Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pet Visit

Ivan visits with little orphaned dogs at the adoption fair. Somebody abandoned this little guy?!
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Letter to Frank Black

Mr. Frank Black…

Trying that on now—like you’re my mysterious confidante receiving my notes in a top-floor government office, but even though the office is super nice, the cut of your beautiful suit is the main story. Or you’re an agent at the American Embassy and I’m in a foreign prison, sending this to you in hopes that you’ll interpret all my secret meaning, decode all my metaphors and use them to convert all the English majors into revolutionaries, commandeer jet planes and bring hell and fury to my prison in such a terrifying way that I walk right out on my own and all the girls get to go back to school without having acid in their eyes.
You’re Black. You created that name, that idea. I’m late, of course, having been stuck on a dirt road when you decided on it. But I’m so down with it. Simpatico. Spinning new yarns for it. Black Francis, Frank Black, Francis Black Black Furor.
That last one has Black twice on purpose and you say it all together—one name.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Edge of Texas

Decamp. SxSW starts today and we need their sunshine.
We drove 14 hours yesterday through Mississippi--lush green grasses--so wet, waxy. Redbud trees in bloom.
Justin and Aaron "Big Red Machine"
MGMT "Electric Feel"
M. Ward "Let's Dance" live recording
Nina Simone "Just Like Tom Thumb Blues"
Pixies "Cactus"
Wes Phillips "Drop"
Clinic "Come Into Our Room"
Stanford U on itunes presents: "Her Husband" (the Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes creative partnership).