There is another form of travel I have been taking excursions on almost my entire life: the transcendence of music. We can all be transported by sounds coming at our ears but my most incredible moments of departure from the self have come when I have been making the music myself. 119 more words
This past weekend I sat down to watch “Blade Runner” again, this time around taking the opportunity to bring my wife along for the ride. She had never seen the film before so we both agreed that a bitter cold Brooklyn afternoon was as good a time as any to illuminate this rather egregious pop culture blindspot. 590 more words
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“We live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups. I ask, in my writing, ‘What is real?’ Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms.” – Philip K.