Thoughts …

What did Vlad the Impaler say about the word "reality?" That it should always appear in quotation marks? Burke pulled a Miller Lite from the fridge and thought, "Add 'realism,' 'representational,' 'ripped from today's headlines,' 'lifelike,' et cetera, et cetera, et cetera." He walked over to the turntable and dropped the needle on "Partytime" by…

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R.I.P. Ari Up

I just learned that Ari Up, front woman for the all-girl punk band The Slits, died on October 20. Always a sad occasion when someone from rock's last gasp passes on. A year older than me, she was Johnny Lydon's stepdaughter, a fact I find hard to get my head around. Condolences to John and…

Thoughts …

We became our own time machines. Then, when we grew weary living out our various pasts, we bent our swords into now-shares. We set aside our pleasant albeit useless dreams, and shaped our labor to destroy nostalgia. Still, every now and then, we send each other roses.

Hush – a New Novel from Dave Kress

This wonderful new video trailer for the novel Hush by Dave Kress reinterprets a saccharine pop number made popular by Herman's Hermits and, later, the The Carpenters. I think Mr. David Lynch might appreciate the treatment. More on Hush: From the jacket: "Let's just write once and for all that I'm dumb and let it…