Saturday, March 11, 2006

Elvis Presley In Scotland

"The date was March 3rd, 1960. The place was Prestwick Airport in Scotland..."

This was the airport where my dad worked, 68-72...
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lots of room for institutional grade Costco relish & other groceries in the back of this stretch pickup by Laura Piasta who was on our "Saddest Song Ever" panel Thursday, playing something by Anthony & the Johnson's. I played "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic, Tim Lee played "Mind playing Tricks on Me" by the Geto Boys, Jade Blade played "Puff the Magic Dragon" by PP&M and Matthew Swayer played a song by the Televison Personalities...
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there's still a few days to catch Stan Douglas' magnificent Inconsolable Memories at the Belkin Gallery...

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on CBC at 2230 tonight the don't miss Don Siegel-helmed Civil War gothic shocker The Beguiled with Geraldine Page and Clint Eastwood...

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another find was Ron Padgett's biography of his pal Joe Brainard which I had almost finished by the time my ferry docked--amongst much else this site links to Padgett's own...

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found on the very fine remainder tables of UBC yesterday a nice reprint of party animal/antiquarian (and friend of Burns) Francis Grose' The Vulgar Tongue. This site also has a link to his "Antiquities of England & Wales"

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Crop Art Gallery Lillian Colton Kirby Puckett 9" x 12" 1984

"Seeds used:timothy, grits, alsike, poppy seed, brome grass"

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"In conjunction with the Or Gallery's ongoing exhibition "Why I'm So
Unhappy," the Music Appreciation Society presents:

The Saddest Music in the World...Ever.
Thursday March 9, 8pm

Panel discussion and listening event with:

Jade Blade
Peter Culley
Tim Lee
Laura Piasta
Mathew Sawyer

Admission $5

Or Gallery
103.480 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5E4
T 604 683.7395
F 604 683.7302

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Nice to see Dennis Haysbert up and around --after catching a bullet as President Palmer in "24"--as the true blue smiling gung-ho team leader in the David Mamet penned "Unit" on CBS, which is promisingish (if he can steer it in a "Spartan" direction) but only one real classic Mamet line, spoken by one of Haysbert's colleagues when she's told a friend's husband is "very handy" around the house--

"My husband couldn't pound sand with a plastic shovel."

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

farewell Glaswegian poet Ivor Cutler. All I have on CD is his very memorable cameo on Rbt. Wyatt's "Rock Bottom", should dig around in my cassette boxes...

"The earth meets the sky over the hill, I was told by a sparrow with a lump on his head."
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farewell Kirby Puckett...

"In his retirement press conference, Puckett made a point of speaking directly to Dennis Martinez. Martinez had brutally (and unintentionally) beaned Puckett with a fastball to the face in his final at bat and as a result had been subject to the scorn of many fans. "I just want to say I love you," Puckett told him. "He didn't do it on purpose. I was hanging out over the plate cheating." "

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

JG Ballard on the book and film Empire of the Sun

"With them was a brilliant child actor, Christian Bale, who uncannily resembled my younger self. He came up to me on the set and said: "Hello, Mr Ballard. I'm you." He was followed by an attractive young couple, Emily Richard and Rupert Frazer, who added: "And we're your mum and dad.""

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