Friday, June 20, 2008

Lookin' good

I went directly from a meeting between our union committee and the boss to the launch party for three Titus Books and a Bill Direen EP, and I can tell you which event was more enjoyable. I've written a quick review of the new products which will turn up somewhere on the internet sometime soon; in the meantime, here are some photographs. Click to enlarge 'em, if you dare...Jack Ross has posted about the launch on his own blog.
























7 Comments:

Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I'd show up for that.

9:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After seeing the picture at the top I know why Michael Steven's nickname is 'Cujo', and why Brett Cross' is 'Pretty boy McCoy'.

12:23 pm  
Blogger Michael Steven said...

Maps,

If I were a rabid St. Bernard,
you'd be the first person I'd bite.

7:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 Cujo:
http://bp3.blogger.com/_lIWa5EEyxeM/SFt9EfiRwaI/AAAAAAAABKU/8RS--g3zzis/s1600-h/xandrewgrowl.jpg

7:48 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

renegade eye -I see you like "Heart of Darkness" - you probably know it is the plot of "Apocalypse Now..." and Brando is reading from 'The Hollow Men' by Eliot (the phrase comes from Julius Caesar you may also know) - but there is also an interesting connection to Conrad and Roger Casement (I found that via a book by W G Sebald...
he met with Conrad in Africa and was outraged by the "horror" of the mistreatment he saw (mainly the neglect) of black people in the Congo but this pleas fell on deaf (and probably amusedly cynical) ears so he was sent to the British colonies in the Caribbean and found similar terrible things - he protested much at this and I think this as much as his involvement in the Irish uprising in Dublin meant he was sure to be hung... (I mean if he hadn't taken part in that historical heroism they may have given him the chop in some other manner...

A man of courage and passion!

9:36 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

renegade - I haven't read anything by Hawthorne or Melville - I really must do - or I read one book - "Billy Budd" as it is also an Opera a as you may well know by Brittain
(spelt thus?)...

At least your profile has something in it - so many just leave it blank which I think is stupid. Good to know about someone's, interests, even their life, and their likes and dislikes...

9:42 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

The other "point" about The Hollow Men (and maybe "Apocalypse Now) is that Conrad takes it to another level than the merely "political" ..but he also depicts the other horror (spritual, existential, psychological - whatever) - Eliot's fascination was with the final words of Mr Kurtz - so he uses that...

I suppose he was well aware of the other "real" horror(s) of course - or I would hope he was... or maybe - sub speciae aeternitatis - it concerned him not... hmm...which is the "real" horror?

9:50 pm  

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