Wednesday, July 21, 2010
20 July 2010. Tisha B'Av. Living room floor, yesterday evening--returning to the story of Kamtza and Bar-Kamtza... R. Yochanan ben Zakkai: "It was the excessive punctiliousness of R. Zechariah ben Avkulos..."
Late yesterday--Sergei Nikitin, singing Brich-Mullá, with companion musician on button accordion, Russian-style. Story of a life--a tarantas... Gogol's image for all of Russia, at the end of Dead Souls--a racing troika, but racing to where...?
Brich-Mullá, brich-mullí, brich-mullé, brich-mullú...brich-mulloyú...
Play-words, a grammar's cycle--and also a kind of pause, a post-station on the road of song...
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Sergey Nikitin, 2009?