Here are a few of my newer pieces on film, music, and more!
“Sexual awakening simply is, but the power of that ‘simply is,’ is its overwhelmingness. It feels dangerous because it is dangerous. Because each and every one of us has to absorb the animal power–the compulsion to rut–and emerge out the other side as a so-called rational, balanced human. Or skew(er) ourselves trying.”
“One particular exhibit, a smaller one, catches my eye. It’s a typical-looking 1950s flying saucer, with the donut shape and a bubble observation dome on top. It’s a little smaller than a dinner plate. It looks like a kid’s toy. And in fact, it was a kid’s toy in 1959, when a director named Ed Wood bought it, or sent someone out to buy it, from a five-and-ten store.”
” The men and women who risked their own lives for the sake of fishing did so for the thrill of rule-breaking. However, they also risked their lives for the tranquility that a few hours of casting a rod into a stream provides. They found a cause to live for amidst their tough life and the painful knowledge that their own government had turned against them.”
“I’m struck especially by Heath Fogg’s guitar, with its liquid twang in lower registers and snapped-off sharp pings further up, like he’s tinking a wrench against one of those old-style milk bottles.”