And now I’m in…Little Rock, Arkansas.
There is so much meat to chew on in this essay discussing Adorno’s views on art and popular culture. What is the function of art? What is the danger of its commercialization? What is all this easy entertainment doing to us?
– via aeon.co (to whom I recently subscribed, because it’s hard to find writing this interesting and this accessible these days, and finding it consistently is worth way more than they charge for a subscription)
Finished “Percival Everett by Virgil Russell” by Percival Everett
Finished “The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake” by Breece D’J Pancake
Dipped into “The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Vol. 1” by Zebulon Montgomery Pike, just for fun
Concentrating on “The Poetics of Space” by Gaston Bachelard
Also reading “A Wave” by John Ashbery
And “When My Brother Was an Aztec” by Natalie Diaz
Eventually getting to the periodicals
And on deck is “Hopscotch” by Julio Cortazar
Now I’m in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Well raise another round boys and have another glass
be thankful for today knowing it will never last
still let’s leave the world laughing when our eulogies are read
may we all get to heaven before the devil knows we’re dead.
– Turnpike Troubadours, “Before the Devil Knows We’re Dead”
And now I’m in…Athens, GA.
Y’all: if I have to watch the world burn, I want to watch it burn from New Orleans.
One of many reasons to be thankful for your friends.