October 11th, 2014

the existential loneliness of the linear march of events toward annihilation

It is 3:14 PM Saturday afternoon in the flow of existence. I had a normal time at the Herrick Library used books store (I volunteer at the library book nook on Saturdays from 10 AM till 1 PM.). My friend Tim came in the store and we talked for awhile. While at the book nook when not helping people with their used materials I read old issues of the New Yorker magazine and a book titled, "About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made" by Ben Yagoda. I bought home these used books from the library book nook to add to our library-

"Theodore Rex" biography by Edmund Morris

"The Original Knickbocker: The Life of Washington Irving" biography by Andrew Burstein

"Trying to Please: A Memoir" by John Julius Norwich

review of the memoir "Trying to Please" by Norwich

"Kraken" fantasy novel by China Mieville (I read last year Mieville's book "Perdido Street Station".)

"Spooner" a novel by Peter Dexter (I collect the book written by Dexter.)

When I got home from the library book nook I ate lunch and wrote in my paper diary. After that I took Rudy for a walk downtown at Centennial Park. So has gone by the day. Carol has not called me today. Nothing came in the mail mind blowing.

Last night I read, "About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made" by Ben Yagoda and watched some television. I went to bed my usual time. I was up this morning around 6:40 AM and now it is 3:24 PM. Tomorrow will be a Sunday. Carol comes home this coming Monday afternoon.

Well I will close to watch some college football. I might post the pictures I took this afternoon at Centennial Park Holland Michigan.
  • Current Music
    The Dandy Warhols "This Machine"


Someone recently asked me what was the last CD I bought. I answered the new Caribou CD 'Our Love'. I will list the CD's I have recently added to my music library (my wife and I have different musical taste-she does like the new Lucinda Williams CD 'Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone' and also the new J Mascis CD 'Tied To A Star'.

J Mascis 'Tired To A Star'

Lucinda Williams 'Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone'

Ty Segall 'Manipulator'

Blonde Redhead self-titled

Blonde Redhead 'Barragan'

Electric Wizard 'Time to Die'

Oranssi Pazuzu 'Valonielu

Thee Oh Sees 'Drop'

Ryan Adams self-titled

Earth 'Primitive and Deadly'

Aphex Twin 'Syro'

I do not listen to music in the mornings usually. I prefer silence most of the time, so I often ask myself why I buy so much music? Am I wasting money by buying CD's I hardly listen to. My wife has in her car a CD player so when I drive her car I often will play something loud like Earth or Electric Wizard. When Carol is driving I will play something not loud like Ryan Adams or Sun Kil Moon.

Today at the library I was talking to the lady who comes after me to volunteer at the Herrick Public Library used books store. The subject of music came up and she said with a straight face that she believe rock no roll music was demonic because the drum beats. This lady professes to be a Christian and what I find interesting is that she does not object to guitars and drums being used during a Christian worship service. What makes one drum beat Christian and another drum beat demonic? The woman said she did liked the music of The Animals which I found amusing since this band was from the 1960's. I wonder what this lady would think if she heard the music/lyrics of Electric Wizard?

I personally find music interesting. I do not agreed with the remark made by the Christian lady at the book nook that rock n roll music effects the brain. Weird.

I know some of the music I listen to some Christians might find repulsive or ugly. I like music-all kinds of music-I like sometimes noise. But I never approach music without using discernment-with my intellect governed by Truth/beauty.

I love silence. I like empty spaces.

Well, I will close to drift into the night. I remember these words of the apostle Paul (New Testament), "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things" Phil. 4:8.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative