Frêsh Fish

Sunday, January 24, 2010


There is no surgical precision to the word cocky. It is a expression that cuts a wide swath. I offer two examples of cocky for the amateur libertine to consider.

The first offering is actually a twofer. You get Tom Cruise punking out at his best on the green felt in the Color of Money. The second part of the twofer is the soundtrack in the clip, Werewolves of London – Mr. Z. Werewolves of London is actually best heard a bit louder. You might want to try loading WW of London on any box you are banging, cranking it up, and then watch the strut, as Kings and Queens step aside.

Best Played Louder

The second offering for your appreciation is a snap of the nefarious gonzo digital photographer Robert d Snaps. The word is that Snaps is going to be doing the ATL – SJO gig again.

As long as you have friends, doing Costa Rica is a snap.

Cocky in Costa Rica

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Paradise Missing

And one third of the Heavenly Host pledged their troth to Lucifer. Being outnumbered 2 to 1, Lucifer and his legions lost, and where banished to perdition.

We are expecting snow in Atlanta tomorrow.

Cold As

In Book I of Paradise Lost one encounters The Fallen. The Fallen all express shock that they could have been defeated. But given that they were outnumbered 2 to 1, what other outcome could they have expected?

In Paradise Lost, Milton does a masterful job of embellishing the received doctrine. Unfortunately, he takes the tale no further.

What I would really like to have been privy to is Lucifer’s initial recant. What exactly was it that cause This Shinning Star to renounce The Bliss of Yonder? How was Lucifer able to persuade others to join his Renunciation? Had they won, what was Lucifer and his Lost Legions expecting?

Insight into the above questions would have taken Paradise Lost to the ethereal.

When reading Paradise Lost, at all times one must remember, that by the time Milton wrote his epic he was completely blind. This thread, that Paradise Lost is the rebuke of a sensitive soul inflicted, was developed in a seminal offering - ”The Inner Mechanics of John Milton as Revealed by Paradise Lost”.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

“But Boris What If He Doesn’t Play – PK4?” Fisher – Spassky (1972)

I got a new chess set for Christmas. The set is the real deal, a Staunton Grandmaster’s Edition. But I don’t want anyone to get the idea that I am cerebral as well as erudite. It has been over 35 years since I have played Chess with any regularity and even then it was all hit or miss. Back then, I thought actually studying the game, i.e. book moves, was cheating. It is one of the best of games though and it is always there just awaiting your touch.

I hope anyone viewing this is not that well versed in the game. The board shown in the first snap is a bizarre rendition of just moving pieces to see what happens.

Starting to put the Christmas decorations away.

Fool's Mate in 3

And it is true that with the passage of time, much of the World is becoming a blur to me, with all the struts and frets of the amateur libertines.

I first came across the term  amateur libertine in V - T. Pynchon.

V - Thomas Pynchon

But I still remain enchanted, enchanted by the light.

The Wind Cries Mary - J. Hendrix.

After All The Jacks Are In Their Boxes

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