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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Howl (continued)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:31 PM

See the Telegraph  obituary of Jim Hall
and a post on Charlie Christian (and others).

The inclusion of D. H. Lawrence in that post
suggests a review of posts tagged Howl.

"The werewolves are here to save us."
— Simon in "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Structure and Character

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

(Continued from May 4, 2013)

"I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain"

Warren Zevon

"It is well
That London, lair of sudden
Male and female darknesses,
Has broken her spell."

— D. H. Lawrence in a poem on a London blackout
during a bombing raid in 1917. See also today's previous
posts, Down Under and Howl.

Backstory— Recall, from history's nightmare on this date,
the Battle of Borodino and the second  London Blitz.

Howl

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

For Warren Zevon, who died ten years ago today —

Aooo!

Down Under

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:02 AM

"If I am to have a meeting it shall be down,
down in the invisible,
and the moment I re-emerge
it shall be alone.
In the visible world I am alone, an isolate instance.
My meeting is in the underworld, the dark."

— D. H. Lawrence, Kangaroo , Chapter 7,
   "The Battle of Tongues."

The web edition of this book says it was
"Last updated Tuesday,  June 18, 2013."

This was also the publication date of Max Barry's
2013 novel Lexicon . (See that date in this journal.)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Space

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:15 PM

"A vast space that travels down to the bedrock
upon which the towers were built, the museum
winds its way deeper and deeper underground,
taking visitors on a journey to the very bottom."

— The Associated Press in
this evening's Washington Post

This suggests a review of a different sort of
bedrock:—

IMAGE- Right 3-4-5 triangle with squares on sides and hypotenuse as base

"If you have built castles in the air, 
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Oblivion

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:45 PM

(Continued)

"Born of blood and tribulation" 
Gangs of New York

"Oblivion is not to be hired: The greater part must be content
to be as though they had not been, to be found in the Register
of God, not in the record of man."

— Sir Thomas Browne

The part of the above quotation preceding the first comma may be
found, among other places, in a New York Times  piece published
online on August 7, 2012. See also this  journal on that date.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

An Effective Team:

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:20 PM

Underworld and Evolution

This journal on 9/11, 2009 —

Cover of 'Underworld,' by Don DeLillo, First Edition, Advance Reader's Copy, 1997

Poster for Kate Beckinsale in a film
released on 9/11, 2009 —

For Qohen Leth — A quotation from
this journal on 9/11, 2009 — 

"Time and chance
happeneth to them all."
— Ecclesiastes  9:11  

Kernel and Glow

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

"The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning
of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut. But Marlow was not
typical (if his propensity to spin yarns be excepted), and to him the
meaning of an episode was not inside like a kernel but outside,
enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a
haze, in the likeness of one of these misty halos that sometimes
are made visible by the spectral illumination of moonshine."

— Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness

Kernel — See Nocciolo.

Glow — See Moonshine and Moonshine II.

See also Cold Open (Jan. 29, 2011) and
Where Entertainment is God (Aug. 25, 2013).

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