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Truth in Abstraction

I Under a hollow sky grey worn concrete listens scream of a solitary car. “Just want to write something. anything. been too long. Mind, liquid pencil. You know.” Jazz tickets on the dash. (solo performer – no net over absurdity) … Continue reading

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The Day It Rained Poetry (Poem)

The clouds rolled over and stayed there and got heavier, heavier and heavier still. The clouds cracked and the cracks got wider, wider and wider still until the contents poured out. Pages of poetry rained down, swirling on breezes, plastering … Continue reading

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Jazz (A series of poems)

The wordless transmission between the artist and the audience. ~~~ Drifting aimlessly from the record player, the sounds of the improvising   musician. Scuffs, scratches and scrapes, where is he going with this?   In the inferno of disquiet faintly … Continue reading

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City At Night

A cool and crisp night in the city is illuminated by its skyscrapers, its vast columns of light. Their radiance reveals a vibrant metropolis with a enlivened population, exploring the mammoth urban jungle. On the ground level street lights kindle … Continue reading

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Infinite Freight Train

You are at the station, waiting for your train. The train is delayed by some time and you begin to-day dream. You are lost in the midst of your imagination and in this haze you lose track of time. By … Continue reading

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Record Review: Motoharu Yoshizawa/Mototeru Takagi: ABYSSE Duo

Note: This record appears to go under many names: Shinkai (which translates as Deep Sea), Duo Deep Sea and ABYSSE Duo. The last one is the name on the record labels website, PSF so it will be the one used … Continue reading

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Kaoru Abe, Alto Saxophone Improvisation, No.3 1.21.1972

For some basic information here is Kaoru Abe’s Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_Abe Unlike Motoharu Yoshizawa’s vast catalogue of music, Kaoru Abe’s is a little smaller. Well, it’s a lot smaller. But it more than makes up for that in energy and … Continue reading

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Julio Cortazar and his (near) Infinite Book

Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch is a masterful literary creation and is one of those books that can be called genius. The story told within the book is rather simple and is summarised well by Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopscotch_%28Julio_Cort%C3%A1zar_novel%29 Also here is the Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Motoharu Yoshizawa (Mado – Window/Fragment 1)

Someone once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, and they were probably right. But let’s try it anyway. Motoharu Yoshizawa was a Japanese Free Jazz bassist who has an extensive, and excellent catalogue of music. At … Continue reading

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