Phil Spector talks about “Be My Baby,” Scorsese’s Mean Streets, Brian Wilson, etc.

RIP Ornette Coleman


RIP Ornette Coleman, 1930-2015

“It’s almost sexual” | Brian Wilson talks about the theremin in “Good Vibrations”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

School’s Out

Reviews and riffs of May 2015 (and an unrelated owl)

Reviews and riffs, May 2015

In which I read Playboy for the Pynchon article.

This is not a review of Lydia Davis’s Can’t and Won’t.

What the hell is Pynchon in Public Day?

A review of Jim O’Rourke’s new record Simple Songs.

Han Kang’s The Vegetarian reviewed.

A somewhat contrarian take on Mad Max: Fury Road.

Mad Men’s cynical finale.

Gravity’s Rainbow and Disney’s Fantasia.

Unrelated owl by Durer:


“A Geometric” — Sam Prekop