Given that it's the title track of the album, you might think that I recorded "Thank You for Holding" fairly early in the game, but I was actually working on a few other songs before this one came into the picture. Somewhere along the line, though, I looped a few bars of "My Head" and…Read more Track-by-Track: “Thank You for Holding”
When Kellyanne Conway introduced the world to the concept of alternative facts back in January, sales of George Orwell's 1984 skyrocketed. Right about now, though, I imagine everyone who bought a copy of 1984 might be finishing up and looking for something new to read. My suggestion is anything and everything by Philip K. Dick.…Read more Everybody Should Be Reading Philip K. Dick All The Time
Yesterday I wrote a long-ish post about Philip K. Dick's The Man in The High Castle and how it examines the ways in which context determines our sense of reality. Coincidentally, I heard a piece on the radio this morning about how David Byrne (yet another of my musical heroes, whose How Music Works is…Read more David Byrne Agrees with Me!
Over the past few days, I've been reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It's a novel that imagines a world in which the United States lost World War II. Within this world, Americans living on the west coast are regarded (and, indeed, regard themselves) as social inferiors to their Japanese…Read more Striving for an Ideal World: Art and Reality in Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle
The Young Pope Half the time I don't know what's going on or even whether there's a plot, but I can't stop watching. Jude Law is great as the title character, and Silvio Orlando as his Secretary of State is an oddly compelling character. Interesting take on faith and lack thereof, not to mention a…Read more Some Shows I’ve Been Watching Lately
Is a coincidence just a coincidence as Lily Tomlin's character insists in I Heart Huckabees? Or is something bigger afoot? As Dale Cooper once said in Twin Peaks, "Fellas, coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives."