1.”Smile Please” The doldrums lasted five months this time, the longest I can remember, from somewhere roughly in November to right around the top of April. Its nature keeps me from remembering exact times, but normally it just feels like a valley; this time it felt like being under the earth. Somewhere in that space […]
1 Here’s the commercial for Scientology that ran during the Super Bowl. I find it really odd that a church feels it needs a commercial, and feels that it needs one so badly that it runs one during the Commercial Olympics. Yes, it might need an image scrub or a facelift, but there’s nothing new […]
1. What comes to mind when you think, “Christian musician?” Take the Double-Aught Spool test with that phrase for a second. Done? Ok.
1. There was a Magic Summer once, one that only exists as a pastiche in my head and not one with a linear start to finish. A summer that, in fairness, may be a stretch of two or three summers in a row put together. But to be sure, it was a magical time, and, […]
1. It was impossible to to imagine Debbie Carney as a fan of The Monkees. She was too cool. So cool that she ran home from school as fast as she could just to catch the last half-hour of Dark Shadows. So odd that she drank iced pickle juice at the movie theater when she […]
1) True Love Cast Out All Evil, by Roky Erickson Sometimes you are crazy and nobody knows it. Roky Erickson did enough LSD as a member of The 13th Floor Elevators that the transition to full-blown schizophrenia was missed by most or passed over as “freak” behavoir. It took Erickson’s documented onstage breakdown, slobber and jibberish […]
1 My first trip to New Orleans defined traveling for me in the same way that the city of New Orleans would define destinations for me; traveling is for seeing things. Arriving is for being things.