10/25 - International Artist Day
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Artist Day An artist may be defined as one who perpetrates art. Paul Gauguin told us that "Art is either plagiarism or revolution" Art subverts the mind, bypassing the normal cognitive processes to reach for and present the ineffable. It manifests in the victim an essence, be it the essence of something portrayed, the essence of the artist's apperception of some thing or moment or of the very work product itself, or something yet other, that " je ne sais pas" or tathegata that would be the soul of "das ding an sich" but for the fact that there is no such thing.
"Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne, And smale foweles maken melodye, That slepen al the nyght with open eye, So priketh hem nature in hir corages; Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes, To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes; And specially, from every shires ende Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende, The hooly blisful martir for to seke, That hem hath hopen whan that they were seeke." G. Chaucer, dcd 10/25/1400
On this day in history:
1147 – After a siege of four months, crusader knights reconquered Lisbon.
1415 – The English defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
1854 – The Battle of Balaclava took place during the Crimean War.
1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange was created.
1900 – The United Kingdom annexed the Transvaal.
1917 – Old Style date of the October Revolution in Russia.
1940 – Benjamin O. Davis Sr. bedame the first Black U.S. Army general .
1944 – The submarine USS Tang was sunk by its own malfunctioning torpedo.
1962 – Adlai Stevenson showed the United Nations Security Council reconnaissance photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles in Cuba.
1971 – The People's Republic of China replaced Taiwan at the United Nations.
1973 – Egypt and Israel accepted United Nations Security Council Resolution 339.
1980 – Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction concluded.
1983 – The United States invaded Grenada
Born this day in:
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
~~ Pablo Picasso
1760 – Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren, historian
1767 – Benjamin Constant, philosopher and politician
1772 – Victoire de Donnissan de La Rochejaquelein, memoirist
1789 – Heinrich Schwabe, astronomer
1790 – Robert Stirling, clergyman and inventor
1800 – Maria Jane Jewsbury, writer, poet, literary reviewer
1800 – Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet, historian, and politician,
1806 – Max Stirner, philosopher and author
1811 – Évariste Galois, mathematician and theorist
1825 – Johann Strauss II, composer and educator
1825 – Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt, astronomer and geophysicist
1827 – Marcellin Berthelot, chemist and politician
1838 – Georges Bizet, pianist and composer
1848 – Carlo Emery, entomologist
1853 – Karl August Otto Hoffmann, botanist
1856 – Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, geologist, paleontologist, and archaeologist
1864 – Alexander Gretchaninov, pianist and composer
1866 – Thomas Armat, mechanic and inventor
1866 – Georg Schumann, composer
1874 – Huang Xing, revolutionary leader and statesman
1875 – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, author and educator
1877 – Henry Norris Russell, astronomer
1881 – Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor
1882 – Tony Jackson, singer, songwriter, and pianist
1882 – Theodora Agnes Peck, author and poet
1885 – Sam M. Lewis, singer and lyricist
1886 – Karl Polanyi, economist and historian
1888 – Richard E. Byrd, admiral and pilot
1890 – Floyd Bennett, aviator
1894 – Claude Cahun, photographer and sculptor
1900 – Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, educator and activist
1902 – Henry Steele Commager, historian and author
1902 – Eddie Lang, jazz guitarist
1904 – Bill Tytla, animator
1910 – William Higinbotham, physicist and video game designer
1914 – John Berryman, poet and scholar
1915 – Ivan M. Niven, mathematician and academic
1918 – David Ausubel, psychologist
1922 – Gloria Lasso, singer
1924 – Earl Palmer, Hall of Fame drummer
1926 – Jimmy Heath, saxophonist and composer
1927 – Barbara Cook, inger and actress
1927 – Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, lawyer and politician
1927 – Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologist and author
1928 – Peter Naur, Danish computer scientist, astronomer, and academic
1937 – Roberto Menescal, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1941 – Lynda Benglis, sculptor and painter
1941 – Helen Reddy, singer, songwriter, and actress
1942 – Terumasa Hino, jazz trumpeter
1944 – Jon Anderson, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1945 – Roy Lynes, keyboardist and singer
1945 – Phil "Fang" Volk, musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer
1946 – Yazzie Johnson, artist
1947 – Glenn Tipton, singer and songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Walter Hyatt, singer and songwriter
1950 – Chris Norman, singer and songwriter
1951 – Richard Lloyd, singer and songwriter and guitarist
1955 – Robin Eubanks, trombonist and educator
1955 – Matthias Jabs, guitarist and songwriter
1957 – Robbie McIntosh, guitarist
1959 – Chrissy Amphlett, singer, songwriter, and actress
1961 – Chad Smith, drummer
1963 – John Levén, bass player and songwriter
1965 – Claire Colebrook, philosopher, theorist, and academic
1967 – Taiyo Matsumoto, manga artist
1969 – Alex Webster, bass player
1970 – Ed Robertson, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970 – Chely Wright, singer, songwriter, and actress
1971 – Neil Fallon, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1971 – Rosie Ledet, singer, songwriter ,and accordion player
1975 – Eirik Glambek Bøe, singer,songwriter, and guitarist
1984 – Katy Perry, singer, songwriter, and actress
Died this day in:
“The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
~~ Frank Norris
1400 – Geoffrey Chaucer, philosopher, poet, and author
1647 – Evangelista Torricelli, physicist and mathematician
1826 – Philippe Pinel, physician and psychiatrist
1902 – Frank Norris, journalist and novelist
1949 – Mary Ackworth Orr Evershed, astronomer and Dante scholar
1957 – Albert Anastasia, mob boss
1967 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, author and playwright
1975 – Vladimir Herzog, journalist and activist
1985 – Gary Holton, singer-songwriter
1989 – Mary McCarthy, novelist and critic
1991 – Bill Graham, concert promoter
1992 – Roger Miller, singer, songwriter, and actor
2002 – René Thom, mathematician and biologist
2010 – Gregory Isaacs, singer and songwriter
2014 – Jack Bruce, singer, songwriter, and bass player
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
International Artist Day
National I Care About You Day
World Pasta Day
World Pizza Makers Day
Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies
Phil "Fang" Volk
Bill Graham Memorial Concert 11/03/1991
you can find a ton more Bill here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bill+graham+memorial+concert
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