Category Archives: The Agonies of Art

Organist Anniversary

Today, September 22, is a big anniversary day for me. If you read my May post on my Bulova watch, you know it was a “big” high school graduation anniversary. Today, as a freshman in college, exactly 21 days into … Continue reading

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Novel, Symphony, Movie

I could write a scholarly piece on this if I tried.  But this morning, listening to Vincent d’Indy’s Souvenirs, op. 62, I find late Romanticism meeting and merging with early cinema, and intuit the great connection.  Perhaps the psychology of … Continue reading

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Atari Flashback Review

The Atari Flashback Portable came yesterday, and of course I tried it out till the “low battery” light came on.  I charged it per instructions overnight, and I’ve been having a lot of fun since the wee hours. It was … Continue reading

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Wesley Shuts Himself Up

Wesley Crusher–I mean Wil Wheaton–is deeply hurt that he had to quit Twitter for its failure to exclude someone he found hateful, and has since been run off of Mastodon for being a “hater” himself.  (They’ve since “complied,” so we’ll … Continue reading

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Blogs I Can’t Read

Just saw two blogs–one saying the queen should give up her thrown, and another saying that Jehovah’s Witnesses are false profits. Can ewe sea why I’m knot interested in reeding them? Wen a righter cant spell…oh, hell…when a writer can’t … Continue reading

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Loopin’ the Lupine

Please, please, pronounce “lupine” correctly. There is a word spelled LUPINE and pronounced LOO-pine, and it is an adjective meaning “wolflike.” There is another word spelled LUPINE and pronounced LOO-pin, and it is a noun meaning “perennial flower from the … Continue reading

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Wearing a Tie to Church

Can you believe I get flak over wearing a jacket and tie to church on Sunday? And I’m the organist! Give me a break.  Of course I’m going to wear a jacket and tie to church on Sunday.  I would … Continue reading

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Genius

I find it irritating to read popular articles on the topic of “genius.”  Here is a good example. There’s this ridiculous sentence, which is featured as a pull-quote in the article: Genius, as a noun, has always been a sort … Continue reading

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A Maxim

A maxim, drawn from the previous post on double spacing. . A bureaucrat is someone who pretends to a big picture and prefers policy to practice.    

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A Masterwork Turns Fifty

Spin-art painting, Central Park, near the Children’s Zoo, April 29, 1968.  I had other such paintings but they haven’t come to light yet. Spin-art used to be a popular thing. Expressionist.  Definitely expressionist. — Art and text are copyright © … Continue reading

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