Saturday, May 16, 2015

Songs of Experience

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Is experience the best teacher?

At Thursday's opening night of U2's "Innocence and Experience"
tour, The Edge falls off the stage —


Or is the best teacher Buddy Rich?

Bus scene from the recent film "Whiplash" —

Friday, May 15, 2015

Plan 9 Revisited

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Music to wake the dead

For the fictional corpse Sean Casey of "Whiplash" —

The music of the late jazz drummer Jerome Cooper.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Faustian Merry-Go-Round

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

Continued from April 25, 2015 .

See also Soul, a post of May 6, 2015.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 4:30 PM


See Gary Zukav, Harvard ’64, in this journal.

and damned  nonsense —

“Every institution has a soul.”

— Gerald Holton in Harvard Gazette  today

Commentary —

“The Ferris wheel came into view again….”
Malcom Lowry, Under the Volcano

See also Holton in a Jan. 1977 interview:

“If people have souls, and I think a few have, it shows….”

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