And on the fifth day, he looked across the bed and thought, “Good things end,” and his eyes were closed and he breathed and he burned against the pillow for minutes. And later on the fifth day, while he took a shower, he made the bed and the coffee and washed the water glass and looked at the ice on the window, but not in the bell tower across the street. The mechanical hunchback called for the day to pass as the four before it had passed and together they slipped farther away until they were inconsequential. Still, sometimes he lies in the bed, miles from where he idealized those days, and thinks back on them, and is so full he feels his emptiness. 

“The form of the show is simple: whenever things get too hot for the older Marvin, he reverts back to himself at fourteen. After 14: he has a high school sweetheart, isn’t big with the intimacies, gets married, isn’t big with the intimacies, and leaves his wife for a man.

So Marvin grows up (after a fashion), says goodbye to the ladies (more to the point), and learns to live with always getting what he wants - which is the story of In Trousers.”
— William Finn, In Trousers liner notes
Why I write lyrics and not novels
If these notes were musicalized they wouldn’t sound so breathless.”
— William Finn, In Trousers liner notes

So, Ira Glass was bored.

Where r u? 

Did I tell you about how I left my window open and it rained on my MacBook Pro and now I had to buy a PC because who has $1200 and I want to kill myself?

Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr, Max Oppenheimer, 1911
I really want to hang this over my bed. Sexy or…? I can’t find a print of it anywhere, though. 

Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr, Max Oppenheimer, 1911

I really want to hang this over my bed. Sexy or…?
I can’t find a print of it anywhere, though. 

Die Zwitscher-Maschine (The Twittering Machine), Paul Klee, 1922

You and me. 

That people find homogeneity attractive is the great mystery of my life.

Database Auteurism

I’m having a painfully slow day at work, so I’m fooling around with my Google Drive database of all the films in my collection and it’s interesting (at least to me) to see which directors crop up repeatedly. The most frequent, Alfred Hitchcock (25 films) and Ingmar Bergman (16 films), are, logically, my two favorite directors (and the gap between them reflects the gap between first and second place in my affection), but the distribution of the rest is an interesting mix, though - for the most part - it accurately represents my taste and sensibility. I’ve reprinted all directors with three or more titles in my ~550 film collection after the cut. 

“It’s amazing the bravura things shy people do.”
— Elaine Stritch