For what could not a woman do when she was married, if she knew how to assert herself? Here all was constructive imagination. Gwendolen had about as accurate a conception of marriage—that is to say, of the mutual influences, demands, duties of man and woman in the state of matrimony—as she had of magnetic currents and the law of storms.

Okay, as Vince said over his Vanilla Coke (after Mia returns from the Powder Room), yes, I think I have something to say.

But first a lil background music:

There are several texts from this journey from the common lands to the ends of middle-earth, from the collective to the regions of the psyche barely in touch with humanity which have long traveled with me--to...
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thebeliever:
I did not expect to get a lump in my throat when I logged into SG this morning... What a collection of quotes.
oldernow:
@thebeliever thanks! and yes, these quotes still stir me, though many have traveled with me since my 20s

But for a whole week he took no measures toward starting, and did not even inquire where Miss Harleth was gone. Mr. Lush felt a triumph that was mingled with much distrust; for Grandcourt had said no word to him about her, and looked as neutral as an alligator; there was no telling what might turn up in the slowly-churning chances of his mind.

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Let me start with this version.. there are so many, but I think that this is one of the two really great versions of an old blues classic! Of course the Holy Modal Rounders were from NYC in te 60s and as batshit crazy as they come. Youtube has a lot of their stuff; it's pretty memorable, if not always musical...

I guess this...
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griffxx:
I love discovering what I knew was actually derivative - I only knew the Hot Tuna version before this post. :)
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caraphernelia:
Daiquiri ^^
oldernow:
Interesting!  My favorites in order of likelihood of consumption: Typhoo Tea with Ginseng and Lemon; Water (well, not a favorite but), 18-20 yr Single Malt, preferably from Jura or Orkney; Old Peculiar or Guiness on tap (only in Ireland where it has the proper balance and temperature)

This song started out with Bonnie Dobson who wrote it and recorded it some years later... but the person I first heard doing it *back in the day* was Fred Neil:

but that quickly got picked up by Jeff Beck:

and like ten minutes later this happened:

please play at least one of these... I heard the first and third live.

The thought I'm...
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thebeliever:
"Alcohol and iPhones"... I like that. Sometimes I believe that tapping into those forces is simply a matter of finding them, because they don't ever totally go away.