|The roundtail chub (Gila robusta), a vulnerable species, in spawning coloration. I was fortunate enough to see these beautiful fish when I worked in Wyoming.|
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Our complete tribute to Rhysling! We didn't have a drummer tonight, and we need to work on keeping tempo, but it is coming along. Enjoy! Also, note how Jonathan gets really excited and looses his pick.
Lyrics by Robert A Heinlein, taken from his short story "The Green Hills of Earth." Music by Chris and Jonathan.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I am writing this at the risk of sounding like the nerdiest person in the world. Jonathan and I have been goofing around on our instruments, and we ended up putting chords and a melody to a song from one of Robert Heinlein's short stories, "The Green Hills of Earth." In the story, a jetman, named Rhysling, loses his sight to radiation while working in the engine room of a spacecraft. Afterwards, he is no longer useful as a jetman (or so people think) so he becomes a space bard, and wanders the solar system with his accordion musically chronicling the people and places he sees. (*SPOILER ALERT-Skip the rest of this paragraph if you ever plan on reading the story.) Rhysling travels for years and then finally decides to return to "the green hills of Earth." He bums a ride on a transport and the engine malfunctions causing radioactive material to fill the room. The jetman on duty dies leaving Rhysling to dump the radioactive material. As he completes what he knows will be his last task, he describes the solar system in verses, and sings one last revised chorus.
We pray for one last landingOn the globe that gave us birthLet us rest our eyes on fleecy skiesAnd the cool green hills of Earth!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
|Jonathan shows one of the mullet we captured a few days ago. This fish actually jumped out of the water to dodge my net and landed on the shore. Note the jacket, it was very cold.|
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
|Muscadine Pymet bottled in January 2010. The label was drawn by Thomas Matechik.|
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
|Sharing some fresh herbal tea with fellow adventurers, Jon and John.|