i don't like fun

the play’s the thing
19 January, 2013, 12:14 pm
Filed under: art, daniel day-lewis, magic


daniel day-lewis as hamlet, 1989.

bowie birthday
8 January, 2013, 1:14 am
Filed under: david bowie, magic, music, things i like


happy birthday, you beautiful creature.

quote of the day: vampire vanity
5 December, 2012, 5:35 pm
Filed under: books, karl pilkington, magic, movies, quote of the day

“if dracula can’t see his reflection in a mirror, how come his centre parting is always so perfect?”

– karl pilkington, of course.


above: bob on his 25th birthday, paris, 1966.

happy 71st. please be the first man to live forever.

19 May, 2012, 8:37 pm
Filed under: i was born in the wrong decade, kinks, magic, music


dear ray davies,
i’m all about you and your gap tooth today. you inspire me in many ways.
it’s time to get dressed up in frills and go out on the town.
always & forever,

may 5
5 May, 2012, 2:50 pm
Filed under: bob dylan, current events, magic, music, things i like

isis, oh isis, you mystical child
what drives me to you is what drives me insane
i still can remember the way that you smiled
on the fifth day of may in the drizzling rain

dead flowers
5 May, 2012, 2:12 pm
Filed under: i was born in the wrong decade, keith richards, magic, music

well when you’re sitting back in your rose pink cadillac,
makin’ bets on kentucky derby day…

man, myth, & magic
27 March, 2012, 6:40 pm
Filed under: czech, magic, politics, quote of the day, václav havel

“it seems to me that with the burial of myth, the barn in which the mysterious animals of the human unconscious were housed over thousands of years has been abandoned and the animals turned loose – on the tragically mistaken assumption that they were phantoms – and that now they are devastating the countryside.”

– václav havel, “thriller,” 1984. read the short and brilliant piece here.

dear diary:

i almost died of pure joy on sunday at the JFK library. here’s why.

1. i was within 15 feet of leonard cohen, paul simon, chuck berry, elvis costello, al kooper.

2. i was about 5 feet away from keith richards. i waved at him as he was getting on the elevator. he looked straight at me and smiled. it was a life highlight.

3. bob dylan sent an email to congratulate chuck berry [on the PEN new england songwriting award] that said, “give my regards to leonard cohen, the kafka of the blues, and lord byron keith if he shows up.” the greatest. no one says it like bob.

4. leonard cohen made a short, wry speech. and paul simon talked for a bit.

5. keith and elvis played chuck berry’s “promised land” on stage.

still processing all of this. it felt surreal, especially since i didn’t even plan on going to the event until the last minute, but it was all the more awesome for its spontaneity. a lucky day if there ever was one.

18 February, 2012, 6:26 pm
Filed under: art, edvard munch, magic

edvard munch, vampire ii (lithograph), 1895/1913. brilliance.