Sunday, February 18, 2024

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WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES
[WERCKMEISTER HARMÓNIÁK]
Béla Tarr
Hungary, 2000


charlesoberonn

It's gonna be such a funny mess when Donald Trump dies of a stroke on April 1st, 2024.

  • Naturally everybody will think it's fake because of the date only to lose their minds (both positively and negatively based on their opinion of trump) when realizing it's real
  • There will be massive celebrations in the streets and on social media and lots of predictable "don't speak ill of the dead" discourse about those celebrations
  • Weird evangelicals will pull some weird number trick talking about how Jesus was conceived on April 1st and that makes Trump a sort of messiah and people will make fun of that
  • The Republicans (after they're done with the faux-sadness and faux-outrage) will stomp over each other to be his successor but none of them will succeed. They'll tear each other apart and have no single nominee for the November elections.
  • There will be discourse about if Biden and the living former presidents should go to his funeral (they won't, he was a traitor insurrectionist)
  • The Ukraine-Russia War immediately goes in favor of Ukraine as morale in the Kremlin is reduced. China similarly backs off from its threats on Taiwan.
  • Ten thousand new memes are made, some sticking around for years to come.
  • Not a month later a bunch of unofficial biographies of Trump hit the bookshelves, many with new details about just how awful he was. 

Don't [it's perfectly fine to] speak ill of the dead.

I'm sure they're all donating equally to the their local food bank, women's shelter, and animal rescue.

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John Taverner (c. 1490-1545)
MISSA CORONA SPINEA

Peter Phillips
The Tallis Scholars

 

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Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
MISSA DICTES MOY TOUTES VOZ PENSÉES

- QUIS DABIT OCULIS? (LAMENT FOR ANNA)
- AVE MARIA
- SALVA NOS, DOMINE
- NESCIENS MATER

Peter Phillips
The Tallis Scholars


LEVITICUS 19:34

King James Version (KJV 1900)

But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

New King James Version (NKJV)

The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

New Living Translation (NLT)

Treat them like native-born Israelites, and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners living in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

New Century Version (NCV)

but treat them just as you treat your own citizens. Love foreigners as you love yourselves, because you were foreigners one time in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

New International Version (NIV)

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto you as the home-born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt: I am Jehovah your God.

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

‘The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.

Darby Bible (DARBY)

As one born among you shall the stranger who sojourneth with you be unto you; and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am Jehovah your God.

God's Word Translation (GW)

Foreigners living among you will be like your own people. Love them as you love yourself, because you were foreigners living in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The alien who is dwelling with you shall be like a native among you, and you shall love him like yourself, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.

New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Treat him as if he were one of your own people. Love him as you love yourself. Remember that all of you were outsiders in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

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Marcus Brutus
DAYTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME (2019)

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Friday, February 16, 2024


BÉLA TARR
From a letter hung in front of the Hungarian Parliament

We have brought the planet to the brink of catastrophe with our greediness and our unlimited ignorance. With the horrible wars we waged with the goal of robbing the people there. Now we are confronted with the victims of our acts. We must ask the question: who are we, and what morality do we represent when we build a fence to keep out these people?



Daily Painting

Moshekwa Langa
UNTITLED (2005)

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Currently Watching

SÁTÁNTANGO [Part 2]
Béla Tarr
Hungary, 1994





BRITON HAMMON
A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man (1760)

Having been informed by some of the ship’s crew that she was to sail in a few days, I had nothing now to do, but seek an opportunity how I should make my escape.



Daily Painting

Palmer Hayden
MIDSUMMER NIGHT IN HARLEM (1936)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Currently Watching

SÁTÁNTANGO [Part 1]
Béla Tarr
Hungary, 1994



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(Sandy) Alex G
HOUSE OF SUGAR


RALPH JOHNSON BUNCHE
From the Nobel Lecture (1950)

Freedom, democracy, human rights, international morality, peace itself, mean different things to different men. Words, in a constant flow of propaganda—itself an instrument of war—are employed to confuse, mislead, and debase the common man.

Democracy is prostituted to dignify enslavement; freedom and equality are held good for some men but withheld from others by and in allegedly “democratic” societies; in “free” societies, so-called, individual human rights are severely denied; aggressive adventures are launched under the guise of “liberation.”

Truth and morality are subverted by propaganda, on the cynical assumption that truth is whatever propaganda can induce people to believe.



Daily Painting

Robert Scott Duncanson
THE CAVES (1869)

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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DAMNATION
[KÁRHOZAT]

Béla Tarr
Hungary, 1988


Currently Palying

Dmitri Shostakovich
THE JAZZ ALBUM

- JAZZ SUITE NO. 1 (1934)
- PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN C MINOR, OP 35
- JAZZ SUITE NO. 2 FOR PROMENADE ORCHESTRA (1938)

Riccardo Chailly
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


WARING CUNEY
"Images"

She does not know
Her beauty,
She thinks her brown body Has no glory.

If she could dance
Naked,
Under palm trees.
And see her image in the river She would know.
But there are no palm trees
On the street,
And dish water gives back no images.




Daily Painting

Joshua Johnson
PORTRAIT OF MRS. BARBARA BAKER MURPHY (WIFE OF A SEA CAPTAIN) (1810)

Monday, February 12, 2024

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Red Baraat
SHRUGGY JI


RICHARD BRUCE NUGENT
"My Love"

My love has hair
Like midnight,
But midnight fades to dawn.
My love has eyes
Like starlight,
But starlight fades in morn.
My love has a voice
Like dew-fall,
But dew-fall dies at a breath.
My love has love
Like life’s all,
But life’s all fades in death.



Daily Painting

Delilah Pierce
DC WATERFRONT, MAINE AVENUE (1957)

Sunday, February 11, 2024


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Gustav Mahler
QUARTET MOVEMENT FOR PIANO, VIOLIN, VIOLA AND CELLO IN A MINOR

Robert Schumann
PIANO QUARTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 47

Johannes Brahms:
PIANO QUARTET NO. 1 IN G MINOR, OP. 25

Daniel Hope
Paul Neubauer
David Finckel
Wu Han


PROVERBS from the ASHANTI REGION

Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but it does not wash out the spots.

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There is no medicine to cure hatred.

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The lion that roars catches no prey.

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By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.

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One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.

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It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.

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No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.

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The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.

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When you are rich, you are hated; when you are poor, you are despised.



Daily Painting

Genesis Tramaine
GOD IS TRANS (2018)

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Currently Watching

MUTED
[EL SILENCIO]

Aitor Gabilondo
Spain, 2023

Directors:
Gabe Ibáñez
Esteban Crespo
Aitor Gabilondo

I am so fucking tired of this "not all christians" bullshit.

THIS IS CHRISTIANITY.

These ARE pro-life christians getting baptized next to the dead bodies of babies floating in the Rio Grande.

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Gil Scott-Heron
PIECES OF A MAN


RICHARD BRUCE NUGENT
"Shadow"

Silhouette

On the face of the moon

Am I.

A dark shadow in the light.

A silhouette am I
On the face of the moon
Lacking color
Or vivid brightness
But defined all the clearer
Because
I am dark,
Black on the face of the moon.
A shadow am I
Growing in the light,
Not understood
As is the day,
But more easily seen
Because
I am a shadow in the light.



Daily Painting Quilt

Mary Lee Bendolph
BLOCKS AND STRIPES (2002)

Friday, February 9, 2024

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OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH
Season
2
David Jenkins
USA, 2023

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Lina Rather
A SEASON OF MONSTROUS CONCEPTIONS

Basically ... Goddess.




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a-ha
EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON


YUVAL NOAH HARARI
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

As far as we can tell from a purely scientific viewpoint, human life has absolutely no meaning. Humans are the outcome of blind evolutionary processes that operate without goal or purpose. Our actions are not part of some divine cosmic plan, and if planet earth were to blow up tomorrow morning, the universe would probably keep going about its business as usual. As far as we can tell at this point, human subjectivity would not be missed. Hence any meaning that people inscribe to their lives is just a delusion.



Daily Painting

Lois Mailou Jones
PORTRAIT OF LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR (1996)

Thursday, February 8, 2024

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OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH
Season 1
David Jenkins
USA, 2022

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Madison Cunningham
WHO ARE YOU NOW

Daily Painting

Marcus Brutus
GO TO WORK, GET YOUR MONEY, COME HOME. YOU DON'T LIVE THERE (2019)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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BLAZING SADDLES
50th Anniversary Viewing

Mel Brooks
USA, 1974

MAGAt failure after MAGAt failure after MAGAt failure.



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Philippe Jaroussky
THE HÄNDEL ALBUM

Daily Painting

Palmer Hayden
THE SUBWAY (1941)

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Yay. Colonoscopy Day.

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THE VILLAGERS

Art by Caroline Golden
Fables by Derek Owens

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Thelonious Monk
PALO ALTO