Saturday, April 16, 2011

Looking Up

Easter Mooning

Read all about this years Easter Moon.

God Påske

Credit - Google images

Children dressed as witches give a clear indication that Swedish Påsk origins predate Christianity. Folklore alleges that witches flew off on broomsticks to dance with the devil at Blåkulla.

On skärtorsdag, Maundy Thursday, modern Swedish children dress up as påskkärringar (Easter hags) paint their faces, carry a broom and knock on neighbor’s doors for treats, much like American children do at Halloween.

In exchange for giving a drawing or singing a song (always accompanied by the cry “God Påsk!” or “Happy Easter”), the children receive sweets.


Astonishing images of the cosmos as captured by WISE .

See our cosmos as never before in the latest images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

Out On A Kool April Night

Peter Berkow, his wife Tricia, and multi talented Joe Craven. 4/15/11

I had considered going to the Swedish Easter Dinner tonight, but I ended up going to hear some really fun music, at a Bohemian Art Loft instead.

Fellow music aficionado, Michael Karas invited me to see Joe Craven play with a group at the, here in Redding Friday evening. I was glad he did. The band was entertaining, and played what I call, "Living Room Music". (That's the name I call spontaneous sessions when talented visitors gather and play music with whatever instruments are at hand.)

They had clarinet, (Pam Laughlin), guitar, (Peter Berkow), bass, (Matt Christensen), vocalist, (Trish Berkow), and joining them for this performance on violin, mandolin, and a host of unusual percussion instruments, (Joe Craven). Here is a pre-performance write up from the local paper, (Songbird and Skallywag).

It was fun, and I am glad I went. Thank you Michael.

Bohemian Rainbow
I got this rainbow shot from the parking lot a few minutes before the show.

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;

It's All Good

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