Category Archives: Anthology

My collected writings and those of family members.

“Lay, Lady, Lay.”

“Lay across my big brass bed.” The Bob Dylan song encapsulates the entrenched American muddle around “lie” and “lay.” The victory of “lay” is all but complete. It’s obvious the song invites the lady to sexual congress, not to a … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Commentary | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Guide by the Perplexed — Crossed Eyes, Dotted Tees

Yea, though I walk through the shadow of the cloud of unknowing, I shall fear no malaise, for thy clef and thy stave, they comfort me. I pause from the demented abstraction of this serialized soliloquy, this goofy guide, to … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hard to Live With

Claude Monet’s series paintings are among the few true trophies that can generate real excitement at auctions… “They’re so evocative, so romantic and so easy to live with,” Offer Waterman, a London-based dealer, said. “That was the best of the … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guide by the Perplexed — Consolidation

The OO states uncover a consistency that helps learn what 8 natural notes are produced at 12 fret-based coordinates. Let’s use a notation specifying string-fret, then note. Example: “1-7B.” In the example, the initial digit (‘1’) designates string 1. The … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Parting Looks — Buck Schiwetz

Edward Muegge “Buck” Schiwetz (1898-1984), born in Cuero, Texas. (c) 2019 JMN

| Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guide by the Perplexed — Restatement

Here we restate and complement our OO schemes as follows: Octave-of-Following (OOF) *E-string-1 at Fret-0 is an E-note with OOF state re E-string-6 E-string-1 at Fret-7 is a B-note with OOF state re B-string-2 B-string-2 at Fret-8 is a G-note … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Guide by the Perplexed — Denial

I did not err in an earlier post; the post simply misspoke itself. Derived Octave-of-Following (DOOF) state was announced as coming next. The post should have intended to say: “Octave-of-Preceding (OOP) state — coming next.” Octave-of-Preceding (OOP) state is the … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology | Tagged , | Leave a comment