Jim & Kathy's Blog: Gravity and Levity

Kale is about to have an Identity Crisis 

Oh boy . . .  Read this from NPR Science News


Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis Natalie Jacewicz
To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. Study participants took home the six varieties of kale pictured.

The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."
Kale is getting…

You can't Live without Dying 

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. 

This is not an intellectual paradox. 

To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is. 

- Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known, 77

More on the teachings of J. Krishnamurti (and to sign up for daily quotes):
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnam…Read more

Kingsborough Unleashed in Concord 

A Show Report by Jim Ocean

New generation rockers Kingsborough plugged in, stepped up to the mic, and then like geckos, they grabbed the audience with two great cover tunes. 

They then unleashed their originals which stole the night with all the song elements hitting just right. Tight rhythms, 3 and 4 part harmony, excellent lyrics, tasty solos...nothing missing...masterful song-writing! 

As a final flourish they covered the Joe Cocker version of With a Little Help From My Friends to thank the 4,000+…Read more

Gotta Love Millennials 

We're just a couple of old geezers having fun poking at millennials.  (Seriously though, I'm a fan and think we'll be in fine hands.)

About the Video:

Published on Apr 30, 2016 This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
Video by Micah Tyler

Edgar Mitchell's "Big Picture Effect" just in time for the Political Season 

"Politics and wars look so petty from space. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch.’” 

--Edgar Mitchell 

Learn more about Edgar Mitchell's life and legacy from this May 14th article by Alex Pasternack published in The Motherboard and by checking out the organization he founded: The Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Michael Jackson on Beer Bottles 

Now here's an example of recycling at its finest. Enjoy! More information about THE BOTTLE BOYS here: http://thebottleboys.com/

Our Story In 2 Minutes 

This 17-year old's high school project puts our human experience in perspective.




It looks like we'll be attending this year's Burning Man vicariously through our music, as some of our tunes will be broadcast to the 70,000 in attendance at Black Rock City.

Plus our friends at the Institute of Noetic Sciences are conducting a rather interesting experiment for the third year running:

Burning Man 2014: A Kinoetic Experience
As you read this, our team of…Read more

"Super Earth!" 

Have a listen to "Super Earth"  
This song by Jim and Kathy Ocean was inspired by NASA's Kepler Mission to find habitable planets!

Listen to "Super Earth!"  by Jim and Kathy Ocean

Find out more about the Kepler Mission 

 Super Earth
© 2011 jim ocean  (Thank You Kepler!)

Hey everybody have you heard?
Someday we’re gonna  have to leave this Earth
I mean this rock in space my friend
If we’re lucky to survive by then

When everything up to Mars
Will be melted like a snickers bar
We’ll have to find a place to run
And wave…Read more