Friday, October 23, 2009

Σώτη Τριανταφύλλου στο Orient Express


It works this way as well

"What makes me sad is my creeping awareness that, sooner or later - sooner that I am ready to admit - I will integrate myself into a new community, forgetting and forgotten by the place that now means so much to me. In short , what makes me sad is the awareness that I will lose my desire for (what is now) my home."

What makes me sad is my creeping awareness that, sooner or later - sooner that I am ready to admit - I will integrate myself into a new relationship, forgetting and forgotten by the woman that has ment so much to me. In short, what makes me sad is the awareness that I will lose my desire for (whom is now) my woman.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Sex between a man and a woman can be wonderful, provided you can get between the right man and the right woman
- Woody Allen

There is no direct, unmediated relation between the male and female sexual position, because the Other of language stands between them as a third party
- Jacques Lacan

Friday, September 25, 2009

Playing the Building (by David Byrne) @ Roundhouse, 31 August 2009

White rim with Warsaw theme (beamer ~ latex)


Notice the white rim appearing on the left. A quick (but not the most elegant) solution to this is to edit the theme file used by Warsaw.

Open the tex\latex\beamer\themes\outer directory and (after backing up), edit:


In the

\defbeamertemplate*{frametitle}{shadow theme}

block, find the following line:


and add an hskip, for me -0.05ex worked:


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Philip Glass @ BBC Proms (8/2009)

Philip Glass
* Violin Concerto (23 mins)
* Symphony No.7 'A Toltec Symphony' (UK premiere) (36 mins)

* Gidon Kremer violin

* BBC Symphony Chorus
* BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
* Dennis Russell Davies conductor

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Clint Mansell and The Sonus Quartet @ Union Chapel, London (July 2009)

"The live line-up is a nine-piece band featuring the Sonus Quartet from Los Angeles and also piano, guitars ,bass and drums. We will play music from Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain and The Wrestler as well as some new material, yet to be released."

From The Fountain:

From Requiem:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Evangelical (A)theism

"On the one hand we have this so called rise of fundamentalism and so on, but something very interesting started to happen in the last years. Did you notice how a certain very vulgar direct materialism, attacking religion as stupidity, immoral laws, is gaining also at the same time extreme popularity. The three big stars even for, of course us, are originally Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and now also Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris. Its kind of an extremely vulgur reductionist materialism claiming religion is basically stupid, ethically hurtfull and so on. I think more and more that these are in a way two sides of the same coin, that we don't have to choose between these two." - SZ

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Two tD Points: A few years ago, around gardens & Grapevines. Now.



When the child was a child,
it didn’t know that it was a child,
everything was soulful,
and all souls were one.


How can it be that I, who I am,
didn’t exist before I came to be,
and that, someday, I, who I am,
will no longer be who I am?


When the child was a child,
it awoke once in a strange bed,
and now does so again and again.
Many people, then, seemed beautiful,
and now only a few do, by sheer luck.




According to the “Mosquitoes” chapter in Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904), mosquitoes are seen as reincarnations of the dead, condemned by the errors of their former lives to the condition of Jiki-ketsu-gaki, or "blood-drinking pretas".

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Includegraphics causes entire page to turn bold (LaTeX)

This happens when you 're including a .pdf image, which contains text in latin modern fonts. Found no other solution except turning into a .jpg (and missing the vector graphics pros) or changing the font type.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

We have a deficit of wonder right now

Tom Waits: "This is what's wrong with the world. Everything is explained now. We live in an age when you say casually to somebody 'What's the story on that?' and they can run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That's fine, but sometimes I'd just as soon continue wondering. We have a deficit of wonder right now."

(Source: "Tom Waits: Dancing In" The Dark Harp Magazine (USA), by Tom Moon. December, 2004), taken from here

Thursday, January 01, 2009


ρέ φίλε, άκου μουσικήν ρε φίλε (forgive my drunken words)