Anniversary [Part V]

Apologies to my mentor. I’ve been kind of a let down. Speaking of which, I still don’t have those pictures of us from your wedding. I was getting ready to leave, and you made me get onto the dance floor, which was the first time since oh nine I busted a move in public. You’ve…

Here Baby Here

Baby Driver (2017) Directed by: Edgar Wright Written by: Edgar Wright Cinematography by: Bill Pope Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx Rating: A- Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Trapped between his boss (Kevin Spacey) and dangerously volatile partners (Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González), a Baby (Ansel Elgort) looks to get out…

Unfinished

I remember wanting to be an American citizen with every fiber of my being. I remember it being the strongest part of my identity. I remember when America turned terrifying, or maybe when I finally realized that it was terrifying and uninviting and that it didn’t want me here. I remember realizing that the only…

Ignation-Res

But I lost myself when I lost you. But I still got jazz when I’ve got those blues. –Lana Del Rey At the time of this writing, I have sixty-two tabs on my phone open, and just went through a half a dozen box of donuts at work alone and it’s not that I don’t have the interest,…

July never seemed so

If I’m writing, then I suspect it’s all over / I guess this is the price of being sober / As I train (in vain) my heart to get colder / So that I at least have a shot to grow older If I could just escape this brain, this body / If I could…

Anniversary [Part IV]

I didn’t think I’d be able to write this. I was supposed to be on set, a once familiar place where all of this started. The drive up would be the same, right down to my passenger company, only this time we wouldn’t get lost by accident, but more so by providence, and this time…

Currently Listening To IV

00:00 | You Know Me | Childish Gambino 03:44 | We Are | Justin Bieber feat. Nas 07:07 | Saah Mere | Saainraj 11:31 | Radio Silence | James Blake 15:31 | Daydreaming | Radiohead *** I don’t like the sound of my own voice so you shall never hear it. I feel that bears repeating. I don’t think you all believe me. I’ve been…

Bad Lands

River of Grass (1994) Directed by: Kelly Reichardt Written by: Kelly Reichardt Cinematography by: Jim Denault Starring: Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell Rating: B When we meet Cozy (Lisa Bowman) at the outset, narrating her seemingly mundane life to old photographs and footage, she’s a housewife surrounded by the Everglades who is anything but happy there. Her life, despite…

OCW (Excerpt)

OVER BLACK: I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before, and they did it tonight, and they’ll do it again, and when they do it — seems that only children weep. –Atticus Finch FADE IN: EXT. APARTMENT COMPLEX – MIDNIGHT An apartment fire blazes on the twenty-sixth floor. A crowd of residents stand…

2020

Come on, Doc. I mean, think about it. What are you gonna say to her? I gotta go back to the future? I mean, she’s not gonna understand that, Doc. Hell, I’m in it with you, and even I don’t understand it. –Marty McFly Doritos Ketchup and a bottle of Schweppes Ginger. I’m wearing Nickelodeon pajamas with…