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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Everything But Me


My guitar brought us here to Bonmat Texas
     And i bought you everything your eyes could see
But the mansion couldn't hold you
Could nobody's arms to warm you
I guess i gave you everything but me

Better Off When I Was Hungry
(Kirby)
Merle Haggard
1974

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Viggo Mortensen

A History of Violence

Two Faces of January

 Eastern Promises


A Perfect Murder


Indian Runner

Friday, 13 January 2017

In the End You Wonder


              Every day you amass knowledge in a frantic race against death that death will win. You want to find out everything in the time you have : yet in the end you wonder why you bothered, it'll all be lost. I keep trying to explain this to anyone who will listen. 

Derek Raymond
He Died with His Eyes Open
1984

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Jack Vettriano

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Better Not to Know


Took Over the Place

 
       'Thanks' I said. 'You're an oasis Charles, an Eight Avenue oasis'
       Someone in a booth had dropped a nickel in a juke slot. It was the only good record in the box, the Bechet version of  'Summertime'. The haunting tone of Sydney's clarinet took over the place. I looked around to see if it was Shirley. She was always playing it. She was sitting in a booth by herself, listening to the music.

Budd Schulberg
The Harder they Fall
1947

Friday, 30 December 2016

People in Hell


                                      There's people in hell who want ice water.

The Man with the Golden Arm
Nelson Algren
1949

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Frank Sinatra
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955
 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Something May Happen


            There is no new experience in life. Something may happen to you that you think has never happened before, that you think is brand new, but you are mistaken. You have only to see or smell or hear or feel a certain something and you will discover that this experience that you thought was new has happened before.


Horace McCoy
They Shoot Horses Don't they ?
1935

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Past Saturday Night


I want a Sunday kind of love
A love to last past Saturday night
And I'd like to know
It's more than love at first sight
And I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh yeah, yeah

Sunday Kind of Love
(Prima/Nye/Rhodes/Bell)
Etta James




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FC Gundlach
1951

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the Backwoods

Matewan
 
Paris Trout

 Hard Times

Lawless

Boxcar Bertha
 
Deliverance
 
Thieves Like Us

The Grissom Gang
 

Bloody Mama

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

For Them to Be Lived

 
              There are moments which are made up of so much stuff for them to be lived at the time they occur.

John Le Carre
Tinker,Tailor,Soldier, Spy                    
1974

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Monday, 19 December 2016

A Man You Don't Recognize

 
              Age is a peculiar kind of thief. It slips up on you and steps inside your skin and is so quiet and methodical in it's work that you never realize it has stolen your youth until you look in the mirror one morning and see a man you don't recognize.
 
James Lee Burke

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Jesus Leon
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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Make Terms ........


               .......... Everything's bad Michael, everything. You can't escape it or fight it. You've got to get along with it. Deal with it, make terms.

Lady from Shanghai
Orson Welles
1948

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Fast One


       There was a soft click of ball against ball and then sharper click as the black ball dropped into the pocket that Coleman had called.

Paul Cain

Fast One
1933