December 21, 2008

Time has passed in the Red Clock Café...

... and the ineffable experience of redness has given way to purpletude:

Photo 38


Ron said...

What tha?!? Sid and Nancy?

reader_iam said...

When the deep purple falls
over sleepy garden walls
and the stars begin to flicker in the sky
thru the mist of a memory
you wander back to me
breathing my name with a sigh.

In the still of the night
once again I hold you tight.
Tho' you're gone your love lives on when moonlight beams
and as long as my heart will beat,
lover, we'll always meet
here in my deep purple dreams."

--Mitchell Parish

(I prefer the instrumental, myself.)

reader_iam said...

You buy any book on color theory today, and it's just complete poppycock. Everybody comes out of school painting pink, purple and green. The whole damn cartoon industry has pink purple and green on their mind.
--John Kricfalusi

reader_iam said...

Purple embodies the balance of red simulation and blue calm. This dichotomy can cause unrest or uneasiness unless the undertone is clearly defined at which point the purple takes on the characteristics of its undertone.

reader_iam said...


We're not any more liberal than we were 60 years ago. Just certain things are not taboo now that were taboo then. But most things that weren't taboo then are taboo now.

(From this interview.)

Lem said...

I specifically enjoy the absence of photos, and I seek it out. If the web were mere text, I would be on my element. ;)

I'm only half serious ;)

Lem said...

I remember my grandmother putting a little salt in the cafe con leche.

It works.

reader_iam said...

It's key to good cocoa, too.

reader_iam said...

I mean, hot cocoa.

Chip Ahoy said...

Purpletude. Ha ha ha. That's not even a word. You know what's good for curing purpletudiness? Peperonata pizza, that's what.

Lem said...

Julia Child had somebody put butter on the coffe one time.

I've never been able to duplicate it. But she said it works.

Its as if Coffee and Chocolate have culinary rules of their own.

matthew said...

All this purple and no references to his purple majesty, Prince?

Purple Rain!

jdeeripper said...

You two look like you should be on a panel with Leonard Pinth-Garnell discussing Bad Cinema

John Burgess said...

reader iam: Yes, of course the instrumental version. But which instrumental version?

reader_iam said...

From [even pre-] birth (though out of time), I had big band imprinted in me. So I'm partial to Paul Whiteman, for example. But I also like obscure piano performances.

When you get down to it, however, it's mostly about vast love[s] colliding with individual quirk[s].

Right now, for instance, I'm listening to Big Daddy Kane doing an old standard with--at least I think!--a major nod to Barry White.

reader_iam said...

And big band.

reader_iam said...

Quirky, though unfortunately not enough (on account of the pedestrian parts). Still, I can enjoy.