A post I did from last week, that was ostensibly about recent side projects by members of Death Cab for Cutie, referenced Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard’s work on the soundtrack for an upcoming documentary titled One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur. Well, now a blogger at Wired has opened the door … Continue reading More on Kerouac
Back in June 2011, I wrote about my fondness for Jack Kerouac’s novel The Dharma Bums, mentioning that it was Kerouac’s journey to the Pacific Northwest — to Washington State in particular, where he served as a fire lookout atop Desolation Peak in the Cascade Mountains — that inspired me to move here myself. Well, … Continue reading Eyecatchers: A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout
So I was browsing around at some blogs I hadn’t visited before, when I came across a great post by Millie Ho. She briefly but eloquently explores the age-old question of whether or not it is necessary to take risks in life — suffering the occasional bruise or broken heart — in order to be … Continue reading Video Fridays: Dylan & Ginsberg
As I mentioned last week, I have a special place in my heart for Jack Kerouac‘s The Dharma Bums, which I’m reading for something like the dozenth time, and no matter how many times I do there are passages that still take my breath away they’re so beautiful. As I also mentioned, Dharma Bums inspired … Continue reading Dharma Bums. Bon Iver. Woods.
If I could point to the main thing that influenced me — a suburb-raised New Jerseyan — at 28 years of age, to leave his poorly-selected temporary home of Los Angeles, California for the greener pastures of the Pacific Northwest, far above all over influences, I’d have to point to Jack Kerouac‘s 1958 novel The … Continue reading Dharma Bums & Me
I often self-deprecatingly suggest that I was the very last person in Bellingham to have discovered Death Cab for Cutie, a band that was formed here in 1997, when the members were students at Western Washington University. And while I’m eager to hear what Death Cab will do to follow up 2008’s Narrow Stairs, members … Continue reading Seeds of Death…um…Cab…for Cutie