Thursday, September 12, 2019

Triptych
















Next Saturday the University of Notre Dame hosts the University of New Mexico in a football game. The Fighting Irish vs. the Lobos.

The left panel is Touchdown Jesus, on a chapel I believe at Notre Dame. The right panel is the Lobo logo of UNM in the 1960’s. The center panel is my father, bridging the two cultures.






Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Another Saturday Evening Post



I had to finish Splay Anthem before I could gain closure on the Immersion: literature, music, visuals, high consciousness. Immersion? Drenched. Including but not limited to the reviews of books: Los Angeles, New York, London, not to mention the Sunday Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Artists:

Visual: Duras, Eisenberg, Ensor, Evergood, Frankenthaler (hers at the top).

Music: Lois Vierk, Don Cherry (Brown Rice), Count Basie, Fela Kuti, Tony Williams, Tan Dun

Lit: Tom Stoppard, Olson-Duncan, Barbara Guest, Harryette Mullen, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Alexander, Nathanial Mackey (Splay Anthem), Fred Moten, Kwame Dawes interviewed in Rattle #65, and some poets he published from Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia

Film: Charlie Chaplin (a scream!); Sheeler-Strand Manhatta.






Friday, September 6, 2019

Groove Merchant in Training




After a good writing day, in the mood for a piano concerto and Sergei Prokofiev’s #3 is one of my faves. Later Johannes Brahms same same his #1.

But then there was this Dizzy Gillespie:

Reading American:
William Faulkner.
Mark Twain.
Willa Cather.
   
The Groove Merchant: Jones-Lewis jazz orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZLvqXFddu0