Been Doing...


Been reading: The Shipping News by E. Anne Proulx (do not underestimate the power of fragmented sentences and the frosty landscapes of Newfoundland), Dylan Thomas’ Collected Stories (succulent short stories so rich you might have to shovel them in two or three times to feel like you tasted everything).


Been listening to: Patsy Cline (poor Patsy, such sad songs—sad, but magnificent), Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti (tap into the mysterious brilliance by listening to it as a whole album—not cherry picking the hits with yr iPod), 20 Years Of Merge Records: The Covers (it’s only for 3 minutes and 33 seconds, but The New Pornographers cover of The Rock-A-Teens’ Don’t Destroy This Night draws back the curtain on things like fresh summer nights and raw hope).


Been watching: Twilight (it was cool to see Indian Beach and that the Native Americans were werewolves … but that’s kinda it), Final 24 (documentaries about the last 24 hours of the “famously departed”—saw Jim Morrison, River Phoenix, and Jim Belushi … Keith Moon is next).