Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Papers: Robert Hughes

"Cultures do grow old, and sometimes one of the ominous signs of this can be their frustrated desire to look young."

On the turntable:  Blur, "Best of Blur"
On the nighttable:  Robert Hughes, "Rome"

Friday, August 26, 2016

Nakasendo Waypoints #91

There is a step
Inside the step,
Along familiar paths.

On the turntable:  Babylon Circus, "Demo No. 1"

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nakasendo Waypoints #90

Red rivulets
Race like snakes toward 
A Kiso swelled by storm.


On the turntable:  Babes in Toyland, "Painkillers"

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Papers: Goethe

"I shall never rest until I know that all my ideas are not derived from hearsay or tradition, but from my real living contact with the things themselves."

On the turntable: Boston, "Boston"

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Upon the valley wall
Stone softens to green,
As the jungle awaits.

On the turntable:  Barry White, "All-time Greatest Hits"

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Papers: Napolean Bonaparte

"History is a set of lies agreed upon."

On the turntable:  Bruce Springsteen, "The River"

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Sunday Papers: R. Taggart Murphy

"One might even go so far as to say that success in Japan was determined by one's ability not to notice contradictions."

On the turntable: Aimee Mann, "Whatever"