September 17th, 2010

Writer's Block: Neat, sweet, groovy songs

What was your favorite childhood band or artist? Are you still a fan?

While shopping with my dad when I was about 7 or 8 he went into a record store to buy himself a Rolling Stones album. While there I saw a bright yellow and pink LP and asked my dad if he would buy it for me. It just looked pretty and my dad bought records which meant grown ups bought records and I wanted to be a grown up.

Since I'd never asked for a record before and up to that point had only used my plastic turntable to play story records my dad figured "Why not?"

When I played it I had no fucking idea what the singer was talking about but I knew it didn't sound like anything my dad played - and I liked it.

I remember a couple days later asking my dad what a "Sex Pistol" was and he responded "When you are old enough to understand, you will."

Boy Wonder

This morning my shrink and I talked about how universal the Cinderella and Trickster stories are across nearly every human culture.

We also discussed the phallocentrism (sp?)of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and similar tales.

Finally we discussed how most comic books (think The Hulk, Spiderman, etc...) are essentially male versions of the Cinderella story. The difference is that in the female version of the story after her transformation she nearly always ends up in a relationship. In the male version the transformed usually end up single.

"Except, of course," she said. "for Batman."


If there ever needed to be proof that Sasha Grey is one of the most beautiful women in the world this is it.

No, it's not safe for work, but it should be.

If you get caught, tell your boss you are looking at classical art.