Tuesday, December 16, 2008


O.K. we had a nice time downtown today buying stuff for relatives.
Breakfast at the restaurant above the left wing book store.
I forget the name.
And dinner at the Pike Place Pub.
Delicious spicy salmon stuffed with crab and a pint'o'stout.

Got cold, it's nice to be home in the calories again.

Got home only to find that my mp3 posting was flawed.
I've got the order straightened out (I think)
but there seems to be a question about the second SQ,
so I'll have to check that out.

Meredith had a bunch of B&N book gift cards to redeem so we went a bit berserk there.
If the chillins don't learn how to read, it won't be our fault.

Alzo, for my own self, I bought Oliver Sacks' book about music and the human mind.

The human mind sounds like an interesting proposition,
I'll have to try to get aholt of one someday.

My profile MP3 just loaded, finally, it is now in the right place.
Also known as "Aspice Quod Felis Attraxit"
Number 4 on your MP3 dial.

I wonder if we have a picture of the cat that's doing all the (singing?)
Her name was Heller

I'll go check the other problem now.

II (s'posed to look like a double bar, means the end)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
The computer terms are all gibberish to me.
In plain (translated from German) English: The LL sends regards to you, Meredith, and Keth, and so do I.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane & his Readership!
I have just read Ilkka Talvi's 9 December blogspot at www.schmaltzuberalles.blogspot.com and would highly recommend all of you also read it; it is THE most intelligent analysis of the current mess in which the world now finds itself!!!!
If he played your quartet as well as he analyzes the current situation, the recording should be a masterpiece!!

2:34 AM  
Blogger butch said...

OK, so the mp3 was "flawed". So that helps to explicate why I could not access the string quartet, right?

You folks buy a lot of books. Do you trade them back in when done, or put them by the dozen on shelves? Melva doesn't like it when I actually buy books. She makes regular trips to the library for her daily novels. She reads constantly, but often does not remember titles or authors. What's up with that. Over this last year, or so, I bought some Richard Brautigan, infleunced by you; some Cormic McCarthy, and of course every book by Sherman Alexie I could get my hands on. The "heavy" reading you get into would sink my psyche, or put a glaze over my eyes at the least.

I like the lay out in Barnes & Noble stores. They go a long ways to make it look like a "friendly" used book corner store; lots of comfortable chairs and neat posters and attractive layouts. Probably, though, you are better off to actually go to a used book store if you want to save some scheckels, enit?

Heller has quite a meow range; several octaves it seems. Did you computer inhance his voice or what?

I fought wet snow falling all the way to the office. If it keeps up I will bail out early this afternoon and boogie for the border. I did not sleep well last night dreaming of 10 foot snow drifts and hyperthermia. I should quit watching the 5pm local news.

Jannie stopped by over on Alex's blog site. I, for one, did invite her to check out the music and pregnant prose. San Juan Island, by the way, it going to get like 6" of snow. Who knew?

I managed to catch a cold this week, so as I type I feel like 12 kinds of rat shit. If I were Doug, I would jut lie in bed as if I were dead, only to rise to drink liquids and piss.


6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the patter of little feet around the house--there's nothing like having a midget for a butler.

.......W. C. Fields

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A corpse is meat gone bad, so what's cheese, the corpse of milk?

.........James Joyce

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humanity? Get over it, you never had it to begin with.

........Charles Bukowski

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

.......Walt Whitman

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about your heart, it will last as long as you live.

......William Claude Dunkenfield

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My words in his mind, cold polished stones sinking through the quagmire.

...........James Joyce

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To do a dull thing with style--now that's what I call art. Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.

.......Charles Bukowski

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.

.........Walt Whitman

6:15 AM  
Blogger butch said...

How do you get these famous folks to make their comments on FFTL? Beats the hell out of me. But it's fun, enit?


6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, I never vote for anybody--I always vote against.

.......W. C. Fields

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against arifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.

..........James Joyce

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and then take orders. In a dictatorship you don't have to waste time voting.

.....Charles Bukowski

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I no doubt deserve my enemies, but I do not believe I deserve my friends.

.......Walt Whitman

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had to live my life over again, I'd live over a saloon.

.......W. C. Fields

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.

.......James Joyce

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start every day with a smile, and then get over it.

......W. C. Fields

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have Joyce, Whitman, and even Bukowski putting their wisdom on this site. I start my days with a frown, and then endeavor to get over that.


6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the funny stuff that Fields shared. I can see his red nose now, and hear that nasal twang as he zinged out his one liners. Actually he lives right down the street from me, so I am speaking literally.

........Eddy Emerald

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to have Anonomann starting off the comments section. He is my favorite.

............Edgar Poo

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, when it comes to real attractiveness, give me Jannie Funster evey time. That one blue eye gets me going every time.

..........Eddy E.

6:30 AM  
Blogger butch said...

Canada's loss is Texas's gain. Jannie rocks! So does Janet, when she finds the time to drop by.


6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They still have some tough Comanches near Jannie in Austin. Hate to think she could lose some of that blond mop on the way to the store.

.......George A. Custer

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she comes upon a Skin, the brother would be more interested in a hand out to buy booze than her blond locks.

.......Lester FallsApart

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Austin where Stevie Ray Vaughn was from? Man, that skinny little white dude could play a six string.

........B.B. Bing

6:37 AM  
Blogger butch said...

I think the big celebrity in Austin, besides Jannie, is film director and band leader Robert Rodriquez.


6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wat da hell is Joyce babblin about? I don't understan nuttin from him.


6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Palmer seems to know what in blazes James Joyce is saying.


6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ja, Ja, it vuz mine birthday yesterday, but it is over now, so gettin over it, putz!

.........Luddy B.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Beethoven was Jewish.

........Elton's John

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This human mind is gone.

'way gone.

Joyce Dunkenfield-Bukowski.

2:37 PM  

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