Saturday, June 26, 2010

June Full Moon

Last year's June full moon, photo by John Biondo:


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Make Up Your Mind to Have No Regrets

If I've posted this before I'm...not sorry.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

"If it were up to them the rain would get him wet"




Someone on YouTube translated it as:

He sits at the table and writes.
with this poem you will not take power, he says
you will not make revolution, he says
nor with thousands of verses will you make revolution, he says
and what more, these verses won't make peons, teachers, or carpenters live better, eat better, or he himself eat, live better.
Not even for wooing a woman can they be used.
He won't make money with them
he won't get into the movies free with them
they won't give him clothes for them
He won't get tobaco or wine with them
nor parrots, nor scarves, nor boats, nor bulls, nor umbrellas will he get from them.
if it were up to them the rain would get him wet.
He won't reach forgiveness nor grace because of them
with this poem you will not take power, he says
you will not make revolution, he says
nor with thousands of verses will you make revolution, he says
He sits at the table and writes.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Diferente



Gotan Project are coming to NYC at the end of September (new widget in the right sidebar!). Alas, I have about as much chance of seeing them in Sofia, Bulgaria. :(

Thursday, June 10, 2010

We Don't Need No Quiet Dogmas

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.




I confess, I am wearing a single-function device (although it tells the date as well).

Here's the title ref for any of my imaginary readers interested in a brief ride in the wayback machine:



I have The Wall courtesy of Baby Brother. We saw it at The Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue when it came out, with his friend Greg and Greg's parents. I was a little worried about the adult content & Holocaust stuff with Greg's parents, but his mom said she liked it & thought it was well-handled. (I was a bit of a Floyd-Head in high school, but preferred the older stuff, especially Wish You Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon of course, and Meddle.) Alas, it just doesn't seem like Angelina's kind of thing, but Young Anakin should see it while he's still in high school if he's ever going to see it...