Being somewhat melancholic, I thought it'd be interesting.
It really is pretty funny. It is full of snark, farts, constipation, and some sex. Most of what good contemporary blog needs .
Even so, it does wear a little thin after the first 500 or so pages. [My copy has over 1200 pages, including the notes. ] So I was thinking that maybe I'd had enough of Mr. Burton. I decided to give the next section a chance.
What struck me enough to write a little something about, was a digression in the second book. A of M was published in 1621, just on the cusp of what would be called The Enlightenment. Gutenberg and Galileo had already done a lot of damage . The European explorers were discovering new places and new people and animals [yeah and to kill]. Stuff was happening. After spending so much time on the diagnoses and causes of Melancholy, as conceived by everybody from Galen to contemporary anecdotes noted by the local physician, comes this aside.
THE SECOND PARTITION.
THE CURE OF MELANCHOLY
Air rectified. With a digression of the Air.
[by the way, previous section is :
Retention and Evacuation rectified.]
this lady was at the Winthrop Blues Festival a few weeks ago. didn't see her: I don't do crowds. but she rocked the crowd, big-time, including folks who are OLDER THAN ME, which I didn't think was possible.
Finishing up Groovin' High the bio of Dizzy Gillespie by Alyn Shipton. No spoilers please. Anyway, little tidbit maybe of interest. I know the U.S. State Dept. has been sending various musical emissaries around for a while. Satchmo most famously maybe. Mr. Gillespie first got a gig in 1956. Apparently pushed by Adam Clayton Powell. I don't know what ACP's anti-Commie resume is like, but it's the Dulles State Dept. that had to approve it.
[page 281 at google book preview in case the link gets screwed.]
kinda looks like this hummer gets shut down pretty quick: brobin has evaporated altogether & I'm just a lousy bloghostpersongit, have gotten way too busy.
yeas and nays? not sure there's any choice, really: I presume brobin will receive the bill, and he's not responding to me. I'll contact the provider and see what's what, and my mind is not made up, so gimme some input, if there's anybody still out there.
some pics of ML's soon-to-be new home. Robin said she'd ship a pic after she's installed. not one of my better efforts, really: it was a good bit closer to perfect three months ago, kind of got banged around a bit and the re-finish didn't take so good. sigh.
State Sen. Frank Antenori- Won state seat after being appointed by J.Brew to serve-out previous term . Former Special Forces. Trained mujahadeen in Afghanistan late 80's. Works for Raytheon. Doesn't appear to be a whacko winger, but may be looking to build a DoD lobbyist career.
Jesse Kelly - Narrowly lost to G.G. in 2010 Liar and walking asshole .
Dave Sitton - Long time U of Az. sports announcer. WTF?
John Lervold - Another recent Vet. Trained and Trainer in 'interrogation'.
Martha McSally - Better pilot than John McCain. Famous for disobeying orders to wear a burqa in Saudi Arabia. Connection to dubious outfit called the Rutherford Institute.