Tuesday 31 July 2018

Joust 7

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Patrick Joust

All Good Things

All good things must one day be burnt to the ground for the insurance money.

 Mickey Cohen

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Ed Clark/Life magazine

Monday 30 July 2018

Tell Your Problems

         Now go on ahead, y'know, complain, tell your problems to your neighbour, ask for help, 'n watch him fly.

Blood Simple
Coen Bros

Used to Call the Blues

What i got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin like i don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy Days and Mondays
Sarah Vaughan

J Fairfax Whiteside
The Gambler

Sunday 29 July 2018

Robert Kniesche

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Anyone in My Business

       I'm a lone wolf, unmarried, getting middle-aged, and not rich. I've been in jail more than once and i don't do divorce business. I like liquor and women and chess and a few other things. The cops don't like me too well but i know a couple i get along with. I'm a native son, born in Santa Rosa, both parents dead, no brothers or sisters, and when i get knocked off in a dark alley sometime, if it happens, as it could to anyone in my business, nobody will feel that the bottom has dropped out of his or her life.

Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye

Farewell My Lovely

Saturday 28 July 2018

They Made Me a Fugitive

Falling Angel

       Shook a cigarette from my pack and offered one to Danny who wagged his head negatively. "I didn't think you could finger her for me Danny" i said, lighting up " but you've been around a while now. Tell me who the old-timers are. Put me wise to someone who knows the score".
       The bar was jammed with the Happy Hour crowd. I elbowed through the press and ordered a double Manhattan. When it came i took a long swallow and struggled back .......

Falling Angel
William Hjortsberg
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Alan Parker 1987