
27754. (Kate Fazz­i­ni) King­dom of Lies
27755. (Anto­nio Dama­sio) Self Comes to Mind
27756. (Mark Sum­n­er) A Finan­cial His­to­ry of Don­ald Trump: From Daddy’s Lit­tle Boy, to
. . . . . Putin’s Best Part­ner [arti­cle]
27757. (John C. Wathey) The Illu­sion of God’s Pres­ence

Image of the Month

FILMSJULY 2019

(Hawks 1955) Land of the Pharaohs
(Irv­ing 1968) Colum­bo: Ep.1 ― Pre­scrip­tion: Mur­der
(Zuck­er 1991) The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
(Mahon 1965) The Beast That Killed Women
(Trelfer 2019) Dark Cor­ners Review: (360) The Beast That Killed Women
(Palmer 2015) Mid­Somer Mur­ders: Ep.102 ― Mur­der by Mag­ic
(King 1930) Shad­ow Ranch
(Smith 2001) Mid­Somer Mur­ders: Ep.16 — The Elec­tric Vendet­ta
(Guð­munds­son 1981) Out­law: The Saga of Gis­li [Útlaginn]
(Milosavel­je­vich 2018) How Long Have Peo­ple Lived In Amer­i­ca?
(2016) The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adven­ture [Irv­ing Finkel lec­ture]
(Griss­mer 1987) Blood Rage
(Trelfer 2019) Dark Cor­ners Review: (361) Blood Rage
(Gowarik­er 2016) Mohen­jo Daro
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