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February 10, 2003

True passion
Posted by Teresa at 07:23 PM *

David Verkade, of Dave’s Nursery in Pompton Lakes, NJ, is passionate about his work. Gotta like a thing like that.

Comments on True passion:
#1 ::: Greg van Eekhout ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 12:13 AM:

I wasn't sure quite what to make of the MIDI file of "Bad Moon Rising".

#2 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 08:13 AM:

Gleep! I didn't even know it was there. It didn't play for me.

You have strange powers.

#3 ::: Jennie ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 09:50 AM: it was Bad Moon Rising! I had to turn the sound off, fast, so as not to wake anyone.

Honest, I have no strange powers at all.

#4 ::: Greg van Eekhout ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 01:08 PM:

The tunes seem to atlernate. This morning it was a ballad I couldn't identify. Could have been Lionel Ritchie. Or maybe something by Night Ranger. Hard to tell sometimes.

I'm running IE 5.2.2 in OSX 10.2.3, by the way.

#5 ::: Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 10:19 PM:

It may depend on which browser you're using. Last night I was using IE and the soundfile came right up -- it was "Bad Moon Rising" on the page Teresa linked to, about dwarf trees, and something that I believe was Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night" on the home page. (The arrangement on the latter may be at fault.) I didn't try any of his other pages.

Tonight I'm using Netscape -- yes, I alternate browsers; long story -- and I'm not getting any music. If I switch browsers I may try again.

Haven't tried it in Opera yet which is the other browser I have (but seldom use, as my computer seems to freeze more often using it).

#6 ::: Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: February 12, 2003, 02:13 AM:

The page on maples plays "Tomorrow" (from the musical _Annie_) and the White Pine page is playing "As Tears Go By." I didn't recognize the songs on the Cedar or Norway Spruce pages, but the Colorado Blue Spruce is "All Shook Up" (so that's what happened to Elvis!).

#7 ::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: February 12, 2003, 06:26 PM:

I got "Bad Moon Rising," startling the nursing babe, who let go and scowled at the computer. Computers should be seen and not heard.

#8 ::: Vera Nazarian ::: (view all by) ::: February 14, 2003, 08:56 PM:

I also got Bad Moon Rising, and the initial jolt reminded me of a certain Pleistocene page...


#9 ::: Maureen Speller ::: (view all by) ::: February 16, 2003, 08:22 AM:

Yes, with Netscape it's peace, perfect peace; with IE it's soundtrack, and 'Bad Moon Rising'. Given I normally use Netscape I wonder what other 'joys' I've been missing.

But I enjoyed the plant descriptions. Slow-growing indeed.


#10 ::: Barbara ::: (view all by) ::: February 16, 2003, 05:24 PM:

No sounds at all with Opera. "I talk to the trees" would have been nice...

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