This is the Senator's delirious, silent riffing, if you will, or variation, I assume, on "Blessed be the ties that bind.
You could say, as Ralph did, that the form of Invisible Man was symphonic, but in Juneteenth Ellison's musical form is jazz; as Gates notes, you can hear Duke Ellington riffing through the pages.
on a comment by ur-Nordic chanteuse Bjork ("I thought I could organize freedom.
In his immensely likable, stealthily intelligent new revue ``Dress to Kill,'' Izzard taps a deep vein of Python-esque humor while riffing
on every known subject from squirrels' secret anxieties, Easter candy and Charlton Heston, to Steve McQueen's coolness in ``The Great Escape,'' Bill Clinton's sexcapades, Stalin and Pol Pot's crimes against humanity, the reason why all the disciples sat on one side of the table at the Last Supper, and what Neil Armstrong really said when he first stepped on the moon.
Even Bernhard's recent and much publicized course of cabalistic study is of a piece with a trajectory that began with her riffing
on the semimystical byways of our collective arcana.
A few of the big guns come through: Dave Matthews tosses in some snaky riffing
that puts ``Help Myself'' over the top, old spooky standbys Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have murderous fun with ``Red Right Hand,'' and the Eels' ``Your Lucky Day in Hell'' is a strong piece of seeping melancholy.
The show's young hosts, Annabelle Gurwitch and Paul Gilmartin, stand over a crowded cooktop, riffing
off today's menu creation, Bite Your Tongue Tacos, to complement the movie that's playing, ``Look Who's Talking, Too.
Like jazz musicians, Lee and his collaborators are riffing
on a theme; sometimes the riffs are tasty and imaginative, and sometimes they just don't lead anywhere.