Thursday, May 18, 2017

Marquee Moon continues

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:01 PM

Exit stage right, enter stage center, exit stage left —

A search for "Darkness Doubled" in this journal yields a link 
to a post on "endgame art" which leads in turn to a post with
the following quotation —

"It is proposed that the two structures of grid and target
are the symbolic vehicles par excellence . . . ."

— Review of Rudolf Arnheim's The Power of the Center:
A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts
  (U. of Calif. Press, 1982).
Review by David A. Pariser, Studies in Art Education , Vol. 24, No. 3
(1983), pp. 210-213.

"Darkness Doubled" is a phrase from a song titled "Marquee Moon."

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday School

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

With Sarah Silverman …

… Continued from The Story of N (October 15, 2010).

“I remember how the darkness doubled….”

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday June 26, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:48 PM

Apocatastasis Now

I give you the end of a golden string,
Only wind it into a ball:
It will lead you in at Heavens gate,
Built in Jerusalems wall.

“In ‘Apocatastasis Now: A Very Condensed Reading of William Blake’s Jerusalem‘ (JBSSJ [Journal of the Blake Society at St James‘s] 6 [2001] 18–25), Susanne Sklar argues that Blake is not apocalyptic but apocatastatic, that is (following a doctrine of Origen and Gregory of Nyssa) he believes that all free creatures will be redeemed by God’s universal love.”

The Year’s Work in English Studies, 2003: Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 493-547

Related material:


From the website of Philip Pullman, president of The Blake Society:

“I must create a System…”

The Blake Society, 25 October 2005: St James’s Church, Piccadilly

I see that the title of this lecture is given as BLAKE’S DARK MATERIALS. Now in the lecturer’s handbook, the second rule says “You need take no obsessive notice of the title that has been announced in advance.” Whether Blake’s materials are dark or not I couldn’t really say, but I am going to talk about Blake, partly, and partly about religion. Appropriate, perhaps, in a place like this, but you might think not appropriate from someone whose reputation is that of a scoffer or mocker or critic of religion; but I haven’t come here to scoff or mock. Nor have I come here to recant, as a matter of fact. I’m profoundly interested in religion, and I think it’s extremely important to understand it. I’ve been trying to understand it all my life, and every so often it’s useful to put one’s thoughts in order; but I shall never like God.

Download the full lecture
(pdf format, 155.62 KB)

For more dark materials
from the Halloween season
of 2005 — in fact, from the
  very date of Pullman’s lecture–
see Darkness Doubled.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Saturday October 29, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 AM
Flux Redux

“I remember how the darkness doubled
I recall lightning struck itself
I was listening, listening to the rain
I was hearing, hearing something else

Life in the hive puckered up my night
The kiss of death, the embrace of life
There I stand neath the Marquee Moon
Just waiting”

Tom Verlaine, “Marquee Moon”

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In memory of Michael Gill,
producer and director of the
1969 TV series “Civilisation,”
who died on October 20:

Two descriptions of “Aeon Flux,”
a story featured in the Log24 entry
 on the day that Gill died —

“The title character is a tall, sexy, scantily-clad secret agent from the country of Monica…. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sworn enemy, and sometimes lover, Trevor Goodchild.  Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society while Bregna embodies a centralized scientific planned state.”


“After Aeon is done, Trevor decides that she knows too much, so he has a underling propose a plan to kill her. The plan, quite strangely, is to implant a bunch of nanites (microscopic robots) in Trevors seminal duct so he has sex with Aeon and the nanites tear her apart from the inside.  But Aeon was prepared because she had some weird, mean, spiky, device in her uterus(!?!!) that eats the nanites (that part is kinda weak), she blows up a wall then and escapes leaving Trevor standing there naked and confused.”

The Sad Geezers Guide
    to Aeon Flux Cultures

In memory of Richard Smalley,
advocate of nanotechnology,
who died yesterday at 62:

The Incredible Shrinking Man
(Wired Magazine, October 2004)

See also yesterday’s entry on Scientism.

In memory of
Thomas Wootton Masland,
brother of
Richard Harry Masland, Harvard ’64,
the Log24 entries of October 25.

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Tom Masland

Funeral services for Masland will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 113 Engle Street, Englewood, N.J. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Jazz Foundation of America, 322 West 48th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036. The group helps elderly and ailing jazz and blues musicians with medical care, housing and other services.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tuesday October 25, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 PM

And for the Halloween season…

Darkness Doubled

“The mixolydian mode is one of the authentic ‘church modes’ of the Middle Ages….  On the white notes of a piano, the mixolydian scale runs from G to G.”

Mixolydian Mode weblog

“I remember how the darkness doubled.”
Song in the Mixolydian Mode

The Harvard Crimson:

Friday, Oct. 21–Saturday, Oct. 29…. Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office and Loeb Drama Center Box Office, 64 Brattle St.

The film version:

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Related material:

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