Found this at http://www.hplovecraft.com
|Electronic Texts of
H.P. Lovecraft’s Works
The following is a categorized, alphabetical list of all the electronic texts of Lovecraft’s works available on The H. P. Lovecraft Archive.
Found this at http://www.hplovecraft.com
I find myself waiting
Waiting for something, anything
I find myself waiting for something
Something that would bring joy or happiness
Something that would bring excitement
Something that would make me anxious
Something that would make me feel
Yet, nothing comes
And nothing is where I stand
Nowhere is how I feel
Lost is my identity
Someday to be found at the front
Or at the back
Of the destiny
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I must start by saying that I wish I did not have to write about this horror, but it has only been 2 days since the tragedy and I am already fed up with the platitudes and out pouring of false well wishes and outward miss-direction of causalities. I am not, in any way trying to anger or infuriate, but rather wish well to those affected by this event, and to tell others who would use this as a soap box to shut the hell up !
I am one who spends probably way too much time on Facebook, and I have many friends and followers, as well as follow the online exploits of others. I see so many posts on this and other subjects and I have, until now, held my tongue – but it has gone too far. I saw a post where a person wrote a poem about the children who, through no action of their own or for any reason, died at the hand of a disturbed person, the post went on to say how it was “wonderful that these poor souls were called unto heaven by god, and the lord Jesus would now care for them, and for those who died trying to save them”, this is such a load of bull!
All the miscreants and self-proclaimed voices of the masses on Facebook that would use this to preach of God and of how we should no fear the government would use this to take away our guns, or that it is the fault of the Gays or other “heathens” YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED! This was not some clandestine act of holy authority, it was not “a good thing”, and this is an abomination, a horror of outrageous proportion. The children of Sandy Hook lost their lives, teachers lost their lives, people died long before their time. God did not “Call them home” a highly disturbed individual decided he wanted to do something vile, and to try to say “he was sick”, no sick is having a clod, or having and illness and being under some treatment, this person was deranged, killed their own parent and then killed others who left behind a world that will now never know what great things they would have done and families that will never get past this or ever stop feeling the sorrow of their loss.
Some will now say “oh, now the government will take away our rights” or “the president sheds fake tears” or “if we had so and so in the white house”- get off it! I heard that a group plans to picket the school, a church group will picket the school and hold signs saying “God killed your kids because of the Gays”, how the (explanative) can a church do that? Where is their respect for god? Where their respect for life is that god grants to all.
Writing poems and shedding tears of Facebook love just adds to the lie that is perpetrated, that if we say nice enough things often enough, the pain will go away, tell that to one of the sandy hook parents and you will lose some teeth or using this to further hate or fear will make one no less disturbed than the shooter, and no less vile.
All the news and press are going on and on, forcing everyone involved to relive the day’s events, or “look into the mind of the shooter” or what were his issues or what was done, let’s just accept the fact that there was no good reason and that several children, and those that would protect them died, let us remember them, mourn them and reach out to their loved ones without words of advice, or reason or preaching, let’s just say “ I am so sorry for your loss” or “I wish this never happened to you” or even not say anything, just reach out and hold them close, anything other than try to find something good in all of this, there is no good.
Let their healing begin in silence, let them cry or scream or beat their chests. I was born in NY, in my youth I went to funeral with a friend, it was at a synagogue, the family had lost a uncle in an accident, he was a very good man, his father wept so loud and screamed, he ripped open his shirt and fell forward on the casket and begged god to take him instead, all at once I felt like I wanted to scream and weep and cry out, the rage and the feeling of loss was so great that everyone cried for days following.
I can only imagine what the families of Sandy Hook are feeling now, and I wish I could not.
Let the people of Sandy Hook Mourn and heal, let’s leave them alone, let us let them to their time, shut the mouths of the online demagogy and let the dead rest, let us not raise them up only to cast them further down.
Like if you wish, share if you must, scroll past if you need, but let Sandy hook heal, I beg of you, let us end this cycle of pain and remember the children as their families would, forever alive, forever loved and forever un-martyred.
A wealth of rarely-seen material by the late master returns this week!
Frank Frazetta has been called “The Grand Master of Fantasy Art,” but did you know he did a glorious omnibus’ worth of funny sexy and funny cute stories in the Golden Age of comic books?! That’s right, hillbilly babes to hoppy bunnies were drawn with the Frazetta magic. And Eisner-winning editor Craig Yoe captures that magic in the new FRAZETTA—FUNNY STUFF large format, full-color, 256-page hardcover collection from Yoe Books. FRAZETTA—FUNNY STUFF debuts at the MoCCA Fest in New York City this weekend and will be in comic book shops this week.
Yoe says, “Besides the amazing art itself, Frazetta fans will be stoked by the sheer quantity in this big thick book. There are 27 comic book stories, well over 200 of The Master’s delightful text illustrations, and tons of rare and unpublished original art, illustrations and photos carefully reproduced in the introduction.”
Frazetta’s “Fire and Ice” collaborator Ralph Bakshi provides a compelling freeform, stream of consciousness introduction that you have to read to believe. Dig the beatnik beats of this hep cat sharing his story of working with THE MAN. Only Craig Yoe can conjure up such wild and unexpected material!
“The team at Yoe Books put countless hours in restoring these charming strips to ensure a proper vintage reading experience,” said IDW Senior Book Editor, Justin Eisinger. “Like each and every Yoe Book, FRAZETTA—FUNNY STUFF is a lovingly created artifact that itself is a piece of art.”
But don’t just take our word for the glory of this vintage Frazetta. Here’s what some fine, respectable folks have to say about the man and his funny work.
“Frank Frazetta… his comic book output was unforgettable!” —Harvey Kurtzman
“You don’t have a full picture of Frank Frazetta until you’ve seen his funny stuff. It was his own favorite work, as it captured an important aspect of Frank that his sword and sorcery paintings did not—his warm sense of humor.” —William Stout
Why stop there?! Even the great talent himself was known to claim that the funny side was the real Frazetta.
“I do reveal that dark side in some of my work. I am known for my violent stuff. But the funny stuff is the real me.” —Frank Frazetta
Pappy’s Golden Age Blogzine says that FRAZETTA—FUNNY STUFF is “a long overdue compilation! The book is beautifully produced. I love the over-sized pages, and especially the enlarged spot illustrations. As always, Craig’s books are impeccably designed and printed. Permanent binding, thick quality paper to ensure the best reproduction possible. You will never go wrong buying a book with the Yoe Books imprint.”
Keep an eye out for the limited edition as well. A hot ticket item at 100 copies, it features a bookplate signed by Yoe as well as a variant cover featuring a rare drawing of one of Frazetta’s much-lauded sexy gals!
Craig Yoe is available for convention appearances and interviews with the press in regards to this and his other books.
Yoe Books’ website is http://yoebooks.com
FRAZETTA—FUNNY STUFF ($49.99, 256 pages, hard cover, full color) will be available Wednesday, April 25, 2012. ISBN 978-1-61377-167-9.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.
Winners of the Best Indie Rock Band award at the Artists In Music Awards in Los Angeles and nominated for Best International Act at the LA Music Awards, the Monks of Mellonwah are quickly entering the world stage spotlight, finding both US and International acclaim. this four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Australia, the Monks draw on the depth and variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound. The total creative element is a blending of classic blues & rock in 60’s, 70’s and 80’s styles in addition to modern creativity.
the Monks of Mellonwah been busy developing an electrifying and ambient atmospheric live act in a balladeer arrangement, soft tones with strong musical scoring and harmonic movements make them unique in a very homogenized “pop” culture. The Monks of Mellonwah released their first music video ‘Swamp Groove in April 2011 and have since enjoyed play on ABC’s music program RAGE.
Growing media interest has led to the Monks being featured in an up and coming radio documentary and more recently Los Angeles radio presenter Mikey Jayy aired the Monks song Neurogenesis while showcasing the band on his show ‘The Great Unknowns’. He also announced the bands nomination for Best New Indie/Rock Band and Best New Rock Band at the All Indie Music Awards.
We received the 5 song Neurogenesis EP by Monks of Mellonwah and were quickly impressed with this still relatively new group’s ability to capture and hold the listeners attention. Their style does harken back to the Singer / Songwriter styling’s of the 60’s and 70’s, similar to Gordon Lightfoot or James Taylor, but not “preachy” or “melancholy” but lively and full of youthful playfulness that is definitely contemporary. The singer has a sound similar to Donovan, but does not languish in the dreamy musical harmonies in their songs, but brings energy and life into each verse.
The song titles are simple, unpretentious and light hearted, like the music itself, “Neurogenesis” ( both the standard and radio edits), “Never Ending Spirit”, “Kyoto” and “You Shine” are introspective without being too vague or redundant. I would definitely classify this group as a “Rock” band, but they also could be mixed in with a power rock or hybrid of R&B/ Dance sound, which is, in my opinion fabulous, most new music groups today wind up getting pigeon holed into a particular style and cant transition into the multiple musical arenas of interest. I am very fond of the song “Kyoto” and the title track “Neurogenesis” the music is flowing and engaging, atmospheric but not overly ambient to the point where you can’t get in the beat, in fact, the beat is solid and functional, keeping you in the groove and is very hypnotic, power chords make it a great mix of influences and yet unique to the Monks of Mellonwah’s individuality.
Go to http://www.monksofmellonwah.com/ and find out more about Monks of Mellonwah, their new Video “Swamp Groove” and their vision of of their music and more. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/monksofmellonwah.
A boys’ night out is usually dedicated to the avid pursuit of instant gratification, but in the case of trombonist Michael Treni, this convivial music hang was a long time coming. His fourth release since rededicating himself to music after a successful career in business, Boys Night Out features Treni’s talent-laden 16-piece orchestra. It’s the work of a savvy leader who knows how to get the most out of his crew. While Boston tenor sax legend Jerry Bergonzi is the band’s best-known player, the cast features an array of veteran cats well-versed in turning a brief solo into a compelling, personal statement. The CD will be released on April 17, 2012.
“As beautifully as everyone plays no one is trying to show off and the chemistry is really great,” says Treni, who is quick to note that the gender specific title track doesn’t acknowledge the reality of today’s jazz scene. “The whole idea is guys going out and playing in the club for fun. When I wrote it 30 years ago, you didn’t have all the wonderful female musicians that you do now.”
A gifted player who attended the University of Miami, Treni established himself on the New York City scene in the late 1970s while keeping company with other rising young improvisers like Tom Harrell, John McNeil, Paul McCandless and Earl Gardner. After losing an opportunity to tour with Art Blakey, he turned his attention to writing and arranging. By the end of the 1980s he had transitioned into running his own audio technology company, and it was two decades before his focus returned to making music. His pleasure at being back in the fray is evident on every track of Boys Night Out.
The album opens with his intricate arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story. With its changing time signatures and polyrhythmic counterpoint the piece kicks off the proceeding in style, with incisive solos by Horace Silver alumnus Vinnie Cutro on trumpet and Bergonzi on soprano sax. Treni wrote the title track, “Boys Night Out,” for his first New York ensemble, Jazz Horizons Orchestra, circa 1978. An homage to Thad Jones, the piece features Sal Spicola’s lithe soprano sax and some fiery trumpet work by Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra alumnus Chris Persad.
“My favorite writer is Oliver Nelson, but I also love Mingus and Thad Jones,” Treni says. “I like the colors that Gil Evans produced and I love Bob Brookmeyer’s writing. My guiding principal is to leave lots of space and not get in the soloist’s way.”
Noted jazz educator Jerry Coker wrote the orchestration for “Strayhorn,” a gorgeous, loving tribute to Ellington alter ego by the great West Coast composer Clare Fischer. The harmonically rich material provides an inviting framework for the inventive alto sax improvisations of Spicola, a Woody Herman veteran, and Bergonzi on tenor sax.
Coker contributes another Boys Night Out highlight with his arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s “U.M.M.G.” It features brilliant solo work by inventive pianist Charles Blenzig, the rising young altoist Craig Yaremko, and Bergonzi, who demonstrates why he’s widely considered one of the most powerful tenor saxophonists of his generation. Treni closes the album with his lush arrangement of Jimmy Van Heusen’s standard “Here’s That Rainy Day,” an adventurous orchestration that surrounds his plush trombone with strings and woodwinds.
Coming of age in Portland, Maine in the 1960s, Treni studied with a succession of highly accomplished big band veterans, including Don Doane, a brilliant trombonist who toured with Woody Herman. “Doane was a jazz trombonist on par with Frank Rosolino and Carl Fontana,” Treni says. “He invited me down to his regular jam session when I was in the 9th grade and I went every Saturday. After four years I still couldn’t read, and didn’t know theory or chord structure, but I could play any tune at any tempo. I won a full scholarship to Berklee and studied with Phil Wilson, but it wasn’t until I got to Miami that I got serious about learning theory.”
At the University of Miami he displayed such prowess that the school recruited him for the faculty at age 19. Before long, Treni launched the band Kaleidoscope with classmate Pat Metheny. Following his graduation, and after a brief stint teaching at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Treni moved to New York City. By the late 1970s he was a rising player in the New York jazz scene. But when Treni lost the opportunity to tour Europe with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, his ambition took him in another direction. Recommended for the Messengers by his University of Miami buddy Bobby Watson, Treni impressed Blakey at an on-stage audition at a Village Vanguard.
“After the set Art came up and gave me a bear hug and said, ‘Damn man, you can play!'” Treni recalls. “I finished the week with him and everything seemed set for the European tour, but when I didn’t hear anything I called Bobby. It turned out that Curtis Fuller heard about the tour and asked if he could do it, so I didn’t get to go. That snapped something in me. If I wasn’t going to play with Blakey, I was going to pursue a career as a writer and commercial arranger.”
When he walked away from music in the late 1980s, it was to pursue an entrepreneurial vision as the founder of a company specializing in innovative wireless audio and language interpretation systems (he holds two patents in wireless technology). He returned to his first passion, jazz, about nine years ago. Working in partnership with his equally gifted producer Roy Nicolosi, who’s also an accomplished reed player, he has gradually assembled the Michael Treni Big Band, a jazz orchestra rife with heavyweight players.
Today, Treni is almost grateful for Curtis Fuller’s intervention. After a successful stint as an arranger and a career in business, he’s back making music on his own terms, enjoying all the camaraderie, creative frission and sheer swinging joy of a boys’ night out. The title might be dated, but the band’s sound is timeless.
“Back when I first arrived in New York, a boys’ night out meant making the rounds at jam sessions, rehearsal bands, and sitting in at jazz clubs, all in the hopes of establishing a reputation as an up-and-coming player. Today, Treni’s “Boys Night Out” is all about keeping the music alive for the next generation.”
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“MERCY OF THE GROOVE” TO BE RELEASED IN FEBRUARY 2012
MERCY OF THE GROOVE is the 5th in the series of live released by Detweiler since 2009. The 5 (five) cuts of over 49 (forty nine) minutes of music includes two medlys as well as stunning renditions of the classic, “Take 5”, and Detweiler’s instrumental, “Fleur De Lis”. It was recorded at Jax Bar & Grill, in Glendale, California (in the Greater Los Angeles area), in July 2011 with a single microphone placed in the middle of the stage. It features Ed Cogan on piano and organ, Dale Jennings on bass, Bill Johnston on saxophones and Paul Van De Riet on drums. “Mercy Of The Groove” is released in limited quantities. It will not be immediately available in the digital format. It is only available at a Detweiler live show or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETWEILER TO PERFORM AS GUEST SOLOIST WITH CHAMBER PLAYERS LOS ANGELES ON FEBRUARY 17, 2012
“Fireside at the Miles”, Initimate Soundings: Music of early 20th Century France. Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Chamber Players of Los Angeles will perform works by Satie, Poulenc, Ibert and Roussel. Detweiler will guest perform pieces by Django Rhinehardt with the ensemble. $10 admission, $5 for students and seniors. www.chamberplayerslosangeles.com.
“BIG SCOTT” IS NOW AVAILABLE
The cd features both new material and staples from the Detweiler repertoire. It is his 14th release and is his fourth in the continuing series of Detweiler’s live, unedited and unrehearsed releases of performances intended to document live early 21st century music. It was recorded at the legendary Jax Bar & Grill, in Glendale, California (in the Greater Los Angeles area), in the fall of 2010 with a single microphone. It features Dale Jennings on bass and Paul Van De Riet on drums. As a self-discipline, Detweiler makes it a point to perform with a trio at least once per year. “It is good for my playing because I have to cover a lot more ground than I do with my larger ensembles”, says Detweiler. “Even if you have heard the same material played with my quintet”, he explains, “you will notice a variation of the texture of the music when the pieces are executed by a trio”. “Big Scott” is released in limited quantities. It will not be immediately available in the digital format. It is only available at a Detweiler live show or by writing to email@example.com.
DETWEILER CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS AS PEERLESS GUITARS ENDORSEE
Scott Detweiler will celebrate his 5th year as an endorsee for Peerless Guitars. He will return to perform and demonstrate the guitars at their booth in January at the annual convention of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) in Anaheim, California. “I am proud to continue to be affiliated with Peerless”, says Detweiler, “because of their continued commitment to excellence”. Peerless Guitars will celebrate their 40th year in the guitar making business in January 2011. In honor of the occasion they are issuing several limited edition 40th anniversary models.
Olympia Strings has endorsed Scott Detweiler. Olympia, established in 1984, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of guitar strings. The company also make strings for most other stringed instruments, as well as guitar plectrums (picks) and straps. Detweiler has worked very closely with Olympia as a product consultant. His feedback about how well product prototypes stood up to the punishing demands of his performance, rehearsal and recording schedules has been instrumental in the development and perfecting of their products. Beginning in January 2011, his image will be included in an international marketing campaign that will be presented to the music community in both in print and on the world wide web.
The Montreal International Jazz Festival is gearing up for its 2012 Edition, which runs Thursday, June 28 – Saturday, July 7, 2012!
They’ve just announced a special pre-Festival concert by James Taylor on Wednesday, June 27th – click on the image above to get more details.
The truly international Festival draws 2.5 million spectators who come to hear 3,000 artists from 30 countries perform an assortment of jazz, blues, Latin-jazz, Brazilian, Cuban, African, soul, reggae, electronica and more. “Wow, what a Festival!” said the New York Times. DownBeat Magazine says “Montreal Best of the Fests Bigger! Better! Best, actually” while Playboy Magazine says it’s “the best urban music festival in North America.” And artists like Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Tony Bennett, Charlie Haden, Al Jarreau and B.B. King have all said “It’s the best jazz festival in the world.”
2012 shows already announced include Esperanza Spalding, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Tangerine Dream, Get The Blessing, the Dorantes/Garcia-Fons/Theodosii Spassov Trio, Gianmaria Testa, the Eliane Elias Brasileira Quartet, CéU, Chris Botti, Strunz & Farah and Van der Graaf Generator. Hundreds more will be announced in the coming months.
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