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Steep Hills of Vicodan Tears

A Winged Victory for the Sullen perform "Steep Hills of Vicodan Tears" with the Sinfonietta Cracovia at the Tempel Synagogue in Kraków. Add some beauty to your Friday. [NOTE: A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a collaboration of Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. Their self-titled debut album (AWVFTS), featuring Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir (see Leyfdu Ljosinu) and violinist Peter Broderick, is sublime. This is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of]. 

[NOTE: As you may have noticed, I have changed the header image-again. This one is a crop of a photo by Kyaw Zay Ya (thx) in the forest outside of Nam Sabi in Sagaing Region, Myanmar. The guys are putting a dendrometer band around a ka nyin tree (Dipterocarpus sp.)]. 


Couple of Things

Couple of things. First, you may have noticed that I changed the header image. Have only done this three times. Seems to happen every two or three years. Image was taken by my Cambodian student, Neak Phearoom (see Earrings, Silk Scarf, and Maybe a Buddha), in the ruins of Banteay Srei (see Banteay Srei) at Angkor Wat. Second, I re-visited my pictures from the 2005 rattan survey in northern Myanmar (see Hukaung Valley Rattan Survey) yesterday and found that there are still a lot of nice images that I have never posted. So, image above is from Namyun, near the border with India, the morning we started walking south down the Ledo Road. Large black duffel bag on the left behind the mahout contains my tent, my sleeping bag, my clothes, a few books (e.g. The Best Buddhist Writing 2005), and a Spiegel relaskop. A lot of anticipation that day. [NOTE: And then, a quick drink of water and off we go].