The Legendary Richard Lloyd

We saw Richard Lloyd (co-founder of iconic band Television) in concert last night! 

Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd @ Ace of Cups. 8.19.18.

It was epic. 

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Music/Book: No Wave/Art on the Block

The other day, through complete happenstance, I found myself listening to/reading the perfect music/book combo. I’ve never consciously attempted to so harmoniously blend the two before, but I’ll definitely do so in the future. 

Book: Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond by Ann Fensterstock

Music:

No Wave

No Wave

Off Topic Post: Composers

I’ve been listening to a lot of music by Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, and Benjamin Britten.

Portrait of Erik Satie by Suzanne Valadon, 1893

Portrait of Erik Satie by Suzanne Valadon, 1893.

Arnold Schoenberg Seated by Richard Gerstl, circa 1905-1906. Vienna Museum.

Arnold Schoenberg Seated by Richard Gerstl, circa 1905-1906. Vienna Museum.

Publicity Photo of Benjamin Britten, 1968. Hans Wild for High Fidelity magazine.

Publicity Photo of Benjamin Britten, 1968. Hans Wild for High Fidelity magazine.

[Book Nerd Links] M Train, Blue Highways, and an Animated Virginia Woolf

I’m only sharing three links today, but they are all worthy of your time.

Music and Writing

Be warned. I’m about to ask you a common writing question, for no good reason save my curiosity.

Here it is…

Do you listen to music when you write?

18th century house concert. Unknown artist.

18th century house concert. Unknown artist.

If you answered no: Why don’t you listen to music when you write?

If you answered yes: What type of music do you prefer to write to? Do you like it low? Slow? Loud? Fast? Some of the above? None of the above? Why?

My favourite music is loud and dissonant. I definitely don’t dial it back when I write. This allows me to tune out everything but the task at hand. This has been a habit since my high school days, only now I write stories and reviews instead of homework assignments.

What does your typical playlist look, and sound, like?

Click on the link for my Spotify playlist:

Mae’s Writing Soundtrack

Here’s to You, Joe (Strummer)!

Joe Strummer died, tragically and unexpectedly, on 22 December 2002.

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer: 21 August 1952-22 December 2002.

50 Things You Never Knew About The Clash [NME]-This list is great for anyone in need of a crash course on The Only Band That Matters.

Daily Diversion #241: Early Christmas Gift…

…to myself.

The Ballad of Joe Strummer

The Ballad of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz

“Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed.”-Joe Strummer