Malcolm Dalglish was a young man, rocking his first-born child, when inspiration hit:
“As I was doing it, I started singing, ‘Boom boom–You’re my little potato–boom-pa-toom–you’re my little potato– and I dug you up–boom ba doom ba doodley doo doo…’ And then I said, ‘Hey there’s something!’”
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air! We might first consider romantic love, but what about the love between a parent and a child? Bloomington musician Malcolm Dalglish brings his show Love Songs for A Lasting World to the stage on Valentine’s Eve. He visits the Café to talk about different kinds of love songs, potatoes, and pie.
Another father we meet today expressed his paternal love in the woodshop:
“He made for each of us children as we needed it a bed and a dresser. And then we started having grandchildren, so each of the grandchildren got a bed and a dresser.”
–Kathryn Whealton, on her father Walter Owens
Woodworking was a local surgeon Walter Owens’ way of sharing his love for his children and for trees, an affection that led him to restoring his family farm in as a woodland.
And an exhibition on the Indiana University Bloomington campus takes us to the other side of the world, where young Chinese feminists create public performances to protest gender discrimination. The photographs on view at the Wells library document these displays. Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation is part of China Remixed, a global arts & humanities festival celebrating contemporary Chinese culture.
Stories On This Episode
By Hannah Boomershine - Feb 11, 2017
Pictures on view on the IU campus showcase how a new generation of feminist activists is using street theatre and social media to rally awareness in China.
By Shayne Laughter - Feb 11, 2017
This doctor's career, avocation, and family life combined to build a generations-long legacy.
By Annie Corrigan - Feb 13, 2017
Love Songs For A Lasting World is part music and dance extravaganza, part apple pie fest.