Friday, March 23, 2018


Edward J. Taylor guides us through attractions old and new along Kyoto's Aburanokoji street in this special guest post for Deep Kyoto

On the turntable:  Harold Budd, "In the Mist"

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Vibrance of color,
Reduced by foul weather to
The monochromatic.

On the turntable: Iggy and the Stooges, "Fun House"

Monday, March 19, 2018


 On a day when
The rains didn’t come;

On the turntable:  Frank Sinatra,  "Songs For Young Lovers"

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Papers: Colin P.A. Jones

"Empirical data is what you use to convince other people what to put up with."

On the turntable:  Goldfrapp, "Seventh Tree"

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Young shoots emerge,
Trusting that these new environs
Will allow them to bud.

On the turntable:  Charlie Parker, "Groovin' High"

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Imbibing Bibliophile #51

In Search of Tusitala, by Gavin Bell
Secret Mission Pale Ale, Y Market Brewing

On the turntable:  Gomez, "In our Gun"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Papers: Joseph Conrad

"'A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line."

On the turntable:  Foreigner, "Double Vision"