Saturday, September 03, 2016

Some Things

I've been growing a tamarind seedling over the past two months and repotted it yesterday. It might be several years before it matures and yields fruit, but it's nice to see it develop. Some other plants we have weren't doing that well till I built up the soil simply by putting fallen leaves in their pots.

Le Pen promises a referendum on the EU if she's elected president.

Barbra Streisand's new album Encore debuted atop the charts.

---Streisand’s real triumph here is that her numbers were entirely from sales, not streaming. She sold 150,000 CDs and digital downloads. Her streaming numbers were minimal.

Waking up early Wednesday, I turned on MTV and saw the video for this song, also called "Barbra Streisand", (which I've never heard of, and thought was new).

The Wall Street Journal: "Oklahoma Earthquake Felt in Several U.S. States, as Oil Wells Draw Scrutiny."

Temblor of 5.6-magnitude centered in area tied to underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas drilling

USA Today: Oklahoma Quake Prompts Shutdown of Gas-Linked Wells.

1 comment:

Hattie said...

I suppose her fans would buy CDs, because they are older. She was a huge favorite of some of my friends. She hit some emotional register with them that didn't resonate with me, I guess.