our love is inexperienced
A strong marriage bond connects Jack Gladney and his current wife Babette in Don DeLillo’s White Noise. Gladney muses: “Sometimes I think our love is inexperienced. The question of dying becomes a wise reminder. It cures us of our innocence of the future. Simple things are doomed, or is that a superstition?” He continues: “Babette and I tell each other everything… turned our lives for each other’s thoughtful regard, turned them in the moonlight in our pale hands, spoken deep into the night… In these night recitations we create a space between things as we felt them at the time and as we speak them now.” DeLillo’s handwritten notes for the novel are featured in the exhibition.
In the Galleries: “Love and Relationships”
One perk of living in Austin that I have not taken advantage of is going to The University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center to check out the Archive of Don DeLillo. Back when I was really interested in being a Novelist, I got really pissed off at his book "Underworld" because every other page had a paragraph so amazing that it made me give up writing. I can't think of the root cause of why I gave up writing. I think I had an ex that fucked all the talent out of me. She was the PJ Harvey to my Nick Cave. Except Nick at least got "The Boatman's Call" out of that relationship.
'Cause I'm already gone, Felt that way all along
karaoke the 13th
"Some times you just gotta ask yourself: WWRD, What Would Riggins Do?"
ACL Fest /no wow nineteen and other stories
+ ACL, The Kills, Hook and Line
+ The Kills - No Wow Live @ Austin City Limits ACL 2008
+ Tegan and Sara - Austin City Limits - Banter
+ Tegan and Sara - Austin City Limits - When I Get Up/Umbrella
+ Tegan and Sara - Rolling Stone Interview @ ACL 2008
+ Foo Fighters- My Hero live at ACL 2008
ACL Fest /Miscellany
tegan and sara, ACL 08, Walking with a ghost
ACL Fest 08 /day3
Lady sitting next to me: "ACL is too much of an endurance test".
And the prize for whiniest band goes to.......THE KILLS. The heat was killing them, and apparently they've never done a daytime show, so "Hotel" wanted to give out the number to their agent so we would call between the hours of 2am and 4am and ask him why the fuck they were playing during the daytime. Last words of their set: "Stay Out Of The Sun". One twitter message from the local paper said something along the lines of "I wonder what it would take for the Kills not to wear black. maybe 94 degrees would do it." At one point Alison said "My feet are on fire".
ACL Fest 08 /day1
Early in the day, one of the more enthusiastic songs I heard was Asleep at the Wheel's "Boogie Back To Texas".
+ Barack Obama Boogie Back To Texas with Asleep at the Wheel
Yes, I played "Beat It" on Guitar Hero: World Tour and kicked ass at it.
karaoke apocalypse poster
My Pal Chepo makes awesome posters.
+ karaoke apocalypse
+ Poll of the day: Would you like to see DC Comics produce a sequel to "Watchmen?"
Pre (ACL) Austin City Limits`08 stuff
+ Why festivals are the new normal
+ Austin360 ACL Twitter
+ Austin 360 coverage
+ Austin Chronicle coverage
+ Austin City Limits Music Festival To Be Webcast This Weekend
+ Austin City Limits Festival to begin in less than 48 Hours
+ Allen Boots has an ACL blog?
+ Austin City Limits Festival latest to offer VIP comforts
+ Texas Music Matters
+ Nylon: I see dancing people