#1327 www.starplane.blogspot.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Your October 27th posting - the quote, very Japanese, about the nothingness…is nothingness the same as nothing? Nothingness, the quality possessed by nothing? Tadao Ando…www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadao_Ando - Taoism also has a lot about the value of nothingness - how the emptiness inside a vessel makes it able to carry water, for instance…here are a few quotes from the Tao te Ching: www.taopage.org/laotzu/quotes.html.
2. Interesting about that Columbia University filmmaking job - "to help addicts depersonalize their addictions"…hmmm…sounds like an idea William Burroughs might have - he's one I turn to for ideas about addictions of a serious kind…was reading the Wikipedia entry for him recently, and its full of interesting stuff: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._Burroughs - and...Bjork's house - frankly, I've never given much thought to having even a "regular" apartment, let alone a whole house. So many seem to make that such a major thing, get a big place, fill it with stuff, personalize it. Maybe in later years I'll want to do that…I've got a really small space now, but it's okay enough…wouldn't mind being able to spread out a bit more, lay out papers, for one thing…yeah, Bjork's among the fairly few artists who are so rich…I guess it would be nice to have a lot of cash to spend, especially after the basic poverty of my adult years. As a child and teenager I didn't lack on a material level…just haven't made money a top priority…had fifteen hundred dollars, I think it was, in '97 in L.A., and that's the most money I've ever accumulated…oh, and you don't care for Morrissette - interesting…I like her early work, but am unclear about recent material. Once was up at the old Tower Records on Market, ready, willing, and able to buy some Alanis disc, but the titles of the songs didn't get to me, and so forewent (?) that purchase…and…that morphing sort of thing in the Bjork video you sent me reminded me of Morrissette's "So Pure" video - check out the morphing in it, even tho' you're not a fan of the woman's - the song I like a lot also…that and "Thank U" are really the last two of hers that I knew and liked…crap, some people are really gifted dance-wise - I can walk okay, but that's about it in that little department…and…funny line: "A businessman who longs for a serene library." - ha! And I like "work-in-progress psychedelia" too…
3. Just got a notification that delivery to your e-mailbox failed - uh...is this because I've been sending too many e-mails? You can just tell me - I can, of course, be a bit wordy, and possibly unwelcome. Just let me know and I can reduce the amount of verbiage...
4. Thanks for this - couldn’t get the audio, but I remember this "Wassup" thing vaguely…and thanks again for the work today…in about sixty hours I'll have a few bucks in my bank account from the U.S. Treasury, but I can still do runs. Both of us are a bit in the hole financially, but me, not so deeply…I'd like to find more work like the kind you give me, or something different - got my thinking cap on about that…
5. Yeah, ridiculous price at the new Academy of Sciences - nearly 25 bucks for adults…oh, a Rimbaud museum, eh? There's a new book about him - here's a review: www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/books/review/Hell-t.html?_r=1%oref=slogin - never gotten into him - Morrison was a freak behind some Rimbaud. Dipped last night into a new collection of Charles Bukowski I bought for nearly twenty at City Lights - I like his poetry of the streets…ha, a lizard crawling up Van Gogh's grave! Interesting image…and you were at Morrison's grave also - yes, a real point on the pilgrimage route of a certain type of person - heard there are plans to bring the body back to the U.S. - and…it's good you have those car fixing skills - I don't have the first inkling about that - I don't even drive, can't drive, I mean…did a little errand for a friend and took winning lottery tickets to a store to get the cash - nineteen bucks. I never play it myself, tho'…Sunset Boulevard - never have seen that one - tho' I've walked along the actual street many times - was up and down some of those L.A. thoroughfares literally, I'd say, nearly two thousand times - was there for over seven years, about 2,500 days, and was out and about for many of those days…nice that you got all those CDs - had a Vivaldi tape not long ago and got into it - The Four Seasons. Too much violin for me, tho'…bought an Eagles karaoke CD on Upper Grant Avenue in North Beach not long ago, for some reason - seemed like the thing to do at the time. I sing along a bit by myself - there's a karaoke place across the street from where I live, but I won't be going there - it's fun to try and get the lyrics recited…
6. Oh, right, to verify humanity - sounds like an element of the Blade Runner plot…but…perhaps a human is nothing but "an auto-matic computer program", as you put it? Funny also how you put a hyphen into "automatic" - makes it like an archaic form of the word…anyway…got two more lines to fill and am just typing along to no specific purpose…wouldn't mind seeing Blade Runner again - it's one of the few movies I can see at least every year.
LOVE’S FOR SQUARES #19 by Tex Oznog
1. Well, I tried and tried to get the right URL for that Saturday Night Live Bjork/Winona skit,
but for some weird reason it just didn't take. I like to make it as easy as possible
for whoever's looking at this blog. Well, I can't say I didn't try...but...this
got me thinking a bit about Winona Ryder again...http://winona-ryder.org/
looks like the most up-to-date, well-maintained fan site...has photos
from just a couple of days ago of her at some launch party for
this Fallout 3 video game...whole lot of neck ornamentation happening
on the lady...read in a Christina Applegate interview that you can
only, in fashion terms, have ear things happening, or neck
things, but not both, which would be overkill...and, fuck, look at
all that makeup work being done - no wonder these movie stars
look so great, if they've got a team of hundreds applying mascara!
Who's that greasy-looking smiling schmuck she's with? I
hope not her latest boyfriend.
2. Hey, okay, you think Friedman's green revolution ideas
are okay! I thought so from the first time I heard them,
and was surprised at your total negativity about him.
I'm not sure about his stance on Iraq, but I'm good with
him and his material in Hot, Flat, and Crowded, which I
just had to return to the library 'cause someone else put
a request in - I would've kept the audio out for the full
nine weeks, otherwise...requested it again myself so I
can have it for another three weeks - it was basically
the only text I've been listening to, and I've had out at
times up to, like, ten books simultaneously. Didn't get
all the way through it...he says he's been to China many
times since 1990, so I think he'd give me a very good
perspective on it...
3. Ha, "develop", a pretty word - don't you just love
language? I guess it's one virus I don't mind having!
And scrolling down the list that link led to, there are
so many other interesting words with their derivations...
4. I was sent this discussion of the word "develop",
and think you several may enjoy looking at it and
other words at this online etymological site - note,
that's ETYmology, not ENTY-mology, which is
the study of insects. But, of course, there could
be the study of words about insects, the etymology
5. Well, that's plenty to know about Birmingham,
bro'...and Wikipedia has so much more information...
people there are called "Brummies"...comparable
to Chicago in that it's considered England's "Second
City"..."Forward" is the city's motto...the Wing Yip
food empire began there...Black Sabbath was formed
- interesting...Pop born in '47...oh, there's a movie out
this year called Iggy the Eskimo Girl...this Psychedelic
Renegades book looks really expensive - hmmm, thirty
bucks for the average buyer, but some leather bound
special edition clocks in at nearly nine-hundred!