Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Sunday, 31 July 2016

I Go to Work


When the moon so long has been gazing down
On the wayward ways of this wayward town
That her smile becomes a smirk
I go to work
Love for Sale
(Porter)
Ella Fitzgerald

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Luke Swank 1934
reblogged via jazzyfarmer.tumblr

Saturday, 30 July 2016

More Retro

Carol

The Two Jakes

Dance with a Stranger

The Changeling

 End of the Affair

Thieves Like Us

Public Eye


Two Faces of January

Hard Times


The Funeral

Friday, 29 July 2016

Come Up with a Sum


              In that moment when watches and clocks misbehave and you feel a cold vapor wrap itself around your heart, you unconsciously draw a line at the bottom of a long column of numbers and come up with a sum. 

Jame Lee Burke
The Glass Rainbow
2010

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Patrick Joust

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Most Faithful


My melancholy is the most faithful sweetheart i have had.

Soren Kierkegard

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Beardsandwinewolvesandwhiskey

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Robert Wise

Odds Against Tomorrow

The Set Up

Born to Kill


Captive City

I Want to Live

The Body Snatcher

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

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lighthouse-me

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
from
The Night Goes on All Night
reblogged via poetrysuperhighway.com

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Woundedknee.tumblr.com

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

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Susanne Schapowalow -
Lester Young
reblogged via Jazzyfarmer

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

High Stakes

House of Games

Pale Flower

Croupier

Hard Times

Force of Evil

Hard Eight

The Hustler

Cockfighter

Casino

Bob Le Flambeur

Cincinatti Kid