February, 2001: 9 posts.
attention glamorizes everything.
I will indeed be attending SXSW in Austin between 9 + 13 March 2001.
I suspect it will be interesting.
I admit it. I watch Television.
Another favorite is NYPD Blue. Somewhere along the line I went looking for sites which discussed NYPD Blue – and that is how I discovered the greatest fan site. Good articles, cogent and thorough analysis. Recommended.
Made some changes to the site. Killed some dead headers. Not a redesign, but it will have to do.
I really wish that Frank Zappa were not dead. He was an American Original. He was an artist, a businessman, a writer, and an American who was always true to himself. One of his complaints about the culture of the United States is that we celebrate mediocrity. Zappa’s theory was that the masses delude themselves into thinking that they too could be stars, and that was somehow important. The sad truth is that fame means nothing. Zappa believed that the competence was a much more laudable goal, and he was famous for working himself, and the people who worked for him, like crazy. I’ve taken to striving for hypercompetence, and that in the seeking to be the best I can be, something positive comes. This is the eternal challenge: to have a meaningful life. For myself, my family, my friends, and my field.
No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence, or whose attitude is patronizing.
– E.B. White:
The Elements of Style
Although I’m an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised. And I despise anyone who insults the sustaining values and symbol system of so many millions of people of different races around the world. An authentically avant-garde artist today would show his or her daring by treating religion sympathetically. Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents. [from Salon]
– Camile Paglia