What a blast, even on YouTube, to watch a crack performance of Stravinsky's Le sacre, all the while thunder & lightning are playing outside the windows here in southern New England.
23 May 2013
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19 May 2013
No matter. As with Brown’s other works, it’s more fun to read “Inferno” when you accept that every whoa-ful tidbit is true[....]
This is still striking me as essentially, it’s more fun to read the rubbish after your lobotomy.
Oh, and the script includes one of Spielberg’s top 5 bee-fart-sniffingest dud jokes, as Williams whips out a checkbook in response to Hook’s challenge, “Draw your weapon!”
Always a bit tickled by Phil Collins’s cameo.
Here, to-day, on the street where I live … I heard a track from The Knack’s debut album blaring from a house window.
Note 1): I don't know of any album by The Knack, other than their inaugural album
Note 2) For decades (and I mean decades) I hadn't remembered any track by The Knack other than "M. Sh." Until hearing this blast from a neighbor's house.
Note 3) It is next to the funniest thing in the world, that this happened the same week as The New Book by D. B.
07 May 2013
- Empty packet into bowl […]
- Place bowl atop head
- Toss packet in air
- Attempt to catch in bowl atop head, before packet comes to earth
05 May 2013
A genuine work of art must mean many things; the truer its art, the more things it will mean.
“But a man may then imagine in your work what he pleases, what you never meant!”
Not what he pleases, but what he can. If he be not a true man, he will draw evil out of the best: we need not mind how he treats any work of art! If he be a true man, he will imagine true things: what matter whether I meant them or not? They are there none the less that I cannot claim putting them there!
— Geo McDonald, from the Preface to The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories
Chatting with Marc last night, he's reading about work (and other) habits of famous writers. Some of them, frankly self-destructive. (Habits, I meant, though really, I suppose it works out the same.)
Went to the Pascha Vigil at the Epiphany, always a great uplift to the soul.
More work soon on The Mystic Trumpeter.
♫ There was blood and a plate of Spätzle,
But just who shot who?
At the Copa, Copacabenna,
The hottest spot north of Vienna . . . .
02 May 2013