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A multimedia blog featuring Songs, Movies & Poems.
Literary links, and other representations of random synaptic activity.
All comments welcome....and oh yea, cancer sucks.
All You Need Is Love! (and chemo and radiation. and surgery)

Friday, September 12, 2003
Another gratuitous mp3. This is me and fiddlerbob doing a live version of Peggy Day. We performed this in August 2002 at Rubber Soul Records in Ypsilanti, MI.

posted by Craig    6:03 PM  
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Thursday, September 11, 2003
Anubisist Training - Self study course for guides to conscious dying: "Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
-- Rabindranath Tagore"

posted by Craig    9:21 PM  
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The grace in dying - how we are transformed spiritually as we die
Every dying person withdraws from the world. Let us allow them to do that. The distractions no longer have any fascination or importance. What remains is more essential. What begins to emerge as necessary are simple things: the good, the true and the beautiful. May we allow the attention to naturally return to what is real. As Therese Schroeder-Sheker puts it, let us help them unbind all that binds them to attachment to the body. It is hard for all of us to let go.

posted by Craig    9:18 PM  
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Alan Watts and other Zen Resources

posted by Craig    9:13 PM  
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Alan Watts Lectures and Essays

posted by Craig    9:11 PM  
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Essays and Other Writings
by Noam Chomsky

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And then it fell apart one day
Kind of a long poem composed on my daily walk. I lost someone who's dear to me.

posted by Craig    1:53 PM  
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Rainbows End.mp3
I wrote and recorded this song just as cancer was robbing me of my singing voice. At present I am exploring my options with my "new voice" as well as searching for a new muse.
I am also waiting to learn if the cancer has been put into remission. If not I guess my singing voice is the least of my concerns.

posted by Craig    7:27 AM  
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Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Online Literature Library - Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

posted by Craig    9:07 PM  
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Online Literature Library - Aesop's Fables - Translated by George Fyler Townsend

posted by Craig    9:05 PM  
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Online Literature Library - Charles Darwin - The Origin of Species - 6th Edition

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Online Literature Library - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

posted by Craig    8:58 PM  
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Country Pie.mp3
The original version is found on Dylan's Nashville Skyline album. I recorded this cover version with fiddlerbob.

posted by Craig    8:07 PM  
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Peggy Day.mp3
And yet another Dylan cover.
"Peggy Day stole my poor heart away.
Good golly what more can I say."

posted by Craig    7:31 PM  
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Misha LeFey's Dungeon of Despair
Listen to some of Misha's fun and interesting MP3s.

posted by Craig    6:36 PM  
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You're A big Girl Now.mp3 (w/fiddlerbob) Another one of my Dylan covers.
"Bird on the horizon sitting on a fence
Singin his song for me at his own expense.
And I'm just like that bird, singin just for you
I hope that you can hear,
hear me singin thru these tears."

posted by Craig    3:42 PM  
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Thomas Pynchon's Works
A convenient Pynchon resource. Just click on the title you want to research.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2003
If I Were You.mp3
Recently discovered in the archives. The best version of this song that ever got recorded.

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Pynchon - Criticism Bibliography

posted by Craig    9:12 PM  
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Pynchon - Mason & Dixon Criticism

posted by Craig    9:08 PM  
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Free Verse
A poem written while walking a path.

posted by Craig    7:09 PM  
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Gravity's Rainbow - Wikipedia: "This novel is regarded by some as one of the great postmodern works of 20th-century literature, but many others have declared it unreadable."

posted by Craig    6:10 PM  
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A Gravity's Rainbow Companion
A screaming thing comes across the sky. It's a V-2 rocket carrying twelve thousand pounds of symbolism, and it's coming down on your poor, deluded, postmodern head.

posted by Craig    6:08 PM  
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Pynchon - Guides: Gravity's Rainbow

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Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
NY times 1973 review.

posted by Craig    6:00 PM  
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Thomas Pynchon
Don't believe what They tell you. Don't believe what you've heard, and here's what you've probably heard: Thomas Pynchon's novels are brilliant but difficult; the multiple plots twist and turn and rarely resolve; there are a gazillion characters; you'll need a dictionary and an encyclopedia to understand all the scientific metaphors and obscure words. This is the rap, and there is some truth to it. But it's not the whole truth, not nearly. As one seasoned reader of Pynchon put it, "difficult, schmifficult!"

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Monday, September 08, 2003
Paul Krassner Interviews Robert Anton Wilson: "'Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only look in one encyclopedia.'"

posted by Craig    1:04 PM  
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Warren Zevon, Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 56

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U B U W E B :: William S. Burroughs
audio links

posted by Craig    2:53 AM  
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Robert Anton Wilson Online Library

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Dope and Divinity

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Online Literature Library - Classics at the Online Literature Library

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Study Guide for Philip K. Dick: Blade Runner (1968)

posted by Craig    1:37 AM  
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Study Guide for Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra

posted by Craig    1:34 AM  
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Psychedelics and Religious Experience
Alan Watts

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Sunday, September 07, 2003
"Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh? " Aldous Huxley

posted by Craig    5:56 PM  
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Aldous Huxley's World
"It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and to find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a little kinder.'"

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Vitrifax: The Writing of Stanislaw Lem - Contents

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Study Guide for Stanislaw Lem: Solaris (1961)

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William James

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