Tag Archives: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri

happiness is a warm bun

Utopias have been around since The Fall, animating messianic visions of going back to the garden. There seems to be a seat-seated urge to look back and be captured by the past to borrow the Satchel Paige quote; to go … Continue reading

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the fab four

Is Occupy Wall Street an authentic movement or just a fad? Or, is the “real” just a metaphor for mass-produced and generic with an expiry date? Can an authentic movement lose its eternal qualities and become a fad? It is … Continue reading

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captains & kids: arcadia behind a honkey chateau

It could be called songs of self understanding. A balancing on the tipping point between discarding self-knowledge after a painful struggle, and the equal impulse to keep pressing on. There is a blurry boundary between a self-reflection worth sharing and … Continue reading

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BAD MOON RISING: THE PEREGRINE PROPHECIES

”Shakespeare’s plays mirror the debate of his time between those who believed that the macrocosm of the stars influenced the microcosm of human life, and those who dismissed astrology as “excellent foppery.”┬áThe phrase comes from Edmund in King Lear, who … Continue reading

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DO WHAT YOU MAY HARM NO ONE EXCEPT ON HIGHWAY 61

Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” God say, “No.” Abe say, “What ?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see … Continue reading

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YEARNING FOR A LOST ARCADIA

”The genuine friendship, and the enormous benefit it brought to an artist still carving out his reputation, made Turner’s behaviour in 1814, when he put a painting in for the annual British Institution prize, bewildering:( Ian ) Warrell is still … Continue reading

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