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Goodbye, Walter

Walter Becker died today. He was 1/2 of Steely Dan, the other half being Donald Fagan, whom I have tickets to see, coincidentally, on the 16th of September, 2017. I … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sony, “The Interview”, and Civility — Mistaking Impertinence for Virtue

There’s rather a lot of self-importance being displayed by all of the people that Frank Bruni mentions this week in his column, who are “sanitizing” their on-line correspondence because Sony Pictures got hacked. “If … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Kind of Poem on “Pachucos At The Pumps” (or was that “Pachuco Leather Punks”?), Hope, and Music

“Beneath the stains of time / The feelings disappear / You are someone else / I am still right here.” . . . I can imagine Trent Reznor writing that on … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fiddle Music from ‘La Belle Provence’ (Canada)

“Dear M., I hope that you’re not yet sick of my transmissions. For I have re-discovered this great Québec group that has this great version of Sur Le Pont D’Avignon, … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

My old man and Hank

Charles Bukowski’s empathy showed often enough in his writing, just at the right places, remarkably, that it continually renewed your faith in what he wrote, though I never got the … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Snippet Of Dialogue On DSK

A group of moderately successful fiction writers sit around and muse on the circumstances that Dominique Strauss-Kahn allowed to happen that led to his downfall. This fragment of an imaginary script … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harper’s

I am reading the “Story” sections in my Harper’s now. I’ve been avoiding them for 2 years, because I was afraid they were too good, or too fictional, or both. … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Molly and the Moorish Wall (and Abstract Expressionism — no, really)

Digging deep into my bag of ideas from before I had the idea of having a blog, who do I find but James Joyce! At the age of 26, I … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Art

You are nominated three times for an Academy Award and win on the fourth nomination. You appear in 50 films and are considered one of the most profound actors of … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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