www.picture-poems.com | by cliff crego
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Here’s what’s new at the P/P quartet of websites
for the FOURTH week of MAY.
For updates on a daily basis, when I’m down at my
Office in happy Eagle Valley and the South Wallowas,
go to one of five different twitter feeds listed below:
This is the free-for-all composite stream, including highlights
from all the other streams below. NEW: Like a Swiss Village
Church Bell, this twitter feed chimes 10 times a day, thanks
to the trusty, new (and expensive) CliffBot, even when I’m
out on extended fieldwork treks. Please TUNE IN!
Remember, unlike Facebook [which I would rather to boycott
but can’t…], you don’t have to join twitter to follow streams, and
40% of those who DO, simply follow tweets from others they
are interested in.
And for THE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE music updates:
And for RILKE German poetry in translation updates:
And for r2c, NEW DUTCH POETRY updates:
And for CLIFFCARDS, books, prints & poster
SPECIAL offers, etc:
And the updated online SHOP at:
Let me know how you like it. And please forward,
copy and retweet (below), post to your facebook page,
&, well:—otherwise, spread the word!
These are exciting times!
Ciao for now,
and all the best,
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED an MAY STRAVINSKY Moon
DONATION to help keep Picture-Poems’ servers running
and help keep me on the road???
MONEY? A movement always going in the wrong direction.
Debt’s the engine; Compound interest, its seemly unlimited fuel.
(1) “ECKHART TOLLE is to MEDITATION what DISNEYLAND
is to life: sugar illusions projected on the bitter dirt
of CONFLICT’s reality.” #LifeQuote
(2) READING: Hungary Destroys All Monsanto #GMO
Maize Fields http://bit.ly/12DniN7
(3) WATCHING: HACKER WORLD:
Anonymous investigation http://bit.ly/17Nghh4
#nonviolence #netfreedom #truth #trust #confusion
(4) CALM THYSELF: News = 99% history &
1% its current repetition ☯ Gandhi:
1893-1914 Birth of Satyagraha [”truth-force”]
(5) WATCHING: #French #FEMEN &
The New Feminism: POPE NO MORE!
Protest at Notre Dame http://bit.ly/12EWkU4
Confronting the violence of the Cross
(6) LISTENING: 14th Annual #Gandhi Lecture
on #Nonviolence w/ Chris Hedges: Days of
Destruction, Days of Revolt http://bit.ly/11FCU66
(7) THEATER OF THE NEW: Krishnamurti: With
a Silent Mind http://bit.ly/11t8X98 An historical
perspective on #Krishnamurti, his life & teachings
(8) THEATER OF THE NEW via @MarianneThieme
SEA THE TRUTH http://bit.ly/12nPAuQ Beauty & tragedy,
w/ underwater #photog, DOS WINKEL. Brilliant!
(9) WATCHING: Art Talk 2011 w/ Jujhar Singh: Best
moments with 22 leading musicians, dancers, artists
& #photog of India http://bit.ly/10EHxG0
(10) WATCHING: Ensemble RESONANZ plays
#XENAKIS Syrmos for 18 string soloists
http://bit.ly/zvo0aj Into the unknown of wild, raw,
(11) ♫ BACH Cantata BWV 105 Herr, gehe nicht
ins Gericht http://bit.ly/13G17Hf text http://bit.ly/10flk2o
pdf http://bit.ly/10gPLsp Superb!
(12) VIVA Stravinsky! Just 8 days to the
CENTENNIAL of LE SACRE V.29.1913
@joffreyballet & Nijinsky’s primal choreography
(13) THEATER OF THE NEW: VIVA Stravinsky!
Just 6 days to the CENTENNIAL
of THE RITE OF SPRING V.29.1913
Riot at the Rite
This is an excellent production, if a bit British. Much
better than the French-Hollywood film, Coco & Igor.
This is especially so in that Nijinsky plays a strong
counterweight to Stravinsky, via Diaghilev, so we
experience the doubt, the outrage, the fatigue, AND
the tremendous challenge of THE RITE from the
dancer’s perspective. THE RITE is not only the key,
signature event of Music & the Arts of the past 250
years in Western culture; it is also the story of our
time. Why? Well, because it in a profound way
embodies the very energy of our relationship to
the living Earth, a relationship already troubled
before the Christian era. [For me, the signature
metaphorical event is the moment Apollo is said
to have driven out the Earth-goddess Gaia in Delphi,
about the time of Socrates.] The Rite of Spring,
with its fiercely balanced YANG / Apollonian & YIN /
Dionysian energies, suddenly manifested a new,
much longed-for, balance. In so doing, it still casts
a long shadow over our century. It is still poorly
played. [RHYTHM!] It is still compositionally
unsurpassed. [Burning all the music written AFTER
THE RITE would not be loss, but liberation!]
And it is still, in my view, largely misunderstood,
certainly by the wider culture simply because this
wider culture wants nothing to do with this new
energy. But the resurrection of Nijinsky’s ballet gives