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Jorge Luis Borges

Borges and Buckley

We contrasted English and Spanish, and why he considered English a far finer language than Spanish—during which, I might add, he did a little cadenza in German, which he taught himself so he could read Schopenhauer in the original. Then I asked him if the fact that the Spanish language is less resourceful than the English language necessarily makes it less complete as poetry. He replied, “No. I think that when poetry is achieved, it can be achieved in any language. It’s more that a fine Spanish verse that could hardly be translated to another language would turn to something else. But when beauty happens, well, there it is.”

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Video: Grateful Dead – Chateau d'HerouvilIe 1971

A compiled video from the Grateful Dead‘s 1971 performance at Chateau d’Herouville has made it’s way from the depths of the internet up onto Youtube.  A location made famous by recordings from Pink Floyd, Elton John, and the MC5 among others. A classic from the Pigpen era, so you know I’m excited to share this.

We were there with nothing to do: France, a 16-track recording studio upstairs, all our gear, ready to play, and nothing to do. So, we decided to play at the chateau itself, out in the back, in the grass, with a swimming pool, just play into the hills. We didn’t even play to hippies, we played to a handful of townspeople in Auvers. We played and the people came — the chief of police, the fire department, just everybody. It was an event and everybody just had a hell of a time — got drunk, fell in the pool. It was great

If you prefer the (complete) audio-only version, the Live Music Archive project at archive.org has you covered.

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