Saturday, October 20, 2012

Round Midnight

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:20 AM


IMAGE- NY Times obituaries, 12:08 AM ET Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, with ad for feature on Nicole Kidman, and added correction on the date of death of a Catholic priest

Update of 1 AM Saturday—

On the late Frank Moore Cross, biblical scholar

"When you walked into his classes, you felt
you were on the frontier of knowledge in the field,"
said Peter Machinist, who studied under Dr. Cross
as an undergraduate at Harvard and now holds
the endowed professorship there that Dr. Cross
had held until his retirement in 1992.

For religious remarks from a different Machinist,
see a post of July 24, 2012

IMAGE- Poster for 'The Machinist' (2004), starring Christian Bale

Click link for a condition on the professorship that was
    apparently met by Cross, but that has perhaps not 
met by Machinist, a rather rabbinical figure.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Round Midnight

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

  The Pride of Lowell
IMAGE- Scenes from 'The Fighter'- Amy Adams, Christian Bale

  Some literary background— Doctor Sax

Monday, May 17, 2010

Round Midnight

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:55 PM

A Google search suggested by Dexter Gordon's "Round Midnight" yields…

May 18 update — The Russian link has been replaced by a link to a cached copy of the relevant content.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Moran and Molloy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM


IMAGE- Story on jazz pianist Jason Moran in The New Yorker of March 11, 2013


"I lived in the garden. I have spoken of a voice
telling me things. I was getting to know it better
now, to understand what it wanted. It did not
use the words that Moran had been taught
when he was little and that he in his turn had
taught to his little one. So that at first I did not
know what it wanted. But in the end I understood
this language. I understood it, I understood it,
all wrong perhaps. That is not what matters.
It told me to write the report. Does this mean
I am freer now than I was? I do not know.
I shall learn. Then I went back into the house
and wrote, It is midnight. The rain is beating on
the windows. It was not midnight. It was not

Molloy , by Samuel Beckett

The above excerpts are in memory of some wordplay
in this journal on March 2, of a sneering joke in the 
Daily Princetonian  on March 11, and of a possible saint
who reportedly died around midnight on the night of
March 13-14. 

See also the morning of March 13.

Note, at the end of the Princetonian  piece, a comment
worthy of Beckett—

"These words. They've been played on."

Friday, December 16, 2011

Midnight in LA

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 AM

The Sherlock Holmes film "A Game of Shadows"
is apparently showing around midnight
(12:00 AM PST, 3:00 AM EST) tonight in LA
at the ArcLight Hollywood.

IMAGE- A Jesuit on words and shadows

This passage was quoted here on Sunday, November 27, this year.

For other words related to that date, see tonight's 11:02 post.

The serpent's eyes shine
As he wraps around the vine
In the Garden of Allah

— Don Henley

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday June 7, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM
The Dance

“At the still point,
there the dance is.”

— T. S. Eliot,
quoted here in the entry
of 2:45 AM Friday

In memory of
Eugenio Montejo,
Venezuelan poet who
died at around midnight
on Thursday night:

Excerpt form 'Sobremesa'-- 'Talking Across the Table'-- by the late Eugenio Montejo

From an obituary:

Montejo’s work “reached a wider audience thanks to the 2003 film ’21 Grams’ by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

In one scene, Sean Penn’s character quoted a line from a 1988 poem by Montejo. It reads: ‘The earth turned to bring us closer. It turned on itself and in us, until it finally brought us together in this dream.'”

Related material:

A link in the entry of
 2:45 AM Friday to
“The Cha-Cha-Cha Theory
of Scientific Discovery”
and a news story from the
Cannes Film Festival
dated May 18, 2007,
that features Inarritu:

Filmmakers form
cha cha cha

Monday, August 16, 2004

Monday August 16, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Classic to Romantic

“Ben Webster is probably best known for his eloquent ballad playing. On JAZZ ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT, we are treated to no less than 15 ballads, all of which are performed superbly. Webster is one of the great jazz romantics….”

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