Be careful if you show up at another Lodge within the Athabasca District with 3 or more members of your own Lodge, you just might get handed the Traveling Gavel like we did when we visited Griesbach Lodge on Monday to thank them for their support we received during our Centenary.
Steven Soderbergh will present a gala screening of “Visitors,” the new film from “Koyaanisqatsi” director Godfrey Reggio, at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF organizers announced on Wednesday.
The film includes a score from Philip Glass, who also composed the music for Reggio’s “Koyaanisqatsi” trilogy. At the TIFF premiere, that score will be performed live by members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Very much looking forward to this since Koyaanisqatsi is one of my all time favourite movies!
North Carolina may ban automaker-to-customer auto sales, thwarting Tesla.
Hey, North Carolina, what the hell is wrong with you? Tesla is an American manufacturer and you’re trying to stop them from selling their product in your state? What, the local dealers are afraid that their sales go down?
What ever happened to a free market?
The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Tom Apodaca (R), who claims the goal is to stop unfair competition between manufacturers and dealers (as Slate notes, Apodaca also received $8,000 from the NCADA last year, the most allowed by law). Tesla’s vice president for corporate and business development, Diarmuid O’Connell, argues that the bill is “a protectionist move to lock down the market so we have to go through the middleman – the dealer – to sell our cars.”
I’ve posted about Orphaned Land before but I can’t stress enough how much respect I have for this truly pluralistic band. Their close ties to Steven Wilson doesn’t hurt either.
“I could never imagine in my wildest imagination that one day an Israeli band would be followed by thousands of Muslims from all over the world,” says frontman Kobi Farhi, noting that Orphaned Land are the proud recipients of four Peace Awards issued by their Turkish brethren. “If we do a show in Istanbul, Turkey - which is the only Muslim country where we’re allowed to play - people come all the way from Iran, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan just to see us. These are enemies that are fighting each other coming to see us as one group of people. I’d say that historically the Jews and Arabs are brothers because we are all descendants of Abraham, but the conflict and the differences are so big that we’ve forgotten that. Discovering the fact that our music is the instrument to remind people that we are all one is shocking to me. I never imagined that blood enemies would open their eyes because of it. That’s why the title of the album is All Is One.”