Song of the Week, 4/21/2018

Posted in Somebody's birthday, Song of the week on April 21st, 2018 by bill

James Newell Osterberg Jr., a/k/a Iggy Pop, turns 71 today. Who would have guessed that, of these three guys,

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he would be the last man standing? How does he keep on going, when by all rights he should have been dead decades ago? Must be that… lust for life.

Robert Coover Quote of the Day

Posted in A few words from Lao Tzu (or someone like him) on April 10th, 2018 by bill

From “Seven Exemplary Fictions”:

What is life, after all, but a caravan of lifelike forgeries?

Ursula LeGuin quote of the day

Posted in A few words from Lao Tzu (or someone like him) on April 5th, 2018 by bill

From the introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness:

I talk about the gods; I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.