A woman will get her way

Because she is a woman, but not today.

The sun shines with neutral energy

On poor, downtrodden me,

Part broken heart, part headache, part poetry.

A colorful jazz boat

Remains bravely afloat,

Built by someone who hates jazz.

An ancient wood working expertise

Makes sure musical sleaze

Is bouncing off the harbor,

Lending bad taste to the traveling water.

With iambic pentameter I celebrate the past

As the mighty sun, falling fast,

Brings the smooth night, where I will make a child at last.

Innocent, this child, but a child afflicted soon

By the feminine unhappiness of the darting moon.



  1. Lawrence said,

    July 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm


  2. Desdi said,

    July 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Musical sleaze abounds.
    Why can’t they play jazz, classical, or ambient music in public spaces and stores? Instead they create an infernal experience.

    • thomasbrady said,

      July 29, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      I heard playing classical music in malls keeps those of low character away.

      It would be an interesting study. Try various music in malls and study the video results.

      Play Mozart everywhere and observe the results.

      • Desdi said,

        July 30, 2018 at 1:26 am

        I have vented to CVS cashiers over such things.

        At Barnes & Noble the other day I began ranting out loud, under my breath, due to the pop/ghetto/urban aural sleaze I was forced to listen to. The clerk sympathized with me when I finally vented, and told me he didn’t like it either, but that it was piped in by admin and they had no say in the selection.
        The other musical sleaze that makes me almost go postal is when loudspeakers play vapid pop and advertising as you fill the car with gas. If only they played Mozart, a stressful moment could become transcendental–but no, they had to go consumer-stupid for us plebes. Don’t get me started and you kids pullup your damn pants and turn your stupid cap so it points the right way before you GET THE HELL out of my YARD.

  3. noochinator said,

    July 31, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Desdi, your comment reminds me of a column by David Cole, who wrote in’t:

    For twenty years, the house next door to mine was used by its owner as a rental unit (sadly, the renting of houses is still allowed here). Every two years or so, I’d have to deal with a new neighbor. Now, if any of my regular readers have ever come away from one of my columns thinking, “What a dick,” they’re correct. I am a dick, and never more so than when it comes to my peace and quiet, my “west and wewaxation.” I’ve called the aforementioned security patrol on my neighbors multiple times. We have a live-music ban in the neighborhood. Play live music, you get a visit from the patrol. We have a curfew for loud parties. If the party’s still going after midnight, you get a visit from the patrol.

    As a child I rooted for Dean Wormer in ‘Animal House’ and Judge Smailes in ‘Caddyshack’. Take your loud, boorish shenanigans out of my university, out of my country club, and out of my neighborhood. I’m sure I’ve come across like a martinet to some of the renters who’ve lived next door to me over the years, but from my perspective, I’m only enforcing the rules everyone agreed to abide by when they moved here. My home equity is what will eventually pay for my liver transplant, and damned if I’m ever going to allow the property values of the neighborhood to decline.


    • Desdi said,

      August 1, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks once again. You always send me to interesting articles.

      • noochinator said,

        August 1, 2018 at 9:39 pm

        Cole’s a great writer, and a new column by him is posted every Tuesday at the Taki’s Magazine website. (And Monday is Jim Goad, Wednesday is Steve Sailer, Thursday is Joe Bob Briggs, Friday is Christopher DeGroot, Saturday is Anthony Daniels, and Sunday is Goad again with his “The Week That Perished” column.)

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