Thursday, October 09, 2003

With this long PDF from Ronald Dwokrin on "Rights and Terror", I'll say goodbye for a week or so.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Lee Ann Brown and I will be doing a workshop in Queens for Buzzer Thirty Nov 1st & 2nd. It will include a field trip, etc....
my book launch is up on the KSW site.
The Atget Rephotographic Project
Queens Street Artists: "'Art trickles down to culture, intentionally or not,' James says. 'From Chris Burden to Johnny Knoxville, it’s a clear progression.'"

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Go Elton!: "Elton sat down at the piano, but before he began to play, shot back:
'This night is about charity - not washing your dirty political laundry.
I love America, but if you want to know why the world hates America, I can give you two words: Dennis Miller.' "
Mallarme reviewed in Guardian

Monday, October 06, 2003

Tonka Literature
After inconclusive and scanty evidence of visits from our local bear last fall, I was pleased to find abundant scat, black as truffles, in three heaps along the railway tracks, his customary trail... Clearly the bear had been at the abundant windfall plums, fermented in the warm September sun, big time. An involuntary shudder all that's left of my flight response. More nervous about being mistaken for a bear than being confronted by one. Lots of horsie evidence, a good thing, it means the solid upper-middle class has some stake in the right of way. It's as if the horses get to decide where the parks go.
lucid re-cap of Blair vs. Beeb
365 Days Project features Larry Krone

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Baja to Vancouver
from the Fantastic in Art and Fiction.....
Thomas Rowlandson's Danse Macabre
The hermit and the bear
The beaver and fox promenade
Slavoj steamed at Verso:
"In an interview appearing in Critical Intellectuals on Writing, a volume published this summer by the State University of New York Press, Mr. Zizek complained that Verso had been unenthusiastic about his 400-page theoretical magnum opus, The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Center of Political Ontology. The press asked him to make it shorter, he says, and to include more obscene jokes. "
thanks to Metafilter for the two below...
GREAT Top 100 Films list
Weird Gardens
CONVERSATION BETWEEN D'ALEMBERT AND DIDEROT: "Diderot: I think that is so; that has made me sometimes compare the fibres of our organs to sensitive vibrating strings which vibrate and resound long after they have been plucked. It is this vibration, this kind of inevitable resonance, which holds the object -present, while the mind is busied about the quality that belongs to that object. But vibrating strings have yet another property, that of making other strings vibrate; and that is how the first idea recalls a second, the two of them a third, these three a fourth and so on, so that there is no limit to the ideas awakened and interconnected in the mind of the philosopher, as he meditates and hearkens to himself amid silence and darkness. This instrument makes surprising leaps, and an idea once aroused may sometimes set vibrating an harmonic at an inconceivable distance. If this phenomenon may be observed between resonant strings that are lifeless and separate, why should it not occur between points that are alive and connected, between fibres that are continuous and sensitive? "
Jonathan Edwards @ 300: "Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering, and there are innumerable places in this covering so weak that they will not bear their weight, and these places are not seen"
William Steig 1907-2003