An epic about change and organized around the history of the world. I can’t imagine any reader not knowing some of these stories. I had been meaning to read the whole thing for years, especially after coming across Samuel Beckett’s enthusiasm for it. I can only remember offhand Beckett celebrating Proust, Joyce, and Ovid. Beckett’s … Continue reading Marginalia #2
A recent read that gives insight into before and after the folk explosion of the 1960s, referred to here as The Great Folk Scare. Great stories with a personal perspective on an era considered so important because of its connection to songwriters like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Van Ronk’s relationship with and stories about … Continue reading Marginalia #1
Evidently I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve seen from 2016. When I made the original list, I had only viewed Neil Breen’s Pass Thru, which is still here, of course. I linked the short films to where they can be seen for free. If you have any questions about the features and what I … Continue reading Might as well, again. 2016 Edition.
I mentioned here about the original post getting views and not being sure what it was about or why people were reading it. On the original list, I hadn’t seen even one film released in 2017, but I was eager to see Get Out, which didn’t disappoint. I knew little of Jordan Peele (I’ve since … Continue reading Might as well, again. 2017 edition.
A post of mine popped up a few times that it was being read, but I couldn’t remember what it was about. It happened to be the the “Favorite Films for Every Year I’ve Been Alive” list. I noticed it got rather squirrelly towards the end. For one, I tend to watch older movies. For … Continue reading Might as well…again…2018 edition.
From 2013. Reed now has a website where you can see samples of his fantastic art, toy sculpting, animation, etc. Check it out! The first place I saw Reed Randolph’s work was on Instagram. Actually, I don’t know if I saw his own work or pictures of his weird, old toys first, but I do … Continue reading From the Eunoia Archives: An Interview with Artist Reed Randolph
When we started Eunoia Solstice, Eric and I wanted to post compositional prompts and games. We called it “The Goading,” but only managed to goad each other. Here is one of the prompts we developed and my response to it using song titles. MyTunes Remixa. Open iTunes and view your songs according to artist. b. Sort … Continue reading From the Eunoia Archives: Accidental Lyrics
Though in different ways, this year was as tough as last year. Maybe that’s just what it is. I wrote seven installments of Test Prep, my contribution to The Terror Test, a horror podcast made by two fellow English teachers. I wasn’t able to write as many as I wanted to, but I’m proud of … Continue reading The Year in Writing 2017
Titles in bold are ones I particularly liked. Animated “Drums West” (1961) Documentary Art / Literature Poetry in Motion (1982) Music Ornette: Made in America (1985) Art House Nostalgia (1983) Horror / Sci-fi / VHS Weirdness The Black Cat (1981) Death Watch (1980) The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) Everything Else The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) … Continue reading Some recent viewing…