Tuesday, December 17th, 2002
Leave Them All Behind
Pitchfork turns their critical sights on the domestic issuance of the Ride best-of today. They basically dismiss Smile, exult Nowhere and Going Blank Again and savage Carnival Of Light and Tarantula. While it pains me to read a harsh word about my four fey boys from Oxford, it’s difficult to defend those last couple albums. They were pretty dreck, Tarantula more than COL. But I will fight anyone who dares say an unkind word about GBA.
There is a new Jonathan Carroll novel out, title White Apples. I don’t remember what the last novel of his I read was… but surfing his bibliography it seems I’ve missed more than a few. I’ve always liked his stuff, the way he dresses up horror and fantasy as straight contemporary fiction. Sleeping In Flame was one of my favorites. I will have to hit the library.
Definitely downshifting into pre-holiday mode. Yesterday really wiped me out. One week to go…
np – Sparklehorse / It’s A Wonderful Life