Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CDs I FORGOT WE HAD


I'm still spearheading the put-your-smartphone-in-the-trunk movement and re-discovering albums on the car cd player.  There is a pledge going around to never to text and drive, with the hashtag #X.  Music helps, right? #ItCanWait.

I winged it on the Neubauten cd years ago and gave it a listen or two. Now I am able to listen to it as a percussion/meditation album rather than as a really weird non-rock album.  Way back in the day I thought the band would be kind of Sonic Youth-y and it scared the sh*t outta me.

Monday, October 16, 2017

MORNING PAGES

In about '94 I read The Artist's Way and did Morning Pages for a good twenty years faithfully. Lately I've written poetry or done visual stuff, but I'm enjoying a Morning Pages tune-up.   Basically anything that gets your butt in the chair on a regular basis, reflecting or creating, is good.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

THE OUTHOUSE: THE FILM



TOXIC REASONS

ULTRAMAN



A squid and a slab

Good night in Lawrence.  Dinner at Port Fonda, the doc at Liberty Hall, and a fun show at The Bottleneck. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

#FILMSTRUCK: THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM


Filmstruck is a wonderful streaming channel for film buffs, curating film by directors from around the world, like this one by Volker Schlondorff:

When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist, testing the limits of her dignity and her sanity. Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta's powerful adaptation of Heinrich Böll's novel is a stinging commentary on state power, individual freedom, and media manipulation—as relevant today as on the day of its release in 1975. (Criterion)