Happy Mothers Day. My mom’s incredible, having endured many things that would crumble another person. I’m also lucky enough to have two great grandmothers. Barbara Jean Driggs Davis(top, left). Clarissa Card Paswaters(top, right). And my mom, Dianne Davis Waters(bottom, w/ my dad)
Flaming Lips Alley in Oklahoma City. I have a few Meccas. @waynecoyne (at Flaming Lips Alley)
Have you fallen victim to Texas’ unforgiving sun ray intensity? Grab a Capri Sun and see thirst melt like a kamikaze Ic(e)arus. (at 2013 Austin Psych Fest)
Methodrone by The Brian Jonestown Massacre #NowPlaying #BJM @antonnewcombe #Vinyl #LP #Methodrone #Drone #Psychedelic #Shoegaze
Happy would’ve-been 50th birthday, David Foster Wallace.
His short story ‘Forever Overhead’ begins with the words, “Happy Birthday.”
It also reads, “It is a big day, big as the roof of the whole southwest sky” & “You have grown into a new fragility” & “You have decided being scared is caused mostly by thinking” & “It seems impossible that everybody could really be this bored” & “Look out past it. Look across. You can see so well” & “Hold on tight” & “Now that you’re overhead you can see the whole thing” & “The ground wants you back” & “It may, after all, be all right to do something scary without thinking, but not when the scariness is the not thinking itself” & “Holding on takes time and alters the rhythm of the machine” & “No time is passing outside you at all. It is amazing” & “If you really wanted you could stay here forever, vibrating inside so fast you float motionless in time, like a bee over something sweet” & “Where you are now is still and quiet” & “From overhead it is more real than anything” & “Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still” & “Now that there is time there is no time” & “Did you think it over” & “So which is the lie?” & “A still, floating bee is moving faster than it can think. From overhead the sweetness drives it crazy” & “That is forever” & “Step into the skin and disappear.”
Rest in peace.
Happy 51st year since DFW’s birth. #RIPDFW
“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
amateur hour: Some marginalia from the Kenyon alumni mag piece -
I overreported, and we had to cut for length. I’m posting this here because Matt Bucher emailed me to ask about DFW’s relationship with Kenyon professor Lewis Hyde.
As it happens, Lewis is a former professor of mine and one of the first people I contacted for the piece; we cut the following…
“When tossed in the river, do you swim upstream or feel the water?” (at Warhol & Murakami exhibit)