Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Christmas 2009!


When I was a managing editor on a monthly in the 1980s I had folders for every month. I embellished this one for Christmas. It shows the advent month coming full speed from off stage and emblematic train going round the tree [or tries to show said]. That train is coming! Happy Christmas, happy world! - J.V.


Just a panthering train
cross the swells of the carpet
Through oriental valleys
and their piled paisley sockets
Through skyscraper wrappings
the apple spanked harlotty papers
and things
to returnto your feet.
- Christmas Locomotive, 1967


Note: Traveller visitors will notice a few broken links. We got rid of our dial up when we got rid of our landline, and Netcom closed down the original site. I thought the Web was forever. Have back up for those pics and stories, but good luck finding them, Jack.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Top music 2009

I think of music I heard this year..and its like film...bird and strings...desmond drops in..also the king of slow soul.. praying, I take it, at wedding..but who knows..at least it is church. Percy Sledge...is set to wait, like old Milwaukee poet Bob Watt, for the answer...buncho'stuff here..if you want to click..ten for me ..ones I listened as motorin over Chestnut Hill and past its Universalist church [scene of T.Roosevelt's first wedding] to my computer cell unit. Elliot. Fogerty. Auerbach. The musical notesters in my blue hebin. Skipped list in 08 but here's link to 2007 etc.

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