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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Para Los Muertos

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:45 PM

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia de los Muertos

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:01 PM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101101-LowryWindow.jpg

Malcolm Lowry, author of
Under the Volcano

Mirror Ball album, Neil Young

Mirror Ball album
by Neil Young

Hey ho away we go
We're on the road to never

Mirror Ball album, Sarah McLachlan

Mirror Ball album
by Sarah McLachlan

Yeah you're working
Building a mystery

Hotel Bella Vista
Gran Baile Noviembre 1938
a Beneficio de la Cruz Roja.
Los Mejores Artistas del radio en accion.
No falte Vd.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Day of the Dead

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

From Wikipedia

Day of the Dead
Observed by Mexico, and regions with large Hispanic populations
Type Cultural 
Syncretic Christian
Significance Prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died
Celebrations Creation of altars to remember the dead, traditional dishes for the Day of the Dead
Begins October 31
Ends November 2
Date October 31
Next time 31 October 2019
Frequency Annual
Related to All Saints' Day

"The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos ) is
a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico,
in particular the Central and South regions,
and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere.
The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings
of family and friends to pray for and remember
friends and family members who have died, and
help support their spiritual journey. . . .

The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos 
in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its
original name, Día de Muertos .

Gradually, it was associated with October 31,
November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the
Western Christianity triduum of Allhallowtide: 
All Saints' EveAll Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day."

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The previous post concerned a poet who reportedly
died on October 23, 2018.  This journal on that date —

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Lottery of Babalu

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Last evening's New York Lottery numbers were 123 and 5597.

The 123 suggests page  123 of DeLillo's Underworld .

(For some context, see searches in this journal for Los Muertos  and for Pearly Gates of Cyberspace .)

The 5597 suggests the birth date of literary theorist Kenneth Burke— May 5, 1897.

These two topics—

  • the afterlife (in the Latin-American rhythms context of yesterday's Shine On, Edmundo)
  • and Kenneth Burke

are combined in Heaven's Gate, a post from April 11, 2003—

Babylon = Bab-ilu, “gate of God,” Hebrew: Babel or Bavel.”

Modern rendition
of “Bab-ilu

Kenneth
Burke

The above observations on lottery hermeneutics, on a ridiculously bad translation, and on Latin rhythms did not seem worth recording until…

The New York Times Book Review  for Sunday, October 30, arrived this morning.

From page 22, an extract from the opening paragraph of a review titled…

Making Sense of It

David Bellos offers a new approach to translation.

BY ADAM THIRLWELL

The theory of translation is very rarely— how to put this?— comical. Its mode is elegy, and severe admonishment…. You can never, so runs the elegiac argument, precisely reproduce a line of poetry in another language…. And this elegiac argument has its elegiac myth: the Tower of Babel, where the world's multiplicity of languages is seen as mankind's punishment—  condemned to the howlers, the faux amis , the foreign menu apps. Whereas the ideal linguistic state would be the lost universal language of Eden.

See also Saturday's Edenville.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Game

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Virginia Heffernan in Sunday's online New York Times

"… In the past, information on paper was something to read. Bricks and mortar were a place to be. But, since the first appearance of the Web in 1990, we have come to accept that information in pixels is something to read— and also a place to be . That familiar and yet still jaw-dropping metaphor takes energy to maintain. The odd shared sense that there’s three-dimensionality and immersion and real-world consequences on the Web as in no book or board game— that’s the Web’s sine qua non. Hence, cyberspace . And 'being on' the Internet….

… The dominant social networks are fantasy games built around rigged avatars, outright fictions and a silent— and often unconscious— agreement among players that the game and its somewhat creaky conceits influence the real world…."

— "The Confidence Game at Google+"

"It's just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
'Cause that's my funday"
— The Bangles

"Accentuate the Positive"
— Clint Eastwood, soundtrack album
 for "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110410-Sugimoto-AndoChurch.jpg

This journal on All Saints' Day, Sunday, November 1, 2009

Suggested by the New York State lottery numbers on All Hallows’ Eve [2009]—

430 (mid-day) and 168 (evening)…

From 430 as a date, 4/30

Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo , by Joseph Dewey, University of South Carolina Press, 2006, page 123:

“It is as if DeLillo himself had moved to an endgame….”

For such an endgame, see yesterday’s link to a Mira Sorvino drama.

The number 168 suggested by the Halloween lottery deals with the properties of space itself and requires a more detailed exegesis…

For the full picture, consider the Log24 entries of Feb. 16-28 this year, esp. the entries of Feb. 27 and the phrase they suggest—

Flores, flores para los muertos.

      See also Pearly Gates of Cyberspace in this journal.

      For flores para los muertos , see today's Times .

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Style

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:02 AM

The Hunt for Exemplary October

(Continued from last month)

October 25 was the date of Russia's October Revolution (Old Style). The New Style date is November 7.

Nien Cheng, dead on All Souls' Day 2009:

Nien Cheng with her daughter Meiping

For details of Mrs. Cheng's life, see a Washington Post obituary by Patricia Sullivan dated Nov. 5. Mrs. Cheng died on Nov. 2 (All Souls' Day, Dia de Los Muertos).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

October Endgame

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:28 AM

Suggested by the New York State lottery numbers on All Hallows' Eve–

430 (mid-day) and 168 (evening)…

From 430 as a date, 4/30Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo, by Joseph Dewey, University of South Carolina Press, 2006, page 123:

"It is as if DeLillo himself had moved to an endgame…."

For such an endgame, see yesterday's link to a Mira Sorvino drama. The number 168 suggested by the Halloween lottery deals with the properties of space itself and requires a more detailed exegesis… For the full picture, consider the Log24 entries of Feb. 16-28 this year, esp. the entries of Feb. 27 and the phrase they suggest–

Flores, Flores para los muertos.

Consider also Xinhua today, with its discussion of rocket science and seal-cutting:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/091101-XinhuaDetail.jpg

Click image for context.

For space technology, see the above link to Feb. 16-28 this year as well as the following (click on image for details)–

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/091101-SF-PynchonPanel.jpg

As for seal-cutting, see the following seal from a Korean Christian site:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/091101-Seal.jpg

See Mizian Translation Service for some background on the seal's designer.

Friday, December 3, 2004

Friday December 3, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 AM
Flores,
Flores Para los Muertos

(See entry of Nov. 22 with this title.)

In San Juan Ixtayopan, Mexico,
Wednesday, a procession from a church
to the site where two federal policemen
were lynched on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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Cuartoscuro.com

Monday, November 22, 2004

Monday November 22, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:12 PM
 
Flores, Flores Para Los Muertos

See entry of
All Hallows' Eve:

"A memorial Mass will be held on Monday,
November 22, 2004, at the Church of
St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue…."

Photo by Gerry Gantt

From Four Quartets:

And the pool was filled
with water out of sunlight,
And the lotos rose, quietly, quietly,
The surface glittered out of heart of light…

Related reading:

From a review at Amazon.com
of All Hallows' Eve, by Charles Williams:

"How many other books do you know in which one of the two main characters is dead, in which the dead and living can communicate almost as easily as we do every day, in which magic is serious and scary? Mainstream books, that is, not Goosebumps, with an introduction by T.S. Eliot, with the whole thing to be understood as at least feasible if not truth. This is unusual. And yet, and yet, the whole thing works."

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Sunday October 31, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:12 PM
Dead On:
A Triple Play

 

From today’s New York Times, in reverse order:

Vaughn Meader, Star as Kennedy Mimicker, Dies at 68
Vaughn Meader was a comic who attained instant celebrity in 1962 with his record “The First Family,” a dead-on spoof of President John F. Kennedy and his entourage.

James Rousmaniere, 86, Skilled Yachtsman, Dies
James A. Rousmaniere was a socially prominent yachtsman and professional fund-raiser.

Sister Nancy Salisbury, 74, Headmistress, Dies
Sister Nancy Salisbury was the longtime headmistress of New York’s oldest independent school for girls, the Convent of the Sacred Heart..

For more background, see the Log24.net entry of 3 AM Friday, the date of Meader’s death. See also a Boston Globe obituary that quotes John F. Kennedy: “Vaughn Meader was busy tonight, so I came myself.”

Note that Rousmaniere was John F. Kennedy’s roommate at Harvard.

Note, too, that Kennedy’s daughter Caroline attended Sister Salisbury’s school.

A memorial Mass for Sister Salisbury will be held on Monday, November 22, 2004, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, at 5:30 pm.  

What does all this Camelot portend?   I do not know, but the following quote seems appropriate.

Flores, flores para los muertos.”

Tennessee Williams, 1947

Monday, August 4, 2003

Monday August 4, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:03 AM

Resurrection

The previous entry, on Christian theology, does not imply that all religion is bad.  Consider, for instance, the following from a memorial web page

“Al Grierson’s song Resurrection was sung by Ray Wylie Hubbard, on his outstanding Dangerous Spirits album. The song is awesome, and fits right into Ray Wylie’s spirit ‘and an angel lay on a mattress and spoke of history and death with perfume on her lingerie and whiskey on her breath . . . he’s loading up his saddlebags on the edge of wonder, one is filled with music and the other’s filled with thunder.’ Wow.”

Amen.
Grierson died on November 2, 2000
— All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos.

My own favorite resurrection story is “Damnation Morning,” by Fritz Leiber; see Why Me? 

For more on the Day of the Dead, see Under the Volcano.

These are, of course, just stories, but may reflect some as yet unknown truth.

By the way, thanks, Joni, for leading me to KHYI.com on the day of the Toronto Stones concert.

Saturday, November 2, 2002

Saturday November 2, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Día de los Muertos

Today is All Souls’ Day, the Day of the Dead in Mexico. This site’s music for today, in honor of Rufino Tamayo, is “Luna y Sol.”

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