Monthly Archives: October 2007

CHARLES OLSON

I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You HUMAN UNIVERSE Introduction There are laws, that is to say, the human universe is as discoverable as that other. And as definable. The trouble has been, that a man stays so astonished he can … Continue reading

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EXPERIMENT!

If you are not pursuing some damn dream and then reinventing yourself regularly, assiduously, you’re going to fail. Period. — If you are not growing today, if you can’t demonstrably say at the end of the year I have learned … Continue reading

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MAPPING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Given any rich experience, what happens when we commit our sensibility to graphically mapping the experience in real time? Deborah Blair’s paper is fascinating. Her model has much wider applications. And, this toolmaker came up with many such possibilities. By … Continue reading

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BOUNCIN’ B ON THE RAIL

Honorary nephew B. has taken up the guitar but he had never seen a lap steel. Once I dug up the smaller Jerry Byrd tonebar, in lieu of the jumbo glass Boyette, he took to bouncing and sliding on my … Continue reading

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DHIKR

Shaikh Abul Janaab Najmuddin al-Kubra (may Allah favor him,) in his book Fawatih ul-Jamaal, wrote “Dhikr is flowing in the body of creatures by the necessity of their breath, because through their breathing, the letter ‘Ha’ of the Divine Name … Continue reading

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I’M CONCEALED

I’m so close to you that I’m far apart, So completely merged that I’m separate, So vastly exposed that I’m concealed, So whole and sound that I’ll never be healed. #1121, from Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar … Continue reading

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