In Seattle a fire with a cruel sense of humor destroyed a city known for flooding and they rebuilt right on top of the bones of the old buildings. Now you can take underground tours. Always with cities that have crumbled we have to make choices. To root out the evidence of what has been there before, to bury it and build right on top of it or to find the parts that are strong and make them the bones of who we are now. Right now I live in Oakland on top of what used to be a refuse heap of sorts. The bald heads of old rubber tires buried in the harbor behind the building where I live peek just above the surface of the sand. The wind off the water threatens to substantiate rumors about a superfund site. You can’t plant anything edible unless you bring in your own soil and put something impermeable between you and the ground. Wherever we walk time has buried cities lost to wars and flames, booms and busts. And beneath us are vestigial selves too that have outgrown and narratives broken by . So in the I sit here looking at my glib okc page which I constructed close to 10 years ago and which has only undergone a few superficial changes and wonder what to salvage and what to leave behind.
Radical Leftist. Anti-racist.
Like most other people I am engaged in my own personal revolution against a self simultaneously savaged and wooed by Madison avenue. I believe most of these profiles should be red-tagged for irony violations and closed until the appropriate repairs have been made and fines levied in the amount of a whole lot of soul-searching and renovation.
update: Soul-searching and renovation in progress.
I am this and that, that and this, and the other
Movies: Annie Hall,Dead Ringers, M. Butterfly, eXistenZ, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Human Nature, Mulholland Drive, The Quiet American, Fight Club, Rushmore, vintage Steve Martin, What's Up Doc, What's New Pussycat, The Red Balloon, Happiness, Welcome to the Dollhouse, 9 to 5, Winged Migration, Pulp Fiction, Monster, Devil's Backbone, The Lover, Science of Sleep, Secretary, Harold and Maude, The YesMen, Outfoxed, Terminator,Let the Right One In, Farewell My Concubine,The Constant Gardener.
Recent Auditory Staples: Neko Case,Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, Johnny Cash, The Magnetic Fields, Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell, Cake, Billie Holiday, Nick Cave, Louis Prima, Roxy Music, David Bowie, The Decemberists, Edith Piaf, Death Cab for Cutie, The Sweet, Queen, Ella Fitzgerald, Hector Zazou, Iron & Wine, Dolly Parton, Jacques Brel, Bach's Suites for Cello, Lhasa, Lila Downs, Loretta Lynn, Mirah, Nina Simone, Nick Drake, The Smiths, Arvo Part, Angel Olsen,Kim Boekbinder