The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man happens to find a treasure hidden in a field. He covers it up again , and is so happy that he goes and sells everything he has, and then goes back and buys that field. Also the Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man is looking for fine pearls, and when he finds one that is unusually fine, he goes and sells everything he has and buys that pearl.
This music is dedicated to the sub-littoral zone where the creatures have provided so much for us, especially a sense of wonder to students young and old.
You can download it here. Remember to think about starfish walking beneath the surf of the ocean as it meets the land as you listen to it..
I happened to pass by the Angsana tree today and managed to get a shot of this. It was quite sad to see that branch dangling off the boom of the crane. It was this image that really got me to think that perhaps a road hump could have solved all the problem. Read more about this in Habitatnews, which incidentally is on a second wind and being updated furiously. That’s great for busy Singaporeans who want nature news on the go.
Ivan’s the Rambling Librarian.. he is also my secondary school classmate… I had lost all contact with him until Siva inadvertently reunited us, since Siva knows a LOT of people. I remember he score lots of points with the ART teacher Chikgu Rahim because he could do some real nice water colour paintings while we were trying our best to use stencils to draw “No Smoking” and trying not to paint outside the lines… we were art morons in his presence.
I knew he was doing stuff on Garageband, so when I got hold of a neat Macbook recently, I dabbled with GB a little and got hooked. Saving up to buy my new axe… cos someone borrowed my Ibanez and never returned it and I can’t remember who. 24 frets some more… sheessh. Well, I guess that’s that…Anyway, the neck was warped beyond tune and the action was way to high so fretting was a bit painful on the fingers. It was also getting old and giving me random electric shocks..
So I did a few things with Garageband and jammed out an acoustic melody with some strumming here and there with the good old ovation one sunday morning and decided to send it to Ivan. I was quite impressed by how he added the lead… I don’t know what effects he has but the harmonics at the later part of the solo just agreed with me. The mashup was clearly a 1+1=3 kind of situation.
He gave it a neat title too… read more on his part here
Here’s the podcast
Counting the leaves of one of the branches of the big tree in SING bot gdns. Recounting them as I had learnt in Chokher Bali.. by Tagore. Its pure communication with the tree; I’d like to believe.