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balancing out the rose

i've been foregoing posting, often, of late.
but keep getting pushed back toward it.

a few days ago, i discovered that a classic rock band i was unfamiliar with (except by their having been sampled by rappers), called mountain, had a live album in 1974 called twin peaks. the cover art to that album is interesting, tropical and somewhat psychedelic. if you look at the shape of the hand emerging from the multicolored robe, and its painted nails, the figure appears to be a woman. and yet, despite the ambiguity of the face, it struck me and strikes me as a darkly bearded man. a veil would cover nose and lips...what else could it be but a beard? then, notice that the figure's right eye (our left) is a pure red, and the the figure's left eye (our right) is a pure blue. now then, speaking of twin peaks, i can't imagine that david lynch or mark frost or whomever had this album cover in mind when they crafted the appearance for the twin peaks character dr. lawrence jacoby. and yet, there he is, throughout the series, a bearded man wearing lens that make his right eye (our left) a pure red, and his left eye (our right) a pure blue. and jacoby is obsessed with the tropics, as you can gather from his florid dress with the hula dancer tie.

i was going to post that, but never got around to it. then while running the other day, a guy passed by wearing a blue shirt that said in red letters on the back, jakoby (as if a brand name, not a jersey). and then, today, watching the tigers play the boston red sox, i watched their player jacoby ellsbury, whose jersey number is 2, and who is part navajo (the first navajo major leaguer), in his dark blue jersey with red letters and red undershirt, hit a home run, his second in as many games in this series at comerica park. tangentially, the score display on tv during the game, as you can see in my earlier post, has a pure red circle on our left and a pure blue circle on our right.


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May. 29th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
"you have a gift, jack. you do. you see people." i've probably used that quote before, but it's amazing the things you notice and connect together.

also, in regard to the fog...i don't know if i posted this song before, but i start singing it everytime i see fog.
May. 30th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
ah, see, but you found a rose connection, too.
(i had to google it...i don't think i've seen that movie in almost 14 years...it doesn't seem like fun to watch after one's ship's sunk [although my titanic fail wasn't nearly that long ago...i guess we just didn't rewatch many movies, then]). i'm pretty good at sailing right for icebergs i've sighted, too.

the kind of gift that's a curse, though, kinda like cassandra (spender, even), in the sense that most people don't see what i see, or care about what i see (and why should they, what i see is usually trivial). but i'm glad to have friends like you who follow along (even the ones who are just humoring me). and thanks. and i'm going to steal that line for the next time i see my friend who sees dead people. "you have a gift, j. you do. you see dead people."

it's a great song, thanks, but it will take me some getting used to for fog, because it's so upbeat...usually when it's foggy my musical accompaniment is something ominous and spooky, like murder at pigeon lake or tubular bells. but i suppose you could always play with the music and vocal styling but keep the lyrics...the lyrics are ominous enough.
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