Canmore Folk Festival Bruce Cockburn

40th Anniversary of the Canmore Folk Music Festival. It rained but ended well before the Blackie and the Rodeo King’s rocking set followed up by Bruce Cockburn’s performance which ended too soon. He did some of it with Colin Linden of Black and the Rodeo Kings. They have fun performing together! Colin was producer of the new album coming out mid September which I’m eagerly awaiting.

Here’s a recent nice short interview with him.

Art and Science

I listen to a many podcasts when I’m out and about and not listening to audio books. On the iPhone I use the application Overcast. It has built in audio processing called smart speed to dynamically remove silences in the podcasts. And I normally play the podcasts at least at 1.5 times normal speed. Overcast, like most podcast apps, downloads new episodes in the background over Wifi to not use up my mobile data.

One podcast I like is Inquiring Minds featuring Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari

Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.

I’ve been listening to it for many episodes and know that Indre Viskontas is Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience but recently in a podcast episode she gave reference to working with an opera company. So art and science can coexist!

or in a more formal performance

Sing Me a Love Song

Photos from Sing Me a Love Song from last weekend performed by the Ahmadi Music Group. The world premiere of the play!