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played a set of his songs for the crowds at Spectacle in Boston last Saturday.

The performance may be watched on the following YouTube playlist in the order the pieces were played. I think the first video clip includes variations from the tracks: Valentine &  Our Friend The Atom.

unFact,the solo bass guitar project of David Wm. Sims, opened the show which also included Noveller and Animal Hospital(videos are being published and uploaded).

Quabbin Reservoir

An American Indian Chief called King Quabbin lived in this area centuries ago. The word Quabbin means “Many Waters”.

Located in New Salem, Massachusetts,Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man made public water supplies in the United States. It was flooded in the late 1930s after 4 towns in the valley of the river were relocated and their infrastructure dismantled, it is fed by three branches of the Swift River & seasonally by the Ware River. Now it is mainly used to supply public water to Boston and many towns and offers a limited range of recreational activities.

We headed there today with New England Oddities meetup group and saw a few turtles, a baby snake and a bear!

Ice, Dams and Trees: What I saw around Smith College and its Botanic Garden

On Saturday, I joined New England Oddities in their voyage towards Northampton, MA to visit The Botanic Garden at Smith College. I managed to capture some still photos inside and to film the surroundings around the garden. Outside, it was cold, cloudy and Black & White seemed the right choice to go for the video. However, inside the houses it was humid and warm and hence the photos got to keep their colors!

The video series starts on College lane right by Paradise pond’s dam, then follows the trails towards the Japanese garden & Tea Hut area.

 

And finally, I head back towards the Botanic garden and wander around the streets of Northampton, MA