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I have some serious surgery ahead. It was to have been today, but is now to be 7am Monday. Whatever, I’ll be in hospital a while and am not sure when I’ll be active here again: though I plan to be. Until then, etc.

Just Family Stuff

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A few photographs from my birthday weekend.

Revised Version

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Goody Goody Frank Sinatra Inside Brass
Jean-Luc Godard Portland, October 1972
Vulcano Kiss Air Music for Museum
Rabbit Steve Lacy, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski Threads
Blue Lou Wardell Gray Way Out Wardell
Genghis Khan Nico French TV 1979
‘Round Midnight Gene Roland w Sims, Cohn Swingin’ Friends
Goody Goody Frank Sinatra Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass
Sun Ra UCBerkeley 1971
Auld Lang Syne Joe Maini The Small Group Recordings

Direct download: aswen.mp3



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Obese Brother

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Another interesting piece by Glenn Greenwald on The Intercept. Here’s a PDF of the file. I particularly like the names chosen for the Systems — and the choice of language in the Status column of Effects Capability.


A Dol

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Pictures Of Adolf Again Bill Fay Time Of The Last Persecution
Frozen Jim O’Rourke United Red Army
I Was a Maoist Intellectual Modus Tender Pervert
Raga Lalat Michael Snow The Last LP
The Weight The Band Music From Big Pink
Scriabine – Etude Op. 42, n° 1 Nikita Magaloff Scriabine, Moussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev & Stravinsky
Smile! No One Cares How You Feel The Gothic Archies The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Body and Soul Sam Most Musically Yours
Alien Britney Spears track before AutoTune

Direct download: adol.mp3

A Dog’s Life

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I prefer cats to dogs and can’t understand anyone who’d follow an animal picking up its shit (even if it warms your hands in the winter); but there are exceptions to any general dislike and Rowan was one of those few (another was Macho, Pio Fontana’s dog, long dead in the TIcino mountains). He was a rescue dog, a greyhound beaten and mistreated because he refused to race. Our daughter-in-law saved him and for more than a decade I never heard him bark — though he did kill his one deer, a sick one of the herd, so he lived a hound’s life. To save him pain he had to be put down last weekend.


More My Sort

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Here are the (a few years old) CIA Directorate of Intelligence and NSA Sigint Style Manuals.


My Sort Of Book

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A Sixteenth Century Rhyming Dictionary. You can also download it as a pdf.


Black Mountain Hand

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Strangely named criminal appears in this week’s Longmire.

NOTE July 3rd. John Latta kindly sent me this clue.
NOTE October 5, 2015. Since Apple in its “progress” has made this link unusable, here’s a direct link to a download that I hope will work in your browser.


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Yesterday we had a welcome, though rare and too brief, visit from our old friend John Higgins who has lived and taught in South Africa for more than 25 years. His Raymond Williams Reader is still in print: and his recent Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa, published there by Wits Press will shortly be published in the US. Part of John Coetzee’s preface to that book is here.

S. Clay Wilson

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I mentioned S.Clay Wilson’s situation a couple of times back in 2009. You can catch up on the latest news from Lorraine’s post a couple of days ago. The donate button works: so why wouldn’t you?


Out Of The Blue

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J.H.Prynne, Concepts and Conception in Poetry, Critical Documents/Plantarchy
Fresh illuminations for grasshoppers. Conflates the Trinity with the centrefold and a hat-tip to Rosa Parks.

Tim Atkins, Collected Petrarch, Crater Press
Pet Rock lost its edge? More than 500pp of Petrarch could help. One of the best produced Lulu books I’ve seen.

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