Sunday, April 10, 2005
big rush on moby's
... and the ambient
disk is just fine.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
thoughts of jim trelease cited at The Academy
of American PoetsIf 'lobster' were an
important subject in the curriculum, we would have lobster classes
for twelve straight years: where to find them, how they live,
and, of course, how to catch, prepare, cook, and eat them. But
if, after graduating from school, the end result was a lifelong
loss of appetite for lobster, there would be a general reassessment
of the lobster curriculum. And this is precisely what has happened
to poetry in the United States--except no one is reassessing the
very very sorry to see HG
going the way of all blogs... but i understand the
impulse... if that's what it is... to let it all go
thanks to nick piombino for his recent
& reflections on richard foreman's latest work
... i'd almost
forgotten about foreman... back in my wild twenties i'd read (was
it?) The Drama Review... and daydream about the great stuff I'd
do if I ever found myself in the world of Performance... surrounded
by folks like Foreman, Beck & Molina, Ludlum... day dreams...
my one stab in this direction... a reworking of fielding's tom
thumb (nodding to a. jarry) with a high school cast in houston
long ago... was a grand disaster... lots of fun
why are suzanne's
cold? (don't read this if yr offended by an accurate
use of the f-word)
New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Our Near-Death
... thomas lynch...For many
bereaved Americans, the 'celebration of life' involves a guest
list open to everyone except the actual corpse, which is often
dismissed, disappeared without rubric or witness, buried or burned,
out of sight, out of mind, by paid functionaries like me. So the
visible presence of the pope's body at the pope's wake and funeral
strikes many as an oddity, a quaint relic. How 'Catholic,' some
will say, or how 'Italian' or 'Polish' or 'traditional'; how 'lavish'
or 'expensive' or 'barbaric.' Such things were said when Diana,
Princess of Wales, died, and when Ronald Reagan did.
New York Times > Arts > Music > Exploring the Right to
Share, Mix and Burn
...Both Jeff Tweedy,
the leader of the fervently followed rock band Wilco, and Lawrence
Lessig, a Stanford University law professor who has opposed criminalizing
file sharing, seemed to agree that just about anybody who owns
a modem also owns - or at least has every right to download -
think anybody should make any money on music,' Mr. Tweedy said
at one point, only half joking. 'Maybe we would pay audiences.'
Friday, April 08, 2005
calvino from "Exactitude" in
Six Memos for the Next Millennium (translated by patrick
A more complex
symbol, which has given me greater possibilities of expressing
the tension between geometric rationality and the entanglements
of human lives, is that of the city. The book in which I managed
to say most remains Invisible Cities, because I was able
to concentrate all my reflections, experiments, and conjectures
on a single symbol; and also because I built up a many-faceted
structure in which each brief text is close to the others in a
series that does not imply logical sequence or a hierarchy, but
a network in which one can follow multiple routes and draw multiple,
every concept and value turns out to be double--even exactitude.
remember to check out these
sound files so kindly discovered by jordan
... especially the
calvino ((which i'm guessing is in italian... all the more reason
to learn some of that (grand)mother tongue))
Thursday, April 07, 2005
i think my favorite spot is the
creepy lower left quad
where the city becomes nothing... or
nothing becomes something... ocean to the shore...
in the midst of our
thinking about calvino's invisible cities
i ask so have
you ever wanted to build yr own city?
and one opens a folder
saying funny you should ask
... he pulls out a page with
his city on it... on the back of an assignment sheet from another
class (that had nothing to do with city structure)... i.e. it's
a student doodle... where one's mind (or hand) went while something
else was going on... click the detail for a look at the wonderful
i shouldn't be so down just because the
tulips are lost... just because the tulips... for example we had
a pretty morning in the invisible cities (more to come)... and
the poem i sent to the faculty staff and admins this morning was
accompanied by the
Two Apes of Breughel
my dream of a final exam:
two apes, in chains,
sitting at a window.
Outside the sky is flying
and the sea bathes.
am taking the test on human history.
One ape, staring
at me, listens with irony,
the other seems to
but when I am silent after a question,
she prompts me
with a soft clanking
of the chain.
(translated from the Polish by Sharon Olds)
... somehow it all worked and
pleased me... and a colleague shared some good poems that are
worthy of upcoming mailpomes... and the cat's been pooping pretty
but there will be no
tulips this spring... because the critters et em all...
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
no tulips this year... the critters et
now and then... time for mononomial minstrels...
beck and moby came today
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
(as so much) at Eeksy-Peeksy is just too good... malcolm, make
a book please
i just wish... well... i'd be the same
kind of bum no matter who i'd be hanging with...
and thinking in fragments... i get this
from the 20th century... look what they done... i know it's a
bother... and there are higher standards for english teachers
in somebody's mind... but when i write formal like... i do it
up pretty good... mostly
has got me wondering where i got my yr
and & from... i don't think it was from the apparently most obvious
places today... i think it was from thomas jefferson... or thereabouts
Monday, April 04, 2005
to Study Forgiveness in Great Apes
people believe that forgiveness is a concept which only applies
to humans and that the emergence of forgiveness requires a lengthy
developmental trajectory. Our hypothesis is that forgiveness,
like other social behaviors, is co-constructed from joint interactions
across time; it is not a property of a species but rather a property
of a certain socio-cultural set of coordinated interaction.'
... go figure...
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