September 21st, 2020

Thrift Store Used Books Haul & Monday Reads

'Swans Sacrifice And Transcendence: The Oral History' by Nick Soulsby

'Swans/Where Does A Body End?' DVD

'Red Pill' A Novel By Hari Kunzru

'Mountaineering Essays' by John Muir

'The Only Problem' A Novel by Muriel Spark

'The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox' a novel by Maggie O'Farrell

'Laying Down The Sword: Why We Can't Ignore The Bible's Violent Verses' by Philip Jenkins

'Invisible Monsters Remix' a novel by Chuck Palahniuk

'The Love of My Youth' a novel by Mary Gordon

'Familiar' a novel by J. Robert Lennon

'World War II Writings' by A. J. Liebling [Library of America]

'The Discreet Hero' a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa Translated By Edith Grossman

'A Pilgrimage To Eternity-From Canterbury To Rome In Search of A Faith' by Timothy Egan

'Madness And Civilization: A History Of Insanity In The Age Of Reason' By Michael Foucault

'The Overstory' A Novel By Richard Powers

'The Diamond Age Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer' Science Fiction by Neal Stephenson

Scott Bradfield Youtube site
  • Current Music
    Solstafir 'Berdreyminn'

the essence of sin is hatred of God

It is 3:42 PM Monday late afternoon in the cosmic death flow. It has been a hazy cold sunny early Autumn day.

I got up this morning around 7:05 AM. So I got up made a fresh of coffee and then got a bottle of cold water. I sat in the living room with my bottle of cold water to slowly wake up to another day. Carol was already up and when I got up she got ready to go grocery shopping. I told her I was not in the mood to leave the house this morning, so Carol left with out me.

While Carol was gone grocery shopping I wrote in my paper diary and filmed a video for my Youtube channel.

When Carol home I was listening to music and messing with our main computer. I decided around 11 o'clock AM to mow our front lawn, so I did that chore. After I mowed our front lawn I came inside to recover and eat something for lunch.

This afternoon I forced myself to read the Bible/Leviticus/Old Testament and a Andrew Bonar's commentary on Leviticus. I need to feed my soul especially as America falls apart.

This afternoon I also read some more of Joel R. Beeke's book, 'Puritan Reformed Theology' and before coming here to write I had been reading from a book titled, 'Samuel Johnson: A Biography' by Peter Martin.

This evening Carol plans to attend a porch party. I will read my books and go to bed late. Tomorrow is a Tuesday in the death flow. There is no way of escape.
  • Current Music
    Swans 'Swans Are Dead'

Children of God - Swans

Swans 1987 album, "Children of God", will be re-released worldwide November 13th on Young God Records/Mute. Formats include LP, CD, download and stream.

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I am pleased that you have discovered our music through this medium. I view this experience as the equivalent of previewing a record in a record store in days of old. However, if you wish to experience the music in its' fullest form, I would strongly encourage you to acquire it in a physical format you can bring into your home. Not only will you then be able to experience the richest version of the music sonically, but you will also be afforded the opportunity to enjoy the tangible artwork, which was conceived in tandem with the music, and serves as a further portal to experiencing the total conceptual and spiritual and emotional content of the work we have labored, lovingly, to bring to you.

I love you,

- Michael Gira / Swans / Young God Records
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    exhausted exhausted

Monday Night Reads

Monday Night Reads

Bible/Leviticus/Old Testament

'A Commentary on Leviticus' by Andrew Bonar

'Puritan Reformed Theology: Historical, Experiential, and Practical Studies for the Whole of Life' by Joel R. Beeke

'Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God's Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People' by Joel R. Beeke

'1984' A Novel by George Orwell

'The Ministry Of Truth The Biography Of George Orwell's 1984' nonfiction by Dorian Lynskey

'Familiar' A Novel by J. Robert Lennon

'Selected Essays' by Samuel Johnson [Penguin Classics]

'Samuel Johnson" A Biography' by Peter Martin

music: Swans 'Swans Are Dead' 2 X LIVE CD

"But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief of the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ" 2 Thess. 2:13,14
  • Current Music
    Swans 'Swans Are Dead' 2 X LIVE CD