Robert L. Peters

8 February 2016

Happy New Year… 2016 / Year of the Monkey


4 February 2016



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10 January 2016

That’s what friends are for…


Kenora, Ontario

My friend Cuyler Cotton snapped this on his way back from Thunder Bay…


28 December 2015

Google google…


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4 April 2015

Pavlov is sitting in a bar, enjoying a pint. The phone rings, and he jumps up shouting “Oh Shit! I forgot to feed the dog!”


3 April 2015

Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French café, revisiting his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, “I’d like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream.” The waitress replies, “I’m sorry, Monsieur, but we’re out of cream. How about with no milk?”


8 February 2015

But first…


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7 February 2015

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

4 February 2015

Jolene at 33 rpm…


Odd as it may seem…

Someone figured out that Dolly Parton’s hit song “Jolene” (from her 1973 album with the same name) sounds unexpectedly good when slowed down from 45 rpm to 33 rpm. Parton has said the inspiration for this song came from a redheaded bank teller who she believed charmed her husband… (ear-worm warning).

My kid brother, John Paul Peters, is a music producer and sound engineer. Here’s his explanation:

Dolly Parton has a very short throat. Her vocal sounds quite nasal by any standards and so when you drop the pitch and speed of the song it sounds like a guy would sound naturally. Usually, when you drop the speed and pitch of the song it sounds unnaturally deep, but, since Dolly Parton has such a small throat and quick vibrato, her texture works fine and she actually sounds plausibly male!”

Click here or on the image to listen; click here to download an MP3 file.


25 January 2015

Hands of time…


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