School is incessant. Essays pile up. Standardized tests becloud the horizon. My feet are unfailingly wet. Either my children have hydrokinesis and practice on my socks, or they are careless around water.
Despite the times, Friday saw the release of Jasper Lee’s Mirror of Wind LP. Jasper’s most well-known music is on the score for You’re Next (2011). His new record is fantastic and I’m thrilled that I got to be a small part of it (bass on one track). He talks about his musical inspiration here and literary inspiration here. You can hear some of the record in that last link. Quaint Gothic Spring! Check out Alabama Bound and other releases from his group Them Natives.
And how about this: Jasper mentions Tarkovsky’s Sculpting In Time as an influence and Mark wrote a comic with clowns discussing Tarkovsky’s Sculpting In Time.
I like red peppers and Jan Švankmajer movies.
1. Current Listening: Lots of soul from Muscle Shoals
2. Current Viewing: A Hard Day's Night (1964).
3. Current Reading: H.G. Wells: In the Days of the Comet