Saturday, January 05, 2008

from Stravinsky/Auden's
"Rake's Progress" here's the great Dawn Upshaw singing "No Word From Tom"...

nice set of gently supernatural movies on TCM tonight derived from the writings of Thorne Smith including Constance Bennett & Cary Grant in both "Topper" films & Veronica Lake in Rene Clair's "I Married a Witch"...

(US TCM only for some reason alas)

Friday, January 04, 2008

good review of the new Robert Creeley Selected--

"Dante's verses took for granted a practical knowledge of falconry; Sidney's a practical knowledge of dressage. Creeley's work, in turn, involves a fundamental experience of modernity--more often than not, someone else is driving the machine in which we're riding. He is the poet laureate of the back seat, that place of erotic encounter and unacknowledged legislation..."

YouTube - The Passenger - Iggy Pop and The Stooges 70's

a mess of great links here--Festival of the Trees, #19

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Monday, December 31, 2007

Anthony Stewart Culley

Dec 31st 1925-Dec 19th 1992

Telegraph obituary of Hugh Massingberd, who made the Daily Telegraph obit page the best anywhere...