Monthly Archives: June 2013

From Zombies to Creed to Paula Deen : How Our Need For Communal Preferences Hinders Communication

8:54 AM – Wife’s out of town. Dishes stacked in the kitchen. The records she request I not blast when she’s home – In This Moment’s Blood, Megadeth’s Peace Sells, Neil Young’s Harvest – blast in repeat on the home … Continue reading

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Kiki’s Most Played Records of 2013 (Thus Far)

Originally posted on THE FOUR HANDS:
Half way through the year, and it’s time to take inventory of what’s stood out musically. I asked Myles to join me in a Top Five SO FAR Records of 2013 list. I’ll be…

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The Question Of Muse Continues (Thoughts From A Fellow Writer)

6:47 AM – Today I serve jury duty. The last time I served jury duty I told the judge the case we were discussing sounded like a waste of time and energy because it sounded like they already had the … Continue reading

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The Question of Muse (And The Debunking of The Christian Sunday School Response)

9:12 AM – We returned a few days ago from a week vacationing in Galveston, Texas. (For the record, my definition of vacation is doing what I would normally do at home – read books, drink coffee, search for good … Continue reading

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Sofia Coppola, Emma Watson, And A (Gratuitous) Comparison Between THE BLING RING And SPRING BREAKERS

Originally posted on THE FOUR HANDS:
A few scattered thoughts in response to seeing The Bling Ring: – I like the way Sofia Coppola uses her films to follow interesting young women in extreme circumstances: a group of desperately overly…

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Taking Note : What You (Wish You) Could Find In My Back Pocket

8:09 AM – Walked to Panera this morning. Two different dogs at two different points on the journey barked in my direction. I inspire music. *** “I like to think that Henry James said his classic line, ‘A writer is … Continue reading

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The Geek Genuflects

4:52 PM – I’ve drank twice as much coffee as two days ago but half as much as yesterday. Glory. *** “I never make such big decisions so long after sunset and so far from dawn.” –¬†Francis ‘Frank’ Underwood, from … Continue reading

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