Sunday, April 24, 2005



for more flower go here and here and here...
posted at 8:10 PM

Blogthings - What Kind of American English Do You Speak?
posted at 7:12 PM

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 vocabulary... mingus man... this is some perfect combo... my first web radio thing experience... never could do this at home on the macosaur...

there's 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... silenced by... 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...

spam pomes... the god drops poematerial... we'd be fools not to pick it up... mine come in the mail too sometimes

instrumental interlude...

"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 written ... 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... but i play one on the internet

last 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...
posted at 6:58 PM

 

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.
posted at 10:44 PM

thanks to Equanimity for this on james schuyler...
posted at 2:08 PM

Giornale 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.
posted at 11:42 AM

 

Friday, April 22, 2005

The 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."

AP Literature: Titles from Free Response Questions since 1973

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

Three years ago in Paris I got out of a 'metro' train at La Concorde, and saw suddenly a beautiful face, and then another and another, and then a beautiful child's face, and then another beautiful woman, and I tried all that day to find words for what this had meant to me, and I could not find any words that seemed to me worthy, or as lovely as that sudden emotion.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Novelist, poet and essayist Wendell Berry was scheduled to attend but is recovering from surgery.

Kelly Pardekooper

Bacon Strips Bandages... yummers

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

sullivan on the church and change

Sharp 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...


The new pope being chosen by cardinals in the Vatican may have a huge impact on the environment depending upon which side he favours in the centuries-old Biblical debate about whether humans should exploit or safeguard nature, experts say

Commonweal

ah... The Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club is back up & running... but shouldn't they have uh... adjusted their moniker...

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Interior Landscapes and the Public Realm: Contingent Mediations in a Speech and a Song by Leonard Cohen... via wood s lot ... portal of numinous wonders

Inside the Vatican - Monthly Catholic Magazine...
Having 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

AndrewSullivan 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...

Benedict XVI...

Analysis: 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.

His 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

The 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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