Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sexy ‘Fifties

/ Music / The 1950s had an abundance of rivetingly sensuous chanteuses: at home and abroad: Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Jeri Southern … Edit Piaf … Om Kalthoum … The latter seduced millions over many decades, the ’50s … Continue reading

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Racist Note

Site Note A decade or so ago I wrote with confidence that one or two readers actually understood me, didn’t freak at my semiotic epistemology, didn’t auger into the ground at my ironies or my sarcasms. That’s no longer true. … Continue reading

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Messangers & Messages

/ Cosmology / Theo … / The mailman delivers the letter. He’s entrusted with it. Does the mailman have to know the message? Or is the message none of the mailman’s business? God gave Jesus messages to deliver. Is it … Continue reading

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DeGreaser

/ Culture / Racist Note A decade or so ago I wrote with confidence that one or two readers actually understood me, didn’t auger into the ground at my ironies and sarcasms. That’s no longer true. Also, once upon a … Continue reading

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MovieS Archive 2

/ Movies / Pidgeon Cousins 2016 04 28 On a Greer Garson binge, watching Mrs. Miniver: first time in years but not the first in adulthood. And every member of the cast has been in one binge or another: Theresa … Continue reading

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Art Scrapbook

/ Art / Sloe-Eyed Keane 2016 11 06 I just discover that the great Tim Burton made a movie about Margaret Keane and her big-eyed children. Keanes appeared in sidewalk art shows in the early 1960s. I’d been hanging around … Continue reading

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Law & Ritual

/ Law / Law uses science. Sometimes, at its convenience. But law is not science. Law is far closer kin to ritual. Understand, law seeks uniformity, consistency, a common denominator (in its scientific sense. Ritual as its base is magic. … Continue reading

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