Monthly Archives: November 2010

optimism in the face of reason, or: another kaddish for new orleans

Mira wrote about having a grudge against optimism in a recent essay that has left me wandering lost in my own mind. See, I agree with just about everything she wrote. I largely agree with her worldview. But I am a persistent optimist. I am an optimist in the face of considerable clear evidence that optimism is irrational. Continue reading

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epitaph for a tzaddik

New Orleans. With the voudon priest. Again. He gives me a reading. And one of the things he says is: “Don’t go to the cemetery. He’s not there. Go to the place where he still resides. The place where he … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: first memory attempt

[powerpress] My first attempt to play “Kaddish” from memory since beginning the project.

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a kaddish for new orleans

The meetings. New Orleans. Again. Our session this time was ‘On the Circulation of Trance: Trance in 21st century globalized society’ or something like that. One of those times when every paper led seamlessly into the next, each amplifying the … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: a memory attempt

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daily kaddish: on natural horn

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daily kaddish: alexander 310 triple horn

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daily kaddish

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daily kaddish: jazz

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daily kaddish: cajun with dog, for Marie Laveau

Today’s kaddish a duet for horn and chocolate lab, in my take on a cajun accordion. Today my collaborator visits the grave of voodoo great Marie Laveau in New Orleans. If I’ve gotten this up in time, Mira will play … Continue reading

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