About the content below: I discovered this letter recently on my laptop when its hard drive began to fail, and I bought a new machine, and during the task of ensuring safe transfer of all my scattered writings I partook in a little organization and clean-up. As you can see from the date in the heading, it was written nearly 4 years ago. I never mailed, or emailed, it. Apparently I lacked the courage or did not feel sufficiently desperate. Or perhaps the exercise itself served a purpose. Read more “Dear Donald Antrim”
From time to time, I post to Facebook the cover art or track list of a bootleg I’m listening to. Today, here’s a single track from one of the shows. It’s “I Like It There,” from a show in Seattle in 2013 with his band Third Eye Girl. The track was on the studio release Chaos and Disorder, from 1994, a release that, I believe, served to fulfill his contractual obligation with Warner Bros. records. He put it out but did not promote or tour around it. The album yielded no hits, and seemed to channel anger and disdain in some lyrics, though it was also at times hilarious (“Dinner with Delores” and “Zannalee”), the guitar playing was aggressive, and of course, though hardly mainstream, the music was brilliant. Read more “I Like It There”
Hey, folks. Well, this year is nearly out. Only a couple days and this debacle known as 2017 will wrap. Back from holidays spent in the great Midwest, and I’m cleaning out my junk drawers, literal and figurative. Here’s a little post from September that I never completed.
Read more “Junk Drawer, Autumn, Indiscretion, Modes of Transport, Butterflies”
“I’m sorry to hear about Chris Cornell,” our friend Denise texts Theresa, a day after Cornell’s death. “I know he was your Fairy God Rocker.” Read more “Fairy God Rocker”