Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lester Smooths It Out

More digital ghosts . . . Lester Young & Co., 1944.

Some amazing jazz and one of the greatest opening shots of a film ever.

A Word from Guillaume

"À la fin tu es las de ce monde ancien"
(In the end, you are weary of this ancient world)

A word from Guillaume Apollinaire ("Zone" ) to get this journey started . . .

Though I should probably begin with another line from the same poem:

"J'ai vécu comme un fou et j'ai perdu mon temps."
(I have lived like a fool, and I have wasted my life.)

Drifting in time - to 1913 to be exact - Apollinaire's digital ghost reads another poem from Alcools: Le pont Mirabeau.