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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dance of the Fire Temple

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:13 AM

The previous post, Tetrahedron Dance, suggests a review of . . .

A figure from St. Patrick's Day 2004 that might
represent a domed  roof 

Inscribed Carpenter's Square:

In Latin, NORMA

 and a cinematic "Fire Temple" from 2019 

In related news . . .

Related background "e. e. cummings" in this  journal.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Inside the Fire Temple

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:00 PM

(The title refers to Log24 posts now tagged Fire Temple.)

In memory of a  New Yorker  cartoonist who
reportedly died at 97 on October 3, 2019  …

"Read something that means something." 
New Yorker  advertising slogan

From posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square

This  journal on October 3

"There is  such a thing as a 4-set."
— Saying adapted from a 1962 young-adult novel.

Illustration (central detail   from the above tetrahedral figure) —

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Black Fire

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:03 PM

(Continued from earlier posts now also tagged Black Fire.)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Knight’s Move* for Wicker

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Hamlet Fire

The "knight's move" of the title is the supplying of the above link.
For details, click on the link (a search on the link's two words).

* For the meaning of "knight's move," see To Make a Short Story Long.

For the meaning of the phrase  (as opposed to the search ),
    see the birthplace of Tom Wicker, who died today.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tetrahedron Dance

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 9:42 AM

John Lithgow in "The Tomorrow Man" (2019)

" connect the dots…."

IMAGE- 'The geometry of the dance' is that of a tetrahedron, according to Peter Pesic

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Sun Ra Poet

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:33 PM

"Mr. Dalachinsky was in his element on Sept. 14 at the Islip Art Museum
on Long Island, where he gave a reading after having attended a concert
by the Sun Ra Arkestra earlier that afternoon in Manhattan. Not long after
the reading, his wife said, he had a stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage.
He died the next day at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. He was 72."

— Neil Genzlinger in The New York Times  today

Also on Sept. 14 —

See as well Curse of the Fire Temple.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

High Definition

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:52 AM

See also the August 6 post Black Fire.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Rehinged

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:19 PM

Recent posts now tagged Black Fire suggest some context . . .

Hinges:

Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination 

by Grace Dane Mazur, A K Peters/CRC Press;
first edition November 8, 2010

Interviewer's questions to the author (Feb. 4, 2011) —

"This book fuses together literature, art, science, history,
certainly the underworld–so many different points of obsession
for you, and you move so swiftly among them. It feels like a
magnum opus in that way. Where do you go from here?
After the hinges of hell, what comes next?"

The reviews?

Hinged

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:15 PM

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Structure of Nada

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:41 PM
 

“What did he fear? It was not a fear or dread, It was a nothing that he knew too well. It was all a nothing and a man was a nothing too. It was only that and light was all it needed and a certain cleanness and order. Some lived in it and never felt it but he knew it all was nada y pues nada y nada y pues nada. Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee. He smiled and stood before a bar with a shining steam pressure coffee machine.”

— From Ernest Hemingway,
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

 

Sanskrit (transliterated) —

    nada:
  
  
  the universal sound, vibration.

“So Nada Brahma  means not only God the Creator
is sound; but also (and above all), Creation, the cosmos,
the world, is sound.  And: Sound is the world.”

— Joachim-Ernst Berendt,   
   author of Nada Brahma

 

Grace under Pressure  meets  Phonons under Strain .

Flowers for Barry

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:55 AM

(Continued from a post of Pi Day 2009, "Flowers for Barry,"
and from a post of  July 5, 2019, "Darkly Enchanting") —

From this  journal on 5 juillet 2019

Related material —

Grace Dane ("Gretchen") Mazur on Black Fire —

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Live from New York, It’s …

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 11:30 PM

Curse of the Fire Temple

"Power outages hit parts of Manhattan
plunging subways, Broadway, into darkness"

New York Post  this evening

Which Roof?

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:15 AM

Related material — Tetrahedron vs. Square and Cézanne's Greetings

Compare and contrast:

A figure from St. Patrick's Day 2004 that might represent a domed  roof

Inscribed Carpenter's Square:

In Latin, NORMA

and a cinematic "Fire Temple" from 2019

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Wilderness of Mirrors

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

A link to a Nov. 22 post on Arcade Fire was added today
to yesterday's "Dating an OS" post. 

That Nov. 22 post suggests a review related to a new film —

"If the spy wars of the later 20th century were fought
in 'a wilderness of mirrors,' beset by paradox and
moral uncertainty— evil done in the name of good—
then John le Carré, or, rather, the narrative voice that
went by the name John le Carré, was the perfect
choice to polish those mirrors. It was the voice of the
urbane, upper-class Englishman: courteous, opaque
and chilly, with a ruthless, penetrative intellect and
razor wit for the delivery of its insights."

— Alan Furst in The New York Times Sunday
      Book Review 
 on October 12, 2008

For other material on mirrors, see all posts tagged Arcade Fire.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Good Question

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

Amy Adams in the new film “Her” —

“You’re dating an OS?  What is that like?”

— Question quoted in a Hollywood Reporter
story on the film’s second trailer

From the same story, by Philiana Ng —

” The trailer is set to Arcade Fire’s
mid-tempo ballad ‘Supersymmetry.’ “

Parts of an answer for Amy —

Nov. 26, 2012, as well as

July 19, 2008,

Dec. 18, 2013,

Dec. 24, 2013, and

Dec. 27, 2013.

The Hollywood Reporter  story is from Dec. 3, 2013.
See also that date in this  journal.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Black Mass*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:29 PM

IMAGE- 'The Pyx' (1973), starring Karen Black and Christopher Plummer, in a post from the date of Black's death

* The title refers to the film illustrated above, and also
(with a different meaning) to this morning's 11 AM post,
as well as to topics that may interest fans of the authors  
in this afternoon's previous post.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fiction

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 AM

From David Lavery's weblog today—

IMAGE- '...final belief must be in a fiction.'- Wallace Stevens

It is?  Then a check of the rest of the poem seems in order.

In the poem, Stevens speaks of

The impossible possible philosophers' man,
The man who has had the time to think enough,
The central man, the human globe, responsive
As a mirror with a voice, the man of glass,
Who in a million diamonds sums us up.

Compare and contrast with a rather silly recent music video—

Perhaps Stevens's "human globe" could be portrayed by the
versatile Philip Seymour Hoffman, who stars in a new film directed
by Anton Corbijn, the perpetrator of the above Arcade Fire video.

See also Log24 posts on and just before the video's upload date.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dinner Theater

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:02 PM

A theater review by Ben Brantley tonight of "Big Fish"
suggests a review of a Log24 post from January 9, 2004.

This in turn suggests another reviewer's remark

"As over-the-top as a dinner theater production of 'The Crucible' "

— Frank Rich in The New York Times , November  2004

For such a production, see today's Sermon as well as
Amy Adams in this journal in May 2009 and this afternoon.

Sermon

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

A sequel to last night's "For Baron Samedi" —

Sigils

The music in the trailer for the new film "American Hustle"
is a 1969 tune by Led Zeppelin.  This, together with the
magick sigils posted at Facebook yesterday by artist
Josefine Lyche, suggests a review of Zeppelin sigils
from a 1971 album. These are, as shown above on a
record label,  the personal symbols of the four musicians
in the band. Two of the symbols may, of course, be
interpreted as representing the Holy Trinity.

Church with Josefine*

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:10 AM

(Continued from last Sunday)

IMAGE- 'Permutahedron of Opposites'-- 24 graphic patterns arranged in space as 12 pairs of opposites

For some background, see Permutahedron in this journal.

See also…

* Jews may prefer to retitle this post "Sunday Shul with Josefine"
and stage it as a SNL sketch, "Norwegian Disco," with
The Sunshine Girls. (For the Norwegian part, see Kristen Wiig,
of Norwegian ancestry. For the disco part, see Amy Adams,
who stars in a new disco-era movie.)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

For Baron Samedi

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

IMAGE- Symbol in an Arcade Fire video from Haiti

Click on the image for a video.

See also Josefine Lyche's "Grids, you say?"

I prefer Lyche's versions of the diagonal
3×3 grid. Her versions have no lettering.

(This post was suggested by a photo of magical sigils 
that Lyche posted a few hours ago at Facebook.
The above seems to be another such sigil that may
or may not be intended to function like those posted
today by Lyche.)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Date

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:07 PM

IMAGE- Christopher Plummer in 'The Pyx' (1973), starring Karen Black

"Today she has a date from which there is no return."

Friday, August 13, 2010

For a Bright Star

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:14 AM

The Hunt for Blue August

From Wikipedia's timeline for 1991—

September

"CQ, CQ!" — Jodie Foster's character in Contact

http://www.log24.com/log10/saved/100813-Contact.jpg

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Saturday January 8, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:48 AM

Remembrance

Great is your love,  Prince Ombra answered finally, and eternal is its mystery to me.  Yet honor was not denied me in the fire of Creation.  Ombra, lord vanquisher of heroes, pledges this, O brother of David, Arthur the King, and Susano– the child will speak even as you fall before me.  You will be remembered.

—  Prince Ombra, by Roderick MacLeish

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Sunday, September 8, 2002

Sunday September 8, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 AM

In honor of the September 8 birthdays of

From a website on Donna Tartt‘s novel The Secret History… 

“It is like a storyteller looking up suddenly into the eyes of his audience across the embers of a once blazing fire

…the reader feels privy to the secrets of human experience by their passage down through the ages; the telling and re-telling. A phrase from the ghost in Hamlet comes to mind:

‘I could a tale unfold whose lightest word /
Would harrow up thy soul…..’ “

This work of literature seems especially relevant at the start of a new school year, and in light of my remarks below about ancient Greek religion. One should, when praising Apollo, never forget that Dionysus is also a powerful god.

For those who prefer film to the written word, I recommend “Barton Fink” as especially appropriate viewing for the High Holy Days. Judy Davis (my favorite actress) plays a Faulkner-figure’s “secretary” who actually writes most of his scripts.

Tartt is herself from Faulkner country.  For her next book, see this page from Square Books, 160 Courthouse Square, Oxford, Misssissippi.

Let us pray that Tartt fares better in real life than Davis did in the movie.

As music for the High Holy Days, I recommend Don Henley’s “The Garden of Allah.” For some background on the actual Garden of Allah Hotel at 8080 Sunset Boulevard (where “Barton Fink” might have taken place), see

NAZIMOVA AND THE GARDEN OF ALLA.

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