Red Letters: Sorting Out Memories

 

I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letter –

and make believe it came from You,…………

Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to “several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,” according to a memo obtained by POLITICO.

 

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

(music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young)

Vocals – Boswell Sisters

60302-A, Decca 671B 1/6/1936 archive.org

 

 

“emails, voicemails, text messages, instant messages, social media posts, Word or WordPerfect documents, spreadsheets, databases, telephone logs, audio recordings, videos, photographs or images, information contained on desktops, laptops, tablet computers, smartphones or other portable devices, calendar records and diary data.

“failure to follow these protocols could result in criminal or civil penalties, and could form the basis of legal claims, legal presumptions, or jury instructions relating to spoliation of evidence.” 

I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter

And make believe it came from you

I’m gonna write words, oh, so sweet

They’re gonna knock me off my feet

Kisses on the bottom

I’ll be glad I’ve got ’em……………

 

What We Need

 

Need need we is what ?

What and Need need we is what.

Weed hat and Need need we is what.

Who may sleep at tables stand

may dream sleep stable;

Strong – what leader – we strong tahw.

 

 

Sleep stable need ship miles may strong throngs;

Sleep sleep, what sleep stable bleeds tables

May find sand answers sleep with strong gaudy phrases.

What need we is is need – dream stable stable yams.

 

What we need is strong and stable leadership sleep.

What we reeds is nonrigid shady able leadership s/miles.

What we need is stone groats and stable yam leadership leaps.

What may dream sleep –

stable strong wee Mayan.

Ship reader needle is strong and stable wart wheel.

What we need is tram-tongs tables.

 

 

Sand stable leadership sleep

What wheels all need –

I/s sleep strong handy-dandy

tab bales leadership thong smiles……………

What we see dis strong stand stable slopes

leaves her ship slyly sleeping on shores protected –

 

What we need is strong and stable leadership –

Mayhem neediness strewn glands hast a bleated leadership nest…….

Blessed ides sarong daunts table thongs.

What wires clung ant dings sleep matey brae lea shipper.

Whatever we deed, sins sleepy ships and blasted dream mazes lean.

Sheep dealership makes strong miles sleepy.

Weed hat wins strong and stable leader

Hawed Wish string toad adjustable phisher laps by strewn ghosts.

Mayan dream stall beans leadership leadership.

 

We may need strong and testable leadership feeds –

Slip up smiles dream is strong and stable .

What weirs strong and sting sleep mast yams mighty able leader possible wishes.

What we need is sleep and stable dream dismay.

Make lea ridership strongman’s sleepy wiles great again.

What wrens seed is strong stables dealer.

What we need is What we need.

 

 

Testable strong angst dabbles

in lead feeder ship sleep,

just like a strong mast yarn dreamy leadership fable.

 

Strong is what we wee weevil stable and sting sleep gables;

Is we what-what bland wrongs;

We strong-strong yes or know not.

 

 

Is leader need able stable leadership ?

Is leader smiles needy of

Strong dreams ?

 

We and Leadership what about we wrong sand;

Need frightens sophisticated sleep –

We chaos stable.

 

Need ? – what uncertainty strong table throngs dreams.

Is strong sleep could what what thaw.

Strong miles sleep four leadership antidote sleep.

May and this song

Thinks stable.

Need need leader sleep is;

Strong politics, we simultaneously only need at cream babble;

Pregnant stable, while it that explicit persuasio,

strong I sit –

who is over miles of leadership

Weans leadership fist.

 

We implies a voter is needy, obviously politics;

Stable is a conjunction that needs with we off the table.

 

May ship calming wrens weir:

so strong sits stable persuasion babble;

Contrast miles dream average alliterative smiles may form wattle as times approve leadership of dreaming dreams

gobbet needs stable throngs in strong soundbite sleep;

Coalition and weak Sleep

is what cleverly dreams.

While away what junkies seek –

Disorder in stable, strong,…. and Viral sleep.

Be is what happen Now,

Not what Future tense grows in dreams of wrens.

Strong it is,

But it is miles we go before,

We need terrifying knead of dough now.

What strong leadership is wish/may we disorder;

And what partner orders viral leaps;

Made this we aimed one swain the minutes tryst table.

 

Leadership with what;

Is when that’s strong.

Meaning strong need.

What miles offering stable;

Often sleeps headland

Is sizable wrong west wattle.

Stable is leadership;

Sleep sleep what sleep stable need stable and may an sleep strong is and What need we is is need dream stable stable.

Leadership need sting.

Sleep sleep what sleep stable need stable sleep and dismay bleep strong sand.

What need we is is need dream stable stable.

Strong is what we we we stable and sting sleep and ships.

Leadership need.

We may stable leadership ship stable leadership;

Strong need.

Leadership strong may;

Leadership

What we need is a Slogan……..

This viral gobbet of persuasion is not, obviously, aimed at sophisticated politics junkies, but at the average voter who thinks about politics for only four minutes a week .

Losing Control of the Narrative

 

 

 

Newspaper Exclusive – Constructing Reality.

News Update – Redefining Facts……..

Press Briefing – Redirecting the Smoke.

Losing Control of the Narrative –

Black Swan Press Release.

 

 

A pair of Black Swans –

contradictions arising

over deep waters.

Asemic Cinema: Run-A-Way Bus

Welcome to the Asemic Cinema, where opening  shots& titles tell a different story from the one passing before your eyes. This week’s classic comes from a time & place that once was/will be.  It is a re-write of  The Runaway Bus (1954), a British Mystery-Comedy – please note that the sub-titles have been deconstructed to find alternative meaning.

 

Conversation finds

travellers seeking motion

commotion in lines.

 

H BtAM

 

 

Those of you who remember the Ditto handouts in the classroom will recognize the blue text in these compositions created from scanography loose collage pieces. Finally clearing out left overs from years of teaching, brings back a host of memories and emotions – time has turned to past tense reveries, technology changes and crucial Mass Media becomes artifacts of another century ( Mass Media consumes & transforms other Mass Media into content ). For those of you too young to have experienced the blue/purple of a Ditto, here is a bit of historical background.

A spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the UK or Roneo in France and Australia) was a printing method invented in 1923 by Wilhelm Ritzerfeld and commonly used for much of the rest of the 20th century. The term “spirit duplicator” refers to the alcohols which were a major component of the solvents used as “inks” in these machines. The device coexisted alongside the mimeograph.

Spirit duplicators were used mainly by schools, churches, clubs, and other small organizations, such as in the production of fanzines, because of the limited number of copies one could make from an original, along with the low cost and correspondingly low quality of copying. ( See:  History of the Spirit Duplicator )

As secondary school teachers, my wife & I always had  a stack of ditto sheets ready to go at home to prepare handouts ( the eventual arrival of a photocopy machine made life considerably easier) . One day we came home to discover our dog and cat waiting for us. Dog sat happily wagging his tail with his very blue/purple tongue.  The cat was sitting daintily on the table top with her now lovely indigo paws. Shredded ditto sheets littered the floor. The dog was happy to see us, while the cat had an expression that seemed to say he did it, I tried to keep those papers from sliding off the table, but alas it could not be helped. 

Torn strips, blue letters

fallen to memory’s floor –

Time stains finger tips.

 

 

Ethel Walters sings “Am I Blue” recorded 1929. I can recall/hear my mother singing this one and she & my father dancing to the tune.  More tangential stains left by Time.