Monthly Archives: January 2011

>my favourite bass players–jaco

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>my favourite piece of music 9

> the whole album. here’s the first song. it doesn’t get any better than this.

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>’Transitions’

> ‘Our task is not to shape reality, but to accept and discover within it a light, a new love, a presence. Many transitions that imply grief can become easier if we prepare for them and choose them, rather than … Continue reading

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>gsot defined

> julie ciollo i googled it and found out that ‘gsot’ (pronounced ‘gee-sot’) stands for the ‘Great State of Texas’–but for me it means the ‘grand scheme of things’. when you google [grand scheme of things], you get far more … Continue reading

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>the dalai lama’s gsot meditation

> ‘dalai lama: (translated.)…i continue my meditation on emptiness, on the interdependent nature of everything, and on infinite altruism. these together seem to provide a big framework….’ pe n tdl, ea, p. 240

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>sick

> my second-last night here, i was sick. like the skinny lady sings, it’s ironic. i barfed three times. but i feel better now, just tired. otoh, i got freshly laundered sheets, so i should be good  to start a … Continue reading

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>my favourite piece of music 8

> centrepiece of my first novel, starfire and crowbars, tho this version has a reggae feel and some bassy electric piano weirdness. if you prefer the straight-ahead version and like long guitar solos, check out jerry garcia. here’s the original.

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>’i don’t think we’re in kansas anymore.’

>why are there shopaholics? why do some of us shop til we drop? cuz some of the best minds around are in advertising, said my old lrp (logic, rhetoric, poetics) prof. they persuade us that shopping will make us happy, … Continue reading

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>my favourite piece of music 7

> one day at the flea market i bought this newspaper, with a lead story about one young gerald bostock, ‘little milton’–except this wasn’t a real story and this wasn’t a real newspaper. i cut my bass-playing and lyric writing … Continue reading

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>’What does it smell?….three types of interconnected revolutions’

>a bird can’t fly without both wings: ‘The right-wing is growing in popularity in the United States, Ben Ali is finally kicked out of Tunisia. Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Iceland are leaning toward bankruptcy, Fidel Castro will die soon, Duvalier … Continue reading

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