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Book Review: “Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music” by Paquito d’Rivera

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Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music

Letters to Yeyito (Restless Books, Brooklyn, NY, 228 pages, softcover, 2015) by world renowned reed player Paquito d’Rivera has the sub-title “Lessons from a Life in Music.” Fact is the book is much more than that.

It is more than a litany of lessons from a life in music for one major reason: Paquito d’Rivera.... keep reading »

Retreat from the Future

Retreat from the FutureThe Marlowsphere Blog (#133)

There we were in the second half of the 20th century, having experienced the defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan that ended WWII, and watched in the late 1970s a pivot towards the west by Communist China following the 1976 demise of dictator Mao Tse-tung (Zedong), and in 1989 even as we watched the horror of Tiananmen Square, we also watched the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall.... keep reading »

Film Analysis: The Significance of Doors In Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather I”

The Godfather LogoThe Marlowsphere Blog (#132)

Often enough, creative artists in the various fine and performing arts create works that are infused with themes and concepts that were not consciously intended when the work was aborning. In the case of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather I,” however, the use of doors as metaphor, establishment of relationships, and short-term and evolving transitions is so prevalent it is hard to fathom Coppola was unaware of this cinematic approach.... keep reading »

“Zikkaron/Kristallnacht” Remembrance of Kristallnacht November 9-10, 1938

Zikkaron/Kristallnacht Remembrance of Kristallnacht DVD by Eugene MarlowThe Marlowsphere Blog (#131)

Seventy-seven years ago Ernst Eduard vom Rath (3 June 1909 – 9 November 1938), a German diplomat, was assassinated in Paris in early November 1938 by a Jewish teenager, Herschel Grynszpan. This became the pretext for “Kristallnacht,” the “Night of Broken Glass” on November 9-10, 1938 by the Nazis.... keep reading »

Photonics, Globalism, and Tribalism

Marlow's "invisible affect" paradigmThe Marlowsphere Blog (#130)

[Over time] Man’s communications technologies . . . have moved from the verbal, to the alphabetic, to the typographic, to the filmic, and to the electronic . . . , [I]t would be absurd to presume that “electronic” is the end of the. . .technology chain. .... keep reading »