Thursday, 30 June 2011

Never.

"You must speak up to be heard, but sometimes you have to shut up to be appreciated".

Nothing Rhymes with Nothing: Deerhunter.

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True Grit {2010}.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Honesty.

Note To Self:
When people start (or end) a sentence with the words "...if I'm being honest", then they're usually not being honest.

Art/Science.

Nothing Rhymes with Nothing: Cat Power.

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Better Late...

Shizo Kanakuri disappeared while running the marathon in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. 
He was listed as a missing person in Sweden for 50 years — until a journalist found him living quietly in southern Japan.
Overcome with heat during the race, he had stopped at a garden party to drink juice, stayed for an hour or so, chatted to locals, washed his face, then took a train to a hotel before sailing home the next day, too ashamed to tell anyone he was leaving.
There’s a happy ending: 
In 1966 Kanakuri accepted an invitation to return to Stockholm and complete his run. 
His final time was 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds — a record that will probably last forever.

SZ.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Nothing Rhymes with Nothing: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

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I lost you a while ago
But still I don't know why
I can't say your name
Without a crow flying by
Gotta watch my back now
That you turned me around
Got me walking backwards
Into my hometown

Throw me a rope
On the rolling tide
What did you want me to be?
You said it's him or me
The way you made it
That's the way it will be

It was seven years on the burning shore
With gatling guns and paint
Working the lowlands door-to-door
Like a Latter Day Saint
Then you turn me out
At the top of the stairs
You took all the glory
That you just couldn't share

I've never been so disabused
Never been so mad
I've never been served anything
That tasted so bad
You might need a friend
Any day now, any day
Oh my brother, be careful
You are drifting away

Throw me a rope
On the rolling tide
What did you want me to be?
You said it's him or me
The way you made it
That's the way it will be

The way you made it
That's the way it will be 



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Lost.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Cyclist vs Pedestrian.


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Inspirational Dachshund.

Wan Sinister Prediction.

When James Dean introduced himself to Alec Guinness outside a restaurant, he asked him to take a look at his Porsche 550 Spyder.
Guinness thought the car appeared "sinister" and told Dean: "If you get in that car you will be found dead in it by this time next week."
This encounter took place on September 23, 1955.
Dean died on 30 September 1955 in an automobile crash.

You Are Free {2003}.

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Polar Bear.

Doctor.

Note To Self:
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Intern (Unpaid).

Pet Sounds {1966}.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Poindexter Shoots (and Poindexter Scores).

'Ough.

I’m taught p-l-o-u-g-h
Shall be pronouncé “plow.”
“Zat’s easy w’en you know,” I say,
“Mon Anglais, I’ll get through!”
My teacher say zat in zat case,
O-u-g-h is “oo.”
And zen I laugh and say to him,
“Zees Anglais make me cough.”
He say, “Not ‘coo,’ but in zat word,
O-u-g-h is ‘off.’”
Oh, Sacre bleu! Such varied sounds
Of words makes me hiccough!
He say, “Again mon frien’ ees wrong;
O-u-g-h is ‘up’
In hiccough.” Zen I cry, “No more,
You make my t’roat feel rough.”
“Non, non!” he cry, “you are not right;
O-u-g-h is ‘uff.’”
I say, “I try to spik your words,
I cannot spik zem though.”
“In time you’ll learn, but now you’re wrong!
O-u-g-h is ‘owe.’”
“I’ll try no more, I s’all go mad,
I’ll drown me in ze lough!”
“But ere you drown yourself,” said he,
“O-u-g-h is ‘ock.’”
He taught no more, I held him fast,
And hit him wiz a rough!
– Charles Battell Loomis

Madness.

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain {1994}.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Contacts.

Note To Self:
Apply Deep Heat cream AFTER putting in contact lenses.

RT's.

Blood On The Tracks {1975}.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Lion, oh.

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One {1997}.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Laughter.

Note To Self:
He who laughs last laughs slowest.

Pink Moon {1972}.

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Nothing Rhymes with Nothing: PJ Harvey.

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Nothing Rhymes with Nothing: Cat Power.

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There's a dream that I see, I pray it can be
Look cross the land, shake this land
A wish or a command
Dream that I see, don't kill it, it's free
You're just a man, you get what you can

We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We can all be free
Maybe not in words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

Listen to me, don't walk that street
There's always an end to it
Come and be free, you know who I am
We're just living people

We won't have a thing
So we got nothing to lose
We can all be free
Maybe not with words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

You've got to choose a wish or command
At the turn of the tide, is withering thee
Remember one thing, the dream you can see
Pray to be, shake this land

We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We won't have a thing
So we've got nothing to lose
We can all be free
Maybe not with words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind




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Richie T.

Up, Up and Wahey!

'London' (Part 2).

Monday, 30 May 2011

AAAA.

Abattoir:  slaughterhouse
Absinthe:  wormwood liquor of a bright-green color
Acciaccatura:  grace note, an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
Acedia:  ennui, state of torpor of listlessness, spiritual apathy
Acervuline:  aggregated, heaped up, bundled, collected or localized
Acidulous:  somewhat acidic or sour in taste or manner, somewhat sarcastic
Acolyte:  ranked clergy member, assistant in liturgical rites
Acoustic:  of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound
Acquiesce:  to passively accept, to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
Adroit:  quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Adumbrate:  to explain faintly or opaquely outline, describe
Aeipathy:  continued passion, unyielding disease
Aeneous:  brassy, golden-green
Aeolian:  pertaining to, of, related to, caused by or like the wind or Aeolus
Aeonian:  continuing forever, eternal
Aerial:  of, in, or caused by the air, existing or living in the air
Aesthete:  person who appreciates art or beauty
Aestival:  pertaining to, relating, designating, or of Summer
Aeviternal:  eternal, endless, never-ending
Afflatus:  strong creative impulse, especially as a result of divine inspiration, inspiration
Aileron:  small moveable platforms on the back of plane wings that alter air movements
Ailurophile:  cat-lover, one who loves or appreciates cats
Alabaster:  dense translucent, white or tinted fine-grained gypsum
Alienate:  to estrange, to cause to become unfriendly or hostile
Aliment:  something that nourishes, food, to supply with sustenance or food
Allegretto:  music term, moderately fast tempo
Alleviate:  to allay, to lessen in pain or negative occurrence or consequence
Alloquy:  speaking to another, an address
Allure:  attraction, temptation, to attract with something desirable
Alluvium:  unconsolidated sediments carried by water
Amaranth:  deep-hued purple, flower, metaphor for immortality
Amber:  light brown, light yellow
Ambience:  atmosphere, a particular environment or surrounding influence, aura
Ambivalence:  simultaneous, conflicted feelings towards a thing, person, etc
Ambrosia:  food of the gods, something overpoweringly delicious or fragrant
Ameliorate:  to make better, improve, enhance
Amelus:  individual exhibiting Amelia (the congenital absence of one or more limbs)
Amethyst:  deep purple, deep purple gemstone
Amnesia:  partial or total loss of memory
Amphisbaena:  Greek mythological being, two-headed snake, a head on each end
Amphora:  ceramic, two-handled vase with a narrow neck, usually contains alcohol
Amulet:  a charm against evil or impurity, often a piece of jewelry
Analemma:  sundial, figure-8 indicating sun’s declination
Ancestry:  the inception or origin of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style, lineage
Andante:  music, moderately slow
Anemone:  flowery marine creature
Antebellum:  before or existing before a war, especially the American civil war
Anxiolytic:  preventing or reducing anxiety, antianxiety medication, tranquilizer
Aperitif:  alcoholic drink taken as an appetizer before a meal
Aphelion:  when the orbit of earth is furthest from the sun
Aphesis:  omission of sound or verbiage at the beginning of a word or phrase
Aphotic:  devoid of light, especially of areas where no light naturally occurs
Apocope:  omission of sound or verbiage at the end of a word or phrase
Apophenia:  the perception of or belief in connectedness among unrelated phenomena
Apoplexy:  stroke, impairment or neuralgia from cerebral hemorrhage
Aposiopesis:  abrupt stop of a thought in a sentence, as if the speaker could not continue
Apostasy:  abandonment of one's religious faith, political party, one's principles, or a cause
Apostolicity:  being of or contemporary with the Apostles in character
Apotheosis:  deification, quintessence, exaltation to divine rank or stature
Apropos:  appropriate of, appropriate
Aquarelle:  painting done in transparent watercolors, watercolor, watercolor painting
Aqueous:  of, relating to, or resembling water, made from, with, or by water
Aquiline:  resembling an eagle’s beak, hooked like a beak
Arabesque:  ballet twirl, type of artistry involving a continuous, rotating design
Aria:  air or song, a melody, solo in an opera accompanied by instrumentation
Artemisia:  type of plant, genus of aromatic shrubs or herbs
Ascertain:  to understand specific facts, to ferret out information
Ashlar:  a squared block of building stone and dressed for outward placement
Asphodel:  flower of the underworld
Astral:  of or pertaining to the aster, stellar, star-shaped, pertaining to the stars
Asylum:  refuge, a place to restore sanity or facilitate recovery
Atelier:  artist’s studio
Athanasy:  quality of being deathless, immortality
Athenaeum:  institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning, phrontistery
Aubade:  poem or song about or evocative dawn or morning, opposite of nocturne
Auburn:  moderate reddish-brown
Aura:  distinctive and pervasive quality or character, air, atmosphere, emanation
Austere:  severe or stern in disposition, discipline, or appearance, somber and grave
Autumnal:  pertaining to, like, relating, or evocative of Autumn
Auxiliary:  additional, supplementary, reserve, acting as a subsidiary
Avarice:  extreme greed for wealth or material gain
Avenue:  wide street or thoroughfare, roadway lined with tress
Azalea:  type of plant, a common garden plant
Azoth:  mythologized universal solvent, panacea
Azuline:  light blue, similar to a light blue
Azure:  sky-blue or a light blue

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Laziness.

BBBB.

Baccalaureate: bachelor’s degree, valedictory speech
Balustrade: architectural term, series of balusters or parapet
Banderilla: decorated dart that is shot into the neck of the bull during a bull fight
Bardiglio: finely-grained, multi-gray, Italian marble
Basilica: large, public building the Romans used, usually as a courtroom or meeting hall
Bastille: imprisonment, jail, prison
Bayonet: blade adapted to fit the muzzle-end of a rifle and as a weapon in close combat
Belladonna: poisonous plant
Belle-lettres: “beautiful letters” aesthetic literature, as opposed to didactic
Bellicose: inclined or eager to fight, aggressively hostile, belligerent, pugnacious
Bellwether: leader or indicator of future trends, trendsetter
Belvedere: roofed structure, on top of another building, which commands a large view
Berceuse: lullaby, song used to put someone to sleep
Bethesda: a hallowed, sanctified, or holy place, a chapel, holy ground
Bezaleel: shadow of God, God’s shadow
Bibelot: trinket, bauble, small object which is rare or valuable or beautiful, a small book
Bibliophile: someone who loves (and usually collects) books, book collector
Bijouterie: general plural of trinkets or jewelry, gallery thereof, display thereof
Bivouac: temporary military or squad encampment
Blaze: bright flame of fire, bright steady light or glare, hot gleam
Blellum: an idle, indiscreet talker, noisy fainéant
Bliss: joy, rapture, elation, felicity
Blithe: carefree, nonchalant, heedless, lacking concern, joyous
Blossom: billowing, period or condition of flowering or growth
Bloviate: to make pompous or arrogant discourse
Boeotian: marked by stupidity and philistinism, crudely obtuse, loutish
Borasca: squall, usually accompanied by thunder and lightning
Bordereau: a detailed note or memorandum of account
Boulevard: broad street, avenue, broad spectrum of something
Bouleversement: reversal of fortunes, overturning, tumult
Bourgeoisie: the middle class, the middle class in Communist theory
Braggadocio: arrogant person, braggart, arrogant or boastful behavior
Brecciate: to form rock into breccia(rocks made of sharp fragments set in a grainy matrix)
Breeze: gentle push of the wind
Breviloquence: speech characterized by brevity, shortness, briefness
Brevity: briefness, swiftness, evanescence
Bricolage: something made or put together using any materials that happen are available
Brio: joie de vivre, vivacity, alacrity, gusto, esprit
Burnish: to polish, the shine of a polished surface