Review: Tár

I ran off to watch this on an afternoon when I was feeling poorly and annoyed and irritated. I didn’t know it was three hours long. When my ass in the chair told me it had really been more than two hours I checked my phone. So it’s not that it dragged at all. It…

A Year of Deep Listening: Listen to Birds

As a part of the Year of Deep Listening in honour of Pauline Oliveros, the Center for Deep Listening is giving daily meditations on the practice and this is my turn on the stage. Try it and see if you don’t feel different after. This piece has been adapted from a forthcoming collection of meditations…

Surreal Noir: 9 Nov 2022

Tonight at 2100 UK/1600 NY it’s another episode of SURREAL NOIR! Drop over to the NoBounds Radio mix cloud page to listen live. This month you get a sneak peek at my MAPACA presentation on IVY starring Joan Fontaine, based on the novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes. Noirvember gets Gothic! Also music from Finnish mystic…

Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros

DEEP LISTENING: THE STORY OF PAULINE OLIVEROS I will not even pretend to any objectivity about this film: I contributed to the fundraising and to my considerable surprise, I am ever-so-briefly in it during one of the Deep Listening workshops at RPI. Discovering Oliveros and her concept of Deep Listening transformed my life-long fascination with…

Art Opening: Secret Staircase

WHAT: Art/Performance/Film/Zines — including art by me and the fabulous QoE! WHEN: Saturday October 22, 2022 from 7-10pm WHERE: 165 State Street, New London, Connecticut WHO: Hosted by @magik_press and featuring all kinds of groovy stuff with a Creature Feature theme!

Always Different, Always the Same

Always Different, Always the Same Critical Essays on The Fall EDITED BY EOIN DEVEREUX AND MARTIN J. POWER – FOREWORD BY GAVIN FRIDAY With many incarnations, The Fall (1976-2018) were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the British Post-Punk Scene. Their unique sound and distinct iconography have had a lasting impact on music fans and…

Review: Moonage Daydream

Thanks to Peg for wrangling the tickets and my students for relinquishing me a few minutes early so I could fly from Albany to Catskill for the screening at the Community Theatre, which is a lovely venue. There were even Bowie-themed doughnuts. Director Brett Morgan sent a short introductory video which conveyed how special this…

Surreal Noir: 14 Sep 22

Tonight’s episode was inspired by seeing Loving Highsmith, so I chose to read at random from Patricia Highsmith’s diaries and journals. Her cahiers (as she always called them) came in two flavours: daily recaps of what she had done and where she had gone and how she felt about it all, and in the more…

Surreal Noir is back!

Back from our summer break it’s SURREAL NOIR crossing your airwaves once more at No Bounds Radio. Another jam-packed episode airs tonight, this time skewing more noir than surreal as most of the recent episodes have veered the other way. Tonight’s episode dwells on Letty Lynton, which you may recall is a film, a novel…

The Screaming Mimi (1958)

I’m not sure why I never got around to seeing this until now — I blame No Context Noir for posting screenshots. I have had the Frederic Brown novel in a glorious paperback that I paid too much for to Hal the Bookie (RIP) because he could be so persuasive and because it was supposed…