Shine On

Yesterday, the 22nd of September, there was a Harvest Moon. That sounds romantic, but I had to look up what a Harvest Moon is; I mean, I am a farmer and all, but not that kind of farmer that knows things about growing stuff. A Harvest Moon is a full moon that falls on the Autumnal Equinox, the last day of summer and the first day of fall. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox is on the 22nd or 23rd of September, and this year the Harvest Moon rose five and a half hours after the Equinox began. I don’t know when the last time the moon was so close to the Equinox, but it will be a long time before it happens again. That’s gotta be lucky. It’s going to be an especially good year , everybody!
This lovely picture is by Astropixie. If you want to read a long, groovy, astrological account of what the month of September means to you, check this out:
This is a Half-Cheek Moon. It happened in August. When you see this, it means somebody is drunk. I can’t remember who.

This is a song that I love. It’s by the great Superfly, Curtis Mayfield. I think it is so beautiful, and I love how it starts out as Hell’s Bells by AC/DC, only it is so not. It was written a long time ago, but I think it takes on an unexpected meaning post-9/11.
I hope this plays when you click it. Who knows? Technology! You’re so unpredictable!
Here are two vids from the classic Earth, Wind and Fire* song, September. The first appeals to people tripping balls on acid, and the second is for the jovial crystal meth user. Enjoy.

* I like a band that makes punctuation a necessity in their name, don’t you?

4 thoughts on “Shine On

  1. i do love me some punctuation, but i'm not convinced that earth, wind & fire is properly punctuated… according to my copy of the new webster encyclopedic dictionary of the english language including a dictionary of synonyms and twelve supplementary reference sections, a comma should be used before the and in a series having the form of a, b, and c… this would seem to me to mean that the proper form would be earth, wind, & fire…. of course, an ampersand is not exactly an and, so i would probably need to consult an english teacher for further clarification of the use of punctuation in a sentence that isn't entirely made up of actual words…

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