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“Wisdom that will bless I, who live in the spiral joy born at the utter end of a black prayer.” • — Keiji Haino
“The subject of human creativity is not an ethnic-centric, but a composite subject.” • — Anthony Braxton
“… It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.” • — The Marquis de Sade

Sunday, February 17, 2019



Book Review || Black Leopard, Red Wolf | Marlon James

Marlon James


Sun 17 Feb 2019 12.00 GMT (The Guardian)

It’s two days before the US release of Marlon James’s much-hyped fourth novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the prizewinning Jamaican author has an air of baffled, exhausted ebullience about him. He’s no stranger to critical success: he won the 2015 Man Booker prize for his violent, multi-voiced epic, A Brief History of Seven Killings. But it feels like this new book will propel James into a new galaxy of literary stardom.


By Ron Charles 
January 28 (Washingtonpost)

 ... “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” the first spectacular volume of a planned trilogy, rises up from the mists of time, glistening like viscera. James has spun an African fantasy as vibrant, complex and haunting as any Western mythology, and nobody who survives reading this book will ever forget it. That thunder you hear is the jealous rage of Olympian gods.... 

By Michiko Kakutani  
Jan. 31, 2019 (NYTimes)

...In these pages, James conjures the literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe — filled with dizzying, magpie references to old movies and recent TV, ancient myths and classic comic books, and fused into something new and startling by his gifts for language and sheer inventiveness....

Friday, February 15, 2019

Today’s Quote

  • "When we understand, we become polite, happy and inventive. When we have only learned enough, our souls exhibit more charm and pliability. However, we understand very little and are poorly instructed, so it rarely happens that we embrace a thing and make ourselves lovable too. Indeed, our ignorance and lack of desire for knowledge are very adept at stalking about as dignity, as character."
  •                                   — Friedrich NietzscheDaybreak


via  Daringfireball (John Gruber)
Tae Kim, reporting for CNBC:
Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering “gene therapy” treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.
“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled “The Genome Revolution.”
“The potential to deliver ‘one shot cures’ is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies,” analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. “While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow.”
Hard to think of a better example of what is turning capitalism into a dirty word. (Also, this is why we need government-funded research, to make the goal crystal clear: finding a cure, not finding profit.)

Chihei Hatakeyama

Chihei Hatakeyama

This album entitled Afterimage (afterimage) was composed in inspiration from a piece of photograph Hatakeyama found in Istanbul's antique store.
(That is the picture used in the jacket)
Between piled piano and over drive electric guitar, when the afterimage of memory disappears, it disappears and runs over the haze.
A melodic drone sound and an idyllic arpeggio standing up from a chorus modulation like a blurred fog.
A new piece of guitar ambient was born the impression received from the two women in the photograph.

released September 19, 2018

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hair Police

released August 11, 2008


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