I. Regardless of the Appearance of Inherent Romance: Starving Artists Don’t Particularly Enjoy the Starving, Nor the Table-Waiting Required to Pay Rent.
Way back in October, when this site went live, I mentioned my disdain for the romantic American myth of the Starving Artist. It goes hand-in-hand with the archetypal American villain, . . . → Read More: Free Books Coming Soon; Contest Rules; State of the Union
The multiplatform, multimedia extravaganza that was 2007’s Year Zero Alternate Reality Game brought a new creative medium to the attention of thousands, perhaps millions—people who, by and large, had no previous experience with such things. Alternate Reality Games are curious things: interactive, but largely constructed as a vector to deliver an already composed narrative to . . . → Read More: Another Version of the Truth: The Alternate Reality Game as Ergodic Literature
And now for something completely different.
What? The website’s subtitle promises “Other Sundry Excitements.” This is one of them. So, off we go.
In the summer of 2009, I bought something like sixty LPs and worked slowly through those, an effort which took me well into 2010. I wanted to find some new artists . . . → Read More: 2010′s (Revised) Top Ten in Music
Tweet 22nd August 2008
I began to weep with the first drumbeat. The gurgling, pre-recorded, public address system-blasted strains of “999,999”—which sounds very much like a man overpowered, dragged underwater by an inexorable force to a place familiar, yet undesirable—had faded in so gradually that neither the audience in general nor I had noticed it . . . → Read More: In This Twilight