I’m going to be taking a break from this blog for the time being to concentrate on some prose projects and reading.
The fire that started in the basement
among the polaroids, disturbs the dust and
climbs slowly up the stairs.
The smoke enters and exits every hidden
crevice and places you don’t see and places never known
to exist. It obfuscates and warns at the same time;
it panics and subdues at the same time;
it constricts and expands at the same time.
And suddenly the fire dines — voracious
on all these spaces and
all these places in time and all the photographs
in the basement.
It bounds up the stairs
and up to roof and leaps from the windows
and roof a thousand times a second, but
never falls, only rises. it never fails
Wow, I guess the dead of one of the coldest winters I can remember was a bad time to start a section on music to run to. I’m cutting Submissions too and putting a hiatus on the Photography section.
I still can’t figure on how to handle the submissions and it was a little soon for me to approach the photography from my time in the Army.
Thanks in advance for bearing with me.
This is basically the opposite of programming-music.
The Pledge by Curren$y
Enya began her musical career in 1980, when she briefly joined her family band Clannad before leaving to perform solo. She gained wider recognition for her music in the 1987 BBC series The Celts. Shortly afterwards, her 1988 album Watermark propelled her to further international fame and she became known for her distinctive sound, characterised by voice-layering, folk melodies, synthesised backdrops and ethereal reverberationsShe has performed in 10 languages.
This is a good album, if you don’t mind occasionally feeling like you’re listening to a feminine hygiene product advertisement.
by Michael Crichton
I’ve never been a fan of popular literature, but I’ve always enjoyed Michael Crichton. Though I’ll grant that pop-lit can be exciting, I’ve always felt it lacked the inspirational quality and artistry of big ‘L’ literature.
Oh Good Grief! by Vince Guaraldi
This album displays a re-interpretation of Schultz’s Peanuts classics as Vince Guaraldi experimented with electric keyboard and electric harpsichord in preparation of the release of his next album, The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi. The members of this trio were pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, drummer Carl Burnett, and bassist Stanley Gilbert.
For an artist whose work is so popular, Vince is sorely underrated as a jazz pianist.
Moondog by Moondog
Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin, was a blind American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments. Moving to New York as a young man, Moondog made a deliberate decision to make his home on the streets there, where he spent approximately twenty of the thirty years he lived in the city.
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. You should judge this album by its cover.
Veep creator Armando Iannucci’s take on British politics. Starring Peter Capaldi.