Sunday, July 16, 2006

Who Watches the Watchmen?

What up?

Ok, so,

I went to Mama Mia for L-Ray's B-Day and had such a fun time with D and Jeff and Parker and Pip and Dan and Daniel. Only D and I had been before so everyone was really diggin on their first taste of that great grub. After, I promptly came home and fell asleep on the couch listening to some of the latest mixes of my new recordings.

Jerry had emailed me some links and they sounded great. Since I slept so long and started so early I was up at 6:30 today and listening to Brother Stair's Overcomer Ministry on the radio. I fell asleep listening to Coast to Coast (when I woke up at 3 and promptly dragged myself off to bed like a proper individual), but can't recall what they were talking about last night.

Brother Stair is an evangelist out of NC and he is really spooky. When I was writing for Black and White music in the early '90's I was pretty much a night owl and I would stay up late and listen to this guy talking about the end of the world and get all freaked out.

Speaking of night owls, I have just started reading The Watchmen. This graphic novel originally came out in the '80's and it is known as the first one to really break ground and be considered seriously as literature. This is also by Alan Moore who wrote From Hell, V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen which are all amazing - especially From Hell - although the films of these books are hit and miss...

Be on the lookout for several doodlings I have floating around on the writing front.
I have 3 pieces coming out in the August issue of Nashville Arts Magazine and a piece about the 100 Artists See God show in the new Number. Download a .pdf here. For those of you into weirdness, I have a story on the history of the legendary New York Sqrat in the new edition Fortean Times. I think FT is available at Davis Kidd, I am still waiting on my copies to arrive from across the pond...

Anyway, I know that I threatened to have a bunch of "in progress" mixes etc. up here from the upcoming CD. But as of right now I have re-thought that idea and am probably going to wait 'til it's done.

As always, happy reading and don't be shy about leaving a comment.

Also, I saw Scanner Darkly this weekend. I love Linklater and Philip K. Dick. Many of you know that me and PKD go way back and I have collected several of his first editions. Scanner is one of his best and is THE BEST DRUG BOOK EVER WRITTEN. Right up there with Burroughs and Selby and Cocteau.

The film is hard to pin down. Some of the acting is pretty bad and the whole thing takes a while to get off the ground. The rotoscoping is sweet though and much of it is worthwhile. I definitely want to (and need to) see it again. Winona and Robert Downey Jr. are both really good and Keanu holds the center.

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan


Anonymous G-Barr said...

i'm diggin the corset

11:15 AM  
Anonymous John Novak said...

Who's the chick with the nice fun bags?

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found you through the Fortean Times. It's nice to know there is another Fortean in Nashville.

8:50 AM  
Blogger ronald said...

Fortean Times?..Sqrats?...
"Jack Knoll" is alive and well...Back and to the left, my friend. Back and to the left.

9:34 AM  

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