Monday, June 27, 2016

Kenzō Tange's Prehistoric Metabolism

Third of a hat trick on Japanese architects.

On the turntable:  Bob Seger, "Live in Denver"

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Papers: Geert Mak

"History begins beneath the roots of tree."

On the turntable:  Bruce Springsteen, "Live in NYC"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Imbibing Bibliophile #6

Walking Away by Simon Armitage

Harvey's Brewery, Sussex Best Bitter

On the turntable:  Brian Eno, "Music for Airports"

Monday, June 20, 2016


Rose petals unfurl,
Strewn as ticker tape for
The ovine parade.

On the turntable:   Byungki Hwang, "Best of Korean Gayageum Music"

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Papers

"[...] I press forward, each new step overtaking the last, and the earth rolls away underneath.  It's a treadmill, this journey, [...] or a motion picture with emphasis on the motion, a film that keeps spooling on from scene to scene.  Or it's a book I'm reading or the book I'm writing, every day a new chapter, every word a footfall, the path like a sentence, a line of language always heading off into the distance."   

On the turntable:  Ballake Siseko and Vincent Segal,  "Chamber Music"

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Polar ice brings nourishing rain
To the colours that bloom
Where the cap once lay.

On the turntable:  Bill Laswell, "Oscillations"

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Imbibing Bibliophile #5

Japanese Homes and their Surroundings by Edward S. Morse

Kyoto Brewing, Ichigo Ichie

On the turntable:  Ben Harper, "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"