Saturday, April 25, 2009

Outages, some planned, some not

Monday and part of Tuesday. Those were planned. But Thursday was illness. Highly distilled illness which Homeland is investigating. And so, there will be no actual newsletter this week, due to time constraints and a brain that still has too high a viral load.

On the bright side, vernal equinox be praised, we see evidence at last of Spring.

On the dark side, it's just one more Spring in a tremendous unbroken string of them, the overwhelming majority of which happened before we were born and the tremendously large remainder of which will happen after we die.

But don't let it get you down! Rather: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, and all that! And if Robert Herrick don't do it for ya, how about good old Andrew Marvell?

"Let us roll all our strength, and all
Our sweetness, up into one ball;
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Thorough the iron gates of life."

That is to say, having come through terrible suffering, we're determined to win, win, win!

Get in our way, and we'll roll you up into a ball.

Back to normal next week.


If you need something to read, or a rabbit-hole to fall down, then check out this.

Fine press books are where it's at, if you've got the bankroll. Follow the very last link in the article to see how deeply you're in trouble if you like this stuff. Thanks to Joseph for alerting us.


Oh, and don't forget the art opening at Wall of Sound, Friday, May 1st. Very enticing stuff, obviously druggy, potentially subversive. Something else for Homeland to investigate.


# of weeks since Spine and Crown inception: 181

# of weeks since inception that no mention of Spine and Crown has appeared in the print edition of The Stranger: 181


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