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March 5, 2010

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Crazy People

Some people are crazy. Then…. there are these guys. The must-see video of the week, OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass.”

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March 5, 2010

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Since the beginning

“Since the beginning of man, the hours between the coming of night and the coming of sleep have belonged to the tellers of tales and the makers of music.” ~ Performer Walter Craft’s business card (I recall Walter telling me that some crazy-looking fellow came up to him on the streets of New Orleans and […]

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March 3, 2010

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Japanese Love Affair

A couple of years ago, when I first began hanging out with the Mercer Street irregulars after a magical Clementines gig at The Room Upstairs in Princeton, W.Va., I fell in love.

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March 2, 2010

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I live by Miracle…

The Ancient of Days by William Blake (a k a God as an Architect) “… As to Myself, about whom you are so kindly interested, I live by Miracle. I am painting small Pictures from the Bible. For as to Engraving, in which art I cannot reproach myself with any neglect, yet I am laid […]

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February 26, 2010

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The First Album

Let us pause for a moment, those of us of a certain age, and consider. How much things have changed from “Tea for the Tillerman” to iTunes downloads.

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February 22, 2010

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Neruda before sleep

A little Neruda is always a lot. Here is the ending third of  “Sonata con algunos pinos” (“Sonata with some pine trees”). You’ll find the full poem in “Extravagaria.” … what justifies not being? where did other people take you? It is good to have a change of clothes of skin of hair of work […]

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February 21, 2010

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Blogging = Streaking

Blogging considered as streaking. “I’ve got a blog now, but I suspect they’re becoming like modern poetry: more of us write them than read them.”

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February 20, 2010

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“Last week we thought we were immortal …”

“We wear gray in the big meadow and there are three thousand enemy in blue, much cannon and machinery behind them.

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February 19, 2010

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Clap this way

“The gypsies don’t clap the rhythm, they applaud it.” ~ Jean Cocteau “Past Tense: The Cocteau Diaries” with a good riff on them, here

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February 17, 2010

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3 Italian Tattoos

I would also recommend knowing a bit more Italian than I did before negotiating tattoo prices in Rome. A tale of three tattoos in Rome in Summer 2008.

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