but grows on a green tree:
A strong man & his crystal eyes
is a man born free.
— Herbert Read, art critic, poet,
Daily Bleed, web page in full, like de crystal tree,
American painter, feminist.
Alternate Saint, JOSE MARTI
The Original Cuban revolutionary.
U.S.: NATIONAL KAZOO DAY.
LOVE AMONG NATIONS DAY. Yup. You heard it here First!
"The seer of now pours his vision on sheets of
paper, on banks of arid craters where armored
bullies stand guard & demand the password,
Positive Evidence. No vision can pass by their
gates. The only song that passes is a song gone
as dry & cadaverous as the fossils in the
— Fredy Perlman, Against His-story, Against Leviathan
1814 -- Stendhal's first book published, containing partially
plagiarized biographies of Mozart & Haydn.
1853 -- Cuban revolutionist José Martí (1853-1895) lives.
Poet, essayist & journalist, who became a symbol of
Cuba's struggle for independence. The popular
song "Guantanamera" is based on a poem by Marti.
Worked on underground papers & sent to jail & forced
into exile (three columns & you're out?)
"No man has any special right because he
belongs to any specific race; just by saying
the word man, we have already said all the
— Jose Marti
1854 -- US: 30 miners attack a peaceful Indian village on
the Coquille River near Randolph, Oregon, killing 16.
1874 -- Innovative movement theorist Vsevolod Meyerhold
Visionary radical Soviet theatre director, choreographer.
Founding member of the Moscow Art Theater. Symbolist,
talented experimental director of the 1920s & 1930s
whose work inspired revolutionary artists & filmmakers
of his era.
A victim of Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader
Uncle Stalin's terror, Meyerhold was arrested &
imprisoned in 1939, then executed in 1940.
1900 -- American artist Alice Neel lives.
1912 -- American Jackson Pollock lives — in the abstract, of course.
1918 -- Germany: General Strike in the large cities.
At a rally of 10,000 workers in Munich, the
anarchist poet/playwright Erich Mühsam calls
for the continuation of the strike movement.
He is seized afterwards by police & put under
1928 -- No Second Fiddle?: Aaron Copland's "First Piano"
is first performed.
1934 -- First rope ski tow operation begins.
(Better now than in August.)
1939 -- William Butler Yeats dies. His gravestone in
Ireland bears the epitaph he composed:
"Cast a cold eye / On life, on death. / Horseman, Pass by."
Author & used bookseller Larry McMurtry took the
title of his first novel from these lines (filmed as Hud).
1951 -- XXX?: "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicts
artificial insemination & is the first X-rated movie, opens in London.
A general bon vivant, ladies man, & all around fun guy at parties, Picasso lived life to its fullest. Anyone who has been called "That Nietzscean monster from Malaga" & "The Walking Scrotum" must have been living it up, don't you think?
You might also want to mention that the cast of this movie
included Sartre, Picasso, Gide, Le Corbusier & Rostand
(the real people). See http://us.imdb.com/title/
— Bleedster Bobby B., 2002
1960 -- Black American folklorist, writer Zora Neale
Hurston dies. Important influence on writers as diverse
as Toni Morrison & Ralph Ellison.
1960 -- England: Goon Show's final episode on BBC.
1978 -- Rocker Ted Nugent autographs a man's arm with a bowie knife.
Will David Bowie become a
1987 -- Looney Bin Osama Bush Laden Bin defends terrorism...
"On the surface, selling arms to a
country that sponsors terrorism, of
course, clearly, you'd have to argue
it's wrong, but it's the exception
sometimes that proves the rule."
— Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader
George Bush speaking on TV
1989 -- US: Arthur Weinberg, lawyer, Industrial Workers
of the World (IWW) member & author of "Attorney for
the Damned," dies.
1994 -- William Levitt, urban planner & father of suburbia,
creates a sprawling mess, then dies.
1995 -- Canada: George Woodcock, Canadian literary
critic, anarchist & historian, dies, age 82.
Woodcock's anarchist literary journal "Now" began to appear in 1940, with poems by Alex Comfort (best known now for his book the Joy of Sex), Roy Fuller, Kenneth Rexroth (poet/founder of the San Francisco Anarchist Circle in the 1940s) & Julian Symons...
Woodcock published a significant number of books, articles, & poetry, as well as biographies of William Godwin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon & Peter Kropotkin.
He also wrote "Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas & Movements", where he pronounced the movement dead, then lived to see its resurgence in the 1960s.
1998 -- France: 200 members of the Farmers Confederation,
opposing the government decision to authorize the use of
bioengineered corn, break into the Novartis Seed Company
warehouse in southwest France.
2002 -- US: The Justice Department says it has covered two statues in its headquarters with drapes because one of them has a breast exposed. No word on the boobs who work at Justice.
2003 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Bush tells Congress Iraq tried to import uranium from Africa (one of many lies used to justify the NeoCon(Job) invasion of Iraq).
— anti-CopyRite 1997-6666 or thereabouts, more or less