Monday, June 24, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Farther Down The Road

Bobby "Blue" Bland
Rest In Peace

"Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday in Memphis." ... Story continues here: Bobby (Blue) Bland, Soul And Blues Balladeer, Dies At 83 (NY Times)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another."

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"A life is such a strange object, at one moment translucent, at another utterly opaque, an object I make with my own hands, an object imposed on me, an object for which the world provides the raw material and then steals it from me again, pulverized by events, scattered, broken, scored yet retaining its unity; how heavy it is and how inconsistent: this contradiction breeds many misunderstandings."

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chimes Of Freedom

"Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight.
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight.
An’ for each an’ ev’ry underdog soldier in the night."

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."