“Is There Life On Mars?” – The Bad Plus


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I’ve been listening to The Bad Plus, a great Jazz/Pop/Whatever band. Here is there cover of David Bowie’s “Is There Life On Mars?”

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Snowhaiku 2013

Snowhaiku 2013

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Three Bitter Love Haiku

Lady in Yukata, Ito Shinsui, 1930,  (published by Watanabe Shozaburo)

Lady in Yukata, by Ito Shinsui, 1930, (published by Watanabe Shozaburo)

Love Haiku

Hunger of touching,
cold ache of separation;
the sweet pain of love.

Forgetting Haiku

I try to forget
your insults and betrayals
when I think of you.

Broken Heart Haiku

My sad, broken heart,
still beating for lost lovers
’til no tears are left.

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Rain Poem Haiku

I Wish It Would Rain, oil on canvas, 24X36 inches, copyright ©2001

I Wish It Would Rain, oil on canvas, 24X36 inches, copyright ©2001

Rain Poem Haiku

“Rain, rain go away.
Come again some other day…”
echos in the void.

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Two Storm Haiku

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Thunderstorm at Higashi Hongan Shrine, woodblock print by Takeji Asano, 1940

Storm Haiku I

Lightning and thunder,
and tremendous crashing rain…
the sky is bursting.

Storm Haiku II

The rain has now stopped,
leaving only reflections
in the quiet streets.

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Z West: Book Two: The Devil Deals A Crooked Hand

Z West: The Devil Deals A Crooked Hand

 

Volume 2 of my friend Joe Laney’s Z West is just out. Check it out at www.josephlaney.com .

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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Transit


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A new discovery for me, the small ensemble jazz of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. I’m currently listening to the recently released “Brooklyn Babylon”, which mixes minimalism, progressive and “out-there” jazz.

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Blogsite Revisions: Responsibly Responsive

Monkey And Figures, photograph, copyright ©2012

I’ve been working to update my websites and blogs to a responsive format. I’ve been using various Rapidweaver theme templates, plugins and widgets to effect these changes. The current template for elstonblog is the Tinker theme, by Elixir Graphics.

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Pure Love – Bomba Estéreo


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I’ve been listening to a lot of Cumbia and other forms of South American pop music lately. This is one of my favorite groups. I’ll probably post some more, by Systema Solar, Binary Cumbia Orchestra and others.

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Third and Seneca – Sun Kil Moon


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Currently in heavy rotation on my virtual turntable.

 

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