Scribbling Again

Month: November, 2012

Robert Christgau is a Rock & Roll Animal


“we who are your closest friends” – Phillip Lopate

we who are
your closest friends
feel the time
has come to tell you
that every Thursday
we have been meeting
as a group
to devise ways
to keep you
in perpetual uncertainty
discontent and
by neither loving you
as much as you want
nor cutting you adrift

your analyst is
in on it
plus your boyfriend
and your ex-husband
and we have pledged
to disappoint you
as long as you need us

in announcing our
we realize we have
placed in your hands
a possible antidote
against uncertainty
indeed against ourselves
but since our Thursday nights
have brought us
to a community of purpose
rare in itself
with you as
the natural center
we feel hopeful you
will continue to make
demands for affection
if not as a consequence
of your
disastrous personality

then for the good of the collective

“Helicopter” – Deerhunter

Alan Moore’s Occupy Wall Street Track

Yeah I can’t believe it either. You can give the whole track a listen on the Pitchfork Article and download it on Occupation Records’ site.

He has recorded a benefit song for Occupy called “The Decline of English Murder” about the greed of banks and the incompetence of government. It’s out today viaOccupation Records (the label of the Occupy movement).

Pitchfork Article

This video which P4k posted with Moore walking around Occupy LSX is interesting if you like his stuff.

Brent Newhall’s Red Ax

After writing that post about Broken Magic (you can get it on your Kindle too) I realized that I should also have written a post about another friend’s project. That friend is Brent Newhall. Brent involves himself in several projects, the latest of which is a comic book series called Red Ax. While I haven’t read it yet the art’s clean lines and detailed images impress me and hell, it’s using sex in a way that’s not cheap. Brent said he’d give me a copy and when that happens the reviews or ideas it spawns will show up here. You can pick it up on Drive Thru Comics for $2.99.

Brent’s Blog, Twitter, Google +, and Youtube channel where he reviews and discusses anime and manga.

D.T. Max Discusses his Biography of David Foster Wallace

Broken Magic by Eric Sipple

A friend of mine published a book on Amazon recently and if you’re interested check that bad boy out! It’s called Broken Magic and has gotten some intriguing reviews. Buy it, read it, pass it along!

Eric’s Twitter and Blog