This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed–run over, maimed, destroyed–but they continued to play anyhow. We really all were very happy for a while, sitting around not toiling … Continue reading Author’s Note: A Scanner Darkly, PKD
How enduring, how we need durability The sky before sunrise is soaked with light. Rosy colour tints buildings, bridges, and the Seine. I was here when she with whom I walk wasn’t born yet, and the cities on a distant plain stood intact, before they rose in the air with the dust of sepulchral brick, and the people who lived there didn’t know. Only this … Continue reading Shadow Journal, Max Richter
The last track on Biggie’s 1994 debut album ‘Ready to Die’ is a terrifyingly introverted admission of guilt from Notorious B.I.G. The lyrical theme of Suicidal Thoughts was ahead of its time for 1994, this track haunts the listener as Biggie calls Diddy late one night expressing his feelings of suicidal thoughts and the hate Biggie has for himself. He laments his behaviour and the guilt he … Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts – Notorious B.I.G.
Close my eyes Feel me now I don’t know how you could not love me now You will know, with her feet down to the ground Over there, and I want true love to grow You can’t hide, oh no, from the way I feel Turn my head Into sound I don’t know when I lay down on the ground You will find your hand … Continue reading Sometimes
— Directed, Produced and Written By Paul Thomas Anderson Continue reading Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Like most authentic originals, the Stooges have endured more than their share of abuse, derision, critical condescension and even outright hostility. Their stage act is good copy but easy grist for instant wag putdowns. At first glance their music appears to be so simple that it seems like anyone with rudimentary training should be able to play it (that so few can produce any reasonable … Continue reading Lester Bangs on Funhouse