Archive for January, 2017

Saturday, January 21st, 2017


I explain morning as the period between sun up and lunchtime but
here I am, in this, narrowing it down to the time when
I rise and shine and leap from bed into the day to bathe, eat, dress, and so on.

Friday, January 20th, 2017


Sometimes we started working on songs and they didn’t get very far past instrumentals with no lyrics or at most a few fragments of lyrics….. “Child Is Father To The Man” was like that….. It was based on something by Karl Menninger, a psychiatrist who had interesting theories about mental health and mental illness, and how people develop…… Someone, maybe Van Dyke [Parks], also told me there was a similar idea in a poem by Wordsworth.

        Brian Wilson, from I Am Brian Wilson

Thursday, January 19th, 2017


Everything was pictured in black and white but the world was only like that in a short-sighted mind’s eye.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


A line I always wanted to use but never had the nerve:
It was like finding God.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


Oh! should I be so entranced
by the opening bars of Metal Guru? They have
the ability to kill you. But yet —

Monday, January 16th, 2017


But wonder exceeds expectations:
yesterday’s yearnings are zapped and we have to zip it….

Sunday, January 15th, 2017


Queens will queue for rarities among Robard’s stash of sparkling tears traced as usual to the underbellies of vile and vacated washrooms

Saturday, January 14th, 2017


Kings may kick-start lazy lard-asses
into making money never mind their nominal
ordinariness; patience pays off

Friday, January 13th, 2017


But happiness is the house
of Indians in Indiana, and the juice is that of joy

Thursday, January 12th, 2017


Easy does it on the escalator;
friends have fallen going for gold there