Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BAD Nativity sets!

A very piggy nativity, certainly not kosher…

Ready to cough up a hairball anyone?

Yep, chickens... WOW!

yeah, the cat nativity is probably worse. but these dogs ain’t much better…

this one is a craft kit, using marshmallows to make a nativity. yum.


the nativity kitchen timer:

Happy feet?


Monday, November 28, 2011

Stand By Me - Japan

In the summer of 2011 the Playing For Change Band was invited to perform at Jazz Fest in New Orleans.  While they were in town long-time friend of the project, Jimmy Buffett, invited them to a jam session on the roof of Margaritaville that rocked into the wee hours of the morning.  The PFC Band kicked off the night with this tribute to the people of Japan who have been a affected by this past spring's Tsunami.

If you cannot see the video below, click HERE.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Polka time!

I happened again, I got caught again while haphazardly channel surfing. I spent some more time this week watching RFD TV's (RFD-TV, or Rural Free Delivery TV, is a United States satellite and cable television channel devoted to rural issues, concerns, and interests. The channel's name is a reference to Rural Free Delivery, the name for the United States Postal Service's system of delivering mail directly to rural patrons.) Molly B's Polka Party. Once again, I simply could not change channels.

Mollie Busta, popular performer from the Jim Busta Band and Squeezebox, is host of the weekly RFD-TV Polka show, the Mollie B Polka Party. The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide-variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country. Along with Ted Lange, Mollie B serves as Creative Director in expanding and improving RFD-TV’s prime-time polka programming.

I seriously need to get to a Polka Show!

Below in the video is the Lenny Gomulka Chicago Push band being taped for the show, if you cannot see the video below, click HERE.

Source: Wikipedia, RFD-TV, Youtube

Friday, November 11, 2011

There she is!

Safely arrived and dockside in Galveston, TX!

Mariner of the Seas, Pier 28, Galveston, TX

...and there she goes on her first Caribbean run for the season! Thanks to Hook 'em Horns/RCCLTexasTeen for the video.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Chance Encounter...

A friend sent me this incredible video of a chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.

A murmuration, which this is, consists of thousands of tiny starlings (birds) collectively flying and swirling about. The mesmerizing act is typically seen at the beginning of winter, right before dusk, as the birds look for a place to roost for the night.

If you cannot see the video below, click HERE to watch this incredible moment!

I highly suggest maximizing the screen to allow you to experience it as much as possible.

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.


7 Billion People | 7 Billion Actions |

By the end of 2011 the world will have reached 7 billion people. The United Nations Population Fund is leading an innovative global campaign to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges that this milestone presents. But 7 Billion people means 7 Billion hearts.

Music has always been the best way to speak to the hearts of the people. Playing For Change has partnered with the United Nations to present an original song around the world to serve as an anthem for such an important time: "United."

They traveled across the globe, put headphones on musicians, added them to the track, and created a video that can serve as a tangible example of something positive we can all do together as a human race.

Lets inspire each other. Lets everybody get involved and join us on in this journey, so that together we leave this world better than we found it. To learn more about how to be part of the "United" track go to

If you cannot see the video below, click HERE to view this amazing collaboration.