Tag Archives: Michael Jackson

Autumnal iPod Shuffle

“Family Tradition” – Hank Williams, Jr. Bitter! It’s such a great “fuck you” to Nashville country-music prudes and a great wielding of his autobiography as a weapon: “If I get stoned and sing all night long, it’s a family tradition.” … Continue reading

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2016 Movies To See

Out Now Out Soon Out Earlier This Year

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February 2016 Viewing Diary

X Files, Season 10, Episode 2 “Founder’s Mutation” (2016; d. James Wong) Mythology! Now listen: I haven’t seen the finale yet. I will this Saturday with my partner-in-crime Keith. So no spoilers – it has taken superhuman strength to stay … Continue reading

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Review: Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to “Off the Wall” (2016); d. Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s new documentary about Michael Jackson (his second documentary about Michael Jackson) premieres on Showtime tomorrow night. It’s very moving. It’s about the work, and ONLY the work. It also made me bust out Off the Wall for the … Continue reading

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Holy Week Shuffle

I have been reading like crazy, writing every day, exercising every day, and pushing many projects forward, with my sheer force of belief in them. This is challenging but it’s also the only way. It requires a belief in the … Continue reading

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Accepting the Random-ness of Shuffle

It’s been a difficult month. And a good month. My mother was here with me for a while, which was awesome. I have been reading a lot, writing a lot, watching a lot of movies, and working hard. The Shuffle … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday iPod Shuffle

Yesterday the rain poured all day. I had a lot of writing to do, and I got most of it done. I also am still re-reading Jane Eyre, so the weather was perfect for that book. Too much writing offline … Continue reading

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A Week-Long Shuffle

In the last week, I’ve done a lot of driving and also a lot of waiting. I’ve been reading a lot, and finishing up my script (LA, here I come!), but with the amount of driving, I’ve been reliant on … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson, the dancer

A really thoughtful analysis in the NY Times. Here’s just an excerpt, but I highly recommend you read the whole thing: There are few popular dancers today who keep drawing your attention to footwork: He was always one of them. … Continue reading

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In the mirror

For one semester in college, Mitchell and I did not speak to one another. There was a Cold War going on between us, and we now refer to it as “the Bad Time”. We were BEST friends, and yet we … Continue reading

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