Alain de Botton / Darren Aronofsky

Today I heard Alain de Botton on the radio (BBC, i think?) doing an interview. He's got a new book, The Architecture of Happiness. The interview was smashing, one of the few such writers (in my admittedly very limited experience) to really articulate (or even grasp) the interdependent (tetra-arising) dance between subjective, intersubjective, objective, and inter-objective domains. It was a major delight, so I went to site and behold the man has expounded in equal eloquence on at least half a dozen subjects. I'm smitten.

The 8th power of a number
David Bowie

New! Episode Six, The Stuart Davis Show...


This week on The Stuart Davis Show

Episode 6, Zen and the Zen of Zen.

It's a Special Episode, all about Buddhism.

Is that an emergency flare in your Snowmobile Suit, or are you just glad to see me?

Where have I been? So long, no blogging. It's all been about the touring as of late. Constant motion, the last two months are a blur. I simply cannot say how much I loved the tour of Europe. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone in UK and The Netherlands! I was blown away. I have just returned to the states, I am jet lagged, sore all over, and abiding in an effulgent glow, infused with the love of everyone I met.

Theory that consciousness may inhere generally in matter
Shawn Colvin


Ya'll, I need to clarify something. My new audio book, Love Has No Opposite is NOT TO BE CONFUSED with my "book" book, Sex, God, Rock 'N Roll, which is a Shambhalal book. They are totally, completely different things. Let's review their distinctions:

Love Has No Opposite: A generally comic, twisted soujourn through the deluded mind and funny bone of America' worst Buddhist (me). This project is in recorded form ONLY. It is a collection of vignettes, written and read by me, the author.

Obstinate; stubbornly disagreeable and contrary.
Warren Zevon


I just love the lyrics to that song, about being on vacation. Very unique rock 'n roll topicality. My favorite is always when he sings "two fat ladies window shop / something for the mantlepiece". Works perfect, he sells it like he's singing about social injustice, or the meaning of life, and the lyrics are all these scenes from sea side resort, people on holiday. Wish I'd thought of it.

A slobbering or dirty, wretched person; a worthless sloven

House Of Leaves

I'm reading the House Of Lives. Shit. Pretty trippy. Also found out the author, Mark Z. Danielewski is Poe's brother. I bet those two had some lively Halloween bashes. Geez.

to gulp down, swallow quickly and greedily


Hello my lovelies! Have you noticed I've started posting the daily blog on the front page? How much more accommodating can I get? A reach around while you read? Let's stay open to that.

Replacing a word or phrase from one language with one from another language (which corresponds to it).

Blackalicous, The Craft

Seems like every year there's one (if I'm lucky) musical discovery that kind of gets me through. Keeps my sense of hope and promise alive, as though the lifeless corpse that is the music industry still has some surprises left in it. At this point, getting something truly brilliant and visionary through the music machine is nothing short of a veritable miracle. Forget weeping statues and bleeding paintings, when my friend d.j.

incapable of co-existing

au-VAIH-sool defined ¿

Chris Whitley, died last year at 45 years old from lung cancer. I just found that out. Strange. I also just learned he has a daughter, and she's a musician as well, Trixie Whitley. I like what I've heard of her.

I first heard Chris back in Minneapolis, Big Sky Country was the first song I heard.

Lack of self-control, acting against your better judgement
Chris Whitley


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