Archive for January, 2008
Well, we’re only a couple weeks away from the highly anticipated release of the new Mountain Goats album Heretic Pride. And happy day, a new video for the first single, “Sax Rohmer #1,” has just been released. (more…)
So generally Prof. Fury and I like to sit around and watch Bruce Springsteen videos and discuss how terrible they are—”Streets of Philadelphia” being a notable aberration. So when “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” done got videoed, I watched with great interest. For about a minute, until I saw way too many “I got my git-tar strapped on” shots, a Jesus Christ pose, and this:
Verdict: Perfume advertisement crafted circa 1996. Also: student work.
This guy I know, Joseph (Joe) Graves, is an actor, a scriptwriter, a poet, and a movie-maker. For several years now he has been teaching in China. Teaching Shakespeare in China. Joe is from Arkansas. The Salic passage (I had to look it up) is the prolonged debate which opens the play about the law that prohibited French women from owning property. For me one of the deeply moving things in the poem is that for all the narrator’s protesting, it is obvious that the searchers have come to the right person. How many people would have even known what they mean? (more…)