See the PBS special Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away.
Hands down, the best conversation with Herzog yet.
Perseverance is where the gods dwell.
Jeff Reimer in Commonweal Magazine.
The artist’s work, in other words, is not an autopsy but a diagnosis made in the hope of recovery—an attempt, he says, to “give the sickness a name, to render the unspeakable speakable.” Even when he is at his bleakest, Percy manages to counter despair with the possibility, however elusive, of hope.
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Danny. Danny was a star example of the gentleman philosopher, beholden to no-one, following an existential calling that he saw through with absolute integrity and dignity to the bitter end. For more about Danny’s life see his autobiographical notes here. See a mutual friend of ours’ Mark Friedman’s thoughts on Danny. See his book Freedom, Indeterminism, and Fallibilism, his essays commemorating the 25th year of Popper’s passing, and his coauthored paper The Liberal Defense of Immigration Control. We shared a deep concern with the Left’s now fashionable, Jew hatred and with the associated corrosion of liberal values in an age of mass undifferentiated migration. But perhaps our biggest shared bond was for the glory years of Black Sabbath (’70-’73) and the band Budgie. Below is a clip of Danny, in a great deal of pain, speaking from his bed.
Marking 50 years since Pops’ passing. For all things Pops, there is no better resource than Ricky Riccardi.
(This repost marks Herzl’s death on July 3rd). The top photo is of a mini sculpture near the Budapest synagogue and is based on the second photo on display in the Vienna Jewish Museum. The third photo is of the actual bicycle, also on display in the Vienna Jewish Museum. Read Herzl’s The Jewish State here; an audio book is freely available here.