Thursday, May 3, 2012
Each Having Seized What Seemed to Be Its Only Chance
Earthgirl emails this morning; someone at her school mentioned that Bryan Ferry will be playing two shows in Reykjavik the end of this month, Monday and Tuesday the 28th and 29th. Can we go? Let me investigate for fun, I write back. Round-trip for two on IcelandAir for two = $2668, not including taxes and fees. Three nights in decent hotel for two = $450. Tickets for one show for two = $112 (or 6990 krona each), so before calculating food, incidentals, other fun we'd schedule, including renting a car to go explore, that starting figure is $3288. I figure $4K is a minimum estimate. So no, we're not going. Also too, have three songs that have nothing to do with Bryan Ferry plus another new Hejinian poem, plus no links (except for this to an Alejandro Escovedo interview via Hamster): it's true I was up late last night and busy today, but it's more true I'm giving my aargh the day off.
The dog joined in and tore off the man's face while the man,
his arms clasping it, broke every bone in the dog's body, and there the
pair of them lay, near death, each having seized what seemed to be its