Monthly Archives: November 2020

Nearer, My God, To Thee

Nearer, My God, To Thee Ghizela Rowe reads this traditionally sung work in her hypnotically charged voice: Nearer, My God, to Thee Sarah F. Adams (1805–1848) Nearer to thee! E’en though it be a cross That raiseth me. Still all … Continue reading

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The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I didn’t know Ezra Pound knew Chinese. I knew he was buds with T.S. Eliot but that was about it. If you like this style of writing, you would enjoy Kenneth Rexroth’s translations from … Continue reading

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Take That, Death!

Rockhounding site here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Take That, Death! Poetry endures. Sonnet 75: One Day I Wrote her Name Upon The Strand By Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and … Continue reading

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Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes Ben Jonson (correct spelling) 1573? – 1637) That famous line is from Jonson’s “To Celia.” The beautiful reading in this video is by Ken Ross and the quoted text begins at 0:40. Drink … Continue reading

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Child Porn and QAnon

Rockhounding site here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Child Porn and QAnon Why is it that you can still write child porn without protest yet the writings of QAnon are vilified? Yes, of course, QAnon threatens political power whereas Lolita does not. Write your … Continue reading

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Page, Bonham and Donovan

I’ve always liked this exercise in psychedelia but only recently did I discover that Jimmy Page and John Bonham might have played on this recording. This is 1968, just before Led Zeppelin. The Mighty Led Zep is a product of … Continue reading

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When Did Lying Become Illegal?

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is being threatened. Laws against slander and libel are well settled. The law’s insistence on truth in specific cases like contracts usually makes common sense. As … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Your Mirror

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I’ll Be Your Mirror I didn’t know until yesterday and YouTube that Andy Warhol produced films. I knew of his love affair with the Polaroid SX-70 but I didn’t know he made moving pictures. … Continue reading

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A Maynard Dixon Landscape

Had to catch the landscape on the drive back to Pahrump, Nevada from Shoshone, California. Just like a Maynard Dixon painting. (internal link) As I’ve said many times before, if you don’t know Maynard Dixon, I weep for you.

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Heroin Chic Comes to Ballet?

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Heroin Chic Comes to Ballet? Maybe that’s too harsh. I’ve never been interested in ballet. But, this _is_ interesting to me and I like the costumes and setting. The music is way too loud … Continue reading

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