inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #126 of 189: Dan Levy (danlevy) Thu 25 Jul 02 13:29
    

Hey, Michael.... no Terence plans on the horizon...but you never know.
I just got a DAT of an unpublished interview a friend of mine did, which
might be really good...
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #127 of 189: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 25 Jul 02 14:51
    
Your upcoming Dylan encyclopedia sounds like a real must-have for Dylan
scholars, Oliver. When do you expect it to be published?
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #128 of 189: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Thu 25 Jul 02 20:45
    
And could you describe what the entries might be like, or post a sample?
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #129 of 189: Michael Simmons (michaelsimmons) Thu 25 Jul 02 22:46
    
     While everyone's asking about your upcoming Dylan book, any juicy
tidbits new to us hoi polloi revealed therein? 
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #130 of 189: He's filling empty space with the substance of our lives (sd) Thu 25 Jul 02 22:53
    
praise the lord
i just read this stuff from stem to stern and had the best blest time!
always dug that trombone interjection-punktuation mark that he laid down,
yes.

and, though, hasn't the movie alread been made? because he was visual in
extremis.

i think if he were still with us he'd be lord dean of the exchequer in some
classics program and have a staff composed of brilliant co-ed beauties.

beauty, thats the thing you know.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #131 of 189: Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 25 Jul 02 23:41
    
E-mail from Wayne McGinnis:

Oliver,
        Going way back to #s 43 & 58---Bob Dorough re Lord Buckley---Bob
promises to formulate a response sometime, but for now I'll quote him in a
Q. & A. session a friend of his and mine found somewhere on the 'net:

        Q.  "Something in your nature allows you to get along with difficult
characters like the hipsters--the Lenny Bruces and Lord Buckleys of the
world."

        A.  "I'm a soft, very adaptable guy quick to pick up on the feelings
of the other party.  So I was able to work with Lenny, Lord Buckley, and
Sugar Ray [Robinson], who was not an easy guy either.  I worked with Lord
Buckley, who was a trip.  It didn't matter who was playing in the bar when
he showed up.  He would bring in his retinue, act very lordly and take
over----'Play me some blues, Prince'."

        I won't go any further with this, Oliver, but I hope Bob will write
before this all closes down.
____________________________________________________________________________
_________________

        But I do have another question for you.  Lord B is so cosmic and yet
so American, too. . . .are there in your mind any traceable European
influences, aside from the obvious British Dickens, Shakespeare, etc.?

        I'm thinking about Buckley's comment on the theater [notes to Hip
Aristocrat], that is a "very religious work.. . a work of
complete dedication. . . . a dangerous work."  To me, this is so avant garde
in the modern European sense. . . .one might consider Jarry's "Pere Ubu,"
the "theatre of cruelty," just about all the most famous of the "dangerous"
writers from modern Europe. . . .any thoughts on this, sweet Prince?
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #132 of 189: Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 25 Jul 02 23:41
    
And another missive from Wayne McGinnis:

Oops, Oliver, here I am again trying to squeeze in my 2 cent's worth. . .
..You said to me in #44 that any of my own responses to  Lord Buckley were
most welcome, so I'll just make a list of 10, incomprehensible as they may
be:

        1. Melville ['lost'] on vast seas
        2. Allen Ginsberg's crazed mother at last deified
        3. Kerouac's "beforedaddies"
        4. Any poem., practically, by Wm. Carlos Williams
        5. Blake's "When the doors of perception are cleansed. . ."
        6. If Roland Kirk needed no music lessons--he started right in
playing the water hose as a boy, he said---so Lord Buckley.
        7. The two poles of Lord Buckley---your choice of "Bad Rapping" to
his beautiful and sonic "Christmas Carol"
        8. Poe rapping
        9. Gogol's nose
        10. "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom"---  Blake in
The Marriage of Heaven & Hell

" . . . . . .no, I mean that great big bird in Bobley's window. . . . .
.."---  Lord Buckley

Thanks forever, Oliver, for what you've done,

Wayne McGinnis
                
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #133 of 189: napoleon in rags (xian) Fri 26 Jul 02 00:03
    
wow, i hope the saragossa adaptation gets made. had a blast finally
seeing it with <tnf>, <digaman>, and <normal> a few months back. now
i'm fondly remembering a night in new york with <danlevy> and levi
asher and briggs nisbet before, during, and after a meters gig at
tramps.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #134 of 189: (fom) Fri 26 Jul 02 00:13
    
This won't necessarily close down, y'know. The "official" two-week period 
ends but the conversation can go on as long as people keep conversing. 
Some inkwell topics continue for years.

I'm curious to hear more about the Bob Dorough connection; last night in 
Santa Cruz, John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants told me and my son a 
little Bob Dorough story; and TMBG are opening their current show with a 
short, odd song sung by Dorough.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #135 of 189: Oliver Trager (oliver-trager) Fri 26 Jul 02 02:37
    
I'm a little strapped for time today and for the next few so I'll be
brief. No publisher, pub date (or deadline!) for the Dylan book though
my agent is beginning to shop it around. I'll try posting an entry when
I can but if you are familair with my Dead book, it is constructed
along those lines. And no, there are no juicy tidbits...I think I got
my juciy tidbit mojo working overtime in the Buckley book.

Wayne, that's a great question re: the European influence on B's work.
I really haven't given it that much but it occurs to me that there
might be something along the lines of what you suggest though I think
it may have been a sideways influence like stuff he picked up in
conversation rather than through reading or experience.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #136 of 189: David Gans (tnf) Fri 26 Jul 02 06:10
    

> This won't necessarily close down, y'know. The "official" two-week period
> ends but the conversation can go on as long as people keep conversing.
> Some inkwell topics continue for years.

She's right, you know.  We can hang out here as long as we like!

I'm one of the janitors so I have a key!
  
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permalink #137 of 189: He's filling empty space with the substance of our lives (sd) Fri 26 Jul 02 07:39
    
pass the cleaning products
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #138 of 189: Michael Simmons (michaelsimmons) Fri 26 Jul 02 15:44
    
     I will continue to check in but to our hosts Linda and David
thank you and to Oliver -- you've given us a hipster history classic. 
Thanks. 
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #139 of 189: Linda Castellani (castle) Fri 26 Jul 02 16:13
    

Michael, thank you so much for leading the way!  I know I'm learning a
lot, and clearly there is still a lot to learn. 

Oliver, thank you.  We've are enjoying having you, and hope that the two
of you (and everybody else) will stick around for as long as you wish to
keep talking about LB.  I know I'm ready to hear more.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #140 of 189: Linda Castellani (castle) Fri 26 Jul 02 16:13
    
E-mail from Wayne McGinnis:

To "fom" re #134:
        I'm still waiting to hear from Bob Dorough. . .. Wayne McGinnis
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #141 of 189: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Fri 26 Jul 02 19:55
    
We should definitely keep this conversation alive! So much more to say.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #142 of 189: Oliver Trager (oliver-trager) Sat 27 Jul 02 06:29
    
Had a great coupla weeks and look forward to many more. We made some
good connections here. Thanks....straight from the road of love!
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #143 of 189: Linda Castellani (castle) Sat 27 Jul 02 19:16
    
E-mail from Wayne McGinnis:

Oliver,
        One more one more one more one more question:

        Is the spirit of Wm. Blake in Lord Buckley?

                                                        "How do you know but
ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
                                                        Is an immense world
of delight, close'd by your senses five?"
                "Enough! or Too much."

Yours in peace,
Wayne
  
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permalink #144 of 189: Kosher Swan (shmo) Sun 28 Jul 02 13:08
    

L.A. Times review of Dig Infinity!:

http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Books-
X!ArticleDetail-67379,00.html


All on one line.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #145 of 189: David Gans (tnf) Mon 29 Jul 02 09:59
    
By Grover Sales, no less!
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #146 of 189: "First you steal a bicycle...." (rik) Mon 29 Jul 02 10:26
    
Grover gets around.   He has a letter in this week's NYT Book Review
slagging what he considers inaccuracies in the new Chet Baker bio.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #147 of 189: David Gans (tnf) Mon 29 Jul 02 10:59
    
I was trying to remember where I had seen that letter (I did a lot of reading
yesterday while waiting for a plane home).
  
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permalink #148 of 189: devious and sincere (kurtr) Mon 29 Jul 02 11:49
    
I've heard bits of Lord Buckley but don't own any recordings of him.  Can 
some of you 
recommend some purchases?
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #149 of 189: sporting an ironic t shirt (sd) Mon 29 Jul 02 12:09
    
get the book
dig the cd that comes with it, cat.
  
inkwell.vue.154 : Oliver Trager - Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley
permalink #150 of 189: Berliner (captward) Mon 29 Jul 02 12:21
    
Second that. 
  

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