Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Papers: Dave Thorvald Olson


"Be prepared to simultaneously step 100 years into the future and 100 years into the past." 

(On the question, "Any tips to people going to Japan?")


On the turntable:  Grateful Dead, "1973-07-27, Watkins Glen"

Friday, February 26, 2021

Deep Kyoto Video Walks IV



Jen Teeter explores the side lanes off Gojozaka, host of the Pottery Fair held every August.

An excerpt from the Deep Kyoto Walks anthology.
On the turntable:  "Up the Academy (Sdtk)"

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday Papers: Bertrand Russell

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

On the turntable:  Muddy Waters, "Going Way Back"

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Deep Kyoto Video Walks III



John Ashburne leads us on a video promenade through Kyoto’s world-renowned Nishijin market. (Narration by Michael Lambe.)

An excerpt from the Deep Kyoto Walks anthology.
On the turntable:  Grateful Dead, "1978-11-17, Live at Rambler Room, Loyola College"  

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Sunday Papers: African Proverb

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.”

On the turntable:  Meat Beat Manifesto, "Live at the Palace" 

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Waiting for Inari


Hi-ho Hi-ho song in my head, as I walk through what feels like a mineshaft.  

Looking for a god, but finding cats and crow song.
Today is Hatsuuma (初午). 
 Legend has it that the deity of Fushimi Inari Shrine descended from Mt. Inari in 711 on the day known as hatsuma, or the first day of the horse.
Together with Chris, fellow Conquistador of the Absurd, we decided to climb the mountain before sunrise, and then escort the god down at dawn...
On the turntable:  Chick Corea Elektrik Band, "Light Years"