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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 realise it has stolen your youth until you look in the mirror one morning and see a man you don't recognise.

James Lee Burke

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Jesus Leon
reblogged via jazzyfarmer.tumblr

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

Friday, 16 December 2016

Ask Them All


If I die in New York City
Bury me on the Battery
The pretty girls on Brooklyn ferry
Ask them all to weep for me

Bury Me on the Battery
(Hyman/ Osborne)
Joan Osborne

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Werner Bischof

Tuesday, 13 December 2016