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Thursday, August 8th, 2019
8:23 pm
MAKE WHITEFISH BAY !
"Yes, avast! -- here is the SS Pill Dombrowski. This boat should never have been allowed upon the Chiculture waters. If you can even call it a boat - it looks like a boat, but this boat lies so constantly that perhaps it is really some kind of hippopotamus in a thin coat of boat skin. What noise does a hippopotamus make? Uh, hm, maybe it's actually a disguised sea lion," said Sybil. "ARRRR! ARRRRR! ARRRRRRR! I'm a boat! I'm a boat! Sybil, you're so stupid I know you'll believe me! I am so totally not a sea lion!" The SS Pill slopped about, splashing Sybil's thighs as it attacked the other superior, yet helpless vessels .. (Girl Detectives, Ann Sterzinger)

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
2:04 am
MONEY'S NOTHING (Lisa Carver, 2014)
we'll get to it inna moment, but - meanwhile - 20 minutes of Previews .. and

* "We read your article, Lisa. There are a lot of victims involved. We need you to not tell your boyfriend about us approaching you like this. We are aware of several exit strategies he has in place." I tried to remember what I'd written. Did I use the term "exit strategies"? Mirroring phrasing is a tactic used by salesmen and interrogators to make what they're saying register as believable. Then I remembered a comedic porn piece I'd written years earlier where two IRS agents and I had to have sex for some reason. These two looked exactly like the ones I described. The Ice-Man and The Nerd. Had their boss somehow found that old, dumb fantasy and dressed them up to fit the bill to .. what? Unsettle me sexually into blurting out everything I knew? This was so weird. *

* This week, I got fired by a sex magazine for describing what pee tastes like. The editor found that not "relatable" enough to preserve their "delicate relationship with the advertisers." What? People who buy cars and coats don't want to know what pee tastes like? That's ridiculous! Everyone wants to know! That's what they read for! *

.. which gives you no sense what the book is "like." y'all recall how i used to wiseacre that my favorite (fiction) writers were Patricia Highsmith and Wyndham Lewis? all the while i was reading - gosh - Carson McCullers. likewise, while non.fictionally tawking up The Psychic Soviet an' Eros and Magic in the Renaissance, Lisa "voice of my generation" Carver is nearer to where my heart is / and unlike D.H. Lawrence, SHE IS NO CLASS TRAITOR !

(c o m i n g s o o n : Ann Sterzinger's Girl Detectives, hey !)
Saturday, July 20th, 2019
2:54 am
Terrastock 8 or Love Goes to a Building on Fire
For Tantra Bensko's maybe-6th novel - as finely written and wicked a ride as Collapsible Horizon, as Remember to Recycle - the author brings a wild neo.Expressionist sensibility to the most unlikely - and routinely derided - of genres: the ROMANCE. But, as Willie once sang, "Miracles appear in the strangest of places" and, alas, her take on Romance deserves the header that graced the covers of Alan Moore's run of Swamp Thing: "Sophisticated Suspense." Her title, FLOATING ON SECRETS, is sufficiently apt that the reader would be hard-pressed to hit on one more perfect. But, yeah, the story's scaffolding is an intricately plotted romance: would-be lovers who would be *so good together* - a true "cosmic couple" - driven apart by circumstance, by family, by misunderstanding, and so on and so forth. It's rollercoastery AF on that level alone !

One of the novel's sly successes is its varying tones and continual surprise all manifesting within a tangible, thoroughly believable world. EXPERIENCE flavors of the suburbs, of semirural "roadhouses," of - gosh - the once rather *exotic* world of the floatation tank (well, exotic for kids like me who know them largely through old John Lilly books .. or 1980's Altered States). And another task that Floating On Secrets performs beautifully is - simultaneously - work the mechanics of an entirely OTHER genre: "Crime" or Detective Fiction. And it works better than you'd expect. Though many of us are conditioned to a largely male point of view in "hard-boiled" writing, both the narration and the character of Flair Montgomery and the mother of the other lead character brought to *this* reader's mind Vickie Hendricks' Miami Purity (1995) as well as the cracking-wise dialogue in Big Sleep the movie (co-scripted by Ms. Leigh Brackett). Is that all? Hell no: the novel takes its own seamless detours to Horror (of the 'It Follows' variety: heat-lamping binges by mutated kin? oh my!).

But what is Floating On Secrets "about," really, at its deepest level? *Possibly* it's about the union of Heart and Mind. It's a love story, but one that explores the spectrum of what love can be (snares are set up all around for the unwary or the uncaring on the path to love .. or one of its substitutes). And a KEY point of engagement, one that permeates the story, is music, specifically of the Neo-Psych sort : bands that run the gamut from Wooden Shjips to the "cow-goth" of Mazzy Star. And, yes, among several other things Tantra Bensko's book functions as an informal primer, an introduction. I was reminded of Phil McMullen's old Terrastock festivals. There was a Terrastock 7 in Louisville in 2008: will there be another? Probably not, so pick this up, pull the ladder-rope in behind you, and BLISS OUT. So many lovely echoes: Floating on Secrets hits you in the small town where you maybe grew up / it hints and sometimes *names explicitly* the dark things, the SECRETS, bubbling up (shout out to David Lynch fans). The Carl Jung club that meets at the local Pizza Hut, the dog that ate the birthday cake : a sometimes-sad, but beautiful world awaits !
Friday, July 19th, 2019
12:09 am
ps/ golden age piper tcb ..

"The Three Graces" (2006)

“All our old hang-outs
Are boarded up and closed
Or bein' bought by somebody
Nobody knows ..”

FRED GRANDY TO THE RESCUE !
(a r.ck op.ra by Tim Poland & Tommy Shaw)
In.which Mr Charles is discovered 2000 ft above the local.est river or Lake tied up with his own gear, spanked with his own wading staff, sticky with Hy-Flote Gel, and turn-on indicators set to “brite.” Trained by *sioux warriors*, Chucko waits patiently for a Ticket-off of this predicament and is first glimpsed on the Thinking Trail by a former student, Grace .. who wisely walks on, suspecting that reportage of this “trouble” can only lead to more of the same.
-- “Whether careening down a mineshaft or aboard a churning, bomb-laden steamboat on the Monongahela, this thriller keeps readers enthralled from start to finish!” --
(a 2013 runner.up for the LavCart prize for f.ction)
Friday, July 12th, 2019
1:02 am
(we will Organize something in the coming Day !)
Collapsible Horizon,
Remember to Recycle
Terrastock 8: Indiana !
"Carl Jung Club" @ Pizza Hut
(the Goppledanger is the lounge where Flair Montgomery works)
(Mystery Men, "straightwalkers," Mallard duck an' Guineafowl ..)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgery_(album)
-- the curse of in-laws : shades of (successful) variations ON .. Wonder (featuring Lara Heraclitus) and the "i want off this ride before it leaves the ground" Mud Flapp G*rl (with "Karen Flapp"). -- these are occasions for potentials "Keeping the Lovers apart" ..

"Police were known to take curves pretty fast in the line of duty, and she wanted to go slow, if at all. Probably even idle in the middle of the road." (77) flavor is Hard-boiled / shades of Vickie Hendricks' MIAMI PURITY or th' wisecracking in Bigsleepthemovie ..

104: motion detection camera at 'Float.
140: Altered States / "about a ghost from a wishing well."
slenderdudes gaining on him, then Wawk . on . BY / Hit Follows.
163: "Like the two of them had some kind of mission to fulfill. And he had ruined it: everything good was going to be destroyed. Narrow men wouild multiply by mitosis and take ofver the town. And Bradley was already splitting into a prism that reflected all the wrongness of the world in every direction."
(Austin - under slightly tweaked circumstances - coulda turned into Frank fonking BOOTH)
" We got your Ironic Balkan Folk Ringtone / here @ th' Western World !"
*** Scooby Doo Romance ***
219 : Galaxie 500
226: the (Rat Girl) Rhode Island option ..
229: Talking Subcontinental Lyft-driver Blues ..
234 : Flank Booth to .. Wm Jefferson Blythe and th' Traveling Salesman mythos.
255: Flair, onstage, learning to embrace "quirk" in In-laws.
256: FLOORTEEN ON SACREDS
261: (her ear is receiving his body of work / picture of Marilyn Monroe in my back pocket, shaped like my ass ..)
262 : the "cosmic couple" / in Water, not earth.
267: Love Goes to a Building on Fire .
284: "They were both giddy with survival, adrenalin, pain-killing endorphins and crime-solving."
313: sees his own face (taped-on, but What's *behind* it, eh?) behind a tree .
314: they point to and envy his toy-shrine in the corner.
319: "and they sat next to her favorite graphic novel about tea-loving rabbits in space igloos."

/// this si the novel that ties the room together / sequel to Stanley Elkins' The MacGuffin / and Phil McMullen's Terrastock 7 / and Ken Russell's Altered States / and Laurie Anderson's Mister Heartbreak (w/ Sally Field & Joanne Woodward, inshallah)
330 : Lost New City Mark Linkouses : "I killed my own father with a birthday cake."
337: (his half-brothers are telephathic mutants, as.in ToTAL RECALL)
340: WHEN BIRNAM WOOD COMES TO TH' INDIANAPOLIS SUBURBS .
Friday, May 24th, 2019
8:05 pm
“Even the Bedouins hate the Phone Company ..”
Jack is on a *theme* / the WV State Bird MOTHMAN , red-eyed scourge of bridges and lurker ‘round abandoned government facilities !

.. meanwhile, look for LENA DUNHAM as Catherine Share in the (almost) old L.A. flavored Once Upon a Time InsideHollywood.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
12:47 am
SCENE OF
.. Sid Waterman's prop piano - white - is discovered to've been inhabited - controlled, rather - by Maria de Medeiros in her "Narcissa" disguise.

"Rolfe was born in Cheapside, London, the son of a piano manufacturer .."
(the locals @ th' Bar refer to Wales as "Mr Wilson," tell the Rangers that Wales was killed in a sub.border shootout. Fletcher doesn't believe the story and pretends to not-recognize Wales)



the war widows - now, circa Mr Wilson's Intervention, elderly - are selling off their shit, including *vast pianos* - at a shop in town (could pass for Hays, Kansas, but that's Southern dust being kicked up by those T-model Fords).

fl.shFwd to the "Present" : shades of C. McCarthy w/ notes of oak, rubber, P. Auster an' M. Chabon. the Author recognizes a tramp on his street - someone he'd first encountered a century before. they catch up onna rhombusy stroll 'round Solway, Northumberland, & the Like (caught up in purple shadow the figure vanishes in Dusk like a troo champion, inshallah ..)

"dammit, so this conversation never happened."
"he faded."
"jeez, how do you stand this place? i feel as though i could reach out and touch every wall."
"it's a great space if you're only one person."
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
11:48 pm
/. a moose lounge of neglect .
.. as mentioned before you previous, we were not to begin another work of Fiction prior.to consulting Grace. so I fell - without premeditation - into old habits, dressing up the old Dakota like a 1990 Herbert Stencil. these manufactured as a triage of Veganstein : th' Tractatus/BOOKS (bloo an' browen)/On Certainty .. thenn fellowed up blith THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS (let's listen in !) :

"All State education is a sort of dynamo machine for polarizing the popular mind; for turning and holding its lines of force in the direction supposed to be most effective for State purposes. The German machine was terribly efficient. Its effect on the children was pathetic." (shades of what Deleuze was pleased to call "Prussian mind-meld") '

and NAMES are scattered thoo-out, lawd lawd. here's a "B.W. Crowninshield," kin no doubt to CIA newspaperman Ben Bradlee (always depicted in the Movies as a working class "Joe," rather than uberWASP).

a-and Henry, as *character* in his own story, echoes - or prefigures - Strether in H. James' The Ambassadors : "It was his first experiment in giving the reins to a woman, and he was so much pleased with the results that he never wanted to take them back."

news-stories from Adams' lifetime are noted in passing, perhaps still familiar to his early 20th c. readers, but I had to look some of these up :
https://www.vianolavie.org/2018/01/16/general-butler-the-beloved-enemy-of-new-orleans/

while his father is functioning as a Foreign Minister to Britain (roughly during the American Civil War), Young Henry has come along as "personal secretary." and the English region he feels most at home is .. Yorkshire. he becomes part of the "set" associated with the home of Monckton Milnes. and who else is there but a just-on-the-cusp-of-fame Algernon Swinburne, hey !

and having rattled about with one Sir Charles Lyell, he offers some meditations on a small species of Victorian Relic : "Unbroken Evolution under uniform conditions pleased every one - except curates and bishops; it was the very best substitute for religion; a safe, conservative, practical, thoroughly Common-Law deity. Such a working system for the universe suited a young man who had just helped to waste five or ten thousand million dollars and a million lives, more or less, to enforce unity and uniformity on people who objected to it; the idea was only too seductive in its perfection; it had the charm of art."

Two figures predominate in Adams' mid-to-later life
veteran statesman John Hay is almost famous still, but a curiouser figure, noted by Henry for his original brilliance, is Clarence King ("The young men of the Fortieth Parallel had Californian instincts; they were brothers of Bret Harte.") :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_King

The 1893 Columbian Exhibition, Chicago
(this is where Thos. Pynchon's Against the Day starts off, ah do believe ..)

[ and, really, if there's anything like a "theme" tying together the novels/Menippean Satires of Pynchon, why not "the American Inheritance"? ]

http://www.ottosell.de/pynchon/inferno.htm

a stamp printed in the Czechoslovakia shows Edouard Branly, Inventor of the Branly Coherer
"On one side, at the Louvre and at Chartres, as he knew by the record of work actually done and still before his eyes, was the highest energy ever known to man, the creator of four-fifths of his noblest art, exercising vastly more attraction over the human mind than all the steam-engines and dynamos ever dreamed of; and yet this energy was unknown to the American mind. An American Virgin would never dare command; An American Venus would never dare exist .."

"The older the mind,
.. the more it sees, until even the stars resolve themselves into multiples; yet the child will always see but one. Adams asked whether geology since 1867 had drifted towards unity or multiplicity, and he felt that the drift would depend on the age of the man who drifted."

1901
Adams identifies as an accelerationist, as in Let It Come Down, but isn't ready to go all-in on Yang. it's also worth noting that he's in Norway when McKinley got shot (and what's *your* alibi, little pardner?).

When the Music's Over: Philip Dru & Douglas Reed
"Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. The men become every year more and more creatures of force, massed about central power-houses. The conflict is no longer between the men, but between the motors that drive the men, and the men tend to succumb to their own motive forces."

Bicycle Rider
"His normal thought was dispersion, sleep, dream, inconsequence; the simultaneous action of different thought-centres without central control. His artificial balance was acquired habit. He was an acrobat, with a dwarf on his back, crossing a chasm on a slack-rope, and commonly breaking his neck."



Jules Henri Poincaré
"How should I answer the question whether Euclidian Geometry is true? It has no sense! ... Euclidian Geometry is, and will remain, the most convenient."

(and)
t h e r e s t i s s i l e n c e
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.



*SN_P*
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)
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jim-hougan-2/spooks/
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
9:45 pm
BECAUSE PEPPERIDGE FAHM REMEMBEHS (THE FUTURE!)
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
Tire-on-Rye
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"
https://medium.com/accessible-foia/analysis-assesment-gateway-process-army-cia-foia-1983-human-consciousness-d7fa332ef404

"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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Child

Danger Burd
https://genius.com/Robert-frost-directive-annotated
(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
sluip./TomB
- 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" ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson,_Lake_%26_Palmer_in_Concert

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 ..)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vathek

http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2009/01/donald-cammells-performance-at-powis-square/

(thee Revolving Castle ..)
https://andrewhickey.info/2011/04/21/part-3-shining-knight/

"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?)


https://tdaschel.livejournal.com/141466.html?mode=reply

Mandy goes to Boleskine ..


http://powerpop.blogspot.com/2008/05/elp-band-that-wouldnt-die_2770.html

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

APPendix:
(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
LOOKOUT JOE !
.. 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.

FoxBASE-alpha
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.

https://www.jfkpaine.com/research/paine-family-connections-to-the-cia/

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 !"
"what?"
"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)
https://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/2372639/jewish/Esau-Sells-His-Birthright-for-a-Mess-of-Pottage.htm



(Maria)
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


VI THE "H" FILE HOMICIDES
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?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Irwin_Thompson

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 !).
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