Archive for October, 2017

Haiku Duet, Resist The Tax Cut Bullshit

October 31, 2017

“You’re smokin’ your socks – if you think corporate tax – cuts will raise wages”

“When enough people – understand the truth Congress – will have to vote no”

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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2017

Haiku

October 30, 2017

“The Trump team covers – up another suspicious – military death”

I Love The Wilburys

October 30, 2017

Origin of The Traveling Wilburys:

George Harrison first mentioned the Traveling Wilburys during a radio interview with Bob Coburn on the Rockline radio station in February 1988. When asked what he planned to do as a follow-up for his Cloud Nine album, Harrison replied: “What I’d really like to do next is… to do an album with me and some of my mates… a few tunes, you know. Maybe the Traveling Wilburys… it’s this new group I got: it’s called the Traveling Wilburys, I’d like to do an album with them and later we can all do our own albums again.” “Wilbury” was a slang term first used by Harrison during the recording of Cloud Nine with Jeff Lynne. Referring to recording errors created by some faulty equipment, Harrison jokingly remarked to Lynne, “We’ll bury ’em in the mix”. Thereafter, they used the term for any small error in performance and the term was used again when the group were together. Harrison suggested “The Trembling Wilburys” as the group’s name; instead, Lynne suggested “Traveling”, with which the group agreed.

Starting with a meal shared by Harrison, Lynne and Roy Orbison, the group came together at Bob Dylan‘s home studio in Malibu, California, to record an additional track as a B-side for the single release of Harrison’s “This Is Love“. Tom Petty‘s involvement came by chance, as Harrison had left his guitar at Petty’s house, and the invitation for Petty to join the session was made when Harrison went to retrieve it. The record label, however, decided that the song that resulted, “Handle with Care“, was too good to be released as a “single filler.” The members enjoyed working together so much that they decided to create a full album together, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. Written by all five men, it was recorded over a ten-day period in May 1988, and released on October 18. The album was recorded in the house and garden of Eurythmics member Dave Stewart. The “Wilburys” joke was extended further, with the band members credited under various pseudonyms and pretending to be half-brothers – sons of a fictional Charles Truscott Wilbury, Sr. The album was a critical and commercial success, spawning several successful singles and eventually reaching triple-platinum sales status in the U.S. The album was nominated for several awards and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1989. Liner notes on the album cover were written by Michael Palin under a pseudonym. On the second album they were written by Eric Idle under a pseudonym.

Haiku Quartet, Trump’s Damaged Brains

October 29, 2017

“Trump overturns ban – on nerve gas pesticide that – fucks up babies’ brains”

“If pesticide nerve – gas is safe Dow should spray its – corner offices”

“Trump’s sad legacy – cancer, infertility, – diminished I.Q.’s”

“Trump is a man-made – disaster for our health and – our environment”

Haiku

October 29, 2017

“Of The Moines goes full – monty hipster: food trucks and – German beer hall vibe”

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/entertainment/dining/2017/10/27/iowas-never-seen-food-truck-beer-hall-like-before/790969001/

Hilary Hahn rocks

October 28, 2017

Wisdom from Hilary Hahn who is performing on Prairie Home Companion right now: “Bach is, for me, the touchstone that keeps my playing honest. Keeping the intonation pure in double stops, bringing out the various voices where the phrasing requires it, crossing the strings so that there are not inadvertent accents, presenting the structure in such a way that it’s clear to the listener without being pedantic – one can’t fake things in Bach, and if one gets all of them to work, the music sings in the most wonderful way.”

Haiku, Sometimes I Hope There Is A Hell

October 28, 2017

“Asshole parents who – kill their children should go straight – to the ninth circle”

http://www.kcci.com/article/parents-charged-in-death-of-infant-found-rotting-in-swing/13098060

Haiku, Hate Is Not Christian

October 27, 2017

“Ask Jesus what he – would do and he would say ‘Please – sign the petition'”

https://www.change.org/p/pope-francis-remove-bishop-robert-c-morlino-from-the-diocese-of-madison-wi/nftexp/ex16/v4/28264791?recruiter=28264791&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial.combo_new_control_progress_3x3&utm_content=ex16%3Av4

Haiku, Kitty Genovese Redux

October 27, 2017

“Bystanders rob and – take selfies with unconscious – woman in the street”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bystanders-rob-photograph-woman-knocked-street-article-1.3593315