• syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Your post appeared just as mine did -with its notification. Aw, that’s wonderful! In fact, to my 13 friends on facebook – – actually real people, people I know: not exactly everyone I’ve seen face-to-face. Yet. 🙂  – I’ll post the link. A couple of very good friends wouldn’t know the origin of the poster & it’s exactly what th…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht @Blenkinsopthebrave

    I saw, on Google, James Burke, saying the BBC nearly missed the moon walk &, hinting they might walk early, convinced his own boss to keep running the film past midnight.

    Glory, another thing I never knew!  The photo of Trafalgar Square where people gathered to watch it on a giant TV screen is incredible.

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht the Radiohead’s beautiful -it all is. And I know where you’re coming from. Except clearly yesterday I didn’t/wasn’t. I was in the “white person, privileged position.” I figure the reason these things happen to me is because I’m in the wrong space. Also, there’s some lessons I need to learn & never do (or not yet…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    sorry @JanetteB above.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Janette My cleaner would say “nuh DVD?Uh hah embarrassinggg'”  The example below confirms my assumption she’s a sociopath .

    Certain Melbournians add vowels so that her clients are (including her example) : “mah clahnts have a powah showah hose with  a squeegee [what this is I don’t know] & they spray the water all over the glass but othaah p…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @Blenkinsopthebrave

    thank you. That is delightful. How liquid & shimmery the sound.

    I’m at a loss for better words. I had a funny situation with a cleaning woman. So funny I had to have a lie down, a red wine (clean skins Mr Blenkinsop: $2 a bottle; worth $18 per 4 or $46 each) so I’m off to the pub to share my story. See if anyone thinks this…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Man! I edited my 6 lines (young siggers) here & then it disappeared. I’d suggest no editing of posts, for now. I know others said that was happening.

    Basically I was saying 1) mum loves Eno & his Music for Elevators 2) I like Reich & mum did a discography of his work as a uni project & got the 100% mark for this. It had to have every comma, dash,…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    I know this is obvious: I love The Duke!  (Dr Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington)

    To all — when America looked up to the stars & saw its potential.

    May it do so again.

    The Syzygyzssss’

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    @arbutus goodness there’s some goddam bad news with Gilberto -88 (I thought 92 -clearly bad adding up or plain optimism).

    Now you dudes and dudettes will know this: deep and long, long ago (but not anymore).

    Siggers,

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht Thank you for that link & the lovely “trust in me; sssleep ssafe & ssound” with its gorgeous sibilants. And unfortunately I don’t know Darrow very well at all. So I’ll try to educate myself.

    Also @arbutus where be you?

    The Britten choon is quirky, Whisht, but the breathing is quite ‘exact’ & whilst the impression created is they’re all…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark

    Goodness! I apologise, I thought Buffy wasn’t to your liking (clearly I misunderstood & mixed that conversation -in my mind- with someone else. Hopefully not a conversation with myself because then we’re diving into deep waters of confusion and neural problems or merely ‘personal’ schizophrenia).

    The back does sound awful and clearly…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark (also I did not pick up on your “analgesia” statement & I apologise for that: I hope your back isn’t the problem again? I understand you can’t work in the garden for hours on end -at 52 I don’t because a) Crohns and b) it’s waaay too hot as per my anecdote above. But I can imagine, still, how beautiful yours must be by now) @JanetteB …[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark

    Since sublimis also means exalted, I suppose a more accurate rendering would be: the crown of my head, exalted, touches the stars.

    Oh yes, that’s the closest  -I checked Liddell and Scott -for some Greek while I was at it and didn’t get too far except for yet more variations of “puro” “”incendiary” and “burn” as well as “not dusty thus…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark

    Sublimi vertice are in the ablative singular masculine but it’s vertex, as you identified, that points to “the crown or the top of the head”

    But allow the larks to call! I can imagine the birds tweeting and the Narcissi blooming (OK, I’m no poet). Here, it’s about 10 overnight now and 22 to 24 during sunny days -so much like your spring…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark

    Thank you, yes: ” “lofty” stars will move my way”  is in another translation I read.

    I heard some years ago that Horace’s odes could have him transported to high status: “if deeds of gods are being praised, do I absent myself – I, a second Pindar.”  —-and he is being modest, deliberately, I believe.

    With the lines and the so-called v…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark

    Quite right. Thank you. When I write: “right” I mean I had the same problem. This is son’s school motto and happily explained, a little incorrectly, except for the “dust” implying effort, by the ‘Executive Principal.’

    Indeed: the motto has the errors – or the principal/assistant has typed the errors, possibly. I would hope it’s not all…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Hellooo @JanetteB @mudlark @pedant and other delightful & clever people!

    I have a small amount of Horace which I’m certain is Pindaric in origin.

    Now, do not be concerned -it’s the Horace I’m after. I have several definitions but I’d like to know yours (if you have any Pindar encomium all the better!)

    Sunt quos curriculo pulverum…

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  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    I know it aint Christmas but I wanted some Benjamin Britten I could actually share with you. ‘This Little Babe’ is considered one of the most challenging for any children’s choir. Our nun, a delightful demon by the name of Sister Alphonsus taught it to us in 4 months. At this tempo. Which is correct. 1 min 3o seconds generally. They came in a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Craig

    Yesterday after our QCS test (Qld Core Skills ) test, a man was on the stage in the hall. He spoke about how important it is before these tests (they’re about 9 hours worth in October) to get a good sleep and not worry too much. I knew I’d pretty much failed the practise test because most of it is geography, maths and science. 🙁

    He’d…[Read more]

  • @JanetteB @Mudlark  @nerys

    that sounds good -I don’t know if we have it on Netflix or the ABCiview -Janette you might know too? Are you streaming it on the “ever so fast NBN?”  I mean Davie’s series.

    We love Killing Eve -it dipped in the first 2 new episodes but has exploded upward since. Have you see Harrow, Janette? If you haven’t been b…[Read more]

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