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The Nacreous Oughts

25 February 2014

katzenklavier 


(via)

Athanasius Kircher, in his own day another Leonardo almost, is remembered now (if at all) for his cat piano; & it would seem that Robert W Chambers--once the best-selling author of his time (several [silent] movies were made of his books, all lost)-- has left us only the Cheshire grin of his King in Yellow meme.

A new TV series has reignited interest (e.g. a recent Metafilter thread), & in a strange, very contemporary (dare i say "creepypasta"?) way, someone (on the inside, no?) has managed to reap a windfall from it. The first one on Amazon (the big seller, natch) dates back to September of last year. I count about 19 more from this month alone (out of copyright, doncha know-- i could add one for myself in about twenty minutes through CreateSpace). These are all his own words. What's of greater interest, to me, is the unwritten part of his work: the infamous play which he refers to (& briefly quotes from) but never himself (so far as we know) bothered to complete.

Other writers have tried to fill that lacuna: the redoubtable James Blish, Lin Carter, Thom Ryng (whose version, bad as it is, has actually been performed, in Seattle; even one by yours truly. (There have also been film incarnations; perhaps the most artistically significant result in all these referencings is a certain King Crimson album.) I see this as a definable literary practice ("zoomars"--i was first inspired by Arthur Machen's The Three Impostors--which has nothing to do with the ostensible subject of the original non-existent book!). I have followed this up with my own interpretation, for instance, of an imaginary longpoem described in a Galsworthy novel, not to mention The Theory and Practice of Oligarchic(al) Collectivism. (Perhaps one day i will write The Grasshopper Lies Heavy.)

Should one desire to delve, there is more to this than copycatting, sub-Lovecraftian frisson, or the findesecular flavor RWC himself barely hinted at. What terrible book lies behind the threat to society, even to one's individual identity? Darwin? Freud? Marx? (My money's on Nietzsche.) Nowadays we find it easier to believe in life-altering movies, as in House of Leaves or Pessl's Night Film. These are all, in a way, allegories about the power of art; in our own era this figures most prominently as the counter-culture conversion experience of the Sixties, viewed as destructive only by those who disapproved. A truly Dark Enlightenment would have to resemble Hitler's (chillingly self-described, in Mein Kampf) conversion to antisemitism. Madness, yes, but is it Art?


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"...the moon looks like a yellow jewel, like a strange yellow jewel from some dead king's crown." --Firbank

Chambers postscript.

Did somebody say "Rach 3"?

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14 February 2014

DJ Snoopsagan 


If one of the characteristic artforms of our era is glimflash (recasting one artwork in the style of another--a practice dating back to the very origins of genres), a second is the mashup AKA "plunderphonics." Among these, i have been particularly fascinated by the possibilities which newly matching disparate soundtracks & imagery evokes--this i dub Zi, e. g. "Watching Incubus to Dir en Grey." I started thinking along these lines in the early eighties--around the inception of "music videos" though i never watched them till years later ('91-'92)--& even then i was earmarking certain self-contained sequences in movies that i liked (the openings of Exorcist II & Bram Stoker's Dracula.)... Later I acquired a boxed set of 50 B- & (C-) sci-fi movies, & began watching them with the sound off, playing whatever music i happened to feel like. Alongside, i began collecting unusual cover versions of favorite songs (especially "Eleanor Rigby," which i eventually assembled a mixtape of), & understood the activity of translation itself in a similar light.

The aesthetics of juxtaposition can be roughly plotted on a continuum from "illustrative" (100% perceived congruency) to "ironic" or "paradoxical" (100% contradiction); these extremes are less interesting to me than the degrees inbetween, which might be called Fifty Shades of Parataxis. The point is to make something more than the sum of its parts. The ending of Dr Strangelove, combining an atomic mushroom cloud with the song "We'll Meet Again," stands on its own as an independent artwork even without the satire that preceded it. James Joyce's later works are full of such creations (moreso than Pound or Pound's Eliot). (--I think Vallejo might benefit from such a reading.) Others are almost canonical: "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" from Risky Business; "Flight of the Valkyries" from Apocalypse Now (even though this purports to be what's actually happening on-screen)... Does the "Thus Spake Zarathustra" part of 2001: A Space Odyssey qualify? Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" at the end of The Thomas Crown Affair remake? To some extent, the latter two are part of the story-telling. (Ditto "As Time Goes By" in Casablanca--thanks, Melanie, for the suggestions!)

Sometimes movie trailers stumble upon something that works better than the movie itself. I remember well when Hope Floats featured Live's "Lightning Crashes" for its dance-&-fireworks sequence of the trailer. And the teaser-trailer of The Fifth Element with its haunting Bulgarian Voices soundtrack...

This has been much facilitated of late (videodoubler & youtubedoubler dot com, possibly others), & i have started at last to act upon these notions. The first one i attempted was Joseph Cornell's (itself appropriated) "Rose Hobart" combined with an album by Balam Acab--Cabadath3. (I made another first--the mysterious "Suicide Mouse" plus Daphne Oram's "Four Aspects"--for practice.) I happened to be listening to the one as i was watching the other &--it fit.

Cabadath4 combines a certain sequence of real-life Wikileaks footage with the famous theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Maybe i should hasten to add, i don't ordinarily approve of "snuff flicks," but one may ask whether this is any more outrageous than the fact of a war that has gone on for more than ten years against people who never even attacked us. I guess i hope the Zi transcends the politics of the day.

(What ought to be) Cabadath6 is, i think, one of my most perfectly realized Zis so far, joining the deserted amusement park sequence in Carnival of Souls with Sarah McLaughlin's "Possession." Here the transitions in the song mirror changes in the image-stream.

I'm not entirely satisfied with Cabadath7. Certainly i find everything from the silent era both haunting & semiotically versatile. But the subtitles are a bit of a distraction here. Caretaker (or any other hauntology artist) seems almost a cliche; still, you put it together with something contemporary & it's just low-fi. As it happens, the band Year of No Light has scooped me with an entire soundtrack to one of the greatest silent movies, Vampyr.

Continuing with Dreyer, i found a short, abstract film of his that works pretty good with some Pierre Henry. Musique Concrete is one of my less shareable loves. Parts of my 1983 viddy ORG/N/ISM attempt something such as this.

I have a love/hate relationship with Pulgasari. In Cabadath9 i add Burial's "Be True Black Swan," though i'm not crazy about where i begin & end the visuals. It may be debated whether some wizzier music would be best for this lugubrious melodrama.

There is, of course, no end to these experiments. Not all of my favorite songs require visual accompaniment. But wouldn't "House of the Rising Sun" work with some selective post-Katrina footage? And where can i find images that can live up to "Leftover Wine"?

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I would be remiss if I did not mention here Momus's project with Murnau's Faust, or the W**d* *ll*n movie What's Up, Tiger Lily?...& I might as well add: neo-benshi. We won't even get into Dark Side of the Rainbow...

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22 October 2013


Out of a thousand...(via)

22 July 2013

No Woman No Cry (in Lojban) 

FU DI'E MI FANVA LE SELSANGA PEFI"E LA BAB. MARLIS. .ITU'E

NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
KO NUNKLAKYKEMSTI

.I .I'U MI MORJI
.I MI'O GE ZUTSE
LE GUBYFOI PEVI LA TRETCTAUN.
GI ZGANA LEI TCICA NOI
KANSA LEZE'E PENMI STACYPRE
.I PENDO CO KANSA JA LI'URSELCRI .U'U
.I GU'U TATPI PURCI GI GLEKYCLU JBIBALVI
.I .A'I KLAKYDIRGO NOMEI .I

NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
KO NUNKLAKYKEMSTI
.I DOI DIBNINMU DO'U .I'IRO'ASAI
KO SISTI NU KLAKU

.I MI CA XAMGU MORJI .I
.I ZUTSE LE LA TRETCTAUN. KU GUBYFOLDI
.IJE LA DJORDJIS. DI'I FAGRI CFAGAU
.I MANKYTEI MULNO JELCA MUDRI
.IJE ZUMRI STASU JUKPA
.I DUNFENDI SABJI LA'EDI'U .UO DO

NI'O PAMEI MARCE KE MIBYPRE TE CADZU
.IJA'EKU MI ZUKTE LE DARGU
.I .AI.O'E SEPLYTEI

FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
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.I NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
KO NUNKLAKYKEMSTI
.I DOI DIBNINMU DO'U .I'IRO'ASAI
KO SISTI NU KLAKU
.I .A'I KLAKYDIRGO NOMEI .I
NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
KO NUNKLAKYKEMSTI

.I .I'U MI MORJI
.I MI'O GE ZUTSE
LE GUBYFOI PEVI LA TRETCTAUN.
GI ZGANA LEI TCICA NOI
KANSA LEZE'E PENMI STACYPRE
.I PENDO CO KANSA JA LI'URSELCRI .U'U
.I GU'U TATPI PURCI GI GLEKYCLU JBIBALVI
.I .A'I KLAKYDIRGO NOMEI .I

NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
KO NUNKLAKYKEMSTI
.I DOI DIBNINMU DO'U .I'IRO'ASAI
KO SISTI NU KLAKU

.I MI CA XAMGU MORJI .I
.I ZUTSE LE LA TRETCTAUN. KU GUBYFOLDI
.IJE LA DJORDJIS. DI'I FAGRI CFAGAU
.I MANKYTEI MULNO JELCA MUDRI
.IJE ZUMRI STASU JUKPA
.I DUNFENDI SABJI LA'EDI'U .UO DO

NI'O PAMEI MARCE KE MIBYPRE TE CADZU
.IJA'EKU MI ZUKTE LE DARGU
.I .AI.O'E SEPLYTEI

FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
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FASNU CI'O DO'O .A'INAISAI
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NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
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.I .I'U MORJI MIBYPRE
.I MI'O DI'I ZUTSE
LE LA TRETCTAUN. KU GUBYFOLDI
.IJE LA DJORDJIS. PU FAGRI CFAGAU
.I MANKYTEI MULNO JELCA MUDRI
.IJE ZUMRU STASU JEKPA
.I DUNFENDI SABJI LA'EDI'U .UO DO
NI'O GU'U TERPA MIBYPRE .U'O.A'I
GI MI ZUKTE LE BALDARGU
.I .AI.O'E SEPLYTEI
.I NIMDIRBA JE BADRI .I
KO NUNKLAKYKEMSTI
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TU'U FA'O

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26 April 2013

Azaleh 

"And in fact there is some value in keeping distinct different views of history without collapsing them into one another, and I think this tension can be healthy rather than unhealthy." Edward W Said


(via barewalls dot com)

"The double dawn had risen; the orange sun overpowered the wan light of the blue sun..." Kameron Hurley, God's War (2011)

From the descriptions in the book, the planet Umayma orbits either zeta Aurigae itself, or else another "Zeta Aurigae System"; obviously i am choosing to go with the former, since images of this star have been repeatedly attempted since the days of Chesley Bonestell. Curiously it has two other names which are never used in sci-fi OR astronomy as far as i can tell: Haedus I. & Azaleh. "Haedus I." affects my imagination differently from "Azaleh", & "Zeta Aurigae" differently still. Additionally, it is designated as HD 32068 & HIP 23453.

Hipparcos gives the parallax as ".00414, which works out to 787 light years (somewhat greater distances are also mentioned). I am going to use a visual magnitude of 3.751 & the interstellar absorption 0.25 mag as adopted by Bennett (1996), although not all of my calculations square with his in the end. His visual magnitude difference between the two stars, 2.22, gives a visual luminosity of 2021.153591 combined, with the orange star 1789.550684 & the blue star 231.6029066.

Many of the models i've looked at end up with a bolometric correction rather in excess of the scales i am used to seeing for cool supergiants. So i wiill take the observed diameter, ".0055 which works out to 142.8 times our Sun. Then the best fit seems to be around T= 3825 K, BC -0.83 & bolometric luminosity of 3857.182597 (nearer to gK2 than the K3 or K4 usually given). Then, i'm taking the secondary as 13000K & Bc -0.64 (B7), so that its bolometric luminosity equals 417.5841494 & its radius would be 4.067628534.

An earthlike planet might orbit the twin suns at a distance of 154 AU. If their combined mass is 10.6 solar, its orbital period becomes 590 years. From this distance the large star would seem to be nearly as large as our own sun seen from Earth; they would spread apart as widely as three times its diameter during the 2.7 year binary period. There are about 220 of these stellar revolutions in one planetary "year".

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12 April 2013

2 lists 


In response to a list i saw on Facebook, & another within it, i made my own.

      21c list

Gary Shteyngart- Super Sad True Love Story
China Mieville- Perdido Street Station
Adam Johnson- The Orphan Master's Son
Lissa Wolsak- Squeezed Light
Reza Negarostani- Cyclonopedia
Jon Armstrong- Grey
Robot X.- [The Best of] Issue 1
Patti Smith- Just Kids
Elizabeth Hand- Generation Loss
Lyda Morehouse- Archangel Protocol
Rebecca Solnit- A Field Guide to Getting Lost
James Kunstler- The Long Emergency
Sarah Waters- Fingersmith
Michael Muhammad Knight- The Taqwacores
Daniel Abraham- A Shadow in Summer
Mark Z Danielewski- House of Leaves
Christian Bok- Eunoia
Rohan Kriwaczek- An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin

This is far from definitive. I really don't try all that hard to keep up with the innumerable new books as they come out, though i'd like to know which writers are the best among my contemporaries. (In the process, I've been noticing that post-"Nine Eleven" writing that fails to acknowledge this, in some way, makes me a little impatient.) What strikes me now, though, is how porous the previously-ironclad boundaries of genre have become, across the board. I would've thought the distinguishing feature of 21c writing to be its derivativeness, but instead i have to acknowledge there actually is quite a bit of originality nowadays, only not in the ways writers used to be original before.

      Books by Women

Djuna Barnes- Nightwood
George Eliot- Middlemarch
Gwyneth Jones- White Queen
Sylvia Plath- Collected Poems (rather than The Bell Jar--c'mon!)
Gertrude Stein- Tender Buttons
Simone Weil- The Need for Roots
Diane di Prima- Revolutionary Letters
Mina Loy- The Lost Lunar Baedeker
Lady Murasaki- The Tale of Genji
Angela Carter- The Bloody Chamber
Doris Lessing- The Golden Notebook
Leonie Adams- Poems: A Selection
Gwendolyn MacEwen- The TE Lawrence Poems
Susan Sontag- Against Interpretation
Annie Dillard- A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Joan Didion- The White Album
Virginia Woolf- The Waves
Dorothy Allison- Cavedweller
Shirley Jackson- We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Edna St Vincent Millay- Collected Sonnets
Anne Rice- Interview with the Vampire
Frances Yates- The Rosicrucian Enlightenment
Emily Bronte- Wuthering Heights
Suzanne Langer- Philosophy in a New Key
Hannah Arendt- The Human Condition
Starhawk- The Spiral Dance
Christina Rossetti- Complete Poems
Gertrud Kolmar- Dark Soliloquy
Kathe Koja- Bad Brains
Delmira Agustini- The White Book (& others)
Maya Deren- The Divine Horsemen
Maria Gimbutas- The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe
Keri Hulme- The Bone People
Kate Braverman- Lithium for Medea

I could easily make a different list just as long, but these are just the first names that came to mind. This would not seem to be a topic that requires defending, except for the prevalence of obtuse critics who think the Canon came down to us on stone tablets instead of being the product of chance, prejudice, & many separate acts of revision & recovery.

07 February 2013

notes to Santa Muerte 

1. Petula Clark
Boot Hill Express- a famous custom show car of the sixties; it was basically a glass-walled hearse
War Chest Tour- protesters at the 1984 Republican Convention (& others) went from downtown tower to downtown tower, announcing the crimes of their corporate occupants
2. unlace chat limit = anagram of Miclantecihuatl
"speak to the wind" (as [talk]): a song by King Crimson
5. Lojban 'not believe, but know'
6. the wood of the suicides: Dante's Inferno, canto 13
10. Rolling Stones
12. from the movie Music Box
Lojban 'infinite peace'
13. Neil Young
14. Esperanto: Korano 2.264 'His likeness is as the likeness of a rock whereon is dust of earth; a rainstorm smiteth it, leaving it smooth and bare.' (Pickthall)
16. at Sedlec
Collinwood: in the TV show "Dark Shadows"--but also: the name of the nursing home where my mother-in-law has been staying
19. "domes of ice/ a maiden singing": refers to the Coleridge poem "Kubla Khan"
"...the sun/ only a brighter/ star": refers to Three Dog Night song "Out in the Country": "Before the sun/ is just a bright spot/ in the nighttime..."
20. white arch: the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas
23. not that Dave Ramsey
25. "in the desert of the real": "welcome to the desert of the real"--the famous line from The Matrix that was used by Slavoj Žižek for his response to 9-11
24. character in "Li'l Abner"
26. "negotium [ambulans in tebebris]: Psalm 91:6
"Macbeth
malamati: see note 32.
29. Rickie Lee Jones
30. the nearby red dwarf star Lalande 21185 (which once was thought to have planets), is here translated into another number base (21)
from the movie Liquid Sky
32. Esperanto Korano 5.54 'the blame of any blamer'
34. the name of the book: Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him
35. "penult" of course, is a reference to Mallarmé's prose-poem
Lojban 'blame me'
tanniyn- considered by some to be the Old Testament word for 'dinosaur'
Plath: "The Detective"
38. Lojban 'to die'
42. Horace, Art of Poetry "eyes without a face": Billy Idol
44. from the film Aelita
45. geis- (Gaelic) a dare that must be taken
46. Robin Trower
47. droke = drunk + broke
bhangra- a genre of Punjabi music
52. i later used this paragraph as the beginning of something else
53.unvigesimal =base 21
ontogolies: intentional spoonerism of "ontologies"
Gylfi: from the Elder Edda
54. Auto Beatnik (Horizon magazine, May '62)
55. firn: hand-packed granular snow
56. "should count as law school": William Gillespie's mnemonic for his 14 vowel sound poetry-- "Twenty consonant writimng--a joy [which i amended to: 'oy veh']--should count as law school."
58. Lojban 'white face' (the clowns' autonym)
59. Nithon- the Lovecraft moon of Yuggoth i identify with Pluto's Charon
"Amercia": the nation that leads the world in per capita incarcerations (from "amerce"= punish); aka "God's Country"
Taneraic 'of jasmine' (in Glaugnea, this means: the B-side of a 45-single)
Lojban 'sour-quality'
house of Yes- the 1997 movie with Parker Posey as a girl who believes she is Jackie O.
60. white smoke rising- sign that a new pope has been chosen
flysch- a type of fossiliferous soul
rishima- in Qabbalah: the residue of the Holy, after Tsimtsum
"selenotroope" should be: "selenotrope" (cf heliotrope)
61. Club of Rome [Report]: subtitled "The Limits to Growth". i was 14 when i read this. they were pretty much right about everything.
62. Esperanto Korano 4.100 'refuge and abundance'
witch house: a genre of music (e.g. Salem), named after a Lovecraft story
Lojban 'blame'
63. sqaip, ts !a'q- Coast Salish words, meaning respectively: a powerful nomadic war spirit; a spirit that helps you in your work
terra nullius- the legal concept which enabled Europeans to justify their dispossessions in the "New World"
jairce- the smell of rain on the wind
xoanon- a crude wooden idol
65. Klingon neologism for 'The Prophet'
deluge on the installment plan: cf Celine- Death on the Installment Plan
66. Lojban 'white face of me'
al-ithara wa al-faza: Salam Pax's Arabic for "shock and awe"
ighlysre (spamtest word) defined by me as- a two dimensional image on a three dimensional surface
anacyclosis- the cycle of kinds of political order (democracy, dictatorship, aristocracy)
nazodapesad- (Enochian) 'sword or swords'
&n then: a typo for & then
67. "drowning slowly": "Brick" by the Ben Folds Five
Jyestha =Kali
71. apophyge- part of an Ionic or Corinthian column
Esperanto: 7.46 'on the heights' (the title of Surah vii, which inspired Poe's "Al Aaraaf")
The Latin Anthology: Anthologia Latina, a late Empire collection edited in North Africa
72. Jethro Tull
Simon & Garfunkel
74. Esperanto 4.157 'we only suppose'
"star/ if you are": William Burford
Almach: the beautiful "double star" gamma Andromedae, calculated by myself long ago to be uninhabitable, & according to the Internet, having as "inhabitants androgynous dragonflies superior to us"
75. Lojban 'you (imperative) remember!"
olibanum = frankincense
77. the fortune...: at one time i was majoring in Physics
78. Lojban 'melting-clock era'
79. Lojban 'the horse-riding song' which was the title used by Dr Llambias's translation of Lorca's celebrated 'Song of the Horseman' poem
80. "derevaun seraun": supposed Gaelic for 'the end of pleasure is pain' (Joyce)
Lojban 'mosque'
shapka (Turkish)- a western style hat
82. Fleetwood Mac
"through orchid bogs": from Wintering
83. Jack Spicer
zraqa dshimsa- Assyrian for 'the moment the sun touches the horizon' which is like Lojban SRAKU JIMCA 'cutting branch'
Sxwaixwe- a Coast Salish deity i adopted during my stay in Seattle
85. Lojban 'the name of Allah'
screever- a sidewalk chalk artist
86. talaria- winged sandals
Grand Ourse (French) = the Big Dipper
85'. droshky- a fast, horse-drawn carriage
"sad thing known to man": "Tears of a Clown" (Smoky Robinson)
86'. Lojban 'leader of the bears' & 'connector-consciousness' (perhaps the one indisputable Whorfian effect acquired by Lojban-users
Pluto is now "asteroid 134340" to the astronomers
87. 1st line parodies Olson's "in cold hell, in thicket"
"[remember] you are ash"
swans freezing to the ice: a reference to Mallarme
91. cfate =fate (typo)
92. "a living carver of the monster's liver": Royston's Lycophron
thesaurus poring over: Plath's preferred method of composition, early on
yardang- wind shaped sandhills found in Mongolia & according to one source from my childhood, also Venus
runaway verge envy: anagram of Gray Wyvern Avenue
93. wuxia- name of the Martial Arts film genre in which the protagonist is a solitary travelling 'knight'
Rattenkrieg- 'war of the rats' (to quote Amazon: "Rattenkrieg was the term used by German soldiers during the battle for Stalingrad to describe the type of vicious, close quarters battle they experienced there while fighting a determined force of Russian soldiers and partisans street by bloody street."
ferenghi- 'Frank' (medieval exonym of Muslim
mongo- something found on the street
khrafstras (Old Avestan)- 'vermin'; term taken up by Negarestani; cf also Robot X: "that is the vermin's march"
docile canopy: anagram of Cyclonopedia
cicalatide: cicada season (in Dallas)
94. Phil Collins
Candaon- used as my name for the newly discovered earthlike exoplanet Gliese 163c
pondsaltor- to know the parts but not the sequence of something
clefskiosk- to do things out of order &n find it okay
this section incorporates notes for an unfinished science fiction story i briefly contemplated, about a future in which natural death is unknown
96. parodies part of "Eleanor Rigby"
civetendow- (spambot test word)to be sort of familiar with a sequence, yet not know what is coming directly next; could also mean- to spray with musk, like a civet cat
omdowlor (Cornish word)- yused to mean: an imaginary history
Led Zeppelin
also- Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"
96. Endor: home moon of the Ewoks; also, in 1 Samuel 28:4-25, a curious anecdote involving the consultation of a witch
that blackness descends: "That blackness that descends on me when I think of my dead." (Ford Madox Ford)
97. from Rowe's Lucan
reference is made to a cassette i own which was one of Throbbing Gristle's infamous boxed set of cassettes "24 Hours of Throbbing Gristle"
97. Lojban 'terminal limit' used as title of Lina Persson's mysterious YouTube film in Lojban
99. kintsugi- (J.) the art of beautiful repair

NOTA BENE "part 3 of a 3-part work" should be "part 2..." (typo)

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