Everything presses, but I decided to do nothin' useful today. Watched all of Rigoletto for the first time. Wept at its beauty. Samples: Bella figlia
and La Donna E Mobile
. Listened to a lot of great tunes. Samples: West End Blues
(Armstrong) and St. James Infirmary
(Teagarden) and My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
(Marsalis and Nelson). Read some poetry. Samples: Farmer Dying
(Richard Hugo) and Flammonde
, Eros Turannos
(E.A. Robinson) and Women
(Louise Bogan) and Holy Willie's Prayer
(Burns). Read some Lincoln aloud, and then re-read parts of A Soldier of the Great War
It is a good ending for the year.
Happy New Year!
4:36 PM / December 31, 2010