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Sunday, 25 January 2004
On the house

some bits and pieces to tack on to old entries:



Names for tribute bands who actually exceed the original



Above Average White Band
More Creedence
Super Supremes
Greater Temptations

Names on the patina of 'Oils ain't Oils'



Not U2
Not So Young Rascals
No Nirvana
Who Else

II

The idea of combining the last great memory aid - rhyme - with a means of remembering the chapter headings of The Silva Mind Control Method never got off the ground. I had an introduction:

'Mind control' seems like an unlikely thing to hock; it conjures up images of that short bald man with coke bottle glasses and a taste in lab coats. His interest in controlling your mind, if we can believe stories of the era, are to take the place of the debonair and handsome or extract some kind of 'revenge' on them.



but I couldn't be stuffed coming up with the necessary rhymes. It was meant to demonstrate that rhyme worked on anything and that it wasn't that hard to apply rhyme to unlikely prospects. Perhaps I should have chosen something I was immediately passionate about and then modified the commentary to say 'find your own passion to apply rhyme to, use other memory techniques for that architecture text you've been putting off reading.'
Or there's always the 'Results may vary' disclaimer.

III

The Go-Betweens are great. I have no idea what further I wanted to say on the subject. They're still playing and recording so they can speak for themselves.

IV

I think writing is more closely aligned to magic than science. There seems to be that 'the gods help those who help themselves' thing happening. If you sit down and work at your structuring, grammar, syntax, versatility, dramatic effect and so forth, the Muse will kick in at a certain point and give you a sharper image than you might have envisaged; pluck a phrase that resonates and reverberates with meaning, seemingly out of the air. This is my biggest thrill in writing and I can't (don't feel a need to) explain it.

V

Are paganism and anarchism mutually exclusive? What about anarchism and libertarianism?

and why are Marxists so distrustful of anarchists? In religious stance, do Freethinkers and anarchists dispute terms? (hyperlinked site found on www.kartoo.com)
Then what of rationalists and anarchists? Can anarchists ever be called pragmatists? Are they idealists instead?


Posted by berko_wills at 4:39 AM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 25 January 2004 7:18 AM EADT
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