Greenscape + Disembodied Anatomy = Still Life With Arm
No introduction needed!
Today belongs to Duke.
If you have to take a train then...
Take The "A" Train
- Lester Perkins
Jazz on the Tube
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friends and colleagues.
If they like jazz, they're going to love this.
Caryl Hobbes re-introduced me to Arthur Rackham whose 1907 illustrations of Alice In Wonderland were exhibited on the campus of Lewis Carroll School when I was a student there forty-something years ago.
Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War
The proof is in this hyperlink
I have the answer
And the answer
It is this:
Just check off
On your To Do list
There is more:
It is easier To Do
When it precedes you
Out the door
She had a smile that glowed brighter than her freshly-waxed kitchen floor but
Mary Hartman's smile had nothing to do with happiness.
Five nights a week, from January 1976 through May 1977, Absurdity & Irony
wore high-heeled sneakers. And television has never been the same.
We knew it was good, but we weren't prepared for the overwhelming reaction to it. MH2 wasn't just a hit, it was a mega-hit. In no time at all it became addictive, a "pop culture craze," as Newsweek put it, "a sort of video Rorschach test for the mass audience."
Everyone was talking about it or writing about it. Critics were comparing it to the best of Chekhov, Cervantes, James Joyce, John Updike and Ingmar Bergman. Mary Hartman stared out from the covers of every popular, glossy, high and low-brow periodical in the country. And inside there were long analytical pieces on the meaning of it all...
THE TRUTH ABOUT MARY HARTMAN’S WAXY YELLOW BUILDUP
I know, I must have been born under an unlucky star. You know I have filled out entry blanks for every single drawing in the supermarket for the last twelve years, and the only thing I ever won was a coupon for a small little jar of tomato paste. But they were out of tomato paste, and by the time they got more in, my coupon had expired. And now I have venereal disease.
The United States' greatest gift from France
Is the Statue of Liberty.
France's greatest gift from the United States
Is Josephine Baker
France got the better end of the deal.
Ms. Baker moved the entire country
Into a state of ecstasy
Ms. Liberty hasn't moved an inch
Since she got planted in the ocean.
Josephine famously did a banana dance
But she also had something to say
The year was 1968. Goodbye and Hello
was Tim Buckley's second album.
It was released in August of 1967.
One month later...
a condensed inversion of that title
was recorded by four lads
If ever you read a list of ONE HUNDRED GREATEST ROCK & ROLL ALBUMS
and it does not include Tim Buckley's Goodbye and Hello,
you can toss the list in the nearest waste receptacle.
Two philosophers in motion..................In the air..................And on the ground.....
If the world went Mad
That would be sad
But if it went Plaid
We might all be glad
Tis better to
Percolate with Plaidness
Meander with Madness
Out of the mouth
Then fly south
In the head
Then are declared dead
The GoodFather of Math
Has taken a bath
Before reality had its say
"GoodFather" will not see
The light of day
The GodFather of Math
Let it be
This blogger's singular path
photo by Andrew Cowie
Ambrose Bierce's dictionaryAuction handlers Gil & Lari Osistantes are in Vertical Hold mode
They are handling C.J. Vernet's View of Avignon
At the hung-fast moment of the Vertical Hold, the auctioneer
Opens his mouth and The South Bee audience throws number$
At him until they are gavelled into submission
Gallery assistants mount the painting
"View of Avignon from the right bank of the Rhone"
by 18th century French artist Claude-Joseph Vernet
at Sotheby's auction house in London,
where it is estimated to fetch 3 - 5 million GBP
in a forthcoming sale.
The work is Vernets only recorded painting
of his birthplace, the French city of Avignon,
and was once believed to be lost and
will be offered for sale for the first time
in 200 years at the Sothebys London Old Master
and British Paintings sale.
We're starting a new channel tonight...
Really The Blues.com
If you love the blues check it out,
join the list and most important,
spread the word.
If Victoria Spivey is not a Pearl of a woman,
We might as well spend the rest of our lives
Counting grains of sand.
In the photograph below, the young man
Standing alongside Victoria needs no introduction.
But he knew about the BLACK SNAKE BLUES
Many years before he found the answer
Blowing in the wind.
To give you a chronological fix
BLACK SNAKE dates back to 1926
Golden Spur bulletin board:
Sunday painter offers free dental service in exchange for model.
A fleeting echo of a soft, apologetic twine, a hint of unexpectedly eager lips in a dark vestibule with sweet words lost in the roar of passing El trains.
City women were wonderful...but very strange. He heard them arguing over the comparative merits of their diaphragms and had the good sense to know they were not speaking of singing.
Her country twang fooled no one. She never darned a sock, seldom made her own bed, thought coffee was born in delicatessen containers and all food grew in frozen packages.
Her pretty feet were more likely to be on the wall or tangled up in sheets than on the ground, and as for being behind her man, he found out sooner or later, she was really on his back.
The girls never asked questions about a man’s private interests or listened when they tried to tell them. For them it was enough that he was a man and he was there. Who needs a talking man?
If a guy could produce enough background, music, and scenery changes, a girl could stand almost anybody.
Fate, that cheap opportunist, never lets a winner down.
The customers were not ordinary bar types or even bohemian types but seemed a collection of Rorschach blobs in the watery pink light.
He wanted loneliness so he could suffer the old ache of yearning for human contact.
“Lonely, what do you know about loneliness! Why, you’re not even married."
Some old friends went to their graves without learning to like each other, without even getting to know each other.
He took pride and comfort in the doctor’s remark that he was the only young person who had the gift of curiosity. Students used to have it...the doctor said, but now they had “empathy.”
Confession perfumes the sin.
At Yale, he ought to have learned that people believe who ever shouted the loudest and pushed the hardest. Deborah was his wife, Anita was his mistress but Amnesia had been his true friend... Amnesia gave him back his arrogance and dignity, the proper contempt for students and fellow men that was necessary for a teacher.
Father and mother were about to engage in one of their obscure duels, flailing delicately at each other with lace-edged handkerchiefs that concealed from the observer the weapon and the wound...
When their opposite views might have led to bickering they used their daughter as a buffer, and had grown so accustomed to speaking to each other through her that they hardly thought of her as a person but as an intercom...A game which excluded her, but afforded her privacy and freedom...
She was such a good child, such an obedient daughter, such a treasure! But what heaven to have her being good and obedient some place else, leaving them to their mature, well-organized selfishness.
There was truth in every lie if you waited long enough, and you might as well believe everything while you waited.
He had gotten married and later famous–two conditions that forbade a man to have a best friend...His fourth wife was prouder of him for having kept his waistline than for keeping his reputation...He never gave any of his friends any credit. He could use up their money, their life stories, their profitable connections and then complain they blocked his work.
“I don’t know why on God’s earth I missed him after he was dead, because I missed him more when he was alive.”
I have been a Dorothy Parker fan ever since I saw my first Big Blonde."Dawn Powell Day"==========10
"Dorothy Parker Day"=====28,500
She was born Eleanor Fagan on April 7, 1915HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Billie Holiday was
an American jazz singer
THE American jazz singer who influenced generations
Of singers and genres of music yet to be born
MUTTS is quoting Longfellow today
And the song is sung by Lady Day
"Written by Harold Arlen" you might say
Not to share an onus
I will share a bonus:
The most opposite of wrong
Is Billie & Louis Armstrong
To culturally improve your eyes
Omit this vid's endquote
"This is a surprise"
By BILLIE & LOUIS is meant
To share what is heaven-sent