Variable Speeds · Growing

Variable Speeds · Growing

Since the emergence of electronic music in the 20th century, experimental currents and sub-genres have continued to proliferate, leaving a recognizable mark on the standards of Pop-Music. In contrast to mainstream radio programming, Drone Music is the result of an alternative current that originated in the New York artistic milieu of the 1960s. Description and history of a style that goes against the grain of the current music industry.

Growing is a drone musicmusic band formed in Olympia, Washington, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The band was founded in 2001 by Kevin Doria, Joe Denardo and Zack Carlson.

Variable Speeds is part of Diptych album.

“Diptych” is a masterclass in slowly undulating ambient drift, and quite possibly the definitive headphone album of the year. Guitars that sound like organs pointed at the heavens are cut with subtly damaged electronic moves, the end result being a record that is at once ecstatic, transportive and gritty.

Rodrigo Amarante

Eight years after “Cavalo”, the Brazilian artist announces the album “Drama” and signs a first whimsical clip on a background of poetic and dreamy folk pop melody.

“Maré” is taken from Rodrigo Amarante’s highly anticipated new album, Drama, out July 16,

Devendra Banhart’s home


Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart invites director Barbara Anastacio into his Echo Park pad amidst a bout of food poisoning.

Devendra Obi Banhart (born May 30, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, and raised by his mother in Venezuela. As a teenager, he moved to California, and in 1998 began studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, dropping out in 2000 to pursue a musical career. In 2002, Banhart released his debut album The Charles C. Leary and continued to create music from then on, working with record labels Young God Records and XL Recordings.

He’s a cool man, check it out !

ps: musci is Bicharada from DJalma Ferreira

Bang bang tofu


Ingredients for 2 pers.

For the doughnuts :
200 g of extra firm tofu
2 egg yolks
1 small glass of water
1 large glass of flour
frying oil

For the sauce :

 1/2 glass of mayonnaise
 1/2 glass of schiracha sauce
 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

To finish :
 6 sprigs of chives or 1 fresh onion

The steps :

Step 1

First prepare the sauce, pour the mayonnaise with the schiracha sauce into a bowl. The schiracha sauce is spicy and traditionally served with Chinese steamed bites.
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Step 2

Then pour the two tablespoons of powdered sugar into the bowl.
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Step 3

And finally the spoon of rice vinegar (mirin).
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Step 4

Mix everything together, the sauce is ready. Reserve for later.
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Step 5

Heat a frying pan with two centimeters of neutral cooking oil.
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Step 6

Separate the whites from the yolks of two eggs and keep only the yolks. The whites can be frozen without any problem (for financiers for example...).
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Step 7

Pour a coffee cup of ice water, mixing quickly with the yolks.
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Step 8

Then pour a large glass of flour and mix quickly with the preparation. It doesn't matter if there are still lumps!
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Step 9

Cut the extra firm tofu into bite-size pieces of about 2 cm and coat them with the dough.
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Step 10

Cook them in boiling oil on each side. The tofu fritters should turn golden brown.
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Step 11

Drain on absorbent paper. Put them in a plate and mix with the sauce.
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Step 12

Add the bang bang tofu to a bowl of cooked rice and sprinkle with chives (like me) or fresh onion rings.
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Step 13

Serve immediately and treat yourself with this wonderful bang bang tofu recipe!

Vegan Tofu Katsu Bowls

It’s time to discover this superb vegan recipe based on Tofu.
It’s a great way to enjoy vegan!

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Ingredients Pickled Veggies

  • 1/2 a Red onion, sliced
  • 2 Large Carrots, sliced
  • 1 Cup White vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 Fresh chives
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, smashed
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Salt

Tofu Katsu

  • 1 Block(15oz.) Extra firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 3/4 Cup Almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Katsu Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Organic Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon Chili sauce, I used Asian Chili Garlic sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave syrup

For Serving

  • Jasmine rice
  • Chives for topping

It’s excellent, fresh and delicious!

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Covid-19: vitamin to strengthen its immune system

Vitamins, zinc or turmeric can boost the immune system. The world population has become aware of this and is relying on these substances to cope with Covid-19.

Vitamin, an ally against coronavirus

Google Trends has produced a report that shows that the world’s population has adapted its food choices in response to the pandemic. They have understood that consuming vitamins to strengthen the immune system makes it easier to fight the virus. Data collected between June 1, 2019 and April 27, 2020 show a clear link between increased vitamin consumption and the spread of the virus. Consumers around the world are choosing their nutrient-enriched ingredients and have adapted their diets to cope with the virus.

There is a strong increase in the intake of vitamins E, C, D, A and B but also zinc, coffee, ginger, selenium, garlic and turmeric. These intakes differ in different parts of the world. In Europe, the population has chosen to cope with illness by including foods rich in vitamin D. Conversely, Asians (Filipinos, Malaysians, Indonesians) as well as Middle Easterners and Africans prefer vitamin C. South Americans and the Caribbean population have chosen zinc and also eat garlic and turmeric like Africans.

Kimono for a boho style

Bohemian style is more than just a fashion trend, it is a true culture in its own right, a culture with a very specific ideology and a complex history.

Although closely associated with the hippie fashion of the 60s and 70s, today bohemian fashion is part of the dominant culture. But in fact, bohemian fashion started as a counter-culture in the 19th century.

Today, the wide variety of Boho clothing and accessories makes it a real phenomenon, a style that follows the lines of effortless and relaxed fashion, with its loose clothing, casual accessories and its mix of artistic and creative elements.

What about the kimono?

Well the kimono takes again enormously of the dress code of the bohemian culture. Ample, with the colored and often floral pattern, and with the natural fabric of quality (mainly silk).

The kimono, although of Japanese origin, is a piece that can be used for an original bohemian style. The kimono also gives an effect of exoticism and open-mindedness to the world, totally in adequacy with the bohemian culture.

The kimono is more and more used by bohemians because the style given by the kimono is very close to the bohemian style. If you decide to try the kimono, we advise you to combine it with a beautiful flower wreath and costume jewelry to get a hippie chic look.

My selection :

Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe

Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Robe

Origin of Qi Qong

Taking care of one’s body means doing gymnastics that keeps the body and mind healthy at any age and nothing better than our Asian friends to teach us that:

The founder of this method lived in the 2nd century BC under the Han dynasty, it is the doctor Hua Tuo.

The Qi Gong (“Mastery of energy”) is the Chinese health gymnastics of the Chinese tradition. It resembles Tai Chi Chuan, which is a martial art.

Qi Gong is taught in Taoist monasteries, as well as to Shaolin martial artists and others. As therapeutic gymnastics, Qi Gong is taught in China in hospitals.

During a Qi Gong session, the practitioner is invited to slow movements comparable to slow motion dance. The practitioner is also trained to model his breathing and to focus on the circulation of energy in the body.

The results, proven by numerous scientific experiments around the world on stress, show relaxing and serene effects and an improvement of the physiological parameters of relaxation and immunity. Above all, Qi Gong is preventive, used as an art of living to remain Zen and to be even more so every day.

Qi Gong is also used to improve health in cardiovascular problems and hypertension, chronic degenerative or infectious diseases, has a traditional reputation for slowing down aging and has proven itself in preventing falls among the elderly. It helps children to be calmer and promotes attention, thus improving learning. It is indicated to athletes to increase their performance and decrease their recovery time after exercise. It prepares women for childbirth. Qi Gong is generally recommended to all those who wish to manage their stress and live more relaxed.

Taking care of your body requires gymnastics that preserves the health of body and mind at any age and nothing better than our Asian friends to teach us this:

The founder of this method lived in the 2nd century BC under the Han dynasty, it is the doctor Hua Tuo.

Seafarers Music

by Will Oldham

Released in 2004 “Sapele” “Lars” “Bogo” “Emmanuel”

Continuing a point of view adopted for the work discussed on Ode Music, Will Oldham attempts here a new instrumental exercise through a documentary on Rotterdam sailors.

Another little pearl…

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Master And Everyone

Winter comes and snow
I can’t marry you, you know
Without children to grow
I can’t marry you, you knowLove me the way I love you
Love me the way I love youTake a year in your hand
You can find another man
Let your unloved parts get loved
And I will be your manLove me the way I love you
Love me the way I love youPlaces you should be afraid
Into the river we will wadeLove me the way I love you
Love me the way I love you

Tonkatsu vegan

Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish made of breaded and fried pork. Ton means “pork”, and katsu is the abbreviation of the English cutlet, coming from the French côtelette. It is accompanied by Worcestershire sauce, as well as minced cabbage and karashi. It is often served with rice and miso soup.

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Preparation: 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Ingredients (for 4 persons) :

  • 125 g of flour
  • 100 g breadcrumbs (panko)
  • 120 ml of water
  • 5 blocks of tofu (170g)
  • vegetable oil
  • grated white cabbage
  • lemons
  • tonkatsu sauce

The recipe step by step

  • First, soak the tofu blocks in hot water for 10 minutes until the water is absorbed.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then add the drained tofu blocks and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Dab the blocks in the flour then mix 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of water to make a thick dough. Dip the sliced tofu blocks in the flour and roll them in the bread crumbs.
  • Heat the oil for frying to 175° then slide the tofu pieces in and fry them until golden brown and crispy. Leave to rest on baking paper.
  • Serve hot with grated cabbage, lemon slices and tonkatsu sauce.

Enjoy !

Tai Chi Qi Gong Shibashi :

Shibashi means “18 movements” in Chinese. This first series inspired by Yang style Tai Chi chuan movements (fighting Tai Chi) was created in 1979 by Professor Lin Housheng. Tai Chi Qi Gong Shibashi is part of the official study program at the University of Medicine in China.

Practiced in many Asian countries (Indonesia and Malaysia as a national exercise, Thailand…), Tai Chi – Qi Gong Shibashi has also received a recommendation from the United Nations (development program) for its promotion.

There are several series of Shibashi movements (8 to my knowledge) but we will be satisfied with the first series of 18 movements. Curiously Shibashi is not very well known in France (much more in Germany in particular under the name of the 18 marvellous or 18 harmonious).

This technique of Qi Gong in motion amplifies and balances the circulation of Qi in the body to bring vitality and longevity. It is also particularly recommended for suffering people (hypertension, lumbar pain, cardiovascular or digestive disorders, respiratory diseases…).




6X or 3X repetition on each side.

Each week, we will describe how to achieve one of the 18 positions

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook

“A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of_The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham Haynes, write, cook, and illustrate in a world filled with eccentric and slightly uncouth vegetable characters. Now they invite home cooks into this universe of indie veganism, presenting foolproof recipes that will be a hit with every slacker, penny pincher, and hipster on the block. With easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and munchies, this is a gateway cookbook for anyone who wants to eat fewer animal products and more veggies”–A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy.