I May S1:01 Or Hemingway black cat story

I watched the first 10 minutes of HBO date rap show and then went to walk my dog and then watched the final 5 minutes or so, then reviewed backwards minutes 26 thru 13 — the meat of the matter.
But my brain bounced to a story that I think I read at Dartmouth in the 1980s, maybe Peter Saccio was my prof, maybe it wasn’t a class on great American short stories but some sort of meta-class, rudiments of scholarship, like chose two of four of English 15, 16, 17 or 18 but not a seminar English 70 and only after you do English 5. There is something about a couple and they are in a fight or not actually in love and the man has to climb out a window to rescue a black cat. Get it? Not sure if I do or did, or will or I’m merely dreaming. (I think I had the same thing regarding the cat in the Coen film about folk music).

I heard Micaela Coal on public radio yesterday.

The writer was trained in drama as well, but does not star in this show. At first I thought the star was maybe a dude.

(I also happened to tape on TMC Turner Classic Movies Black Girl a Senagalese film from the 1960s in French. The star is now 71 years old. MT Diop. I watched the first 10 minutes of that. My tv is set such that I cannot read the subtitles of that film.

I have a bunch of stuff qued in my memory. I bunch of stew quoffed in my memory, as it were.

Apropos of “Raisin in the Sun” ithought I recall William Cook saying it was overrated and he called it “Raving in the Sun”. I can write to Professor Porter to see if he would confirm or deny that. Apropos of someone making a comment about how different ethnics groups preserve their looks or not. I cannot repeat the actual statement here. But I agree.

I bought a Bruce Iglauer book about The Blues but not a book about a Japanese baseball playe, Mash. I bought Toni Morrisson’s “last interview” but gifted it already. I have about 40 books I bought and have not read.

The movies in my cue include: “All the Kings Men”, “House of Wax” “House of Bamboo” “The Vikings” “the Seventh Cross” “My Darling Clementine’ “Fort Apache” “A Hard Day’s Night” “Mighty Joe Young” “Private files of Hoover” “M” “The Maltese Falcon” “You’ll Find Out” “Stranger on the Third Floor” “Rhapsody in blue” “Blues in the Night” “Pete Kelly’s Blues” “Lady sings the Blues”.

Coincidentally, PBS is showing a series of woman who are veterans claiming that they are date raped. Vanessa Guillen.

Blurring of reality and fiction.

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Should the new Palo alto police headquarters be reviewed in the light of Black Lives Matter and coronavirus?

Should the new Palo alto police headquarters be reviewed in the light of Black Lives Matter and coronavirus?

The answer is yes of course.
I wrote separately about my dismay that the bureaucracy arbitrarily cut the guts out of the art element the 1% for the arts and the difference between what staff approved and what the artist Peter Wegner had presented regarding the new police station near California Avenue.

Michael Kimmelman inthe New York Times yesterday Saturday, June 13, 2020

discusses a movement among architects to boycott new prisons and death chambers on ethical and racist or anti-racist grounds.



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Bowden Bell Ringers does Dameron

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Keith Boykin coverage of Black Lives Matter in NYC

9E0ACB0D-BC33-49F1-ABB8-D70E23241868C915870D-2CF8-49D4-AB3F-D8566151AC795A6BAE0A-B2F4-4921-8FBC-A7FCB5FFDBB2 Keith Boykin has posted numerous short videos taken with his cell phone camera of Black Lives Matter protest activity in New York City near where he lives, his exact neighborhood.

Dartmouth alumni magazine circulated today an essay Keith wrote about being arrested and detained six hours on May 30.
Keith and I worked together at the daily Dartmouth for two years in 1985 and ‘86.
we were briefly roommates —- that’s a lie it’s my “Washington slept here” moment —he spent one night in our apartment Just before my senior year, his junior year.
Keith is a Harvard Law grad and author of several books and won the award for being Dartmouth’s top student athlete.
stay strong, my friend.

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Ron Jones, The Wave 1969 VS Ukraine Holocaust Disneyland 2016 filmmaker


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Many of the Zomba men know who is Messi, but Ed Sheeran hell no (Ian Brennan, 2019)

(Not sure who the Zomba men are but you have me curious…rrr n)


Silenced by sound: the music meritocracy myth


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Robertson, Basirico, Carpio work in progress, Palo Alto, June, 2020

Black Lives Matter mural, artists at work, a week ago:


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Preview of Crocker Museum auction, 8 works

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As with The Hand in the Glove, Stout makes a play for social justice, this time confronting segregation. Unsurprisingly, the scenes with the Black waiters at the Spa haven’t aged well. However, even after all these years, one point of tension still has bite: the narrator (Archie) is considerably more backward than the hero (Wolfe). I don’t want to give Stout too much credit, but this casual positioning of disparate ethics within the framework of the family unit suggests the long crawl to equality, and therefore grates less than other older books that try to fix structural racism with a single teachable moment.

I want to mention that although I lift that verbatim from Ethan’s blog, I applied Plastic Alto style rules when referencing people from the African diaspora, upstyle.

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Samora Pinderhughes mentions

SAMORA PINDERHUGHES’S ‘VENUS’ at Le Poisson Rouge (July 19, 8 p.m.). Mr. Pinderhughes, a pianist and vocalist, grabbed attention in 2016 with his politically incisive “Transformations Suite.” At Le Poisson Rouge he returns with a new set of material, “Venus,” which like “Transformations” speaks in personal, openhearted tones while insisting on wholesale social change. The new music, which he teased in April on WBGO’s “The Checkout,” has the brooding interiority of a singer-songwriter confessional and the frothy abundance of improvised music. He’ll perform “Venus” with Elena Pinderhughes on flute, Maya Kronfeld on keyboards, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Josh Hari on electric bass and Jack DeBoe on drums and electronics. The concert, which is presented by “The Checkout,” will also feature D.J. sets from J.Period.

Samora Pinderhughes was mentioned exactly two years ago in The Times then two hours ago by Dayna Stephens, via phone, Dayna is in New York but from East Bay. Samora likewise.

Hmmm. Maya Kronfeld his pianist back in 2018 at LPR I met more recently.

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