Author Will Hansen, a librarian and fiction writer who runs the blog The Ambiguities, has published a review of Supernatural Superserious.
So we have a song about adolescence. A summer camp; a hypothetical, perhaps hopeful “apparition”; teenage humiliation. And this astonishing bit of advice: Nobody cares. No one remembers, and nobody cares. This is like the flip side of “Everybody Hurts”: everyone is disguising something they feel humiliated about. Everyone is too wrapped up in their own dilemmas to care about yours. That summer-camp humiliation? Forgotten. Not worth all the angst. The chorus (“Yeah you cried and you cried/He’s alive, he’s alive/Yeah you cried and you cried and you cried and you cried”) doesn’t sound uplifting based on the lyrics — at all — but it is, especially with those sweet Mike Mills vocals. We have another implication of the supernatural in that repeated “he’s alive”: is “he” Christ? The teenager’s “apparition”?
Read the complete post here: http://ambiguities.w...rites-playlist/
Director James Franco
was at the Walter Reade Theater in New York for a screen of My Own Private River. The documentary, which is a re-working of Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho, features music from R.E.M.'s last album, Collapse into Now. There´s an interview with James Franco on the website of Film Comment magazine: http://www.filmlinc....qa-james-franco
This website has uploaded photographs of a 2010 Wilco concert, where The Minus 5,
Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey joined Wilco for a rendition of "California Stars". http://portlandurban...tland/#more-941
There´s an editorial on the University of Georgia student newspaper, the Red and Black, which calls on the preservation of the Murmur trestle and other historic landmarks of the city. Read here: http://redandblack.c...-with-a-murmur/