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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
12:42 am
Systems/Layers ("under th' big W")
141. When we first begin to believe anything, what we believe is not a single proposition, it is a whole system of propositions. (Light dawns gradually over the whole.)

142. It is not single axioms that strike me as obvious, it is a system in which consequences and premises give one another mutual support.

I must’ve heard about it at some point .. then imagined a supergroup called “The New Vietnam/Heaven” based on newly discovered, mid.80s Eugene Chadbourne lyrics scribbled on pizza boxes and performed by members of Mercury Rev an’ Dire Straits, all playing ELECTRIC RAKES.

Just in ..
(Rosemary) Tantra Bensko's Floating on Secrets (2019). the sixth Bensko title i .. will.have read (just starting out, doncha know, so i'll be commenting on it throughout the month certainly).

What You Need to Know :
Sensory Deprivation Tanks. not the hoity-toity ones one finds on the side of town where Susan No-ass is out walking her designer dawg, no friends, we're tawking just-plain servicable tanks, a real "no nonsense" set.up there in the Indiana suburbs.

The Playlist
this will be a work-in-progress, but all-y'all who've visited one or more Terrastocks know (something that corresponds to knowledge of) the score: Sun Dial, Wooden Shjips, Dead Meadow, Starflyer 59, Brian Jonestown Massacre, 13th Floor Elevators, Hudson Bell, and so.on and so forth ..

Screen Door Peripherals (Systems Garden Gnome)
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
9:45 pm
Anway was shuffling the cards whEN i walked past / a table occupied also by the CIA kid, the robotics team kid, and Emma Banonia. i says, "damn, D.R.A., did you knit that birdhouse yourself?" (the birdhouse contained the cards / a decorative TIN held the dominoes).

WOKE UP EARLY (5 p.m.)
dreamed of Being in some strange quarter .. nearly/entirely Japanese Catholic. how is that *possible* even? an alternate, neighboring time where .. fierce Sybil War babby HENRY L STIMSON chose *not* to nuke Immaculate Conception Cathedral? who can say? all i knows is i was seated in the coffee place (whether, in fact, it was TEA is non.material ..) across from Grace. it was a great feeling as.in 'At last we can talk !' / and it was - in my view - the sort of scene that only the most cynical audience would find unsatisfying.

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
1:34 am
Take care of all your memories, said Nick
Or you cannot relive them
And remember when you're out there
Tryin' to heal the sick
That you must always first forgive them ..

Here is Not-6 Hankins St

(wit' "Sylvie" as Auberon's gin-lit traveling hallucination / a crumbling pack of Chesterfields /
and green slips of PARALYSIS ..)

Desired Fireworks/Bubble Machinery
Make yourself up a cheering song of how
Someone's road home from work this once was,
Who may be just ahead of you on foot
Or creaking with a buggy load of grain.
The height of the adventure is the height
Of country where two village cultures faded
Into each other. Both of them are lost.
And if you're lost enough to find yourself
By now, pull in your ladder road behind you
And put a sign up CLOSED to all but me.
Then make yourself at home.

George/Fred/Auberon : "Watch Your Step"
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
2:22 am
"Leave me as you found me, empty like before"

"In a castle dark or a fortress strong"

"Don't imagine you're too familiar"
.. AMBITIONS, Joseph Dobrian, 2014 (or Ardor: A Family Chronicle as channeled by Booth Tarkington, inshallah ..). this one finds narrator Andy Palinkas in middle age (and in 2016's Hard Wired he's back in High School, hey). "domestic" drama/family (sort.of) saga set in an Iowa college town. probably more characters than you're used to .. and a fair span of time is covered BUT it's a methodical, "natural" presentation that the Reader will read as "straight-forward" (but creating that edifice of *ease* suggests hard hours of cortical grind, but - sure - the savings is passed on to YOU). and tho' Palinkas narrates, one of the novel's charms is the .. proliferation of Points of View - not simply within Andy himself, but characters reading/misreading others, sometimes leaving vast wreckage in their wake. anyway, there are no traditional heroes an' villains here. the presentation is more what-we-think-of as "Russian" than, say, the narrative fireworks of Omensetter's Luck or The Good Soldier. and it is, i think, a rarity these days. *so many* of these characters are at odds, yet - best i remember - Everything they do makes sense, observes an internal logic .. and, miraculously, even though the narrator makes no effort to hide his own prejudices, the Novel Itself does not judge. and Dobrian turns Palinkas' limited knowledge into a narrative *asset* by treating the reader to a feast of speculation:

But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know.

[KEYWORDS : Finno-Korean Hyperwar , NECROPOLIS , Empress Bianca ..]
Monday, December 17th, 2018
1:48 am
Royal Orleans
Transhumanism: The History of a Dangerous Idea (David Livingstone) : includes material on Thornley, Sondra London, Grace (Caplinger) Zabriskie ..

Grace St. Apt
sYouth , S'chunk , The Boredoms
Oct 11, 1992
Brown's Island, Richmond, VA
./ electrical storm / J. Aguero insists he met J. Malkovich in a Porta-J*hn / it was one of those evenings - still warm, but not oppressively so. slept in a room papered over with pages of Balzac, Swinburne, and "we're sorry, but no one is publishing *verse drama* in this day and age," etc.

What is "toast" in Mancunian?
Graham Greene's "Jubilee" : An Aesthetics of folding-up and putting away .. a variation on Midnight Cowboy STARRING Jordan Peterson as yer emotionally constipated gigolo aunt ..

'After tea we are going to play hide an' seek in the Dark ;'

/ ELdorado *
that yinz traveled - pre.9/11 - to Coloraddy & back w/ an unread MABINOGION / How 'Grail procession' is *that*?

Chasing Heather Ramsgate

Danger Burd
(Of course it was the same 'unimportant' wine, but my description gave the host material for his vanity ..)

the great dystroyer
'I dreamed that I was dead,' Francis said.
'What was it like?' Peter asked.
'I can't remember,' Francis said.
'You dreamed of a big bird.'
'Did I?'

A@ - peak victim, idea of. a dead sleepstaks,
BNoa - Smith-Gallo PAK (Guthrie, OK)
Cspl.t - Bengalulu Karmataka "X"
*1: JN souround/ MKTplace, the Lai of the Land, Marie de France: comppiece 'Sel dela terre
*2: < MKon bothsdies,"animals on hWEels"/
*3: HEAL2 idge (martha marcy may marlene)/
*4: IVy von Sheffierd, the proto.wiggins of "Hurrican" SMITH to .. "the End of the Party"
Dahf - ZAIDI OF SPAIN / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taprobana :c.f., 20/20 BLUEBirb

slip into days "
CORDER GREVES (prodcuer)
"Heaven ur-Tel" (Nelcy Wa;kkon)
So.Call vs Denis J*hnson's Already No.Call (no show ;)

Monday, November 12th, 2018
11:47 pm
Cteh splice -(tape splice)
Book 1: Lara Heraclitus holds down the fort at Rampart General Hospital while juggling an intense social life that includes such "light matter" as Gage and DeSoto .. as well as an unrequited full-on crush (Dr. Joe Early !).

Book 2: Young Karen Flapp makes the leap from publishing the Svoo Laundrymen comic out of her basement to writing scripts in HOLLYWOOD (the Gen. Aldo vehicle Movin' On, fer starters ..)

Book 3: { Cinéma III: L'image-ennui }

Vol. 4: aka Untitled, aka "roons" / sits inna Laurel Canyon window-frame between .. Jay Stevens' Storming Heaven and Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, which is *something* (i guess.

With the help of the military, Sanders reaches Mont Royal. The deserted town is in the midst of a transformed forest in which "the crystalline trees / are / hanging like icons in / those / luminous caverns, the jewelled casements of the leaves overhead, fused into a lattice of prisms... the birds and crocodiles frozen into grotesque postures like heraldic beasts carved from jade and quartz" (p. 83).

In part two, Sanders meets up with Ventress once more, this time in a strange deserted house, within the forest, that belongs to Thorensen, a local mine-owner. Both Ventress and Thorensen roam through this crystal world in acting out their death feud, a feud in which Sanders is at times a decoy.

(Mason Ja')
“John Bacon Satterfield is also related to Anne Satterfield, who is 208 years old and lives in Richmond, VA.” .. okay, sure! Vampire kin is going t’be a deal-maker for some / for others the vampire thing will be merely tolerated – along with other nocturnal, back-steps avocations – just to take a closer walk with a Congressman’s son. .. by the same token, a Subject’s Presbyterianism can be offset by hiz proximity to urine-screen friendly Indole & Friends.

I live in a small mountain near Central Louisiana. I have always been a free spirit and since is long as I can remember everyone always called me O. Aces. Obviously, through high school, that wasn't necessarily a good thing! At the time, I did not embrace that term. Although I lived evruh color of the raynobw - from cool ranch to bleu cheese - I have settled down to my Tennessee mountain home in Central Louisiana with a down payment on untraceable splices (you'll know which!)

( I’ve always loved spring time, the passing of winter
The green of the new leaves and life goin’ on

ps/ "Come play with us, Danny
.. forever and ever .."
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:33 am
- knows where the b*dies are b*ried
- has the strength to move Jenkins Cromar around.
- the songs which provide a Tolkienesque narrative.
- in Ukraine, drilling machines will be named "Mazepa," "Bandera" ..


Lost .. Saint .. Grace
By this time Gladys was no longer quite herself: an inward excitement possessed her, a wild desire to sing her very heart out came over her, and a strange chill, which she thought a vague presentiment of coming ill, crept through her blood. Every thing seemed vast and awful; every sense grew painfully acute; and she walked as in a dream, so vivid, yet so mysterious, that she did not try to explain it even to herself. Her identity was doubled: one Gladys moved and spoke as she was told, - a pale, dim figure, of no interest to any one; the other was alive in every fibre, thrilled with intense desire for something, and bent on finding it, though deserts, oceans, and boundless realms of air were passed to gain it ..
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
12:47 pm
(Ever'thins cheaper by-th'pon ..)


(thee Revolving Castle ..)

"he's such a .. turbulent gannet poltroon gyrating !"

[KEYWORDS: Lake Geneva , Lyndon LaRouche , A.M.A. , O.T.O. , moldavite , bismuth , amanita , ARARITA ..]

'Enjoy our new (get out of) Denver Omelette !'

(1971) Carla Bley/Paul Haines, Escalator Over the Hill
(March 1981) D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel

'MYTH FIGHT !' (Phil Ochs song.of.the.Day)
We lowered our lives for the lines of a border
We danced with the mothers, played with the daughters
We followed our fantasies, following orders
It was child's play

After the war the bullets were bored
So we capped the game
With cynical smiles we put them on trial
To place the blame
Now what kind of beast would love such a feast
Have you no shame?

So we hung them by the feet
Oh, we shot them in the street
Oh, the victory was sweet
On victory day !

[KEYWORDS: Moonchild , Chinatown , Morphic Resident , Young Mongolians , Floppy People , "the Persian Council" , "Aurora Paralysis" , ]

(what is Laura whispering to Dale?)


Mandy goes to Boleskine ..


"give us the Grail!" the Protestors shouted outsdie the Grail Castle.

(Coast of Armes features a .. vapor-Pokemon standing on the throat of a vanquished Dragonball)
Atypical Thrillers operating "outside" suspense :
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Image of the Beast, Philip Jose Farmer
The Watch, Dennis Danvers
The Magus, John Fowles.
Matthew Lillard as Principal Shaggston with ..
Cornelia Guest as his tougher-than-Wheeling nails WASPmate.
Thursday, October 4th, 2018
1:03 am
.. the split, the change.
26: PKD quotes Hoyt Axton.
65-66: "Material from the future leaking or bleeding back to us, while we continue on." / "Abrupt lurches back on our part to recent time periods, like a needle on a record being anti-skated back to a prior groove, which it has already played, and then playing on from there as if nothing happened .."

Takin' Care of Bismuth
Pepto-Bismol : Neuromancer was a pick-up game : Western Lands. SPACE (freedom?) only meaningful if enclosed.

and every day is the right day ..

Joe WOKE into a complete nu.brand of Seeing. a certain calm / fearless / non.anxiety : a level-ness that could nae be challenged away.
2: (Equinox) Mirror to my left, possibly unlucky, looking for some feng=shui horror, sure to manifest. right side we see .. Mindy Avril Lavanke, almost 2-dimensionally skinny, turned twards an' talking to some Unseen in the hall.

Jung, Christiana Morgan, Mary Bancroft (who bonded with Allen Dulles over .. Yugoslavia). MB: "But intelligence is a mosaic. General material about background and people's interrelationships can be both illuminating and important. Quite often missing pieces of the mosaic emerge that make a previously incomprehensible picture unexpectedly clear." MB and Henry Luce.


In 1946 Gisevius was charged and acquitted by the Swiss authorities in a trial for espionage. Gisevius was later criticised as he diminished the contributions of other members (i.e. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg) of the opposition to Hitler. Gisevius reported in his 1948 book, To the Bitter End, that he considered SS Chief Heinrich Himmler a bit of a hypocrite whereas he saw Reinhard Heydrich as one who epitomised a true German, in accordance with Nazi ideals at least.[8] In the early 1950s he moved to the United States and lived in Dallas, Texas, but soon returned, and lived in Switzerland. Gisevius died in Müllheim in Baden-Württemberg in 1974.

Show-biz Kids
received copy of ENCORE: A Contemporary Love Story of Hypnotic Abduction by (Rosemary) Tantra Bensko. *holding it in my hands*, there are notes of oak, leather, and grapefruit. ALSO: Frances Yates' The Art of Memory (memory theatres !), Giordano Bruno on the Persuasive Arts, The Castle, A Face through a Window, Crying in the night
The night goes into

Morning, just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a mem'ry ..

or a GEMSTONE, with Historie : Moldavite. or switchblade sister Ann Sterzinger's LYFE (published 8 months previous : morphic resonance, hey !)
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
12:27 am
re a leak occurs

(we are th' one-four-three !)
"She didn't do nothing with what she had," said the mother. She continued, looking at Uncle Edward, "Father, Tess isn't on 'oliday, she wants to go on a walking-trip to 'Arper's Ferry. She says she doesn't mind the weather."

Let's begin twards the end, shall we?
an *academic* party, a professor - some compound of Jolanta and Rosemary - discussing a prize student : "he's solved th' Tractatus !"
"here are the calculations that square it !"
and she's cracked open some Tefillin-looking thing and producing documents i'm making Zero sense of.
(shades of "the Mentaculus" in A Serious Man, but the student looks more like the .. Hiberno-Jewish kid who brought Erin's 30 pound birthday cake than pore Uncle Arthur).

an apt. block in the Lower City
On another day, the Family finally captures Neville. After a summary trial, he is found guilty of heresy by the Family's leader, Jonathan Matthias, a former news anchorman. Neville is sentenced to death and nearly burned at the stake in Dodger Stadium. He is rescued by Angela Davis, the woman he had earlier dismissed as a hallucination, and "Hoyt" Keegan Sturdivant, a former Libertarian candidate who once dismissed the Federation of Planets as "collectivist horseshit" ..
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
2:09 am
(House on Screen Door Street)

They only have to know this vision of them walking down a street laughing together. From far away they look like a couple that would have great sex. It's not that important - sex. The best sex she ever had was with a white guy she despised and fantasized about bludgeoning to death with an African statuette ..
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
1:40 am
911 Leo Express

Jim Jones once boasted to his son-in-law and heir apparent,
Michael Cartmell, that the Peoples Temple was shielded from
any serious investigation or prosecution simply by the
nature of the Temple's activities; activities that were so
outrageously bizarre that no one outside the organization
would ever believe them. In the six years between 1970 and
1976, Jones ordered the execution of six Temple members in a
brutal series of murders that eventually led to the
involvement and subsequent death of Leo Ryan; the only U.S.
Congressman ever to be assassinated. Nowhere was Jones'
security system more apparent or successful than in the "H"
file homicides.

This story begins in the Temple's top secret file room where
detailed dossiers were maintained on everyone who came in
contact with the organization. Patty Cartmell, Michael's
mother and long-time aide to Jones was the organizational
genius in charge of the sophisticated intelligence gathering
and intricate filing system that rivaled the latest
techniques of the Central Intelligence Agency.

6.5mm Creedmoor
Taylor Swift's rivalry with Aimee Argote (aka "Des Ark"). what sorta goodbye-bag of messianic chips would it even take to resolve THAT? (or Why is a cabbage like a soul in purgatory?)


Panic in (virtual) Detroit
leaving the facility at night - the restaurant run, in fact, by Becky's old man - i Lingered by the cigarette machine .. which fortunately didn't contain "my" brand / tho', jeez, there were TWO HALF PACKS on the dash of the rental (low-wattage Ford knockoff of a Mazda 3). left the parking lot without consulting my GPS, convinced that things would "fall into place" (like picking a loCK blindfolded, which likely works bEST for some ..). encountered a double-leaf bascule tilted alarmingly down (perspective was reversed, split, an' scattered, inshallah/i' faith !).
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
8:59 am
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
9:02 am
new Ann Sterzinger novel ..
those who know her only for NVSQVAM or The Talkative Corpse will find themselves *under the surprise* with this one. at first i wished to compare LYFE : Elektra's Revenge with stuff like - i dunno - John Fowles' The Magus, Donna Tartt's The Secret History, P.J. Farmer's The Image of the Beast, Dennis Danvers' The Watch, but - dammit - that sorta leaves out rare qualities of image/language : eh, perhaps a SCIENCE FICTION as imagined by Balzac or Swinburne? it is MYSTERY, hey !

ps/ https://rossonl.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/retrospective-the-blue-rose-trilogy-3-the-throat/
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
11:37 pm
The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You
(12/16/17, 8:00 PM, Peaks of Otter Lodge)
Learn about Space Rocks - meteorites from the asteroid belt, the Moon and Mars. Real space rocks will be available to see AND touch!

moon rocks are *neat* .. whether you’re selling counterfeit ones on eBay to Freemasons or .. observing China’s lunar mining operations whereby the versatile lumps of space-stuff are mailed to Earth, boiled with MSG, and sold as “dumpling” ..

Iowa's own Jo Anne Ware

she does paintings of the people, i imagine them mostly as COVERS OF BOOKS, books about too-many-people or somebody with a busy gang of subsidiary personalities (which, for me, is pretty much an IDEAL).

Zookerberg can't ban me here

(sharing Fort Russ articles so I’ll be entered in the drawing to win *Taylor Swift tickets* !)

Meanwhile ..

.. and on a somber note, my aunt Leila passed away. she'd returned to Algiers to see her 90+ year old mother. she was Berber and a researcher in Immunology and reminded me a little of Charlotte Gainsbourg (which was partially deceiving: CG only spoke English with a French accent for the Movies : her natural English is British and through her mum ..). anyway, a sad and heavy day.
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
11:42 pm
The date for the end of the world has been set – and it’s December 2017


.. which is b*llshit, of course, as TAYLOR PROMISED t’be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year’s Day !
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
2:45 am
(off-canon Scarecrow and Mrs King fanfic ..)

"The Caves of Altamira" : Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

.. Amanda poses as a wealthy jet-setter to attract the attention of a fast food chain owner who may be selling military secrets to the Soviets.
.. Shadowed by an oily reporter and an Air Force Intelligence operative, Vincent looks for flying saucers in the Mexican desert and makes contact with an alien stripper who claims she has human feelings.
.. Amanda attempts to exonerate the female head of a political action group fighting for the rights of independent fishermen.
.. The aliens incur the wrath of the mafia when they accidentally intercept a shipment of heroin, and Vincent reluctantly considers an alliance with a mob boss.
.. Amanda accidentally receives the wrong Agency pay check -- this one is for a hired assassin.
.. In a small fishing village, Vincent investigates the death of a meteorologist who believed that a freak hurricane was the creation of aliens.
.. Lee and Amanda prevent two thugs from killing a trumpet-playing, non-dynastic Persian monarch whose kingdom includes a rare strategic metal.

Movi g ahn Up(stairs inna escape cookie !)
Hemsley collaborated with Yes’s Jon Anderson on a funk-rock opera about the “spiritual qualities of the number 7” (never produced). Hemsley also did an interpretive dance to the Gentle Giant song “Proclamation” on Dinah Shore’s 70s talkshow, that was apparently somewhat confusing for her.

But the best story, I mean the best story of all time, is the one told by Gong’s Daevid Allen about his encounter with the beloved 70’s sitcom star. Here is Allen’s verbatim tale as related to Mitch Myers (and originally published in Magnet magazine):

“It was 1978 or 1979, and Sherman Hemsley kept ringing me up. I didn’t know him from a bar of soap because we didn’t have television in Spain (where I was living). He called me from Hollywood saying, ‘I’m one of your biggest fans and I’m going to fly you here and put flying teapots all up and down the Sunset Strip.’ I thought, ‘This guy is a lunatic.’ He kept it up so I said, ‘Listen, can you get us tickets to L.A. via Jamaica? I want to go there to make a reggae track and have a honeymoon with my new girlfriend.’ He said, ‘Sure! I’ll get you two tickets.’

I thought, ‘Well, even if he’s a nut case at least he’s coming up with the goodies.’ The tickets arrived and we had this great honeymoon in Jamaica. Then we caught the plane across to L.A. We had heard Sherman was a big star, but we didn’t know the details. Coming down the corridor from the plane, I see this black guy with a whole bunch of people running after him trying to get autographs. Anyway, we get into this stretch limousine with Sherman and immediately there’s a big joint being passed around. I say, ‘Sorry man, I don’t smoke.’ Sherman says, ‘You don’t smoke and you’re from Gong?’

Shoot it(x2): EARTHTONES
"The trial comes up and Lamont backs down on the witness stand. Mr. Tyner is a very good writer but he's also terribly self-conscious about not giving his characters any real motivation. The result is the kind of seductive existential puzzle that few readers like to grapple with." (Kirukus Review, 1968)

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
12:23 am
Audrey locked inna private railcar with the .. less wild brother of Dr. Miguelito Loveless ..
Friday, July 28th, 2017
12:01 am
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
1:18 am
Burkean Brezhnevism - Macronistic Jupiterianism
"Genghis Khan and the Mongols were the ultimate revolutionary agrarians. These humble shepherds took the herdsman's revenge against the decadent urban merchants in China and Persia and laid waste to their oppressive cities. Wendell Berry is the true spiritual heir of the great Khans, Turanism and agrarianism are two wings on the same bird." - Daniel James Spaulding
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