(not me, but a trio that has my same musical style)
on a sweltering hot day
than having a front row seat
belting out fan karaoke.
“i think there’s something strangely musical about noise.”
-trent reznor, nine inch nails
image credit: google images
i found this picture of these knives and really wanted to know more. their story is fascinating.
Knives with musical notes on the blades are known as notation knives. A notation is the written version of a physical process, such as the sound of music. Once it is written down it can be preserved and recreated. Sung at four different levels.They are the four parts Superius (Soprano) Countratenor (Alto), Tenor, and Bassus (Bass) to be sung simultaneously as in a hymn.
These knives are etched with notations expressing gratitude for a meal. On one side of the blade the inscription translates as, ‘The blessing of the table. May the three-in-one bless that which we are about to eat’, to be sung before the meal is taken. On the other side the notation gives thanks after the meal: ‘The saying of grace. We give thanks to you God for your generosity’. The point of the knife allows meat or bread to be skewered and offered to a fellow diner. Notation knives are extremely rare.
The interesting history of notation knives is explained here on YouTube and the music has been gloriously performed toward the end of the video. It’s only 5 minutes long . Well worth the time! https://youtu.be/-mai-7WUbBo
“those who wish to sing, always find a song.”
credits: Victoria and Albert Museum, AHRC, Flora Dennis, University of Sussex
“when it’s cold you can see the song.”
the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.
credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News
what a wonderful surprise
when at my salon
in the midst of the day’s music
‘say my name’ came on
one of the stylists
began singing along
some of the staff
at least smiling if not singing
the space was filled with
song and dance and laughter
a sudden burst of happiness for no reason
the best kind
the woman cutting my hair
asked out loud
“the only thing better than singing is more singing.
image credit: john drysdale, 1978, london, england
kinder sings the praises of the grasshopper family he has created.
“how narrow is the vision
that exalts the busyness of the ant
above the singing of the grasshopper.”
(my glamour shot after returning from the salon and in full singing mode)
i love that my class
that i am not a top notch singer
they are the best audience ever
very non-judgmental and accepting
as i belt out my tunes
and try to get them on board
i often improvise my own lyrics
when i only know part of them
think of something i’d like to add
many times accidentally
creating my own key
it’s all about the gusto
and not so much the skill.
“music in the soul can be heard by the universe. “
if getting in your pajamas at 7:30
and going to the playground
and a singing stroll until dark
then we don’t want to be right.
sometimes even an elf
can have a bad day
just not feel
the same level
winter festival enthusiasm
as the others.
the more injuries you get, the smarter you get.
yes, it’s a sports injury.
no, i was not
playing in a world cup match
representing the u.s.a.
walking in the house
while singing bohemian rhapsody.
a door jumped in my way.
out of nowhere.
now my baby toe is broken.
and feels a little jacked up.
i must be a genius by now.
image credit: nationalgeographic.omc