Friday, August 7, 2020

Enormous Changes at 11:59

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Carver reportedly died on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

“This is Maggie the Cat” —

“This is not.” 

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:24 PM

"I guess I found my future through Billy Name’s eye.
I saw his pictures of the Warhol Factory when I was
in college and thought, 'Oh that’s the place to get to.
Everyone is so beautiful and it looks brilliant and
complicated – art, music, film, but most of all a kind
of wild life.' It looked like the future as I imagined it."

The late Glenn O'Brien in The Guardian
on November 8, 2014.  O'Brien reportedly
     died at 70 yesterday, Friday (April 7) morning,
     in Manhattan.

"… through Billy Name's eye …."
Then there is Kurt Seligmann's eye

The above-mentioned Billy Name appeared in this journal
in July 2016  in the post "Coterie (for Philip Rieff)." Also
featured in that post was artist Kurt Seligmann.

A Google Search sidebar on Seligmann today:

Synchronology check of this  journal on the above Guardian  date:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

At 11:59*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:59 PM 

Fantasy and the Buffered Self.”

*For the title, see Enormous Changes.

See also an 11:59 PM ET post on Thursday, April 6, titled
"Where Entertainment Is God (continues)."

Some related entertainment:

I do not recommend any of the above entertainments,
but they do supply some background for the article
"Fantasy and the Buffered Self" (which is  recommended.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

“There exists a considerable literature
devoted to the Lo shu , much of it infected
with the kind of crypto-mystic twaddle
met with in Feng Shui.”

— Lee C. F. Sallows, Geometric Magic Squares ,
Dover Publications, 2013, page 121

Cf. Raiders of the Lost Theorem, Oct. 13, 2014.

See also tonight’s previous post and
“Feng Shui” in this journal.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

At 11:59*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Fantasy and the Buffered Self.”

*For the title, see Enormous Changes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Wednesday September 15, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

11:59 PM: The Last Minute

For the benefit of Grace (Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute), here are the September 15 lottery numbers for Pennsylvania, the State of Grace (Kelly):

Midday: 053 Evening: 373.

For the significance of the evening number, 373, see Directions Out and Outside the World (both of 4/26/04).  In both of these entries, and others to which they are linked, the number 373 signifies eternity.

The two most obvious interpretations of the midday number, 53, are as follows:

  • As a famous number of tones in musical harmonic analysis (i.e., tuning theory), as opposed to mathematical harmonic analysis ( The Square Wheel, 9/14/04), and
  • as a reference to the year 1953– a good year for Grace Kelly and the year of the classic film From Here to Eternity (the latter being signified, as noted above, by yesterday’s evening lottery number in the State of Grace).

Time and chance
happeneth to them all.”
Ecclesiastes 9-11

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Sunday April 13, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Palm Sunday, Part II:

Cold Mountain

From the notes to the CD of Songs From the Mountain (John Herrmann, Dirk Powell, Tim O’Brien):

“John [Herrmann, banjo player] would like to dedicate his work on this recording to Philip Kapleau Roshi, Kalu Rimpoche, and Harada Tangen Roshi, who all know the way to Cold Mountain….”

 See Buddha’s Birthday (April 8) and The Diamond Project.

“What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? 
  I never know what you are thinking. Think.”

— Tom Eliot, The Waste Land 

“I am thinking…
… of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time….”

Suzanne Vega, “Tom’s Diner

Once upon a time…

Later the Same Day
Enormous Changes
At the Last Minute

Grace Paley

“De donde crece la palma” — Song lyric 

From On Beauty, by Elaine Scarry, Princeton University Press, 1999, a quotation from Homer —

in Delos, beside Apollo’s altar
the young slip of a palm-tree
springing into the light.”

See also A Mass for Lucero and The Shining of Lucero.  

How much story do you want?”

— George Balanchine

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