The Cranberry Festival art show winners have been named
The final installment of August Wilson's epic Pittsburgh Cycle premieres at the Public today.
R.I.P. Hayden Carruth.
"Of Distress Being Humiliated by the Classical Chinese Poets"
Masters, the mock orange is blooming in Syracuse without
scent, having been bred by patient horticulturalists
To make this greater display at the expense of fragrance.
But I miss the jasmine of my back-country home.
Your language has no tenses, which is why your poems can
never be translated whole into English;
Your minds are the minds of men who feel and imagine
The serenity of the present, the repose of my eyes in the cool
whiteness of sterile flowers.
Even now the headsman with his great curved blade and rank
odor is stalking the byways for some of you.
When everything happens at once, no conflicts can occur.
Reality is an impasse. Tell me again
How the white heron rises from among the reeds and flies
forever across the nacreous river at twilight
Toward the distant islands.
No Depression's website has relaunched
Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:
It's a slow musical weekend.
Jerome Wincek and the Old Hats play The Shamrock in Oil City Saturday starting at 8pm. No cover. (which reminds me, I need to pick up one of those insane Shamrock t-shirts soon)
Vampire Weekend plays a free concert at CMU on Saturday.
Free and Legal Downloads:
DJ Z-Trip - Obama Mix Download
Feelies Live at Music Hall on September 20, 2008
Sigur Rós Live at the United Palace Theatre on September 18, 2008