Two reasons: 1. As you age, your critical faculties improve. When you first discover pop music, it’s like the rush of first love. You’re a blank slate and the music just writes itself into you. It becomes identity. And you immerse yourself into it. And after enough songs, you start getting readier and readier to … More Why Music Sounds Bad When You Get Older
“Start ridiculously small. Create vision for something as simple as getting out of bed. See it with complete, brilliant clarity. Then execute. Memorize the feeling of success. Repeat ceaselessly.” -from “The Nine Laws” by Ivan Throne
I’ve been told by my Unnamed Journal collaborator Mike that Goldfish pairs well with scotch. He may have specified cheap scotch. This has led to pairing Cheez-it’s with Dewars and Goldfish with Wild Turkey. Both are satisfying. And that’s how the line up for the next issue of UJ was set.
Jury Duty today. I’m expecting full Kafkaesque tedium. I won’t be blogging, but I will be taking my notebook, so perhaps something constructive will come of it.
The mighty always fall. There’s a moment, early in the recent Rolling Stones Documentary Crossfire Hurricane, where Mick Jagger discusses the level of truth to the band’s bad-boy image, as marketed by manager/impresario Andrew Loog Oldham: “When you cast actors for a part, you look to find actors suitable for the part. We were actors … More The Darkness of Kevin Spacey: Swimming With Sharks and How Hollywood Breeds Monsters
One one level, having to deny that something is dead is evidence that a significant number of people thing it is, which is “dead” in pop-culture terms. And that’s true as far as it goes. But pop-culture isn’t everything. So on another level, the internet is filled with blogging. If you consider social media micro-blogging … More Of Course Blogging Isn’t Dead.
In my fisking of Variety’s pre-advertising for next year’s Oscars, I made this prediciton about Wes Anderson’s film Isle of Dogs: See? There’s already a ghetto for cartoons. “Dogs” will get nominated for this, and then lose to something Italian that gets a limited release in New York for a week. And that was before Wes … More Wes Anderson’s Doom: Special Screening of Awaited European Animated Film at Cannes