Sedona Songs 4

kachina
Had a productive Wednesday at the Sedona Summer Colony — that’s what happens when you wake up at 6:30 AM. That’s actually and hour before my alarm was set to go off, but I was sure I’d sleep through it if I tried to go back to bed so I just got up and grabbed a cup of coffee and vowed to…

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Sedona Songs 3

sedonanvi
On Tuesday at Sedona Summer Colony I woke up at about 5 AM and got out of bed and looked at my journal and grabbed some more bubble water out of our fridge in the common room and found another John Titor YouTube video to listen to — see yesterday’s post — before turning-in again and grabbing another few…

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Sedona Songs 2

sedonaufo
I got up early on my second day at the Sedona Summer Colony — I went straight to the workout room and put in ten rounds on the stand up heavy bag there. It’s one of those Everlast numbers that’s like a cylinder on a stick weighed down with a base full of water. Not exactly the hanging 150 pounders…

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Sedona Songs 1

cathedral
I’m spending the week in Sedona, AZ attending this year’s Sedona Summer Colony artist residency program. I’m staying in a dorm on the Valley Verde School campus — it’s an International Baccalaureate school that preps some of the best high school students in the world for some of the best…

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Breakfast Hunter

HunterDrank
Two years before Hunter S. Thompson took his own life in 2005 his Woody Creek, Colorado neighbor Wayne Ewing edited together years of video and film footage into a days-in-the-life-style documentary that captured HST drunk, drunk on stage, drugged, in trouble with the cops, visiting his home state of Kentucky, and…

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Ready. Set. Chaos!

Mandelbrot_Set
Anyone who’s ever watched a Jurassic Park film or who’s heard of the “butterfly effect” has already come across chaos theory. Frankly, it’s hard to think of any pop cultural expression more mainstream than a Steven Spielberg film, but it wasn’t always that way for this…

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Syd’s Elephant

PornSyd
Syd Barrett, the visionary co-founder of Pink Floyd, was the groundbreaking band’s original singer, guitar player and main songwriter. Pink Floyd should be admired for their evolution and innovation over five decades, but for some the band was never the same after they lost Syd in 1968. Even after he left the…

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Sid & Nancy Return

sid and nancy
Gary Oldman might be my favorite living actor. Nowadays he’s probably best known for playing Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but back in the 1980′s when Oldman made his first breakthroughs as one of the very best actors of his generation, he set cinemas on fire with…

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Funky Spidey

Spidey
So I saw the new Spider-Man film at a preview in Nashville tonight. I’m not sure when the review embargo gets lifted, but I’m not going to offer any judgments or spoilers here. If you saw Tom Holland’s turn as the web-slinger in his extended cameo in Captain America: Civil War you’ve got a…

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Bob Dylan: Looking Back

Don't Look Back
1967 was the Summer of Love, and by that time Bob Dylan, the poet laureate of the counterculture, was already two years into his transformation from folkie legend to rock star which began when he plugged-in a Fender Stratocaster and “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. Dylan had even…

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