Monthly Archives: July 2012

15. The Glory

First, a small list of a few numbers: Lithuania, 1655- 4,000,000 Africa, 1816- 2,000,000 Jerusalem, 1095- 3,000,000 Mexico, 1911- 2,000,000 Poland, 1655- 4,000,000 Korea, 1950- 3,500,000 Sudan, 1983- 2,000,000 France, 1562- 4,000,000 Vietnam, 1955- 6,000,000 Europe, 1618- 11,500,000 Russia, 1917- … Continue reading

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14. Uncle Norm

This is an article that my Uncle Norm wrote. It was published in the Oregonian on June 27th, 2002, only 20 days after the death of his daughter (my cousin) Kimberly Tish Langston (See post #11 -“Tish”). My uncle, Dr. … Continue reading

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“Une Année Sans Lumière” means “A Year Without Light.” It is from the Arcade Fire album Funeral, which was written partly in response to the fact that three of the band members had each lost a close family member within a short period of time.

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This is from the album “From a Basement on the Hill” by Elliot Smith. After his death in 2003, Smith’s family asked former producer, Rob Schnapf and his ex-girlf friend, Joanna Bolme, to sift through and mix the album to completion. This is one of those haunting tracks from that utterly incredible and underrated album.

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“They call it night,
they call it night,
and I know it well”

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13. The First Robot in Heaven

The First Robot in Heaven The New Yorker/IBA/ International Translation May 17, 2342 By Dr. Kendall Gurai, Tomanari Cybernetics Institute, Nagasaki There has never been a more technologically advanced cybernetic construct than the world-renowned LO-1211-B, better known as Douglass Maria … Continue reading

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Symmetry

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I think St. Vincent might be my favorite guitarist right now. Have you seen her live? She is virtually peerless in the way she shreds. As regards this video, I would open it in another window and watch it full screen. It’s quite beautiful.

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