I just played South Broward High School’s 100th Anniversary to rapturous applause. ( Go Bulldog’s ) It’s here in Hollywood. ( the one in Florida ) I didn’t go there. I went to high school in Maryland but I’ve lived in the area a longtime. I was invited to play by one of the organizers, Susan Ostheim. She’s an art teacher there and was one of my yoga students at Secret Woods. As I was setting up, this kid with dreads comes up to me and says ” hey Space Hippie, do you remember me? ” I didn’t but I had taught him guitar lessons when he was a kid. There was a couple of them I did recognize, though.Then another guy see me as asks, ” didn’t I do to film school with you at the University of Miami?” Turns out we worked on a couple of films together in college. That’s back when I first got the Space Hippie nickname. I couldn’t live it down so I made it into a career. So I had a great day. Everybody was very nice to me. Looks like I’ve become somewhat of a local celebrity. It feels good to be a part of the community. It’s reminds me of a quote from Jerry Garcia. Jerry was talking a reporter about the Grateful Dead and said, “We’re like bad architecture and old whores, eventually you get respectable if you’re around long enough.”
Happy New Year, 2013 baby. Beginning of the New Aeon. People all over the world are celebrating. The Mayan calendar may have ended but the Gregorian lives on. This year I’m doing it up Julian style. That’s why if I’m like a week late, no biggie. The Julian calendar not only introduced the concept of a leap year occurring every four years but also an error of one day every 128 years, which meant that every 128 years the tropical year shifts one day backwards with respect to the calendar. Which means if I don’t show up hey it’s the Julian, man. Those Rusian Orthodox know what they’re doing. I don’t know why I haven’t been following it all along. Yeah sure this made the method for calculating the dates for Easter inaccurate and that’s why the Julian calendar was replaced with the Gregorian calendar in 1582 in nearly all countries. But that’s just the chances I’ll have to take.
( these guys look like friends of Crazy Bill… )
F.Y.I. The Julian Period for astronomers
The Julian period or the Julian Day system provides astronomers with a single system of dates that could be used when working with different calendars to align different historical chronologies. It assigns a Julian Day (JD) to every year without having to worry about B.C.E or C.E. It was invented by French Scholar Joseph Justus Scaliger in 1583, who proposed that the Julian Period starts at noon on January 1, 4713 B.C.E. (Julian calendar) and lasts for 7980 years. This was determined because it is a time period long enough to include all of recorded history and includes some time in the future that would incorporate the three important calendrical cycles, the Golden Number Cycle, the Solar Cycle, and the Roman Indiction.
The Golden Number Cycle is a cycle of 19 years, while the Solar Cycle is a cycle of 28 years and the Roman Indiction repeats every 15 years. Thus the Julian Period is calculated to be 7980 years long or 2,914,695 days because 19*28*15 = 7980.Confusing? Yeah it’s all Greek Orthodox to me man.
Oh well then there is Chinese New Years. When the Year of the Dragon gives way to the Year of the Snake. I read it on my placemat at the Chinese restaurant. The Chinese New Years by the way is celebrated on Saturday February 10th, or maybe 11th or the 13th, the replacement holiday on Tuesday for all states except Kelantan and Terengganu.
Chinese New Year 2013 will be celebrated on a Sunday and Monday, with a replacement holiday on Tuesday for all states except Kelantan and Terengganu.
this can’t be the right cookie…
I’ll try another one…