Monday, January 26, 2009


(thanks apo)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Of ghosts

The house has a nautical feel to it. Sea breezes make the timbers shift and groan, and the blue, salt-laden light in the windows is positively oceanic. The air reeks of brine and the floors when the sun comes in give off a tang of pitch. Then there is the faint smell of rancid apples everywhere: I might be Jim Hawkins, off on a grand adventure.

J. Banville, Ghosts, London, Secker & Warburg, 1993, p.38

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Spoil 2.02 Germania

The new German revisionism summed up:

"The Nazis weren't all bad; the Stasi were at least as bad; the Baader-Meinhof gang were worse."

  • The Fall aka Untergang
  • The Lives of Others aka Das Leben der Anderen
  • Baader-Meinhof Komplex
  • The Reader aka Der Leser
  • Miracle of Bern aka Das Wunder von Bern
  • Valkyrie

Thursday, January 15, 2009

shipwrecks, dreams, airplanes

Blue Lagoon

I got your letter. Thanks...a lot.
I've been getting lots of sun. And lots of rest.
It's really hot.
Days, I dive by the wreck. Nights, I swim in the
blue lagoon.
Always used to wonder who I'd bring to a desert

Friday, January 02, 2009


War Babies