Leonard Cohen — The Future.
What’s on your mind?
31 new slides, 22 old ones. Need to sleep have a full day tomorrow.
hey wmd — sounds like you are very well prepared.. fingers and toes crossed for ya dood.
hey newton — how’s the bay area tonight?
Nice tune. New to me.
hard to believe its from 93 — the words were as if it was written this decade…
Wait, not new – IIRC, this was part of the NBK soundtrack.
Been a while.
from the utube (my bad for my earlier typo on the date):
The OFFICIAL video clip for “The Future”, lead single from the 1992 album of the same name.
here’s the nbk clip
Thank you. It was just dangling out there, I don’t know why I didn’t latch on faster.
Tequila is Good for the Heart.
well it was during the closing credits of the movie…
hey that guy — how ya doing tonight? tis a friend of mine
OK, Grandma-to-be news, Pony up.
Doing ok. Kitties are SO rambunctious. CRAZY WUSS!
baby is now the size of a kumquat and jen said that it looks like an alien. baby grape sounded cuter than baby kumquat. she has not sent me the picture from the ultrasound yet. said she had to scan it and send it.
twice as much fun with two kitties
wmd, sweet dreams and rejuvenating sleep to allow you to bring the story to life.
When you hear kumquat, think apricot.
Looks like some people are taking the task of cleaning up Detroit into their own hands, and having a lot of fun doing it.
hey sb — how’s santa barbara tonight?
hey hannibal — how ya doing tonight?
We’re gearing up for summer to arrive this weekend. There’s supposed to be a mini-heatwave. Congrats on baby kumquat’s ultrasound… I agree, that fruit is just not friendly. Is it the ‘k’?
I’m doing good, and yourself?
weather dood says we are supposed to warm up — i’m not banking on it happening. i think its just not as cute sounding as baby grape loves you.
i’m fair to middlin’ thanks — that’s a great article about the cleanup hannibal.
my fav cohen tune and cover
Yeah, they’re even going to do some races there soon, for bicycles, mopeds and scooters.
Here’s another group you may like..and also having fun:
And, Hi suzanne!
hey julia — how ya doing tonight?
Aloha, Suz and LLN pups…!
I’m with you on not banking on it. But it is kind of fun to think that there could be a tiny summer out there somewhere!
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight?
Girl, you stay up late. But that’s electoral politics, I suppose.
My fav Cohen Tune is “Everybody knows” I first heard it in the movie “pump up the volume.” I bought the tape of it just because of that song. Imagine my shock and horror when I found out that they didn’t have his version on the tape! WTF!
In those days we didn’t have Itunes and we didn’t have the ability to just get one song. We had to buy the WHOLE tape! I was very angry. I think I’m still angry!
Actually now I’m just curious. Why did they do that? I’m sure they had some kind of “if you play it in the movie it will be XX thousand. If you put it on the album it will be Xxx thousand. Or some kind of contract deal.
But I really liked that movie and the song.
I just got back home to sea level about a half hour ago…! I’m looking at a 26 hour paycheck…! For one night’s work…! ;-)
hey spocko — how’s sf tonight?
I’m pretty good. Thanks for asking. Today I finished a huge novel. It was something I wouldn’t normally have read, but I took that blog writing analysis and one of the people it said that I wrote like was Stephen King.
I got his new book “Under the Dome” and although this huge (1072 pages) I just blew through it. I’ve read several review of it and I get all their criticisms but I also thought it was interesting what he was trying to do.
Showing that we are actually in a closed system, and when the lust for power drives us in a world of limited resources people are going to die.
I think that the other message of man’s compassion for other life and for man’s ability to hurt others with some kind of rationalization of “the greater good” was also interesting.
Anyone else read it?
Ah, doing well, just recovering from the stress of doing that questionnaire, I’m hoping to see it later today in the Freep. And I hope you n yours r well.
i’ve not read it — but i am a huge stephen king fan — his book, the stand, is my all time fav book.
And heya newton!! Mostly I’m up late cause I’m a midnite shift worker, and I don’t “switch over’ unless there’s campaigning, which can make for 20-24 hour days at times…
those are rough — how’s mi 12 tonight?
Sounds really good, spocko, I’ll put it on the “after Nov 2″ list.
hey ppd — how’s the south south bay tonight?
heating up again
I got a feeler from a local paper for posting my website, that is one positive piece of news! And otherwise, low-key, I did also get a feeler for a peace group debate, just waiting to get that confirmed.
how hot are they predicting?
I have read it, and while I’m with Suzanne on “The Stand” being my fave, I enjoyed it. I thought the closed system was a great idea to explore. Critics aren’t usually friendly to King, no matter what he’s written, so you lose some of the benefit of a review.
yay! what area is the michigan 12 — i’m so geographically challenged now. yet when i was younger i could rattle off the names and capitols of all 50 states…
Hi Suz, PPD, julia and everyone. You should see the moon here, it’s huge, low and had wisps of clouds around it…I could hardly keep my eyes on the road, driving along. So beautiful.
hey margot — that sounds so beautiful. still overcast here. how ya doing tonight?
Mine, too. Love the juxtaposition of good and evil.
over 100 F this weekend
ouch — i don’t do hot well now that i carry my own personal summer around with me. well, that and no air conditioning when i lived at the cabin.
instead of little mary sunshine, i was more like the wwotw
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. — G. K. Chesterton
Blowing 35, gusting 50 knots. Dock secure. Summer over
hey robert — how ya doing tonight?
hey et — what’s the temp? how ya doing tonight?
Okay. Got my green tea and lemon cake on the stand. Thought I’d drop in here.
hmmmm lemon cake… that sounds so refreshing. homemade?
Yep. Betty Crocker.
If you know about “8 Mile” (the northern border of Detroit, generally), my district is just north of that, both east and west, very strange-looking and gerry-mandered to heck.
Doing fine, thanks. I was looking at ads in the shopper paper…people are selling a ’74 Nova they’ve put 20k into for 14k. Sad to see. There are many old car buffs here, all the way from very early Model T Fords and I don’t know what all, up to more recent “oldies.”
i know of 8 mile from back in the day when my youngest was a huge eminem fan — ohmystars, that is an ugly gerrymandering…
what kinda frosting you gonna do (or have ya already frosted it)
One of the things I liked about Under the Dome was the way they dealt with the issue of us all being connected. I liked that.
And that sometimes you need to stand up to people who are bullies, but it’s not easy because bullies don’t just crumple when you stand up to them. They fight and fight and fight. They get others to attack you and all the means at their disposal to fight back.
It think the myths about bullies are that they crumple, many of them keep coming.
hey margot! Glad i’m not workin tonite, then, the full moon does bad things to ERs. And niters all, gotta nap, getting up early to check the paper..remember, support and vote for your local Greens!
Lemon frosting, of course. Betty Crocker frosting in a can.
Any snow yet, ET…? ;-)
Btw, a great bit of news…!
All men look like men, but so few really are.”__Elizabeth Mongomery in movie Johnny Cool, 1963
I’m into quotes tonight.
Met with Tony Knowles, ex-governor of Alaska today for about 90 minutes, one-on-one, over coffee. First time we’ve talked personally.
He taught me lot. Strange political times here, the strangest yet. Joe the Teabagger and how he’s being played out, even more than Palin, is troubling a lot of people.
You might enjoy some other works by King, as there is always a bully. While I enjoy all kinds of excellent “high-brow” literature, I think Stephen King has been under-appreciated because of his popularity and the horror label. His novella “The Body”, which became the movie “The Stand” has a most excellent bully and the very real risks of standing up to a bully.
i’m terrible. i love those frostings in the can. my stepdad is a retired baker, austrian trained, and would be agast at such an admission from me. but my all time fav is whipped cream frosting
Nite Julia, I hear you on the full moon ER!
I’m afraid to watch. I so much wish I could be there.
You have just sent shivers up my spine with the idea that someone could be more played out than Palin. I may have to take to my bed.
O, I do love whipped cream frosting, too. I always put it on mayonaise cake.
oh my…. are you going to be writing about it?
I saw the mini-series “the stand” and I thought it was cheesy and dumb. But then again my understanding is that a lot of King book –> King movies are bad.
The first King book I read was Carrie and I loved it.
the book was much much better than the mini series. if you liked carrie, you should like the stand.
Stephen King was living in a married with children living in a cramped trailer, very poor.
They needed groceries. He had decided to take his typewriter and sell it. He was just stepping outside with the machine when the postman arrived. In the mail was the letter from last publisher he had mailed Carrieto. He had been struggling for years and about to give up on his dream. The letter was an acceptance for publication of Carrie.
I might give it a shot, but after watching the movie I see all the characters as who they were in the movie!
Laura san Giacomo is one I like, the ‘others? No so much.
i heard an interview with him on the radio one night as i was headed home from a trip. riveting. he talked about that and about how after he ‘made it big’, he went back to the publisher and had the pages that had been cut from the stand put back in. what stuck with me most out of that interview was that he said he writes to scare himself and if he has done so, he knows its going to be a good story.
The net connection was down so I had some catching up after the Advisory council meeting. Before that our Supervisor held office hours well attended by angry voters. He wants to charge us for the sewer capital cost of the undeveloped properties… using rates and charges. He also promised us a competitive bidding in the assessment then after it passed he renigged. I said I guess that makes you a crook in front of about twenty people he did not say a peep. Before that I distributed flyers for Health care for All a talk by “Doctors Mad Hell” Dr. Margaret Flowers of “Baucus 13″ and SB810 single payer will be explained.
hey bb — how’s your bay tonight?
Yes. Not yet, though.
OTOH, this is the sort of stuff I write about already, sometimes.
it does seem to be right up your alley, so to speak. ubetcha.
And that’s why I can’t read him, he is too scary.
I can understand not wanting to read something after you’ve seen the movie first. My top picks for his work (after The Stand) would be: The Shining, The Dead Zone, Different Seasons(novellas), It and his nonfiction On Writing. Forgive my laziness on not properly marking the works. Too tired to deal with either quote marks or /.
I joined Facebook this week. Finally got talked into it at a reunion of branches of the family at a funeral. About how we always get together, actually….
Do not answer til 100…bay is there big sun and big moon some strangeness in the air.
happy 100 robert!!!
I want presents….
Congratulation on not 100 Suz…where is responders to Universal Healthcare in CA? And the scam in Los Osos of a sewer The USDA loan numbers have total project cost $189 million without the $21 million assessment we are already paying. Supervisor Gibson says that it is less than his loan app states. The actual coast has to include what we are paying on now PLUS their $189 million or $210 million. Or $44034.00 a house!!!
when my aunt and then my grandma died in august, a lot of the family communications were done on facebook. it really did come in handy for connecting with family — helping share info among 9 surviving siblings and all the cousins.
*handing ya big box wrapped in glittery wrapping paper and filled with lotsa crowing rights*
Does anyone care that a community is getting skinned by the largest waste water firm in the world? In collusion with pork barrel consultants in the name of the stimulus package? Who are you? Jane blogged bigtime today on healthcare impacts. Then there was unhappy baby Obama sad talk. WTF
Well, they all wanted to become my “friends”. Most I accepted, but there sure were a few I didn’t. Then a bunch of writers I’ve been working with on another forum “befriended me”, so now I’m the final proofreader for a series of short story anthologies they’re producing.
Pretty good stories, too. Fun stuff.
bb i care. i’ve been following this story through your nightly updates. its so wrong and so sad. you know that late night is snarky — always has been. have you done a diary about what this is costing now that you have the figures? that is one way to drive up the conversation about the problem and look for possible solutions/tactics.
If your neighbor is hurting look the other way?
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. — Flannery O’Connor
Hang in there Sus.
Don’t drink the fluoridated water.
Lowers your thingus ….. IQ.
bb, I can’t speak for all, but I know I am plumb wore out from worrying. I could easily live on the fretting alone about my nuclear family, yet the national and global are relentless in their smackdowns. It’s a fine line between attending to the crises and sobbing in my closet about the state of the world.
hey plove — how ya doing tonight?
I’ve read all three! liked ‘em. Haven’t read anything recent.
“Stop it, Daddy,” Lydia shouted. The tears swelling along the rims of her eyes angered her more. She leaped and streaked across the parlor until she was suspended above the woman in the coffin. She reentered her body in hope she could restore life, become physical again so that she could sit up and point to her husband and tell all gathered how he had murdered her; to be assured her death would be avenged. Instead, she was immediately driven back out of her corpse by the frightful cold and energy-sapping effort to move dead flesh.
Thank you SB. I breath fire (not the breathe of fire). The corruption at every level from the WH down to the smallest local agency is the status quo. With the exception of our Fire Department. I asked a sheriff candidate yesterday what he did not like about his opponent he said he did not understand the way they do things in the department. That is how normal corruption is. He did not know the difference. China is now telling the US President how things are going to go down. Gee thank you Richard Nixon for opening up that can of worms.
I’m thinking that “It” might have gotten lost in the list, since you mentioned reading three, and I had four plus the nonfiction. I’ve read all of his books, and enjoyed most all of them. There is definitely a trough around Cujo where his addictions were wreaking some havoc. The more recent books still have lots to chew on, but I think it’s a case of knowing each other too well: I know him and it’s not new, even though we’re still friends!
another taste of your story?
Actually, Moa wasn’t interested much in trade. It was G.W.Bush who brought China into NAFTA.
It’s almost finished. I won my first poetry contest today for this poem:
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woohoo! congratulations dood — that’s very powerful and gave me chills
I signed the contract. Uh-oh, I wonder if posting it here may voilate that. Can it be taken back down?
about time for me to head out folks. thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight.
i’ll edit it for ya dood
refresh and its poofed robert
so am i :)
The Robert bows to the Goddess Suzanne in gratitude.
If it heads into the ether, I’ll enjoy remembering it. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing. And off to bed for me. ‘Night all!
bb, I read your recounting of struggles to get things right in your community…it’s very lucky to have you in there working for them.
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