Rewatched this one with Sean tonight on his recommendation and it was only the second time I’ve seen it. While I enjoyed the first time around, the second time was better because I had already found the edges. It recalled for me numerous scenes from my twenties: road trips with strangers, sleeping on couches, andContinue reading “Revisited”
It’s one thing to see this billboard in the middle of a pandemic (and to take heart), but another thing to realize the billboard went up before the pandemic began and that this is the brighter future. This– the pandemic, the lockdown, the election, the year that “WAP” dominated the charts– this is the “betterContinue reading “If You Do Not Believe Things Are Already Good, You Do Not Actually Believe Things Will Get Better”
My latest for CiRCE is a brief retrospective (and appreciation) of Harold Budd, who died this week at the age of 84.
“The perfect novel has three parts. In the first part, you describe everything you have ever learned about people. In the second part, you describe everything that has happened since the French Revolution began. In the third part, you offer readers a little perspective.” -advice given to me on writing the perfect novel from MichaelContinue reading “How To Write The Perfect Novel”
At the age of 84, my favorite living musician, Harold Budd, has died. I was listening to his record The Plateaux of Mirror when I received a text from a friend informing me of his repose. For the last several years of my life, Harold Budd has been a regular fixture of my days. HisContinue reading “Harold Budd, My Favorite Living Musician, Has Gone On To His Eternal Reward”
There is no “bizarre” Old Testament purity law moden men wouldn’t take seriously if “recent studies” showed it had health benefits. One easily imagines “cloth spun of two fibers” becoming unpopular after headlines reported human skin was healthier (“and 20% more luminous”) when regularly covered with single fiber cloth. Neither would anyone who decided toContinue reading “New Uncritical Prejudices”