The places we have known do not belong only to the little world of space on which we map them for our own convenience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impressions that composed our life at that time; the memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years. - Marcel Proust

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some of my favorite albums.

Reaching Quiet, "In the Shadow of the Living Room"
2002, Mush

Bill Callahan, "Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle"
2009, Drag City

Why?, "Alopecia"
2008, Anticon

David Lynch, "Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity" (audiobook)

Philip Glass, "Solo Piano"
1989, Sony

The Go-Betweens, "Before Hollywood"
1983, Rough Trade

Shugo Tokumaru, "Exit"
2008, Almost Gold
shugo.jpg image by MCafee

The Vaselines, "The Way of the Vaselines"
1992, Sub Pop

I will eventually do more with this page.


  1. i love philip glass very much. i heard on the radio when i was in vegas when the radioist was interviewing him. the radioist said a string of sentences about truism. music is about listening. poetry is about writing. dancing is about movement. & the radioist asks glass what is composing?
    glass replies: composing is about fear. what am i going to create next?
    do you have this fear with your own writing?

  2. Philip Glass is amazing. Have you seen the recent documentary? Tai chi. He has a sword. He's an inspiration.
    That's a very strange quote, and one I will think about! In my own writing, I get very anxious. About losing perspective, inner relationship with a story, and then just losing the story. I am also afraid (though I try to dismiss and hide it) that after I finish one project, I won't have the mind/heart/stamina to come up with another.
    How about you?

  3. i have not seen the documentary. i suspect you are recommending it. i used to practice tai chi. with a wooden sword.
    i do not have fear of my own instrument. it's quite the opposite. composing is very much about opening cabinets, drawers, & doors. i just need to make time to open it.
    making time is difficult because of the intense degrees of optical illusions in it.