Monday, July 29, 2019

Imbibling Bibliophile #85

Shoot the Piano Player by David Goodis
  Hitachino Nest Yuzu Lager, Kiuchi Brewery

On the turntable: Doobie Brothers, "Best of The Doobie Brothers"

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Papers: Edmund Wilson

“No two persons ever read the same book.” 

 On the turntable: Led Zeppelin, "White Summer"

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Imbibling Bibliophile #84

The Antique Land by Diana Shipton
Hikiyama Black, Johana Beer

On the turntable: Dexter Gordon, "The Best of Dexter Gordon"

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Brocade & Octopi: From Nishikikoji to Takoyakushi

The next installment of the Kyoto Streets series, at Deep Kyoto:

On the turntable:  Adam and the Ants , "Kings of the Wild Frontier"

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Imbibling Bibliophile #83

A Long Strange Trip by Dennis McNally
High Five Hefe, Iron Horse Brewery

On the turntable:  Jean-Luc Ponty, "Aurora"

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Papers: Archibald MacLeish

"The only friends you make really are the ones you make when you are young and you keep them but don't keep them.  I mean they are always anyway your friends because they once were but only in memory.  When you see them again you go back there where they were."

--From a letter to Ernest Hemingway  

On the turntable: The Levellers, "Best of the Levellers"

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Imbibling Bibliophile #82

Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich
Speedbird 100, BrewDog

On the turntable: Booker T & the MGs, "And Now!"

Monday, July 08, 2019

Imbibling Bibliophile #81

Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl

Adnams Broadside (Cask), Sole Bay Brewery

On the turntable:  Bismillah Khan, "Shehnai Virtuoso"

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Sunday Papers Thursday Edition: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(After Khalil Gibran)

Pity the nation whose people are sheep
And whose shepherds mislead them
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars
Whose sages are silenced
And whose bigots haunt the airwaves
Pity the nation that raises not its voice
Except  to praise conquerers
And acclaim the bully as hero
And aims to rule the world
By force and by torture
Pity the nation that knows
No other language but its own
And no other culture but its own
Pity the nation whose breath is money
And sleeps the sleep of the too well fed
Pity the nation oh pity the people
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away
My country, tears of thee
Sweet land of liberty

On the turntable:  "Led Zeppelin, "Osaka 1971-09-29 "

Monday, July 01, 2019

Imbibling Bibliophile #80

 Black Sun by Geoffrey Wolff
La Grihète Songe-Fête Ambrée, Brasserie Artisanale Du Sud

On the turntable:  Adam and the Ants, "Antmusic"