Like so many other people in the world, I love Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. Undeterred by it’s massive cult popularity, or the predictable whine of, “too-ambitious-for-it’s-own-good.” I freakin’ love it. Not only for it’s massive scope and invigorating originality, but for the equal-parts horrifying/compelling (and surprisingly straightforward) story at the heart of it all. Consequently, I love … Continue reading The Familiar: Pre-release evaluation.
10. Jurassic Park, Michael Chricton Aside from the novelization of Gremlins 2, Jurassic Park was my first experience with an actual novel at the ripe-old age of nine. Of course, the macro themes of chaos theory and the inherent danger in genetic god-play were a bit lost on this impressionable fourth-grader, but I knew enough to gather there was … Continue reading My top 10 all-time favorite novels… For now.
Often, I have favored the term “Christian Anarchy” when describing what I perceive to be the theological perspective that best describes the relationship between disciple of Jesus and the State (or, the government). The reasons I have favored this term are threefold: Firstly, it is used by many of the authors and thinkers who have informed my … Continue reading What should we call Christian Anarchism?
Every year I have a reoccurring nightmare. It starts early on in January and flares up every couple of months. In the dream, it’s Christmas morning, and I wake to discover I’ve somehow missed every seasonal festivity one might enjoy during the holidays. No music, no movies, no parties or traditions or hot cocoa by … Continue reading How to properly celebrate Christmas.
“Audiophile” is a word the internet uses to describe people who are particular about the quality of audio. Of course, they don’t hand out a certificate or anything, so the term may apply to anyone from a seasoned expert to the sort of person that lives on the Internet, scouring forums and comment sections for new … Continue reading Relearning Music II: Distilling Audiophilia
After more than a decade spent on the road playing music, typically surrounded by music on all sides, eating, sleeping and breathing alongside musicians who perform on a nightly basis, who talk about and listen to music daily… I started to hate music. I mean really hate it. There’s a Friends gag (season 1, episode 23, … Continue reading Relearning Music I: How I learned to like music again.
I started a podcast that I’m really excited about. You Hate Movies is where casual movie goers, film lovers, and cinephiles argue about movies. Each episode features a debate that pits an non-normative, or “unpopular” opinion about a film or film franchise, and pits it against a more traditional viewpoint. Debaters are selected not for their … Continue reading I made a podcast…