Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 18 - Commie Causing Lotus Sutra

I don't know what the above title means, either, but it seems to bring to mind

Allen Ginsberg.

Finish about 1/3 of the Chronicle section for the April 2008 21st-Century Music Journal (21st-centurymusic.com and 21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com), including reports of the tragic passing of Jorge Liderman, who passed too close to a BART train, this past February.

From the way of all flesh to finishing the third movement of Vocal Sonata No. 2 ("Vatsyayama"), which will probably take form (not in the shape of a pear or pairs horsing around), with structurally determined texts (of the seven chapters, using excerpts from the 7 books semetrically drawn from 1, 4, and 7) from from Richard Burton's translation of the Kama Sutra, as

I. Adagio - "Introductory"
II. Andante - "About a Wife"
III. Allegro vivace - "On the Means of Attracting Others to One's Self"

Latter indeed troped on the final section of Muzio Clementi's Sonatina No. 2, with a consciousness of Philip Glass's Satyagraha: Act I, Scene 3, and regards to Indian classical climax.

Rapid 9/8 triplet feel, G Lydian/Mixolydian (Do Re Mi Fi Sol La Te Do -- Notated Key of G Mixolydian, with C#s throughout), rondo form, after the Italian in London.

Lyrics adapted as

When a person fails to obtain the
object of their desires
They should have recourse to
other ways of attraction

Good looks good qualities youth and liberality
are the chief natural means
But in their absence a
man or a woman must have

An ointment made of the tabernamontana
coronaria, costus speciosus, arabicus
If a fine powder is made of the plants and ap-
plied to the wick of a lamp and burned it has the ef-
fect of making people look

very lovely
Oil of the hogweed the echites putescuns the
sarina plant and the yellow amranth
if applied to the body
has the same effect

By eating powder of nef'mbrium speciosum you
will be come lovely in eyes of others
The above things with the
tabernamontana coronaria

If the bone of a peacock or hyena
be covered with gold
tied on right hand it makes
us lovely in others eyes In the same way
bead of jujube makes result described above

Hmm, not exactly a sensual text one might expect, given the popular stereotype of the work (the sex positions are in the appendix -- although should they not be in the genital area of the book? -- could their be such a thing?)...

And another walk today, beginning by once again driving past the wine guy

a suburban route along Browns Valley

Creek and


the intersection of Pine

and Orange,

with a bus bearing down in front of Mounts Atlas and George

and opulent, stately palms waiting for the night.

Dinner with Harriet at Napa's Ristorante Allegria and

video home of the suspect Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, in the retelling starring Jeremy Brett -- about as authentic to the original as The Firesign Theatre's Giant Rat of Sumatra, whose sole reference is in ASV as "a story for which the world is not yet prepared"