Friday, March 13, 2009

My Loss is Your Gain

My friend Gregory Paul's music career seems to be taking off, so he is moving from Rochester, NY to California. I wish him the very best, but I'm going to miss the hell out of seeing him perform locally on a regular basis. I'm embedding a video of him singing "Threadbare Heart", my favorite song off his new album This Side of the Ground.

For some reason the descending scale that this song is built upon just rips my guts out every time I hear it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to Be Dead

"The way I see it, being dead is not so terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. The brain has shut down. The flesh begins to soften. Nothing much new happens, and nothing is expected of you."

—Mary Roach in Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers