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Jay Yarbrough Sings Bob Dylan's "I And I"

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My rendition of Bob Dylan's "I And I", from his Infidels album.

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Cosmic Library

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What is real?

When we look around us, we see our environment, those around us, nature, life. When we WITNESS something we have a strong sense that it is real. No, this isn't a blog about illusions, it's about possibilities of what MIGHT BE REAL.

Tonight I had an interesting thought and there are two main subjects that comprise and work together to express this thought ~ this idea.

The first is data storage. The second will be revealed later.

Old Data Storage

It was only about 20 years ago that an average person at home could create and save personal digital data. When the first personal computers came on the scene, people were able to create digital writings, paintings, and pictures and save them to a floppy disk. This was a big step in our evolution as a species. The first means of saving, or storing, information was done by scratching on a cave wall, right? Then we advanced to creating inks and paints and we learned to write symbols to convey ideas. Of course this evolved into creating scrolls to write on or books to write in. In the late 1800's we invented the camera and phonograph. Sometime in the 1900's magnetic tape was invented followed by the first laser discs. Then came the personal computer.

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Adrian Belew Power Trio, State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL August 18, 2006

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Adrian Belew Power Trio, State Theater, St Petersburg, FL August 18, 2006 Adrian Belew and his "Power Trio" came onstage around 10pm to an almost sold-out theatre and delivered exactly what Adrian Belew fans have come to expect: fun brilliance.

His latest band consists of the brother and sister Slick who were warmly received ~ but ultimately because they kicked ass. Julie was reserved, demur and gave Adrians music what it needed. At 20 years old, I was damn impressed. Imagine playing Tony Levin lines to a packed house at that age!

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