What it’s really all about.
From the Cynic’s Word Book: ‘drug,’ ‘drug culture’
drug n. any of various substances believed to have miraculous effects on human health and/or behavior. drug culture n. a capitalist subculture centering on the lucrative sale of powerful drugs. A drug culture includes producers, merchandisers, consumers, and governmental authorities in various roles.Note: In the United States the drug culture is divided into two main […]
Quote for All Hallows’ Eve
“Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.” — Thomas De Quincey, “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts”
I want a backstage pass
I often visit the Last.fm site, which mixes social networking with music. The site’s database doesn’t know what to do with classical and baroque composers, so it classes them as “artists.” Yesterday I discovered that, according to the site, Johann Sebastian Bach is “on tour.”
As a tribute to the fading newspaper industry, and the tiny part I played in it, here is a song about “trying to keep my editors satisfied.” It’s set to the tune of this Paul Simon song. I’m not that imaginative, so the numerous verses are all based on Simon’s second verse. Managing editor says […]
Swiss spaghetti harvest (1957)
I suppose I should have posted this Wednesday.