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  1. Wilfrid

    Diego Maradona

    "Angry" is not really the mot juste. I just enjoy bringing that up whenever he's mentioned.
  2. Counting Crows, Somewhere Under Wonderland.
  3. Wilfrid

    Diego Maradona

    Only 60, the great soccer player and famous cheat.
  4. Well worth making a reservation to visit the Pace galleries on West 25th for the Sam Gilliam show. Schjeldahl's review sent me there, and the work really is spectacular. I recommend going to the smaller gallery first (nearer 10th Ave) to see his more traditional color field paintings. I think that increases the impact of the drip paintings in the larger gallery. At first glance you'll think Pollock, but he uses a range of techniques (collage elements, very thick paint) to create remarkable depth. The colors dance out at you like the best of Rothko. Unmissable.
  5. Thank you for the MC5 Anthology tip, I wasn’t aware of that collection. William Basinski, Lamentations.
  6. We have some similar horror stories. I had some donuts I was told to pick up from a FedEx office, which was actually closed for COVID. FedEx delivered them a week later, green around the edges. One of my wife’s food orders could be tracked on an amazing route around the country; I don’t know that it ever arrived.
  7. Thanks guys, good suggestions. Looks like Wayla and Kimika need some advance planning.
  8. Any suggestions for comfortable outdoors Asian (not Szichuan), preferably downtown? Was thinking Tuome, but the menu choice is limited if you're not doing the pig-out.
  9. Criterion Channel has some Carl Dreyer, and I just watched Ordet for the first time. It's one of the most intense and gripping movies I've ever seen, especially the second half. For me, the ending (which is supernatural) doesn't detract from the movie's impact. Anyone curious should consult the Wikipedia page, but if you're going to watch it, the plot section will spoil the end for you. The cinematography alone is breathtaking. ETA: Okay, I did laugh out loud when it was revealed that one of the characters had been sent mad by reading Kierkegaard.
  10. I don’t care about him changing to a vegan diet. Not only do I respect veganism, it’s also far from a novelty: my wife is a vegan. I find veganism much more ethically reputable than those dumb ideas about “respecting the whole animal” after murdering it. My main reason for being in the thread is that my reasons for choosing to eat meat can’t be reduced to “fuck it.” I’ve actually applied my mind, although of course I may be wrong. I also can never resist raising the question, never answered (and I don’t mean by Daniel) about how livestock would benefit from the mass slaughter which w
  11. I have some frozen fish stock I should use up, thanks for the reminder.
  12. Cowboy Junkies, Ghosts
  13. I continue to be bowled over by the astonishing Maggie Nelson. I have just read the two books about the unsolved murder of her 22 year-old aunt Jane, four years before Nelson was born. The first, a verse collection of such power it reminds of Reznikoff, is a sort of expurgation of the shadow the murder cast over her family and childhood, complete with poetized excerpts from Jane's Journals (Jane: A Murder). Nelson hoped to achieve closure, but around the time that book was published the family was notified that -- decades later -- someone had been charged with the murder. Nelson wrote The
  14. To save your eyes, Wechsberg's collection Blue Trout and Black Truffles includes "The Formidable Monsieur Point" which covers much the same ground (I can't say if it's identical because I don't have my copy to hand): you can buy the book online for less than $5. Assuming you pulled it up online, though, clicking anywhere on the text should make it larger.
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