Marginalia #1

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

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the Party Zone: Recent Viewing

When Kanopy sent an email celebrating their Joel Potrykus collection it didn’t mean anything to me until I scrolled down far enough to see that he had made a favorite of mine, The Alchemist Cookbook (2016). Ultimately, I fell for the promotion and decided to check out another one. Then I watched them all. “Coyote” … Continue reading Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the Party Zone: Recent Viewing

From the Eunoia Archives: The Terror Test: Test Prep #6

Originally written for The Terror Test episode grading The Fireman, Baskin, and Southbound. Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas! or Repetition In Heaven and Hell “I think this story is about Hell. A version where you are condemned to do the same thing over and over again. Existentialism, baby, what a concept: paging Albert Camus. There’s an idea … Continue reading From the Eunoia Archives: The Terror Test: Test Prep #6

From the Eunoia Archives: The Terror Test: Test Prep #5

This was originally written for Terror Test episode 26 on The Green Room, The Invitation, and Antichrist. Existential Horror from Kaufmann to Breillat This week’s trio of terror is different from the horror films I generally watch. “Existential horror” came to mind as a way to describe them, so I researched the term. After some searching and a brief … Continue reading From the Eunoia Archives: The Terror Test: Test Prep #5