Sunday, March 07, 2010

Is nothing sacred?

The Wake

I have my doubts about this.

I am ambivalent about the change in that first (and my favorite) sentence.
Without the "o" it seems a more ancient spelling creating a feeling of timelessness
and reinforcing idea of the eternal cycle of the cosmos of the human subconscious even if, or especially that, it is a misspelling, or more than likely, a deliberate alternate spelling.
But the addition of the "o" makes the sentence seem more liquid, fitting better the nature of the river's flow.

But I'm not planning to spend 300 euros for it.


Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Remember the MAD magazine
cartoon done by Gahan Wilson,
where NOTHING is carved out
of stone, with people bowing
to it, and two guys are
walking by as one says,
"Is Nothing sacred again?"
This whole comment is lost
to me, because each time
I click on THE WAKE, I get
a NO response from Internet
Explorer. Course, I'm at the
office, and this office
computer gives me the short
sheet on a regular basis.
Enjoyed your outing with
Fidelio on previous comment
though. This morning it was
26 at my place, with pretty
heavy ice on everything.
It never warmed up beyond
41 yesterday, even in the
sun; quite a departure from
the 60+ degrees of those
halcyon days of yore, last
week and week end, enit?
Was FIDELIO an opera by
Beethoven or Mozart?
I always promise myself when
something won't "open" here
at the office, that I will
double check it at home on
my Mac; but I never do. My
evenings are too short,
and there are too many
distractions. Tonight I
am off to Tacoma for a
club meeting; film club
that is. My 7 poem submission
to APPLEHOUSE barely registered
a ripple with Lynne. Goes to
show you something; don't
quite know what, of course.
She found plenty to "correct"
in the three poems she
commented on. It's like when
I worked so hard to get
Melva to trust me enough
to tell me what she really
thinks about stuff; often I
did not really want to hear
it--but that is the price
of honesty and communication.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Fidelio is by Beethoven.
The Finnegans Wake thing is an article about a scholarly project to make that fantastic book "more readable" WTF?
Today I ride the scooter to the U district for a dental appt.
Planning on posting about the glass armonica concert last night soon'z I get back home.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Finnegan's Wake thing---check.
Glass Harmonica--check.
Thank you, thank you, and
Too many blogmasters out there
do not respond to the inquiries
left by commentors.
So far I am still enjoying
being berated, graded, and
criticized over at APPLEHOUSE.
Lynne will cut you a new one
on a regular basis. But,
whatthehey, it gives me some
kind of excuse to write,
enit? And that's all any of
us really needs, right?
Sometimes I go through phases
in my dreams. Last couple of
nights folks have been chasing
me maliciously. I can do some
cool stuff, including fly,
in Dreamland, and so far none
of the buggers have actually
put hands or tentacles on me.
I am a tree top flyer these
days, no real high stuff.
Jannie is being dared to flash
her boobs in Funsterland; not
by me, sir. Alex is back for
a couple of weeks it seems.
Cortney did a reading in VA.
Anonomann made it back to]
Germany, as did your compositions.
Things are buzzing for sure.
on Friday, and GIANT on Saturday.
From what I can tell with my
research, James Dean came very
close to excelerating around
the asshole that crossed over
the center line and nailed him
on September 30, 1955. He seemed
to be a nervous Nelly though
as an actor, possibly bisexual,
a real pain in the ass to work
with by all accounts.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

First, It's "Armonica" there is no "H".
It's a word that Ben Franklin coined for his music machine, a variation on the Italian "armonia"
Second, the scooter had a flat tire so M took me to the dentist and I walked home.
Third, the Porsche Spyder is a very small machine and James Dufus was traveling @ 130 or so.
Turnipseed more than likely misjudged the distance and didn't have time to change direction.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
Re: Your next blog (chronologically
after this one):
Like Glenn, we hope you took the safe-and-scenic route along Lake Wash rather than the dangerous shooting-galery one along Rainier Ave. We are both glad you made it home safely, including past the shooting galery at 3rd & Union/Univ.!!!!
Anonomann + LL

6:54 AM  
Blogger kanishk said...

The Finnegans Wake thing is an article about a scholarly project to make that fantastic book "more readable
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6:27 AM  

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