Sunday, January 08, 2017

Cecil Taylor, solo piano, Air Above Mountains

a billion dollar a week kill brown people habit

Smoke and mirrors, stripes and stars
Stolen for the cross in the name of God
Bloodshed, genocide, rape and fraud
Written to the pages of the law good lord
The Cold Continent latch key child
Ran away one day and started acting foul
King of where the wild things are daddy's proud
cos the Roman Empire done passed it down
Imported and tortured a work force
and never healed the wounds or shook the curse off
Now the grown up Goliath nation
Holdin open auditions for the part of David, can you feel it?
Nothing can save ya, you question the reign
You get rushed in and chained up
Fist raised but I must be insane
cos I can't figure a single goddamn way to change it.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Highlight reel from December Baja field work

Midwinter sunsets in Tecate

Playa Saldamando on a cool grey day

Mexican pride at the border with Baja California Sur

The river in San Ignacio at Los Petates

Elementary school in San Ignacio

Fog zone in the scrub outside Puerto San Carlos

Peninsular population of Cochemiea halei

Recently built, well-appointed suite at Hotel Villas Isabela, the perfect place to begin a whale watching trip

My boatmen to Isla Magdalena

Climbing a high hill on Cabo San Lazaro

Full coverage for this Anglo of Irish descent

Punta Arena on Isla Magdalena

A friendly coyote

Up to near Puerto Magdalena

The crest of Isla Magdalena looking to the southeast

Cochemiea halei flowers

the recently repainted capilla in Puerto Magdalena

Garzas back in San Carlos

Roadside cardon shrine near La Paz

Todos Santos

El Triunfo

La Paz

The beautiful and peaceful courtyard at Las Casitas in Mulegé

Mulegé river

Bahía de Los Angeles

So sere and forlorn here sometimes

But beautiful sunsets. I remembered Sr. Antonio Resendíz again on this trip, cam;ping at Campo Archelon which is still going strong

The winter leafy zaniness of Fouquieria columnaris

The '98 Honda tackling the road from La Chapala to San Luis Gonzaga

Winter storm in La Misíon

Crossing in Tecate

See you again in May