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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Songs and Fingerplays

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:00 PM

To Pay Paul

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From Princeton Public Library (65 Witherspoon St., on map above)—

Songs and Fingerplays—

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Fingerplay— See this morning's 10:30 AM post.

Song— Paul Robeson sings "Summertime."

See also the Harvard version.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Monday July 9, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:35 AM
Mystic River Song
continued from June 18:

From the Harvard
Math Department:

Noam Elkies of Harvard Math Department

From the late
jazz violinist
Johnny Frigo:

Johnny Frigo Summertime
(mp3)


From a film version
of Somerville…

A Stone for
Johnny Frigo

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Mystic River, 2003

Related material:

Human Conflict
Number Five
 
(Album title,
 10,000 Maniacs)

10,000 Maniacs, Human Conflict Number Five


This album contains
"Planned Obsolescence":

any modern man can see
that religion is
obsolete

piety
obsolete
ritual
obsolete
martyrdom
obsolete
prophetic vision
obsolete
mysticism
obsolete
commitment
obsolete
sacrament
obsolete
revelation
obsolete

Noam Elkies:

Folk are humpin'
And the chillun is high.
Oh yo' daddy's rich,
'Cos yo' ma is good lookin'

Conrad Aiken:

"By all means accept the invitation to hell, should it come. It will not take you far– from Cambridge to hell is only a step; or at most a hop, skip, and jump. But now you are evading– you are dodging the issue…. after all, Cambridge is hell enough."

Great Circle, a 1933 novel by Conrad Aiken (father of Joan Aiken, who wrote The Shadow Guests)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday June 18, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 AM

 

Location, Location, Location:

Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown

Mystic River and environs

Yesterday, Father's Day, was also the
anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Bunker Hill Community College
was the site yesterday of the
New England Fine Arts Fair.

 
A 2006 collage from Log24:

Shadowlands Illustrated

Sources: Log24 on 12/31/02 and 10/30/05,
and wainscoting from "Mystic River."

Meanwhile in Cambridge we have,
at Harvard's math department,
Noam Elkies's "Slummerville"

Harvard mathematician Noam Elkies

Folk are humpin'
And the chillun is high.
Oh yo' daddy's rich,
'Cos yo' ma is good lookin'

"By all means accept the invitation to hell, should it come.  It will not take you far– from Cambridge to hell is only a step; or at most a hop, skip, and jump.  But now you are evading– you are dodging the issue…. after all, Cambridge is hell enough."

Great Circle, a 1933 novel by Conrad Aiken (father of Joan Aiken, who wrote The Shadow Guests)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wednesday May 31, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM
Clint Eastwood
 is 76.

In honor of his birthday,
a three-part meditation
on quality:

Part I —

From The Quality of Diamond,
Log24 entries from Feb. 2004:

The Quality
with No Name

And what is good, Phaedrus,
and what is not good…
Need we ask anyone
to tell us these things?

— Epigraph to
Zen and the Art of
Motorcyle Maintenance

Part II —

From Log24 on
Dec. 7, 2003:

Eyes on the Prize

Dialogue from “Good Will Hunting” —

Will:   He used to just put a belt,
          a stick, and a wrench
          on the kitchen table
          and say, “Choose.”
Sean:  Gotta go with the belt, there.
Will:    I used to go with the wrench.

 Location, Location, Location

Part III —

From the website of
Noam D. Elkies,
Harvard mathematician:

SLUMMERVILLE

Somerville,
Where the livin’ is sleazy:
Folk are humpin’
And the chillun is high.
Oh yo’ daddy’s rich,
‘Cos yo’ ma is good lookin’
So hush, ugly baby,
Or I’ll make you cry.

[“Parody by Noam D. Elkies;
not the original lyrics,
of course.”]

Related material
from Log24 on
April 10, 2006:

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Noam D. Elkies

The Magic Schmuck

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