Saturday, 23 July 2016

Fear is an Enemy

                Fear is an enemy that can be killed only at close range. The closest range of all is intimacy. The deeper the fear is embedded in one's spirit, the more vulnerable it is.

Andrew Vachss


Thursday, 21 July 2016

The City Waits

 The truth is the city waits for the right moment to knock you up, before it runs you over.

Mehnaz Turner
The Night Goes on All Night
reblogged via poetrysuperhighway.com

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Walked All Over the Rules

                           Then he closed them, and blew that horn. Lord God of the fishes, how he blew it !  How he loved it, and caressed it, and pushed it up, higher and higher and higher. High C, bottom of the barrel. He took off and he walked all over the rules and stamped them flat.

Charles Beaumont
excerpt from short story
circa 1950s

Susanne Schapowalow -
Lester Young
reblogged via Jazzyfarmer

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

High Stakes

House of Games

Pale Flower


Force of Evil

Hard Eight

The Hustler



Bob Le Flambeur

Cincinatti Kid

Monday, 18 July 2016

Always Expected it Would

          He supposed he was one of only several million persons who had grown up and, somewhere around Thirty, made the upsetting discovery that life wasn't going to pan out the way you'd always expected it would ; and why this realization should have thrown him and not them - or not too many of them- was something he couldn't fathom.

Charles Jackson
The Lost Weekend


Saturday, 16 July 2016

Darkness Take My Hand ............ 28

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

The Trial

On the Waterfront

The Driver

Godfather II



Friday, 15 July 2016

Where You Would Have Been

Some people say you pick up the Dirty Boogie where you left it off. Others say you pick it up where you would have been had you never gotten off it.

James Lee Burke

reblogged via greyflannel.tumblr.com

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Planning to Stay

Love came, planning to stay
Green Dolphin street supplied the setting
The setting for nights beyond forgetting

Green Dolphin Street
Sarah Vaughan

Fred Lyon

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Just Weren't the Kind

           God kissed us on the brow that night. He gave us all that two people can ever have, and we just weren't the kind that could have it.

James M Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice

Postman Always Rings Twice

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

One Thing I Know

Whenever the four winds blow, I've been to some big town
Had me some big town, but there is one thing I know
A woman's a two-faced, a woman's something
That would leave you singing the blues in the night

Blues in the Night
Frank Sinatra

Tamara Lempicka

Monday, 11 July 2016

Darkness Take My Hand ............... 27

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Bob Le Flambeur

Bad Day at Black Rock

The Killing

Boiling Point

Night and the City

Strangers on a Train

Killer Inside Me

Third Man