cleaning up so well (jones_casey) wrote,
cleaning up so well

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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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