So, what if current day Laura is in her early 40’s and a survivor of childhood and teenage serial sexual abuse in a family where the mother refuses to acknowledge it and looks the other way and does not play any sort of savior role, as so often happens in these situations. She has largely repressed that childhood trauma though is subconsciously haunted by it and continues to find herself attracted to trouble without even knowing why. She is eking out an existence as a waitress in Odessa Texas where she ended up to be as far away as possible from her childhood setting. Continue reading
Posted in Narrativity, Uncategorized
Tagged Audrey, Black Lodge, BOB, Charlie, Cooper, David Lynch, Dougie, dreams, garmonbozia, healing, Janie, Jowday, Judy, Laura, Laura Palmer, Mother, rape, Sarah Palmer, sexual abuse, Steve Dahlberg, The Arm, The Experiment, The Roadhouse, Twin Peaks, White Lodge
Diane is utterly humiliated by this ultimate statement of rejection and starts to withdraw and become clinically depressed that all of her dreams have ended in failure. In a fit of vengeful rage, she takes all of her savings and hires a hit man to take out the starlet but then has second thoughts once the process is in motion and she is unable to stop it. She becomes even more distraught and desperate and falls asleep on what turns out to be her last night alive. Continue reading
Posted in Musicalality, Danzisch, Artte, Beauty, Uncategorized
Tagged David Lynch, dreaming, film, Hollywood, movies, Mulholland Drive, Roger Ebert, subconscious
Time of the Cataclysm Wolf-Baby
Having just finished Matt Bell’s brand new novel(la?) “Cataclysm Baby” I must say that it is, after all, a true success.
I doubted so on The Road there, but as I progressed through the miring half-light, I went from disdain at the easy pickings of just creating stark creepy snippets to begrudgingly admiring his ability to control his relentlessly desolate texture with such surgical precision – yet texture alone does not the success make, in my ledger, be it fiction, cinema or music, no matter how sexy or groundbreaking or heart-shredding. By the end, the one-too-many episodes of emotionally icy and despairing beauty mounting up or the grim humor I was sometimes able to connect between the episodes’ baby names and their story content was still not what made me really like this work.
Rest of review at the PBR Book Club link …
May 15, 2012
Tagged apocalypse, book review, Cataclysm Baby, child-rearing, children, family, fiction, horror, literature, Matt Bell, Michael Haneke, novel, novella, PBR Book Club, post-apocalypse, review, Time of the Wolf
tUnE-yArDs finally made it back to Lawrence after a cancelled previous attempt and they played a very cozy (packed and loud) and warm (hot and sweaty) Jackpot Saloon. I say they rather than she because assistant Nate is apparently now … Continue reading
Posted in Musicalality, Danzisch, Artte, Beauty, Narrativity, Uncategorized
Tagged Austin, concert, drums, experimental, Jackpot, Jordache, Kansas, Lawrence, Liberty Hall, loud, Merrill Garbus, music, Nate Brenner, sax, singing, sound, tUnE-yArDs, ukelele, ukulele
Temporary listening location for my recent score for the modern dance piece “Collide”. Continue reading