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Monthly Archives: June 2013
Three-quarters of the Berries (and some of our friends) made it to Spartanburg, SC, last night for the First Annual Southern Surf and Instro Fest. My review can be found at the oft-neglected band blog.
Dead End Follies, Benoit Lelievre’s take on dark fiction, Mixed Martial Arts, basketball, and many other interesting things, reviews Broken Glass Waltzes. Feel free to drop in — he’d love the company!
My summer term Brit Survey class is taking the final as I type this, and one young man has already told me this is his final college class — he has jumped through all the hoops. Meanwhile, kids are coming … Continue reading
The former drummer for Devo has died after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Myers was the band’s drummer from 1976-86, easily the band’s best period. Beneath the band’s cartoonish robofacade, there was remarkable musicianship going on. While Myers was with … Continue reading
The prices paid for convenience, in both music and photography, are excellence and beauty.
Part of my unorthodox background in literary study means that sometimes cool stuff — even the occasional craftsman’s touch — slips by me. I got another example of that in my Brit Survey class today. We wrapped up Paradise Lost, … Continue reading
Worthy of your attention is this brief article at Early Modern England on names people gave their pets in the medieval and early modern periods. It’s interesting in itself, but I particularly love a poem mentioned along the way. It … Continue reading
In the NYT today, Verlyn Klinkenborg writes a bit about what the humanities have to offer. He notes the decline: Undergraduates will tell you that they’re under pressure — from their parents, from the burden of debt they incur, from … Continue reading
… and so have I been, time and time again. Dad was voted “Most Talented” in his senior class at Hume-Fogg Tech back in Nashville. I was about 8 or 9 when I discovered this (by looking at my folks’ … Continue reading