Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
One (1) copy, 3-virgin vinyl 180grams, LP
Autographed by Brendan Perry, upper right
Autographed by Lisa Gerrard, lower right
The real deal here.
$700 + shipping; US + International
Insurance + tracking required.
FedEx or USPS
iBernard at Mac dot Com
Posted by B.man at 3/19/2010 01:38:00 PM
St Joseph with the Infant Jesus by Guido Reni c1635
Saint Joseph's Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph or Solemnity of Saint Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church, but also a feast in the provinces of the Anglican Communion, and a feast or festival in the Lutheran Church. Saint Joseph's Day is the Patronal Feast day for persons named Joseph, Josephine, etc., for religious orders, schools and parishes bearing his name, and for carpenters. It is also Father's Day in some Catholic countries, mainly Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
This date was already dedicated to Saint Joseph in several Western calendars in the tenth century. It was accepted in Rome in 1479, and in 1621 it was inserted into the General Roman Calendar for celebration throughout the Latin Rite. Since it always falls within Lent, Episcopal Conferences may, if they wish, transfer it to a date outside Lent.
The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Joseph on the Sunday after Christmas. Between 1870 and 1955 the Roman Rite had another feast in honour of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, a title given to him by Blessed Pope Pius IX. This "Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron of the Universal Church", referred to also as the "Patronage" feast to distinguish it from that of 19 March, appears in the calendars of those years for celebration on Wednesday of the second week after the Octave of Easter (i.e. the third Wednesday after Easter) and was celebrated with an octave of its own.
Pope Pius XII abolished this feast in 1955, and at the same time established a new feast day, that of Saint Joseph the Worker (a Double of the First Class), for celebration on 1 May, a date chosen to coincide with the celebration in many countries of Labour Day (May Day). Since not every country celebrates May Day as Labour Day, the Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker was made optional in 1969.
Beautiful song, written by Lesley Duncan, who died on March 12, covered by Elton John on TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION and later, again, on Live: HERE & THERE.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Rob Lowe + Mike Mason.
Well, I know Mike, but Rob?
I don't even know the story!
I've seen this poster sell for over $1,000 on eBay, and I snagged it, in really good condition without pinholes! It now covers the Arbus Twins, and towers over my bed.
Does that make me a sick bastard?
I had no idea then, how prominent my neck would be to my health decades later. I am stunned by its beauty and sculptural grace in this photograph. Truly, almost a snatch of a marble by Michelangelo.
David Vance is magic.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We must not waste life
in devising means.
It is better to plan less
and do more.
Posted by B.man at 3/16/2010 02:25:00 PM
Monday, March 15, 2010
Main Entry: back·bone
Pronunciation: \-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\
Date: 14th century
1 : spinal column, spine
2 : something that resembles a backbone: as a : a chief mountain ridge, range, or system b : the foundation or most substantial or sturdiest part of something c : the longest chain of atoms or groups of atoms in a usually long molecule (as a polymer or protein) d : the primary high-speed hardware and transmission lines of a telecommunications network (as the Internet)
3 : firm and resolute character
4 : spine 1c
— back·boned \-ˌbōnd\ adjective
progressed chart; The Ides of March 2010
daily transits; The Ides of March 2010
natal chart; 04 May 1960; 09:46a; Waterbury CT
Sunday, March 14, 2010
As a student, I was no Einstein either.
And the problem was?
A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
Posted by B.man at 3/14/2010 09:48:00 PM