This video will tell you all you want to know about the rigging of historic sailboats (tall ships excluded) with just enough detail to make it a learning experience rather than an overview. And if you want to see more of Leo and his amazing project rebuilding the historic gaff cutter (yep, it will be explained) Tally Ho, go here. If you want to support him, go here.
I have always loved the USA, but it has been hard to do that lately. But this poetry reading by Amanda Gorman well, saved my day. I am two months shy of my 60th birthday and very aware of it. Praise to this 22 year old woman for raising my spirits!
This, truly, is the USA that I love and cherish.
What the heck, I am suffering from low productivity today anyway. So: I can heartily recommend Rick Beato‘s channel Everything Music if you are in need of distraction. He is. a music theorist and producer, first because Youtube famous with a video of his son having perfect pitch, and discusses all kinds of music theory. Most will like his lists of greatest guitar solos and so on, but I think his best video so far is this one, which was recorded, I see, the day before Eddie van Halen died:
Now, back to work, you hear?