2009 – As we reached the second decade of the 21st Century, there occurred a greater than usual number of important, or significant pioneers and icons who passed on. I thought it was odd, kept track, and have wanted to post it to remind myself that, if you choose to draw significance from these passing [...]
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John drew his film “Honeydripper” from his short story, “Keeping Time”. He’s wanted to do it as a reading with drums for years, and we finally did. At the Coolidge Corner Theater February 2008.
(There are about 30 sec. of diminished sound near the top – the sound the rest is smooth) Good story – listen [...]
It’s too bad that Howard Stern is no longer part of the public conversation. As unsavory as he could be, he carried forward the needed tradition of both shtick and what Barbara Kruger called the “ironic musings of an examined life, but the fascinating arrogance of stupidity”. I would add that, to paraphrase McLuhan, [...]
Benevolence and feeling ennoble the most trifling actions
The dinner was full of japes and witticisms from a singular life of both waggishness and caring ministration to those in their last days. A performance artist of his own life, he seemed not to need an audience only to live authentically. Everyone there had breathed that spirit. [...]
”The Bible tells us the heavens are a mystery.” Oh – OK.
I ‘m posting this obituary I found from March 25,2001. Today is Nellie’s memorial, and he would have appreciated it. And Sarah Palin, the most dangerous woman in the world probably believes it. It’s a great read.
This is an entry I’d never imagine writing. Nellie was a great performance artists of his own life. Authentic, inspiring, unique, gifted. This is a huge loss. I’ll miss him and his spirit which has been an inspiration for 30 years. Vas Deferens was a great band and his lyrics deserve recognition. To be continued. [...]
We need more great anti war art and music – except there are few commercial stations allowed to play it (what country IS this again?).
So with that in mind here’s an offering by the The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
You will love this song. Too long lost
What If They Gave a War and Nobody [...]
On Thanksgiving they posted a letter in the Times that I wrote in response to a David Brooks Op-Ed piece.