Sunday, April 24, 2005
for more flower
i'm blogging nickp
and mingus now... live in a way... snuck in somewhere away from
home for the hookup... coming loud and clear... my
... mingus man... this is some perfect combo...
my first web radio thing experience... never could do this at
home on the macosaur...
nick loud & clear... but it goes so fast man... & here's tom waits...
what is this taste we all have that makes us all so... pop...silenced...
effective reading of a strong statement...
funny how nick pauses to point out to the listening audience that
there are links from certain words to certain places...
don't recognize this next song or
singer... hey... ho...
pomes... the god drops poematerial... we'd be fools not to pick
it up... mine come in the mail too sometimes
"who owns the words?" ... narcissistic
easy answer... i do, nick... what words wanna be... performing
and transforming... characters... nice musical segue to chick
singer with a mindless sixties pop headbobber vibe...
"the career of the poet"... the poet...
ooo anaphora... i love lists... wrote one once using i've
... neato, nick... was that stabilized incongruity
speak for yrself...
from hegelian honeymoon
i'm a sucker for the quick saying & silence... of haiku... makes
me think of kerouac's... as long as we're eminently collectable
...i'm not a machine
i play one on the internet
poem?... title broke up... homolinguistic
history is a ...
needs a closer read... o it's history's
echoic flying lessons
... findable as a pdf here
and that's it for nick... that
was fun... i'll listen to a little r silliman... then get back
to my day job...
Saturday, April 23, 2005
reading schuyler's letters
... don't usually read letters
of the dead old famous... but these are different... on roman
roses: In the bud they are usually round and globular, or egg-shaped,
with the pointed end sliced off, a little like an artichoke with
its leaves cut. When they open, they open wide and flat, like
a single peony. Their own quality, though, is in their color,
a kind of white diluting of all the colors of the Roman buildings,
the earth colors for which it's hard to find names. And their
scent is spicy and rich and uncloying, very like the evening here,
when the light turns misty and blue, and the air turns sharp and
smells strongly of fall leaves.
Nuovo: A.G. Rizzoli
...In 1990, a young
woman brought some peculiar architectural drawings she had found
several years earlier to San Francisco gallery-owner and collector
Bonnie Grossman with a view to selling them. The drawings were
highly elaborate, but the buildings they depicted were imaginary.
They were signed, but the artist's name was altogether unknown.
Grossman was fascinated: she bought the drawings, and, after doing
a little detective-work, tracked down a much larger collection
of works by the same artist, one A.G. Rizzoli, which she found
in his great-nephew's garage.
Friday, April 22, 2005
New York Times (registration) | The Bob Dylan Show: Dylan's in
a Dark Mood, and Haggard Offers No Relief
... says jon pareles...His latest band, anchored as it has been since
the early 1990's by Tony Garnier on bass, could turn 'John Brown,'
his early-60's song about a shattered soldier, into banjo-picking
Appalachian rock, and it could sashay through Mr. Dylan's Tin
Pan Alley-flavored 'Bye and Bye.' It had a violinist, Elana Fremerman,
who was joined for keening, soaring twin-fiddle passages by Donnie
Herron in 'Absolutely Sweet Marie.' But its core was in the blues,
with Denny Freeman playing jagged guitar solos, George Recile
on drums making shuffle beats leap ahead, and the whole band,
completed by Stu Kimball on guitar, finding new riffs behind old
songs like 'Masters of War' - almost a minor-key blues in its
latest incarnation - or 'All Along the Watchtower.' With this
band, Mr. Dylan's indictments became both pitiless and exhilarating."
pretty soon the bell will ring and
i'll be trying to make sense of imagisme with the sophomores...
who are all my most favorite students don't let nobody tell you
different... because they have a waking in their eyes even when
they're sleepy as the end of a day a friday...
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
we'll write some... out the window... i hope
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Sand: Outside Looking In
One of the wierdest
developments of the last twenty years has been the rapprochement
of Catholicism & American Protestant Fundamentalism.
no kidding... if i'd pulled a van Winkle and woke
up just now i wouldn't hardly know where i was... some thoughts
worth pondering from mr. duemer...
Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club
is back up & running... but shouldn't
they have uh... adjusted their moniker...
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
the Vatican - Monthly Catholic Magazine
a clear faith, based on the Creed of the Church, is often labeled
today as a fundamentalism. Whereas, relativism, which is letting
oneself be tossed and "swept along by every wind of teaching",
looks like the only attitude (acceptable) to today's standards.
We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism which does
not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest
goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
Cardinal Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI... via a. sullivan
on the news
It would be hard to over-state
the radicalism of this decision. It's not simply a continuation
of John Paul II. It's a full-scale attack on the reformist wing
of the church. The swiftness of the decision and the polarizing
nature of this selection foretell a coming civil war within Catholicism.
The space for dissidence, previously tiny, is now extinct. And
the attack on individual political freedom is just beginning.
... first responses are not always
very finely tuned... and yet...
Ratzinger in the ascendance - (United Press International)
A theological liberal of sorts in his youth, Ratzinger
was later nicknamed the 'Panzerkardinal' for his iron hand in
bringing Marxist priests in Latin America and clerics with mushy
views on sexual ethics to heel.
image as the Vatican's 'enforcer' stands in stark contrast with
Ratzinger, the gentle intellectual and pianist Germans have come
to admire when he was a professor of fundamental theology and,
later, archbishop of Munich and Freising.
But then, as Figueiredo said, this is a dramatic
period in world history, a period requiring a tough church leader.
Ratzinger has recently described
Christianity as 'tired.' He has bemoaned the 'almost total collapse
of Christianity in Europe,' while recognizing movements of revival
are making headway.
Like the pope, he reminded
Christians of their baptismal vows. 'It is in baptism where the
communality of all Christians lies,' explained Figueiredo, meaning
that this is the one sacrament acknowledged by most denominations.
Monday, April 18, 2005
Blog of Henry David Thoreau: Thoreau's Journal: 18-Apr-1859
I am looking for acorns these days, to sow on the
Walden lot, but can find very few sound ones. Those which the
squirrels have not got are mostly worm-eaten and quite pulverized
or decayed. A few which are cracked at the small (end), having
started last fall, have yet life in them, perhaps enough to plant.
Even these look rather discolored when you cut them open, but
Buttrick says they will do for pigeon-bait.
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