Saturday, January 23, 2021

Mountain avens (Dryas octopetala): Happy Birthday, Patti! ~ Wondering about riffing with this amazing concert on Scottish Small Pipes :) ... "The Allman Brothers Band Featuring Jerry Garcia ‎– Live at the Cow Palace, 1973" * * * A bit of a trip, here's the Scots' language, Miss Punny Pennie, newspaper article - " ‘They went absolutely mad for it’ - Scottish poet overwhelmed by online response to her latest Scots poem A Scottish poet said she feels touched by an overwhelming response to a poem she wrote in Scots in a bid to keep the minority language alive" * Am wondering regarding the brilliant MIT Professor of English and Shakespeare, Diana Henderson - if she could, in collaboration with MIT OCW-centric World Univ & Sch, take on a Miss Punny Pennie (if she applied to WUaS) in a WUaS Ph.D. English program, and even with a focus on the Scots' language eg somehow related to the MacBeth play



Happy Birthday, Patti!

Scott MacLeod sgkmacleod@gmail.com

12:25 PM (9 hours ago)
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Happy, happy Birthday, Patti! ... from all of us! :)

Here's an amazing Allman Brothers' concert from 1973 - https://youtu.be/DNAmXz8kc6I - birthday present, which I think you may not have heard live, since it was in SF and you may have been in LA-area - n'est-ce pas? :)

I'm also wondering about riffing with it :) ... 

The Allman Brothers Band Featuring Jerry Garcia ‎– Live at the Cow Palace, 1973

https://youtu.be/DNAmXz8kc6I

... in part with Piobaireachd (classical Scottish bagpiping music) inspirationally, with at least 2-two Scottish smallpipes -

and at the
2:38:00 mark forward for about 30-40 minutes especially is close to what I have in mind for a piping-blues' conversation with Piobaireachd, - and what about this rhythm (and other instruments)?  And isn't Piobaireachd a kind of piping the Scottish Blues? :) ... 

and at the 
2:56 for tone and rhythm - this may be a lullaby folk song , with lyrics, and which I'm wondering about riffing with too, with Piobaireachd, with Cantaireachd even in a creative way ...
Hush Little Baby lyrics
https://www.considerable.com/entertainment/songs/hush-little-baby/


This concert is really 'together' for me - and kinda amazing, even a kinda trip :) Hoping it may be for you:)

Happity, hippity hoppity Birthday, Patti!

Musical cheers, 
Scott
Happy New Year 2021  to you ~ 
 ~ https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/12/twinpods-physaria.html (but with nothing yet about eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology explorations - see this blog label - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/loving%20bliss) ~





(where none of the keys for my A, D, and B flat Mix chanters seemed right - where the A Mixolydian SSP chanter seems to work well in playing Scottish Country Dance sheet music in the key of D major, for example - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand !)



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Fri, Jan 22, 5:34 PM (1 day ago)

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Hi Patti, Barbara, Taylor, Bruce, David, Heather, Janie, Alex (& Salina), Ed, Linda, Sioux, Scott, Susan, Hugh, Betsy, George, Andrew, Bruce, David, Rob, RSCDS teachers, All, 


A bit of a trip, here's the Scots' language, 

https://twitter.com/Lenniesaurus/status/1314675641527275521?s=19 

from Punny Pennie (Len Pennie), a student at St. Andrew's University, whom I heard first on Twitter ... Is this the voice of Robbie Burns? She's old and young, there's a bit of a hippy in her, and a witchie too:), and she's from Airdrie a few miles east of Glasgow ... Talk about identity & culture ... She's a voice from the depths of Scottish time (to my ear:) ... Took me awhile in 1977 - '78 (my first full year on Scotland to learn what Scots were saying in English) ...  she sings Robbie Burns too:


 The Year, by Len Pennie

https://youtu.be/plgAhFDQTA8 (a bit sad ... Seems to be speaking of old Scots' struggles & losses & gains ... Another year :) ... I googled searched to see if this poem was written by Robbie Burns:) (is it?) ... and what year is she referring to even? 


Linda, Alex, do you speak Scots? Do you consider it to be a separate language from English (hope I'm not asking a question which is insensitive or unknowing:)


You'll find here my (simple) take on what makes a language a language ('mutual intelligibility') - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/01/black-winged-stilt.html?m=0  (and check out Harvard / MIT Prof of Genetics' George Church here too, here, too 

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1352388867412750336?s=20 ... who could have Scots' heritage as well:)


With an invitation to keep an eye on Punny Pennie's Twitter feed - https://twitter.com/Lenniesaurus - which is a bit of a trip even:)


Scott

Happy New Year ~ https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/01/twinpods-123120-see-122320-too-seasons.html ~

- https://scottmacleodhoneyinthebagscottishsmallpipesbagpiping.bandcamp.com/

Miss Punny Pennie doesn't say much (so far that I've heard) about the Scottish Gaelic language, but here's a blog label for this language in Scotland too - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Scots%27%20Gaelic ... 



Len Pennie aka Punny Pennie 

from 

Airdrie (east of Glasgow, kind of Robbie Burns' country)


newspaper article - 

‘They went absolutely mad for it’ - Scottish poet overwhelmed by online response to her latest Scots poem

A Scottish poet said she feels touched by an overwhelming response to a poem she wrote in Scots in a bid to keep the minority language alive.

By Katharine Hay

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/they-went-absolutely-mad-it-scottish-poet-overwhelmed-online-response-her-latest-scots-poem-3012554?amp


Len Pennie - 

http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/news/scottish-twitter-has-a-proud-hero-in-puntastic-poet-pennie/52252


Another poem 

The Dragon- A Poyum by Len Pennie


https://youtu.be/d1vCHDAz-_4


More recent poems from Miss Punny Pennie here - 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNtTXIIxnGPPi8r1JlIbJgQ :)



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- http://scottmacleod.com 





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6:36 PM (3 hours ago)
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Hi Patti, Barbara, Taylor, Bruce, David, Heather, Janie, Alex (& Salina), Ed, Linda, Sioux, Scott, Susan, Hugh, Betsy, George, Andrew, Bruce, David, Rob, RSCDS teachers, All, ...

Am wondering regarding the brilliant MIT Professor of English and Shakespeare, Diana Henderson - 
https://twitter.com/EarlyModernDoc/status/1352949690199846913?s=20 - https://twitter.com/DianaHe23732776 - if she could, in collaboration with MIT OCW-centric World Univ & Sch, take on a Miss Punny Pennie (if she applied to WUaS) in a WUaS Ph.D. English program, and even with a focus on the Scots' language eg somehow related to the MacBeth play. At the same time, and as a WUaS PhD candidate in Scotland, could Punny Pennie develop the Scots' language in Scots at World Univ & Sch - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Scots_language (accessible from Scotland World Univ & Sch - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Scotland)?

 In a similar vein, the prospective online WUaS PhD student in Cognitive Science / EECS in Madurai, south India, is very interested in developing a Tamil Language World University and School in Tamil (ie re the power of mother tongue / identity / culture) ... and could Prasanth even work with MIT EECS Professor Anant Agarwal, also CEO of edX, with which WUaS is in the process of partnering? Here's Prasanth's beginnings of translating Anant's Circuits and Electronics' CC-4 MIT OCW course in the Tamil language - on Youtube! :) https://twitter.com/Prasanth3Nature/status/1352961386343788546?s=20

 WUaS is exploring the possibility of our PhD students applying through MIT departments themselves - a new possible collaboration for WUaS with MIT founded projects (OCW, edX) - and even regarding insurance for our WUaS students (ie doing field work at Harbin Hot Springs) and in India, Morocco, Indonesia and possibly Scotland per this MIT Medical insurance Tweet - .https://twitter.com/MITmedical/status/1351548738909728775?s=20 - and the benefits of insurance organizations having large numbers of insurees paying into the system or pool!

Scottish Country Dancers how might we dance together, in 1608, in Scotland (from home in Covid-19 pandemic time) far north of the Globe Theater in Stratford upon Avon - in a realistic virtual earth for History - https://twitter.com/hashtag/RealisticVirtualEarthForHistory?src=hashtag_click - and with avatar bots, also in the year 1610 - in lowland Scotland, with artificial human (Samsung Neons?) Avatar Scots speaking Scots and as a single realistic virtual earth for everything iterates in digital masks, on the screen, in holograms, in robotics for the theater, and with the benefits of AI and machine learning and MACHINE TRANSLATION?  

And in what way could WUaS also seek to recruit Amanda Gorman, a recent Harvard graduate, who read her great poem at the Biden/Harris inauguration, and here's the whole poem in Obama's Twitter - https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1351995663475728386?s=20 - and also at top here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/01/black-winged-stilt.html

Seeking to grow our Ph.D. student applicants for this autumn 2021 beyond the 2.5 we currently have, and that WUaS will be in people's homes where all 7117 known living languages are spoken will help generate the Scots' language (and Tamil, and Moroccan dialect + :)

Cheers, Scott


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Friday, January 22, 2021

Indian river tern: Re: Angela's coming to bErkeley (notyet:) * Is this a Tibetan bell in her hand, she who is doing Yoga with a Lego Robot which she may have made herself, by assembling blocks together in a new way, even ~ https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1352247125946626053 ... or a home-made robot Leg-o Yoga belt for data or info ???? * * * Internetity #Internetity #WUaSInternetity past #modernity #postmodernity ~ Creating a #RealisticVirtualEarth Harbin


Re: Angela's coming to bErkeley (notyet:)


Angelina, Andrew (in YSprings, Ohio), All!

Angela & Victor Yoga Lego Robotics with Playing with lovely props and supports and aids in heading inwardly, deeply, weep-ly (e-motion-ally), innerbody-wise, Yoga freedom-wise :) ... ? 

Is this a Tibetan bell in her hand, she who is doing Yoga with a Lego Robot which she may have made herself, by assembling blocks together in a new way, even ~
https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1352247125946626053 ... or a home-made robot Leg-o Yoga belt for data or info ???? 

Want to get students out of their seats and moving? Why not have them "Stretch with Data?!"
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In this lesson, students will create a yoga ring in order to correlate graph curves with real-life movement: https://bit.ly/361zGOL

Scotty

PS
Spike Prime is the new Lego Robotics kit for middle school age kids that just came out and which works with the free drag and drop Scratch programming language (in at least 100 languages thanks to Google Translate) ... Is my MacBook Air doing a lotus pose, as I type even, riffing symbolically 10 fingers-wise, but not yet brainwave headset-wise, Monsieur Andrew Junker, of Brainfingers.com innovations ? Here's a pic of Andrew in my blog post - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/01/flower-coral-brainfingers-hands-free.html - at top, and some related brainwave headsets - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/11/human-brain-music-brainwave-device-tan.html - but not yet made by kids from home with Lego Robotics! :)

Sorry that Sunheart of Harbin (friend and informant for my actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic book) passed away last autumn ... let's bring him alive again as an avatar with artificial intelligence ... and per the last few slides in my recent UC Berkeley Anthropology talk's video - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rjAgHoN1uE4JcuGPiVnvDibpA0Fd4StA/view - accessible from here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/12/doubledays-hummingbird-cynanthus.html - with about 50 extra slides that I didn't get to in sharing these ideas at Berkeley 

Angela & Victor Yoga blog posts here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Angela%20and%20Victor%20yoga ... with more on the way, baby! 

I have a course long's worth of video Hi-8 tapes from Eftalou, Molyvos, Greece in my closet (from 2004????) ... Put on a brainwave headset / digital mask for soaking in virtual Harbin Hot Springs (per Berkeley talk) and for reading brainwaves, as I digitize these videotapes for further learning about inner body Yoga with Angela ~ Victor? :) ... headset playing made out of Yoga Lego Robotics' Spike Prime ???  ... for meditating in virtual warm pool Yoga-Watsu?



World Univ and Sch Twitter - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch  
Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod  
“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook  
OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand

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Internetity #Internetity #WUaSInternetity the #InternetRevolution #furthured FAR in #Covid19Pandemic past #modernity #postmodernity @sgkmacleod #TSWG 12 18 2020 Creating a #RealisticVirtualEarth Harbin for Tourism VIDEO

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rjAgHoN1uE4JcuGPiVnvDibpA0Fd4StA/view @HarbinBook < 

http://scottmacleod.com/anth250v.htm ~

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1352714979573600259?s=20

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1352715191062990848?s=20

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1352715355911647232?s=20

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1352715542247821312?s=20

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1352716100933275648?s=20

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Black-winged stilt: Brava Harvard's Amanda Gorman! "The Poet Amanda Gorman Asked: ‘Where Can We Find Light?’ * * * Thanks Wilson McLeod in Edinburgh, - In SF BAY AREA, I get this message "BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. ..." HAVEN'T yet found a #CyberspacePlacelessBrowser that can stream video (will try Tor) To Scots Gaelic * * * UU Church ~ CULTURALLY safe here away from 'safe house' in this messed up world ... In a new political climate too * Troopbonding * * * #GooglePoly #RealisticVirtualEarthForGenetics Thanks George @geochurch, Magda @ZernickaGoetz, Jay @JShendure, All, for your great CalTech talk. Create a #FilmTo3D App > #GooglePoly * HOW BEST TOO to Create 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth for EDITING genes' CELL & ATOMs ?

 

Brava Harvard's Amanda Gorman!
"The Poet Amanda Gorman Asked: ‘Where Can We Find Light?’ Ms. Gorman set out to craft a poem that was both hopeful and realistic, one that reflected the political divisions that have fractured the country."






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Thanks Wilson McLeod in Edinburgh, - In SF BAY AREA, I get this message "BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues. In the UK? Here's some advice."  HAVEN'T yet found a #CyberspacePlacelessBrowser that can stream video (will try Tor) To Scots Gaelic  - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Scottish_Gaelichttps://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Scotland ~







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Hi Ma, 

Did you get out for a walk today? Am not giving a lesson this evening, since Taylor left his pipes on the airplane coming back from Georgia yesterday (and buying a house it seems) ... but he did pay tuition for Th 1/7/21 this morning and we're planning a lesson in 8 days on Th Jan 28 2021. Glad Magda, the Cambridge / CalTech Genetics' Prof - https://twitter.com/ZernickaGoetz - liked my Tweet about her and George Church's talks yesterday - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1352388867412750336?s=20 - and another one (see this Twitter feed if interested).

Just texted a version of the following from my walk: 

How was your day, Ma? How are you? Am out on a walk 1.8 miles away at UU Church on a bench on a hill above with a 'UU flame' sculpture, and amusingly there's some kindling below ... CULTURALLY safe here away from 'safe house' in this messed up world  ... In a new political climate too ... But I also don't think these UUs are 'my people' (from what I've observed of the few people passing through the empty parking lot / empty church (due to covid-19 pandemic, - and Berserkelely too:)  even if a choir were to start again here in this place, that is physically .... Is this a curious loss of people ness (re troop bonding word too - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2009/05/common-atlantic-slippersnail.html?m=0) and re community word too? ... And in internetity (a social science idea I'm theorizing, relative to modernity (i.e. all the changes in thinking since the two industrial revolutions - since early 1700s even)? Soon to head back on my walk in daylight ... Glad to be connected with people via the internet a bit ... but how to connect with people more I wonder ... (and especially if I were to somehow move back into Canyon ... have blogged about the idea of creating community ... can be done through friendliness, but maybe after Canyon gets somehow cleaned up ... and even re federal authorities somehow???)

On with playing the Desperate Battle of the Birds' Piobaireachd ... :)
Two versions below :)

And have you ever listened to the Scots' language - which besides Scottish Gaelic and English, are the main languages of Scotland. Check out the almost trippy Punny Penny here -https://twitter.com/Lenniesaurus/status/1352337755381112832?s=20 - and below with text :) She's talking about wool :) ... check out her Twitter feed ... can you understand her? 


Love, Scott

Fascinating talk by 
him implicitly touches on the Actual-Virtual, Physical-Digital ... something I'm writing about today, and about so many other interesting ideas, including faith and sentiment ...:)

Dr. George Church — Brain healthspan extension (in 2013)


I've been finding this interpretation wondrous: 
John Burgess
The Desperate Battle of the Birds
https://youtu.be/Mmxp3btwXzs

And I've also been finding the narrative of all the variations that Donald MacLeod shares to be opening a whole new way of understanding Piobaireachd expressively:  

Donald MacLeod
The Desperate Battle Of The Birds
https://youtu.be/r1w9J2atyHw



Miss Punny Pennie Sparkles @Lenniesaurus

Scots word of the day: OOSE

Meaning: fluff, lint

Example: dinnae touch that, there's oose aw ower it

Comes fae the plural ae "oo" meanin wool. Yous can hae the oose vs. stoor discourse is a hot debate, but mind an keep it clean. X

https://twitter.com/Lenniesaurus/status/1352337755381112832?s=20

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Thanks George @geochurch, Magda @ZernickaGoetz, Jay @JShendure, All, for your great CalTech talk. Create a #FilmTo3D App > #GooglePoly https://t.co/mBPeVwjf0F (ends 6/30/21) in 1 #RealisticVirtualEarthForGenetics / CRISPR think #StreetView w #TimeSlider https://t.co/Cv5O9j2xgS ?



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