- The capitalist rush back to the feudal past.
- What is coercion?
- The most obvious reason Obamabhorent lets the Yemeni rot in jail is because if he intervenes the professional Right and their cracker base will scream TERRORIST APPEASER! Which makes the professional Left and their pwoggle base worse.
- On the above. On the above.
- Congratulations! You've been targeted for assassination.
- Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest academic fraud of his generation! (I say this admiringly.)
- My future hell.
- Waiting for Wotan, continued.
- Blue's playlist. I confess, I was born w/o the blues gene.
PROSPERO WITHOUT HIS MAGIC
He keeps the valley like this with his heart.
By paying attention, being capable, remembering.
Otherwise, there would be flies as big as dogs
in the vineyard, cows made entirely of maggots,
cruelty with machinery and canvas, sniggering
among the olive trees and sea grossly vast.
He struggles to hold it right, the eight feet
of heaven by the well with geraniums and basil.
He will rejoice even if the shepherd girl
does not pass anymore at evening. And whether
or not she ate her lamb at Easter. He knows
that loneliness is our craft, that death is
God's vigorish. He does not keep it fine
by innocence of leaving things out.
Link thanks but save the double for good stuff like listening to Zizek drone (pun probably not intended ask again later) on about insert crap here. War, whatcha gonna do.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the linkage. Lomax is way more than blues. More later. Gotta' bounce.ReplyDelete
O, I'm very familiar with - and admire - Lomax. I was referring to the bulk of *your* blue's heavy playlist.ReplyDelete
I wish I had the blue's gene, but they bore me no end. Explains partially why I never got the Stones and Zeppelin even as a kid.
The correct (partial) answer to your Jeremiad in the non-commentable-upon overnighter (not all of which do I get the chance to read) is contained in the post itself: FECEBOOK! [Love the expression] is the chief offender. Reddit, etc. Social media.ReplyDelete
The other part is TEXTING. This is what the kids are doing. This is how they communicate. Short. Curt. To the point. No wasted words. No discursion. No throughline.
Nobody has time to blog. It's the same reason people are politically illiterate: they're too busy to pay attention to the details.
re: the above comments: I go through blues phases. We had great friends in from Memphis this weekend. 'Nuff said. And for some strange reason, I find myself wanting barbecue, but I have to hold off until after this weekend's half-marathon. Then I'm slathering down a slab o' ribs, y'all!
Best (as ever),
Double-tag comment on the overnight piece. Talked to a colleague - she says all is slowing down, calls it digital fatigue, suggests people have both temporarily had enough and are subconsciously bracing for the noise this summer and fall before the election.ReplyDelete
Thanks, and sure, if she wants to yap just let me know the night she's gonna be in town.ReplyDelete
Said bleggalgaze now here, where all the overnight's go. What a fucking rules rube.
Bud! Princess!! Kitten!!!ReplyDelete