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Jack Pruitt Would Eat No Suet

I first met Michael Stipe in late 1989 or early 1990; he was tagging along with KRS-One, who was giving a talk (about world history, I believe) at Yale University. (They had not yet released their collaboration on Out of Time’s “Radio Song.”) I introduced myself to KRS-One’s publicist, Leyla Turkkan. She had a request: […]

posted 6 October 2008 in Archives, Articles. 3 comments

Friday Foto: Butterfly

I took this picture two days ago, on my way home from a dentist’s appointment. Even in Los Angeles, walking has some fringe benefits.

posted 3 October 2008 in Photos. no comments yet

From the Liverpool Docks….

I had a surprise same-day deadline today, so the next installment of the 1988 countdown will have to wait until next week. But I thought I’d share a list I came up with last week while I was waiting for Beck to hit the stage: TOP FIVE MOST-FAMOUS MUSIC VENUES IN THE USA: 1. Carnegie […]

posted 2 October 2008 in Tasty Bits. 8 comments

Cats, Girls, Charts

My favorite web comic is still Cat and Girl. Here’s something I wrote about it a few years ago that never got published: Like the world needed another comic strip about a human being living with a sassy, anthropomorphic cat. But this time, the cat has a chronic paint-drinking addiction (“It’s my major source of […]

posted 1 October 2008 in Articles, Links, Unpublished. 2 comments