Tuesday, May 31, 2022

NOVEMBER
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Rainer Sarnet
Estonia, 2017


1930
The greatest musicians and orchestras from the year 1930 by ill rec on YouTube - 25 songs in a long play compilation including:
  • Guy & Carmen Lombardo
  • Bing Crosby
  • Harry Richman
  • Frank Luther & Leo Reisman
  • Paul Whiteman & Jack Fulton
  • Gus Arnheim
  • Rudy Vallee
  • Ted Lewis

 

Monday, May 30, 2022

CAST A DARK SHADOW
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Lewis Gilbert
UK, 1955
Donald Trump, Jr.

The MAGA prince - whose dad doesn't even know his name - pontificating about WOKE liberals in front of his crack pipe and news reports of school children's brains being splattered on walls and ceiling tiles.

Don Jr is EVERY REPUBLICAN. 

Don Jr is EVERY CHRISTIAN.

EVERY CHRISTIAN is Don Jr. 
Ernesto Lecuona
THE COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC
VOLUME 2
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Thomas Tirino

Michael Bartos
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

MATSUO BASHŌ
"Stillness"
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Stillness--
the cicada's cry
drills into the rocks.


Sunday, May 29, 2022

THE BLUE LAMP
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Basil Dearden
UK, 1950



Saturday, May 28, 2022

OUTER RANGE
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Brian Watkins
USA, 2022

Directors:
Jennifer Getzinger
Alonso Ruizpalacios
Amy Seimetz
Lawrence Trilling

Friday, May 27, 2022

LINA WERTMÜLLER
BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES
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Valerio Ruiz
Italy, 2015
LETTER FROM A FRIEND
A BODHISATTVA'S ADVICE TO AN INDIAN KING ON RIGHT LIVING AND THE BUDDHIST PATH 
[Nāgārjuna's Suhr̥llekha]
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Translation and Commentary by Bhikshu Dharmamitra 
Kalavinka Press, 2009

Thursday, May 26, 2022

LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS
Season Three
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Created by Tim Miller

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

VOX LUX
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Brady Corbett
USA, 2018
 

XTC
BLACK SEA
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Petula Clark
DOWNTOWN: THE GREATEST HITS
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JAMES JOYCE
Ulysses
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Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.


Monday, May 23, 2022

NĀGĀRJUNA'S LETTER TO KING GAUTAMĪPUTRA 
[Nāgārjuna's Suhr̥llekha]
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Translation by Ven. Lozang Jamspal, Ven Ngawang Samten Chophel, Peter Della Santina
Notes and Commentary by HH Sakya Trizin
Motilal Banarsidass, 1978
Various Artists
LA MUSICA DELLA MAFIA VOL II
Omerta, Onuri e Sangu
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Thanks, but no.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Live and in person.

DAVID CRONENBERG
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When I was a kid, we were all terrified of polio. The vaccine was the savior. I just can’t believe the attitude toward vaccines right now. It’s an amazing thing to be able to have a vaccine right now. If you’re refusing a vaccine, you’re a ridiculous person.


More.
The Dead South
EASY LISTENING FOR JERKS - PART 2
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The Dead South
EASY LISTENING FOR JERKS - PART 1
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Saturday, May 21, 2022

THE KIDS IN THE HALL
Season 6 (2022)
Nicola Porpora
FARINELLI
Porpora Arias
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Philippe Jaroussky

Andrea Marcon
Venice Baroque Orchestra

DOROTHY PARKER
"Ballade of Unfortunate Mammals"
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Love is sharper than stones or sticks;
Lone as the sea, and deeper blue;
Loud in the night as a clock that ticks;
Longer-lived than the Wandering Jew.
Show me a love was done and through,
Tell me a kiss escaped its debt!
Son, to your death you'll pay your due-
Women and elephants never forget.

Ever a man, alas, would mix,
Ever a man, heigh-ho, must woo;
So he's left in the world-old fix,
Thus is furthered the sale of rue.
Son, your chances are thin and few-
Won't you ponder, before you're set?
Shoot if you must, but hold in view
Women and elephants never forget.

Down from Caesar past Joynson-Hicks
Echoes the warning, ever new:
Though they're trained to amusing tricks,
Gentler, they, than the pigeon's coo,
Careful, son, of the curs'ed two-
Either one is a dangerous pet;
Natural history proves it true-
Women and elephants never forget.

L'ENVOI

Prince, a precept I'd leave for you,
Coined in Eden, existing yet:
Skirt the parlor, and shun the zoo-
Women and elephants never forget.


Friday, May 20, 2022

THE KIDS IN THE HALL
Season 6 (2022)
Ingrid Michaelson
LIGHTS OUT
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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.


Thursday, May 19, 2022

THE MIND BENDERS
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Basil Dearden
UK, 1962

THOMAS HARDY
"In Tenebris"
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Wintertime nighs;
But my bereavement-pain
It cannot bring again:
Twice no one dies.

Flower-petals flee;
But since it once hath been,
No more that severing scene
Can harrow me.

Birds faint in dread:
I shall not lose old strength
In the lone frost's black length:
Strength long since fled!

Leaves freeze to dun;
But friends cannot turn cold
This season as of old
For him with none.

Tempests may scath;
But love cannot make smart
Again this year his heart
Who no heart hath.

Black is night's cope;
But death will not appal
One, who past doubtings all,
Waits in unhope.


Thinking you, son .....

PAN COPULATING WITH A GOAT

(Or Pan Copulating with She-Goat, if you're a little snowflake from Florida.)

Before 79 CE

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The sculpture, which had been lost for almost 2000 years following the eruption of Vesuvius near Naples, was found in Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum in 1750. 

The modern general public was not grown up enough to see it until 2013.
Cracow Klezmer Band
THE WARRIORS
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MARGARET ATWOOD
"Morning in the Burned House"
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In the burned house I am eating breakfast.
You understand: there is no house, there is no breakfast,
yet here I am.
The spoon which was melted scrapes against
the bowl which was melted also.
No one else is around.
Where have they gone to, brother and sister,
mother and father? Off along the shore,
perhaps. Their clothes are still on the hangers,
their dishes piled beside the sink,
which is beside the woodstove
with its grate and sooty kettle,
every detail clear,
tin cup and rippled mirror.
The day is bright and songless,
the lake is blue, the forest watchful.
In the east a bank of cloud
rises up silently like dark bread.
I can see the swirls in the oilcloth,
I can see the flaws in the glass,
those flares where the sun hits them.
I can't see my own arms and legs
or know if this is a trap or blessing,
finding myself back here, where everything
in this house has long been over,
kettle and mirror, spoon and bowl,
including my own body,
including the body I had then,
including the body I have now
as I sit at this morning table, alone and happy,
bare child's feet on the scorched floorboards
(I can almost see)
in my burning clothes, the thin green shorts
and grubby yellow T-shirt
holding my cindery, non-existent,
radiant flesh. Incandescent.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

EXECUTIONERS FROM SHAOLIN
[洪熙官 - Hong Xi Guan]
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Liu Chia-Liang
Hong Kong, 1977




DORIS LESSING
The Golden Notebook
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Art is the mirror of our betrayed ideals.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHÖKYI NYIMA RINPOCHE
Volume One
- The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
- Bardo Handbook
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Various Artists
PAINT IT BLACK
Journey To The Dark Heart Of '60s Pop
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Mojo Magazine, March 2016

EHSAN SEHGAL
"Ego's Prisoner"
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Maybe, you were insane
Maybe, you didn't know
Or unaware
You didn't respect me
You tried to humiliate me
In the public
Your intentions were ugly
And falsely
Your way of attitude
Encouraged others
To harass and cheat me
Damage and hurt me,
But you failed
In your dangerous plan
You are pure
Selfish, sadist, liar
And unfair person
You are just
Your ego's prisoner
You don't think
And care others
Never again
You will be capable
To reaching me.


Monday, May 16, 2022

THE WITCH
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Robert Eggers
USA, 2016
Religion Kills. Religion is pure evil.

There's nothing else to say about it.

LANGSTON HUGHES
"Cross"
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My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take my curses back.
If ever I cursed my black old mother
And wished she were in hell,
I'm sorry for that evil wish
And now I wish her well
My old man died in a fine big house.
My ma died in a shack.
I wonder where I'm going to die,
Being neither white nor black?


Various Artists
SUMMER OF LOVE
The Hits of 1967
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THOMAS HARDY
"Convergence of the Twain"
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I

In a solitude of the sea
Deep from human vanity,
And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she.

II

Steel chambers, late the pyres
Of her salamandrine fires,
Cold currents thrid, and turn to rhythmic tidal lyres.

III

Over the mirrors meant
To glass the opulent
The sea-worm crawls -- grotesque, slimed, dumb, indifferent.

IV

Jewels in joy designed
To ravish the sensuous mind
Lie lightless, all their sparkles bleared and black and blind.

V

Dim moon-eyed fishes near
Gaze at the gilded gear
And query: 'What does this vaingloriousness down here?'. . .

VI

Well: while was fashioning
This creature of cleaving wing,
The Immanent Will that stirs and urges everything

VII

Prepared a sinister mate
For her -- so gaily great --
A Shape of Ice, for the time fat and dissociate.

VIII

And as the smart ship grew
In stature, grace, and hue
In shadowy silent distance grew the Iceberg too.

IX

Alien they seemed to be:
No mortal eye could see
The intimate welding of their later history.

X

Or sign that they were bent
By paths coincident
On being anon twin halves of one August event,

XI

Till the Spinner of the Years
Said 'Now!' And each one hears,
And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

DIRTY HO
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Liu Chia-Liang
Hong Kong, 1979



"Pro-life" is the last phrase in the world I'd use to describe a christian.

Religion Kills.
Child abuse for White Jesus for $1000, please Alex.

Where the actual fuck is Child Protective Services?

CICERO
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

-

[And some dogs. You need some dogs.]


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Nothing weird about it.

Cops don't get trigger happy when the mass murderer is working quid pro quo.
HEROES OF THE EAST
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Liu Chia-Liang
Hong Kong, 1978



Land of the Lost OG. 

Seen at the McMinnville UFO Festival - May 14, 2020
The truth is out there (LOL) but probably not in McMinnville, OR.

See you at the parade.
Gustav Mahler
SYMPHONY NO. 9
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Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 13, 2022

CHINATOWN KID
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Cheng Cheh
Hong Kong, 1978



BEYOND THE ORDINARY MIND
Dzogchen, Rimé, and The Path of Perfect Wisdom
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Adam Pearcey
Introductions and Translations
Still the second best tweet ever sent.
The Cranberries
NO NEED TO ARGUE
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