Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bob Weir & The National Perform "Help on the Way," "Love Thine Enemy," "Looks Like Rain," "El Paso," "Friend of the Devil," "Cassidy," "Daughters of the SoHo Riots," "My Brother Esau," "Me and My Uncle," "Fake Empire," "Most of the Time," "Brown Eyed Women," "The Other One," "Standing on the Moon," "China Cat Sunflower," "I Know You Rider," "Ripple," "Uncle John's Band," & "Brokedown Palace"


Wow. Deadhead though I briefly once might have been after they transformed my hometown (Grateful Dead Live at Rich Stadium on 1986-07-04), I never gave much thought to this gentleman whom I now revere as a Bodhisattva after watching The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2014).


Cool that not only The National but also Sonic Youth pay homage to this great guitarist, about whom Sammy Hagar, of all people, says, "If you don't have an ego, you can be the best Number Two on the planet."

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Mushroom House Down the Road


This is at least the third time the Antoni Gaudíesque home has changed hands since I moved here in 2011 — Iconic Mushroom House in Perinton has a buyer.

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Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

    Hillary is a mess. And we're going to award the presidency to a woman who's enabled the depredations and exploitation of women by that cornpone husband of hers? The way feminists have spoken makes us blind to Hillary's record of trashing [women]. They were going to try to destroy Monica Lewinsky. It's a scandal! Anyone who believes in sexual harassment guidelines should have seen that the disparity of power between [Bill] Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was one of the most grotesque ever in the history of sex crime. He's a sex criminal! We're going to put that guy back in the White House? Hillary's ridden on his coattails. This is not a woman who has made her own career. The woman failed the bar exam in Washington! The only reason she went to Arkansas and got a job in the Rose Law Firm was because her husband was a politician.
Just one of many insights in this interview — Everything's Awesome and Camille Paglia Is Unhappy!.

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Two Score and Five Years Ago Yesterday

The story told by this "absorbing documentary [that] looks at the stormy career of Pittsburgh Pirates ace Dock Ellis, who threw a no-hitter June 12, 1970, while high on LSD" — No No: A Dockumentary.

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The World's Greatest Novel

Janet Malcolm on the "novel’s special status as a kind of criticism-proof text because of the reader’s feeling that what he is reading is being effortlessly reported rather than laboriously made up" — Dreams and Anna Karenina.

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