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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

John Stuart Mill

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

🦋 Ragtime in D

Ragtime in D

The Modesto Kid
at Lonesome Nickel Studios in South Orange, NJ
May 16, 2015 (my birthday concert, sort of! :))
  1. "Rag Mama" (Blind Boy Fuller, Jim Kweskin)
  2. "Here I Go" (Syd Barrett)
  3. "Clean Break" (Jeremy Osner)
  4. "Drinkin Wine (spo-dee-o-dee)" (Granville "Stick" McGhee)

posted afternoon of May 16th, 2015: 3 responses
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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

🦋 Christmas wishes

May all your tidings be explicitly comfortable and feasibly joyous; may all your glory be in the highest.

posted morning of December 25th, 2014: Respond
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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

🦋 Mark your calendars...

In the neighborhood? Drop me a line!

posted morning of April 5th, 2014: 1 response
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Saturday, March second, 2013

🦋 Happy Birthday, Robyn!

He celebrated 60 years in style at the Village Underground last night.

Here he is singing about seafood with Morris and Kimberley and other heavy friends; and about new formations.

Got my tix for The Venus 3's April show at Webster Hall!

posted afternoon of March second, 2013: 1 response
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Saturday, February second, 2013

🦋 The bard turns 131 today, in China

Happy Birthday James Joyce! (And Happy Birthday, and thanks for the link, to Aaron as well!) You are a bestseller in China these days.

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

🦋 Happy 225th, your Lordship

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went--and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light:
And they did live by watchfires--and the thrones,
The palaces of crowned kings--the huts,
The habitations of all things which dwell,
Were burnt for beacons; cities were consumed,
And men were gathered round their blazing homes...

-- Byron

(Thanks AWB for bringing this to my attention)

posted evening of January 22nd, 2013: 4 responses
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Monday, May 21st, 2012

🦋 Pix of the Party

Darcy had her new camera along when she came over on Friday, and she got some great photos --- a selection is at the Family Album for your viewing pleasure.

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Friday, May 18th, 2012

🦋 Books for my birthday

A great party this evening! Some friends gave me books. Thanks, Janis! Thanks, Mariana!

  • Becoming Jimi Hendrix
  • Antigua vida mía
  • Manual de pintura y caligrafía
  • El siglo de las sombras
  • La culpa
  • Peanuts Guide to Life
Other friends gave me bottles of wine, also much appreciated; and Ellen and Sylvia gave me a spatula in the form of a Stratocaster. (Spatucaster? Stratula?)

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012

🦋 Countdown

Prak nodded again.

"Forty-two," he said, "yes, that's right."

He paused. Shadows of thought and memory crossed his face like the shadows of clouds crossing the land.

Today begins the final week of my forty-second year of life.

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Monday, May 7th, 2012

🦋 Pynchon in Public Day

Happy birthday, Mr. P!

posted evening of May 7th, 2012: 1 response

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