- The Startling Poetry of a Nearly Forgotten Japanese Modernist [THE NEW YORKER]
- Smoking with Lucia Berlin [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Vengeance, Death, Blood, and Revenge [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- I Think I Would Rather Be a Painter [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Bikini Kill to Reissue Debut Record With Three Previously Unreleased Tracks [FLAVORWIRE]
- 6 Quick Ways to Jump-Start Your Creativity [FLAVORWIRE]
- A Trove of Forgotten Writings Is Found in a Periodical Edited by Dickens [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
- Iris Murdoch’s Favorite Painting [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Archie is a Punk Rocker Now in Crossover ‘Archie’/Ramones Comic [FLAVORWIRE]
Another fabulous gift from my mom:
A gift from my sweet momma:
Joe Strummer died, tragically and unexpectedly, on 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.
“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
Joe Strummer would have been 62 today!
He’s one of the reasons that I am a decent person.
He is missed.
In honor of Joe Strummer’s birthday.
The back cover of PUNK The Brutal Truth by Hugh Fielder and Mike Gent.
For one day only, I’m switching from literature to punk, from the imagination to concrete humanity. Today is dedicated to Joe, on what would have been his 60th birthday. He had a heart bigger than the world, and lyrical ability to match. With compassion, clarity, and righteous anger, he, along with George Bernard Shaw*, pointed me in the only direction I am meant to face.
One of my favourite songs by The Clash.
My wedding song.
I still cry when I watch this video.
*If you think they are an odd pair to be so heavily influenced by, in equal and often parallel measure, please check out the Pinterest board I have dedicated to them: As Far as Thought Can Reach. It might not offer an intellectual explanation, but it is fun to see them side by side.