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
Ella Fitzgerald

Luke Swank 1934
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Saturday 30 July 2016

More Retro


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

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


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


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


Hard Times

Force of Evil

Hard Eight

The Hustler



Bob Le Flambeur

Cincinatti Kid