I had a lovely dinner & evening last night with Ashley, Ben, Jen Elisabeth, Pat & Adeline. I made a bunch of southern-style veg food. Sweet potatoes, collards, cornbread, hoppin' jon, breaded tofu, green beans. Elisabeth read some Celan in German, a bunch of us taped our faces up in contorted ways. Sam & Shannon came by later. It was nice.
My latest emusic downloads:
Beherit (primitive black metal)
Eighth Blackbird (contemp classical)
Evelyn Glennie (an incredible percussionist)
Jilala (field recordings of drumming rituals)
Junior Byles (great roots reggae)
The Congos (even better roots reggae)
Oum Kalthoum (an Egyptian diva from the 20s)
Received a really amazing sequence of poems from Ana yesterday. I was reading it as I walked out of the English building at Wesleyan. Was so absorbed that I walked into a sprinkler spray & got my pants all wet. I mean that as a compliment.