For your convenience &
delectation, due to popular demand,
together all relevant APPLE-related links on this site,
A Translation of Buddha's
(video of apple performance)
(apple text artwork )
Apple Core Encore
Apple Blossom Time
An Apple for
Finally, for you non-conformists when it
comes to fruit: Bananas!
Apple Records had an important, positive influence on me in my
Big fan of The Beatles.
And now just for fun, Beatles'
Apple Boutique poster, suitably "cosmic"!
Original poster by the art collective The Fool. The poster was designed for the
Apple Boutique in 1967.
(pronounced Apple Core) is a pun. Frequent visitors to, fans,
devotees even, of this site may have noticed I'm rather fond of
Its logo, a
Granny Smith, rather than my Golden Delicious. Same difference.
apple core is a corpse, in a sense. Waiting to be reborn, as its
offspring. The seeds of rebirth are in its pips. To quote myself
(& why not?): "each apple core's an orchard or may be."
Each pip a
would-be apple tree.
plant a pip, a virtuous circle/ cycle can begin again. We
don't want a vicious one do we (as the late punk,
Sid, no doubt belatedly realised, when he eponymously
conflated assumed surname & self-harming propensity - poor
guy, however monetarily-rich & notorious he briefly became)?
As I do.
not (to quote Timothy Leary's
alleged, famous last words)?
get me started on pistils (as opposed to sex pistols) in
apple blossom! Though that's more
relevant to the theme of this page, namely apples.
probably learned in Apples 101 ( as opposed to 101
Dalmations), Apples come from Apple Trees.
Isaac Newton discovered this the hard way, in a eureka
moment (part of his manuscripts were in fact written in
Greek & they are certainly Greek to me!)
watched the fall of apple from the tree to the ground (in
the apocryphal version of the famous story, it hit his head,
knocked some sense into him) & came up with (down with?) the
idea of gravity. Excuse my customary levity,
while recounting this fascinating info. I know you already
know. It's not the jokes, it's the way you tell 'em.
historic, scientific anecdote was obviously not lost on
Steve Jobs, who co-designed the first Apple Logo:
quick click pic for
Birthday - he shares it with some other notable people
the sententious quotation from
Wordsworth round the frame periphery:
“Newton… a mind forever voyaging through
strange seas of thought”
be seen doing something on strange seas of thought
here, all in the mind.]
retrospect, it's obvious why this rather fetching logo was
superseded, supplanted. It has a nostalgic appeal to this
self-confessed tree-hugger but Mies van der Rohe had a point
when he opined less is more.
Nice typeface but even better
fan, who isn't? ROYGBIV, a bit mixed up.
Note metaphorically meaningful
bite taken out. Bite & byte (another pun!)
Painted it black (Rolling
Stones this time not Beatles), back in 1998:
That persists till
now. Here, I have it still on my iMAC below.
Screen shows my Apple page. This is getting a
bit incestuously obsessive or something, don't
But remember The
Stones' "it's just a shot away"...
Coming back full
circle (this one vicious) to The Beatles above, by tragic irony,
Lennon was assassinated
( 8 December 1980)
in NYC, the city he lived in & loved.
(PS BTW Macintosh
computers were named after the McIntosh apple,
an all-purpose apple suitable for cooking & eating raw.)
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