Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Equestrian Statues and You

Equestrian Statues and You
was the title of my best-selling nonfiction book. What to work on next? Since I'm reading the biographies of Nöel Coward, Isadora Duncan, Arthur Rimbaud and Stephen Spender simultaneously...perhaps I shall write a melange like Gödel, Escher, Bach. I think I'll call it Nöel, Isadora, Art. Spender will have to wait his day. All paths seemed to cross Spender's in the 30's, surpassing Kevin Bacon's synchronicity though I certainly wouldn't throw Kev out of bed for eating...bacon. The bio of Nöel is superb except the author says "I am going to dispense with Noel's beloved dieresis." I doubt that Gödel, Escher, Bach would have been taken seriously without the dieresis.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Physicists foresee a utopia
(once they squint through micro-myopia)
where all of the forces of nature should
become unified and be understood.
Even in science, letting go is hard,
and notions are the hardest to divorce,
but, to reach there, they'll have to discard t
heir classical point-particles of force.

While Newton works large-scale, his physics fail,
and even Einstein's theories can't subsist,
when applied to the sub-atomic scale.
The answers they produce just can't exist.

Particle physics, in quantum foam, sank,
when its researchers walked the length of Planck.

-- James Ph. Kotsybar (c) 2008

Our poet is also known John Ph. Kennedy, founding member of Science Holiday. An early conceptual artist working in rubber stamps etc. , he now writes poems and breeds orchids. Thanks to Skot Armstrong for tracking him down. Can you find the Thunderbirds on Skot's site?

Speaking of quantum foam, the heliport atop my modest, three-story house on Telegraph Hill has been replaced with a small observatory. There, perched on my 50's tiki bar stool, I scan the skies on the one or two fogless nights we have here in San Francisco searching for signs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pope of Yes Votes No on 8

The wonderful Pope of Yes will be playing Saturday night, Oct 18, 2008. Be there or be square. The two-man one-man-band is an androgynous mixture of hard rock Melodica, electronica, percussionica and Hello Kitty.
Pope of Yes!
10-18-2008 19:00 at Thee Parkside w/ The Lovely Public, Hey Three Eyes, Pigeons or Panthers & More!!17th & Wisconsin, San Francisco, California 94107 Cost: 10
Wiretap Music Party! Other Bands Playing: Hey Three Eyes, The New Centuries, The Lovely Public, Pigeons or Panthers, Pidgeon, Paranoids, Cotillion, The Blank Tapes, and that Nowegian firecracker, Bjornstad.