Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jacques Brel: La Chanson des Vieux Amants

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Brel's magnificent, unabashedly romantic Song for Old Lovers, presented here with French/English subtitles:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reading matters

I.O.U. Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay, by John Lanchester: NYT

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Reading matters

One of last year's most memorable images was conjured up by Matt Taibbi in describing Goldman Sachs:
The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.
That was in the 13 July 2009 issue of Rolling Stone: The Great American Bubble Machine

Now, Taibbi, in similar vein, further explores Wall Street's smooth talking scammers. grifters and con artists: Wall Street's Bailout Hustle

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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The restaurant across the street

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.4

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Bartók wrote his String Quartet No.4 as long ago as 1927, which is what, 83 years ago. This is the last movement in all its breathtaking, physical urgency . . .

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Chinese New Year Lantern (14-16 February 2010), Year of the Tiger

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weather pr0n

[right click on table to enlarge]

This must be the coldest day of the year so far.

Colder still in the wind. Grhh. . .

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

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Year of the Tiger, day two: passer-by

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hoagy Carmichael: Hong Kong Blues

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

From the film To Have and Have Not. . .

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Chinese New Year gift wrapping

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Chinese New Year stuff (14-16 February 2010, Year of the Tiger)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

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Monday afternoon

My Way with deadly consequences

My Way? In The Philippines the Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord: NYT

Bonus! Sex Pistols, the Sid Vicious definitive version

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Reading matters

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, by Gabor Mate, M.D: Randhom House excerpt

The globalisation of addiction, by Mike Jay: nthposition

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Paolo Conte: Vieni via con me

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Come away with me . . . it's wunnerful:

Friday, February 05, 2010

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Chinese New Year lantern (14-16 February 2010)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010