Catinside's Blog
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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)

Saturday, September 20, 2003
The seventh annual Edgefest is almost here. It begins Oct 2 . If you are anywhere near Ann Arbor Mi., and love experimental music, it will be worth your time.

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Thursday, September 18, 2003
Frank Pahl and the Scavenger Quartet - Reviews
I just returned from seeing these guys perform tonight at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor MI. They play a very curious and engaging style of music utilizing an unusual array of instruments, many of them homemade (eg. automatic zither). Unique and enjoyable.

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The Beatles Strip Spector Off Let It Be
Yet another way to re-market the Beatles. I have to admit though, I got to hear this one. The album contains some great songs and the addition of Lennon's Don't Let Me Down is a real plus.

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Amazon was settled before Columbus' time: Excavations and maps confirm forest housed advanced society.
Ever since reading William Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico and History of the Conquest of Peru I have been fascinated with pre-Columbian history and archeology. These two books are true classics and beautifully written.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003
So it has been about three weeks since my last round of chemo and radiation. The tumor has obviously shrunk away. I am feeling much better thanks in part to my daily walks by the river. Waiting for my hair to start growing back. I am waiting to find a new lover as well. Now it seems I must wait forever to find out if the cancer is in remission. And, if it is, can I hold out hope my singing voice will return? No one I have talked to, as of yet, can give me a definitive answer and I feel I have more songs to write.
Never-the-less I went ahead and ordered me a brand new kick-ass computer for some serious audio/video editing projects. The challenge is to leave this world a class act. I hope to do something very cool and creative before the beast returns as it is sure to do. I take much inspiration from the documentary of Warren Zevon's last year as shown on VH1.
My best wishes and prayers go out to all fellow cancer sufferers, (present and future).
I haven't been receiving much in the way of comments but I encourage anyone to do so.
Ever since she left I've been sitting here alone cogitating.

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a poem

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Nietzsche's Features

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Goethe Collected

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Monday, September 15, 2003
Project Unicorn - A Philosopher's H(e)aven - Alan Watts Archive

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Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man (All and Everything Series 1)
With Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to "destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world."
I actually read this very difficult and lenghthy tome in it's entirety. And I read it on the job, which means I got paid to read it. It really is a fantastic book.

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Gurdjieff and His School
Although there is an increasing recognition of the importance of G. I. Gurdjieff in the spiritual landscape of the twentieth century, his name continues to evoke a variety of reactions throughout the world, ranging from awe and reverence to suspicion and hostility. It will no doubt be some time before a general cultural consensus appears, and in this brief account we shall attempt only to survey those aspects of his life and teaching that are of signal importance for anyone approaching this influential spiritual teacher for the first time.

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Honky Tonks, Hymns & the Blues: American Music From Back Roads To Big City
A 12 part audio program covering the history of American music.
Highly recomended!

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Sunday, September 14, 2003
The Cat Inside
by William Burroughs
"The septuagenarian beatnik would seem to be the least likely author of a cat book, but Burroughs has clearly mellowed some and here celebrates his favorite ``psychic companions.'' Full of sentimental anecdotes and bizarre pseudo-scholarly lore, his slim essay is, in his view, ``an allegory, in which the writer's past life is presented to him in a cat charade.'' "

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Surrealist Subversions:
"From its auspicious beginnings in the summer of 1966 to the present, the Chicago Surrealist Group -- and the Surrealist Movement in the United States, which grew out of it -- have continued to foment an exhilarating whirlwind of revolt while playfully igniting the sparks of Poetry, Freedom and Love in the crucible of the Unfettered Imagination."

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New Books at Autonomedia

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The Automadic Bookmobile

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