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    Approach No. 27 - 1958 - "The Gypsies Near Del Mar"

    Approach No. 27 - 1958 - "The Gypsies Near Del Mar" (appears in The Roominghouse Madrigals - pg. 242 - 1988)
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    Why the Beatles?

    Pretty cool overview of Paul's bass lines. I am now especially awed by Rain and Taxman. And try to play "All My Loving" while singing....
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    Why the Beatles?

    The Beatles live on Sweedish TV 'Drop ~In' 1963 Very cool 4-song set from 1963. In addition to the music, there's some great banter and interesting audience reactions. She Loves You: 1:14 Twist And Shout: 4:04 I Saw Her Standing There: 6:54 Long Tall Sally: 9:45 Some user comments...
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    Ten

    Great list, Roni. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on each. I'd like to do that with mine, but not sure I can articulate the reasons to my satisfaction. Hard to explain why they cause certain feelings. Re Remains: yes, I've always like this one, too. When I was younger, that first line...
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    What are you drinking?

    Our local Giant supermarkets now sell alcohol. Continuing with my IPA exploration, on tap last night: Dogfish Head Brewery--Delaware (we consider it a local brewery) --Liquid Truth Serum IPA - 7% Sly Fox--Pottstown PA (a very local brewery, 10 mins from home) --Vulpulin - 6% Sweet Water...
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    What are you drinking?

    The kids had wanted to get to Wildwood boardwalk, but we never made it. My only experience with shandies is Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. These could be a new investigative area...
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    Ten

    There are sooo many, an almost impossible task, but I'll try. They come and go, affected by moods and as you grow older and understand lines that you didn't when you were younger. The top few, though, will probably never change: Face While Shaving The Underground Poem for My 43rd Birthday A...
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    What are you drinking?

    Last day of vaca today. Spent the week in Cape May, NJ ("just the tip"). Of course, we had to spend some hours at Cape May Brewery. The fight was: Honey Porter Nitro 5.4% Cape May IPA Nitro 6.3% Summer Catch Wheat 5.5% Follow the Gull IPA 5.5% Contrary to what I posted a few months ago, I'm...
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    What Are You Reading?

    Hi Hooch, with very little prodding, I could agree with you. After reading Road, I was blown away by the quality of the prose. But after Peace, I was blown away by the writing (of course) and the brutal honesty and rawness. I just also picked up the Twayne's Author series book on Yates for $4...
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    What Are You Reading?

    Recently finished: Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler, part of my every-so-often re-reading of all 7 Marlowe novels. He certainly practiced what he preached, i.e., a consummate stylist. Some great lines/passages as usual. Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates, my penultimate book of the 7...
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    Database updated

    Re italics: Embarrassing fail on my part. I should've picked up on that! Re "my last 2 db observations for a while": I lied. I love the db. If I see something, I'll say something...
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    Database updated

    Good to know. I didn't want to be a pain, still.......my last 2 db observations for a while: --The Sept Stew poem list has some titles in italics. I'm assuming not intentional. --Prob my laptop settings, but when I click on any jpg links in the Timeline, nothing happens...well, except for the...
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    Database updated

    Thanks, mjp. You are supremely satisfying my OCD... Query: If Stew was published May 1990, shouldn't rags, bottles, sacks be at least circa 1990 or earlier, rather than 1991--1994? New observation: The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992) Confession - pg. 138 - circa 1993 Should...
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    Database updated

    I love the teamwork here. Purple Stickpin: great catch. I should have noticed that. When I said "wading," I really meant "immersing." Or maybe "spelunking," as I do enjoy rappelling down deep into its caverns. I could spend days, weeks, prob years, in the database. Like it's the Matrix. The...
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    Database updated

    I was wading through the database and made the observation: In the Play The Piano Drunk contents listing, the below poem appears as: "The Proud Thin Dying" - written circa 1988 Prob should be 1978...
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    Bukowski ad/Carver story in December No. 8 (1966)

    A nice piece of literary history. --Bukowski ad for Cold Dogs. Only $1.25....$1 with ad... --First appearance of Carver's first major story in a major lit mag. Later appeared in Best American Short Stories 1967 and would be the title of his first book of stories (1976).
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    What Are You Reading?

    Just finished McCarthy's The Road. Part of my surge to finally read well-known, recent and lost classics. Some great images/great lines. Humanity has fallen. I wonder if in reality, we'd be worse? It's now one of my TopTen favorite Novels...a list that ebbs and flows but there are a few...
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    What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. Volume 8

    PhillyDave: Sweet. I've been listening to Band of Gypsys (for the umpteenth time), Truly a desert island selection. I think he matured as an artist on this one. A beautiful statement. Black Swan: Love Iris. Her My Life album was my intro. It's survived all the CD purging over the years...
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    Nevermind. I searched. Seems like it's Betting on the Muse.
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    Much to my chagrin, yeah, I can see your point and agree. I still find it interesting though, no matter how slight the changes (whether writerly or needlessly editorial in nature). I was working on another one (a line was removed from my fav, short, poem) but I'll hold back to keep the...
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    Complete run of Hearse magazine

    Thanks for posting this. I enjoy looking at full runs...
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    This post being moved out of "Poem Comparisons" made me realize I did post in the wrong place (I didn't catch the sub heading Posthumous publications to manuscript versions). I also want to retract my outrage at Mr. Martin. Chalk it up to "blame excitement" (is this a thing?) These changes...
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