Monday, June 29, 2015


The hills of Kyushu,
Have no awareness of
Rainy season.

On the turntable:  "Red Hot + Rhapsody"

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Papers: Gustav Mahler

"Tradition is tending the flame, it's not worshiping the ashes"

On the turntable:  "The Rough Guide to Scandanavia"

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Narrow Road Signs IV

Awaiting the rains,
Lilies hold their proud heads
Above Basho's summer grasses.

On the turntable:  Pink Martini & Saori Yuki,  "1969"

Thursday, June 11, 2015


To sleep in the bosom of green,
Lulled by the pulse within my own,
Which originates in the throbbing engines
Of the ships that pass
Through darkened waters
Beyond both window, and consciousness.

On the turntable:  "The Rough Guide to Wales"

Tuesday, June 09, 2015


Plum rains
Fall unnoticed
Beneath the changing tides.

On the turntable:  "Playlist"


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sunday Papers; David Zoppetti

"[...] Kyoto is a city of walls.  Earthen walls.  Bamboo fences. Bamboo blinds.  Lattices.  All these things that I'd once considered beautiful began to look like symbols of the walls in the hearts of the people here."

On the turntable:  "Africa 100"
On the nighttable:  George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"

Friday, June 05, 2015


With a furling of winds,
And a dissipation of clouds,
Yufu bestows her blessings.

On the turntable:  "Red Hot + Rio 2"

Thursday, June 04, 2015


Meeting with strangers
Along familiar paths.
A Summer being born.

On the turntable:  "The Ladies in Blues"

Monday, June 01, 2015


As if on cue,
Summer arrives.
Linger on, pale blue skies.

On the turntable:  "Into the Wild" (Sdtk)