zondag 28 februari 2010


Hij speelt iedereen naar huis.

zaterdag 20 februari 2010

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness—that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what—at last—I have found.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

donderdag 11 februari 2010

Richard Hawley - For Your Lover, Give Some Time

Je komt ze niet meer tegen, de romantici. Een trage, iemand?

dinsdag 2 februari 2010

Freddie Hubbard

Toen de dieren nog spraken zond men dit uit op de televisie (RaiTre).
De jonge Hubbard, een Bowmore whisky (of twee) en de solitude van een dinsdagavond can't be beat. Straks nog een Hitchcock. (The good life is out there somewhere, friends!) Cheers.

(Ik buig diep voor mijn goden: zonet herken ik in het decor nog Malevitsj' Suprematisme. Hèhè.)

(Nóg een leuke versie van Moanin' opgedoken: miss Rhoda Scott op orgel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIB2ywz3S9o/)