Saturday, November 22, 2008

Meow Meow Performs Laurie Anderson

Meow Meow performs Laurie Anderson's "The Dream Before." (Unfortunately, the video only gives selections of the song, which is one of my favorite songs.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Stone Roses

I'll admit it: I never really listed to the Stone Roses. I've heard a few tracks over the years, but I've never heard their self-titled album all the way through. What can I say? I'm an American. What American has listened to the Stone Roses?

Anyway, I've decided to, at long last, give their first album a listen. Let's thank the internet for this, the entirety of The Stone Roses:

I Wanna Be Adored

She Bangs the Drums


Don't Stop

Bye Bye Badman

Elizabeth My Dear

(Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister

Made of Stone

Shoot you Down

This Is the One

I Am the Resurrection

And An Extra Song:

Fools Gold

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Idea of the Alien in Jack Spicer's Dictated Books

Wow. I just found something wild.

Excited about Kevin Killian and Peter Gizzi's new collection of Jack Spicer's poetry, I've been reading everything on Spicer that I can find--Spicer's poems and writing about Spicer's poetry. During one of my searches for writing about Spicer, I found a very large PDF file.

The file comes from Simon Fraser University. Apparently, when John Granger was there in 1982, he wrote his Master's thesis on Jack Spicer. Robin Blaser was part of the committee, and someone took the time to scan all 172 pages of the thesis for digital documentation.

I haven't read the text yet, but I'm delighted and excited, since it's so difficult to find critical writing on Spicer. If you're interested, the file can be found here.