Ink and Worm 32: Empty Orchestra!!

Jul 03, 2016, 12:07 AM


Music: "This Must Be the Place" by Talking Heads, "New Tribes" by Nitin Sawhney, and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

The Books: Frank O'Hara (poetry), "Brian Eno" by Geeta Dayal (33 1/3 series)

"David Bowie's Low" by Hugo Wilcken (33 1/3 series)

"Big Star's Radio City" by Bruce Eaton (33 1/3 series) "Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Love Story" by Rob Sheffield "Let's Talk About Love: Journey to the Edge of Taste" by Carl Wilson "The Clouds" by Juan Jose Saer "Fear Street" R.L. Stine "The Chronicles of Narnia" C.S. Lewis Lewis Carroll "The Golden Compass" by Phillip Pullman "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Juno Diaz "No Logo," "Shock Doctrine" and "This Changes Everything"by Naomi Klein "Letters to a Young Poet" by Rainer Maria Rilke "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky "Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari "Wolf in the White Van" by John Darnielle "Wildwood" by Collin Melloy "The History of Sexuality" by Michel Foucault "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" by Mary Roach "City Poet" by Brad Gooch "Lucky Peach" Magazine "Visual Music" edited by Kerry Brougher and Judith K. Zilczer "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Brownsville is the neighborhood of Brooklyn we were talking about, which I learned after reading "Brooklyn Secrets" by Triss Stein. Notable boxers from Brownsville include: Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Shannon Briggs, Bummy Davis, Daniel Jacobs, Zab Judah, and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.

The book that inspired ?= Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk: " Years later, when I ask friends, “How old were you when you read your transformative book?” they say the same thing. They are prepubescent, ten or eleven. Twelve, the most. The magic age for the book that changes everything."

"The Great Divorce" is the book I was thinking about by C.S. Lewis with the lizard on the shoulder.

RIVER WRITING: "humanity I love you" by e.e. cummings

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