so i notice
on this list below a preponderance of blues-jazz-male ... so it
goes... and has been this year... the blues/jazz thing is just
a fact... but there've always been some fine women too... from
a variety of albums...
horn ella fitzgerald sweet honey
in the rock cassandra wilson polly
jean harvey cecilia bartoli lucinda
williams renee fleming billie
holiday nina simone marianne
faithful etta james
always here... in my ear...
at 10:34 AM
cd experiences of 2004... stuff that's been working all year
for me... over and over and so on... no order...
charles mingus... blues & roots tom
waits... real gone soundtrack... masked
and anonymous charlie musselwhite... sanctuary al green... greatest gospel hits low...
trust a tribute to the ramones... we're
a happy family buddy guy... blues singer fredrik ullen... ligeti: the complete piano music,
volume 1 joe strummer & the mescaleros...
streetcore ernestine anderson... ballad
essentials tony bennett... on holiday the fiery furnaces... blueberry boat james blood ulmer... no escape from the blues chet baker... deep in a dream
at 10:21 AM
Saturday, December 11, 2004
best books i read in 2004... no order...
bob dylan's chronicles: volume one david almond's the fire-eaters louise
erdrich's the last report on the miracles at little no horse wendell berry's hannah coulter nick
piombino's theoretical objects john felstiner
(trans) the selected poetry and prose of paul celan christopher logue's all day permanent red terry eagleton's literary theory: an introduction joe lesueur's digressions on some poems by frank
o'hara robert lax's love had a compass
at 11:11 AM
one of those
is on my list, too... just because it's the only one of those
i've read... but what else might be on my list?
at 10:38 AM
New York Times > The 10 Best Books of 2004... fiction... Gilead By MARILYNNE ROBINSON The
Master By COLM TOIBIN The Plot Against
America By PHILIP ROTH Runaway
By ALICE MUNRO Snow By ORHAN PAMUK War Trash By HA JIN non-fiction... Alexander Hamilton By RON CHERNOW Chronicles: Volume One By BOB DYLAN Washington's Crossing By DAVID HACKETT
FISCHER Will in the World: How Shakespeare
Became Shakespeare By STEPHEN GREENBLATT
We do not know the time we lose
-- The awful moment is And takes
its fundamental place Among the certainties --
A firm appearance still inflates The card -- the chance -- the friend -- The
spectre of solidities Whose substances are sand
at 8:24 AM
Thursday, December 09, 2004
Vegas Mercury: Free Will Astrology... GEMINI
(May 21-June 20): Your horoscope this week is brought to you by
Wendell Berry's poem, 'Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front,'
which appeared in his book, The Country of Marriage. Thanks to
Mr. Berry for his generous grant of soul power. It's the perfect
gift for you during your unbirthday season, when you have a mandate
to go against the grain and against the flow. Here's an excerpt
from Berry's poem. 'Friends, every day do something that won't
compute. Love someone who does not deserve it. Denounce the government
and embrace the flag. Give your approval to all you cannot understand.
Ask the questions that have no answers. Put your faith in the
two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand
years. Laugh. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
the use of these selections from moby dick for the sophomores...
something from the quarter-deck... a cool bit from flask
who whispers about ahab "...the chick that's in him pecks
the shell. 'Twill soon be out."
at 1:24 PM
for rocco last night were very nice... i was going to write a
bit about him... but have decided against it... not so good with
saying things about people... living or dead... i know what i
know... i tend to know people instinctively... to trust or not...
rocco had it... just a really good person...
i hate how
sometimes i start to sneeze... but then it never comes.. over
and over again... i'm enjoying this chocolate theresa sent because
i did her a small favor... and in comes cannuli for a chat...
i'm listening to waits and eating chocolate on his 55th birthday...
and there he is crawling through a downtown train... i've had
nothing good to say about rod stewart since his cover... i'm off
to the funeral this evening... will have to leave about three
hours early to squirm through rush hour... no easy way to get
there... no dinner... but it's for rocco so.. ok
Rev. Rocco Joseph DiLeonardi, O. Carm., 73, died
at the Joliet Area Community Hospice on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004.
A wake will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the
National Shrine of St. Therese, 8501 Bailey Rd., in Darien, IL.
A Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 7:30 p.m. Burial will
be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at
11 a.m. Fr. Rocco DiLeonardi was born on June 11, 1931, in Chicago,
the son of the late Rocco and Rose DiLeonardi. He attended both
St. William School and St. Ferdinand School in Chicago before
enrolling at Quigley Preparatory Seminary. He completed his high
school studies at Mt. Carmel Prep Seminary in Niagara Falls, Ont.
He professed his first vows at the Carmelite Novitiate in New
Baltimore, PA, on Aug. 30, 1950. Fr. Rocco was ordained to the
priesthood in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8, 1956. He was then assigned
as an associate pastor to the former St. Mary's parish in Joliet,
IL and then to St. Leo parish in Pittsburgh, PA. He also served
at the Infant of Prague Villa in Akron, OH. He spent many years
teaching at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, IL; Salpointe
Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ and DeSales High School in
Louisville, KY. He was also in formation seminary work at Carmel
Hall in Milwaukee, WI, and served on the staff of the Carmelite
Spiritual Center in Darien, IL, from 1979-88. His final assignment
was as a counselor at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, IL. He
was predeceased by his brother Frank and is survived by a niece
and several nephews. Arrangements by Modell Funeral Home 630-852-3595.