August 16, 2018 (Elvis is still dead.)

On this day, I revisit one of my favorite mixes: August 16, 2002 (Elvis is still dead.) total playing time: 1:16:48 The Time – Dreamland (abridged)/Pandemonium (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.) Elvis Vs. JXL – A Little Less Conversation (radio edit) (RCA) James Brown – Sex Machine (Polydor) Scritti Politti – Scritti Politti Turntable Mix by Mastermind [...]

55mix

55mix PART 1 (44m 08s) Birds Gotta Swim – Martin Mull Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Shipping Container – Ruby Throat Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Life, Life – Ryuichi Sakamoto Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – [...]

Recent reading

Between bouts of worrying about everything going to shit, I have managed to do some reading. Books I have finished (yay!) M Train—Patti Smith sublime subliminal liminal—Rena Priest view with a grain of sand: selected poems—Wisław Szymborska Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeus Różewicz—Tadeus Różewicz Two-Minute Mysteries Collection—Donald J. Sobol Books in progress The Book of [...]

My contributions to the culture, 2017

As we head into the final month of this dumpster fire of a year—all feast or famine, with bouts of depression, more car problems, having to rebuild my website, and general disgust with the state of the world—I need to step back for a moment and reflect on the things I was able to accomplish. [...]

A few recommended poetry books this December

Here is a list of some books of poetry that I have enjoyed, and thus recommend. (I know I have missed a couple, so I will amend as necessary.) Most of the books on this list I purchased this year. Falling in Love with Picking Myself up—Talicha Johnson (self-published) Crybaby—Caitlyn Siehl (Words Dance Publishing) Not [...]