Nick runs around screaming and howling unless we sit together a certain way in this chair. It’s really nice, I love it, but it’s not all I want to do with my life. I kind of want to go read on the couch but that would be me making a choice to hear screaming. He’s so content right now. He loves being wedged between me and the chair’s arm. Sometimes I worry our kisses will...
i beg you to degrade me
I read the NYT LouTallica interview so you don’t have to. The salients: 1. Lou wears “denim, black leather and flip-up eyeglasses of his own design.” 2. Mr. Reed depicts the story’s abject lust and loathing with some of his most disturbing lyrics, like “I beg you to degrade me/Is there waste that I could eat?” and “To be dead to have no feeling/To be dry and spermless like a...
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NYT on new Geoff Ryman
“The best work in dark fantasy and horror fiction these days is being published by small presses, haunted literary boutiques established (mostly) in out-of-the-way places… .Mr. Ryman is probably known best for his darkly beautiful 1992 novel, “Was,” which is both riff and meditation on “The Wizard of Oz.” But he has been a constant presence in fantasy and science fiction too,...
culture is a living thing
“Talking about genre overlap or mixing, the vocal styling on the Four Tops’ ”Reach Out I’ll Be There”— [sings] “When you feel lost and about to give up/ ‘Cause your life just ain’t good enough … Look over your shoulder”— he was doing Bob Dylan. Because, at that time, “Like a Rolling Stone” was a big hit. And it...
I saw the Mekons Tuesday night at SPACE doing songs and Peka Kucha: each presenter, in this case each band member, gives a talk accompanying 20 slides being projected for 20 seconds each. Some talks were informative, some were beautiful, some were ridic, nearly all were funny. We got a tour of Brixton and we got to learn about paintings of gargantuan squared off pigs. Halfway through the...