Friday, July 1, 2022


THE CRANBERRIES
"I WIll Always"
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And now it's all the same to me
Be whatever you want to be
And go wherever you need to go
And when it all seems like a mistake
Take whatever you need to take
Leave the rest for my own sake
I will always go beside you
You will always understand it
And now it's all the same to me
So be whatever you want to be
Go wherever you need to go
And when there's nothing left behind
Taken whatever you needed to
And leave it all into my mind
I will always go beside you
You will always understand it


Dolores Mary O'Riordan



THE CRANBERRIES
"Sunday"
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Oh, do you know
Where to go?
Where to go?
Something on your mind
Wanna leave me behind
Wanna leave me behind
You're spinning me around
My feet are off the ground
I don't know where I stand
Do you have to hold my hand?
You mystify me
You mystify me
You mystify me
Oh, when you walk into the room
It happened all so soon
I didn't want to know
'Cause you really have to go
You mystify me
You mystify me
You mystify me
Oh
And I didn't find the words
To say I love you
And I couldn't find the time
To say I need you
It wouldn't come out right
It wouldn't come out right
It just came out all wrong
Oh you're spinning me around
My feet are off the ground
I don't know where I stand
Do you have to hold my hand?
You mystify me
You mystify me
You mystify me
Oh, do you know
Where to go?
Where to go?
Oh, something on your mind
Wanna leave me behind
Wanna leave me behind


Dolores Mary O'Riordan / Noel Anthony Hogan



The Cranberries
EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT, SO WHY CAN'T WE?
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I guess in the grand scheme of the shitshow dystopian nightmare we're hurtling into it shouldn't be such an overwhelming feeling this morning, but I wonder if I'll ever listen to The Cranberries again and not need to bawl my eyes out.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

THE BlACK PHONE
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Scott Derrickson
USA, 2022

Nice.
Stevie Wonder
FIRST HITS
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER
[五郎八卦棍 - Wu lang ba gua gun]
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Lau Kar-Leung
Hong Kong, 1984

W. E. B. DU BOIS
The Autobiography of W. E. B. Du Bois - A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century
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Perhaps the most extraordinary characteristic of current America is the attempt to reduce life to buying and selling. Life is not love unless love is sex and bought and sold. Life is not knowledge save knowledge of technique, of science for destruction. Life is not beauty except beauty for sale. Life is not art unless its price is high and it is sold for profit. All life is production for profit, and for what is profit but for buying and selling again?


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

JUSTE AVAN LA NUIT
[Just Before Nightfall]
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Claude Chabrol
France, 1971

Monday, June 27, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022

THE STAND
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Josh Boone
Benjamin Cavell

USA/Canada, 2020 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

THE STAND
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Josh Boone
Benjamin Cavell
USA/Canada, 2020

W. E. B. DU BOIS
"On Christianity"
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The theology of the average colored church is basing itself far too much upon 'Hell and Damnation'—upon an attempt to scare people into being decent and threatening them with the terrors of death and punishment. 

We are still trained to believe a good deal that is simply childish in theology. The outward and visible punishment of every wrong deed that men do, the repeated declaration that anything can be gotten by anyone at any time by prayer.


Thursday, June 23, 2022

THE INHABITED ISLAND
[aka PRISONERS OF POWER]
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Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

-

Originally published as Обитаемый остров (1969)

Translated by Andrew Bromfield (2020)

Monday, June 20, 2022


W. E. B. DU BOIS
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Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.


Voces8
ENCHANTED ISLE
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Sunday, June 19, 2022

ONE BILLION YEARS TO THE END OF THE WORLD
[aka DEFINITELY MAYBE]
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Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

-

Originally published as За миллиард лет до конца света (1977)

Translated by Antonina W. Bouis (1978)
Arcangelo Corelli
CONCERTI GROSSI, OP. 6
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Pavlo Beznosiuk
The Avison Ensemble

LANGSTON HUGHES
"Cultural Exchange"
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In the Quarter of the Negroes
Where the doors are doors of paper
Dust of dingy atoms
Blows a scratchy sound.
Amorphous jack-o'-Lanterns caper
And the wind won't wait for midnight
For fun to blow doors down.
By the river and the railroad
With fluid far-off going
Boundaries bind unbinding
A whirl of whistles blowing.
No trains or steamboats going—
Yet Leontyne's unpacking.

In the Quarter of the Negroes
Where the doorknob lets in Lieder
More than German ever bore,
Her yesterday past grandpa—
Not of her own doing—
In a pot of collard greens
Is gently stewing.

Pushcarts fold and unfold
In a supermarket sea.
And we better find out, mama,
Where is the colored laundromat
Since we move dup to Mount Vernon.

In the pot behind the paper doors
on the old iron stove what's cooking?
What's smelling, Leontyne?
Lieder, lovely Lieder
And a leaf of collard green.
Lovely Lieder, Leontyne.

You know, right at Christmas
They asked me if my blackness,
Would it rub off?
I said, Ask your mama.

Dreams and nightmares!
Nightmares, dreams, oh!
Dreaming that the Negroes
Of the South have taken over—
Voted all the Dixiecrats
Right out of power—

Comes the COLORED HOUR:
Martin Luther King is Governor of Georgia,
Dr. Rufus Clement his Chief Adviser,
A. Philip Randolph the High Grand Worthy.
In white pillared mansions
Sitting on their wide verandas,
Wealthy Negroes have white servants,
White sharecroppers work the black plantations,
And colored children have white mammies:
Mammy Faubus
Mammy Eastland
Mammy Wallace
Dear, dear darling old white mammies—
Sometimes even buried with our family.
Dear old
Mammy Faubus!

Culture, they say, is a two-way street:
Hand me my mint julep, mammy.
Hurry up!
Make haste!


Saturday, June 18, 2022

ERIC ROHMER'S SIX MORAL TALES
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VÉRONIQUE AND HER DUNCE
France, 1958

THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU
France, 1963

SUZANNE'S CAREER
France, 1963

NADJA IN PARIS
France, 1964

A MODERN COED
France, 1966

W. E. B. DU BOIS
____________________

Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.



NICK CAVE
"The Moon Is In The Gutter"
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The moon is in the gutter
And the stars wash down the sink
I am the king of the blues
I scrape the clay off my shoes
And wade down the gutter and the moon

The moon blinds my eye with opal cataracts
As I cut through the saw-mills and the stacks
Leaping over the gully where I would one day take Lucy
Then wash up my hands in the gutter and the moon

Such a long way from home, just me and
The moon is in the gutter
All my plans are flushed down the drain
I wander lonely as a cloud
Over memories at her mound
Then lie down in the bitter gutter moon


Friday, June 17, 2022

MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
[MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD]
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Eric Rohmer
France, 1969


1932
The greatest musicians and orchestras from the year 1932 by ill rec on YouTube - 39 songs in a long play compilation including:
  • Roger Wolfe Kahn
  • Joe Rines
  • Art Kassel
  • Fred Waring
  • George Olsen
  • Ted Lewis
  • Isham Jones
  • Leo Reisman
  • Arden-Ohman Orchestra
  • Ray Noble
  • Paul Whiteman


From the files of "Funny Things I've Heard on Instagram"
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I once dated a girl with a twin. People asked me how I could tell them apart. 

Lisa painted her fingernails purple. 

And Bob had a cock.

-

@ihatecarslol


proud bois
Jean-Louis Trintignant 
1930-2022








DORIS LESSING
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There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement.


Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
LOVE FOR SALE
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
GEORGIA BLUE
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

RED ROCKET
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Dean Baker
USA, 2021
Tears For Fears
THE TIPPING POINT
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DORIS LESSING
The Golden Notebook
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Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

COME TO DADDY
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Ant Timpson
Canada/New Zealand, 2019
Nazism. Fascism. Christianity. Islam.

There is no difference.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

X
___________________

Ti West,
USA, 2021
E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack 
20th Anniversary Reissue
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John Williams

-

That's right. 

Released 40 years ago today on June 12, 1982.

I'm not old, you're old.

Friday, June 10, 2022

THE FLORIDA PROJECT
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Sean Baker,
USA, 2017

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

LICORICE PIZZA
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Paul Thomas Anderson
USA, 2021
CHASING HOMER
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László Krasznahorkai

Translated by John Batki

Monday, June 6, 2022

DEMONIC
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Neill Blomkamp
USA-Canada, 2021

Sunday, June 5, 2022

NED RIFLE
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Hal Hartley
USA, 2014



FAY GRIM
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Hal Hartley
USA, 2006




HENRY FOOL
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Hal Hartley
USA, 1997




LENNY BRUCE
____________________

The American Constitution was not written to protect criminals; it was written to protect the government from becoming criminals.



FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
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They muddy the water to make it seem deep.


Saturday, June 4, 2022

THE BOOK OF LIFE
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Hal Hartley
USA, 1998
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
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David Cronenberg
Canada, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

NĀGĀRJUNA'S LETTER TO A FRIEND
[Nāgārjuna's Suhr̥llekha]
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Padmakara Translation Group
Commentary by Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche
Snow Lion, 2006

Thursday, June 2, 2022