Catching Up With Mark Seinfelt’s “Word Patriots” (Again)

Summer fast receding in the rear-view mirror, I'm doing my best to turn my attention back to writing and all things literary. While I was giving in to summer's distractions and the demands of a home made chaotic by renovation, Mark Seinfelt soldiered on with Word Patriots, creating great webcasts with compelling writers week after…

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Roadrunner Thrice: Jack Kerouac Meets The Velvet Underground On 128 When It’s Cold Outside

There are a number of recorded versions of "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, but this extended live version released as a single on Berserkly is the one that really does it for me. Richman takes the listener on a long ride around the highways of Massachusetts "late at night when it's cold…

Thoughts …

The homunculi leave us nothing but a drab fixity suspended in the isinglass of a dude named Albert whose variety shop we visit out of habit. Every morning the package of peppermint gum, because we think we know what peppermint is and believe we enjoy its flavor. Every morning the local paper, because we might…