SEP
2008
21

“I Am an Amanuensis” 47: L. S. Asekoff

“Night sky, whose mind are you? The stars, the stars are inside our heads.” L. S. Asekoff, “The Gate of Horn.”  15 Sep, 2008 The New Yorker.  58-59.  This is a really amazing poem, but I wondered if those two specific lines were a quote or reference to another poem.  I Googled them and found no answer, but I did find this interesting little blog, which also quoted the poem. Amanuensis –noun. A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

SEP
2008
21

Recent Jams

I haven’t had a chance to post anything recently, so here are three new comics from the random jammin’ department.  The first is my latest “Directed Jam Comic” with Clave based on the directions in Jessica Abel and Matt Madden’s Drawing Words and Writing Pictures (our first two jams can be seen here).  This time we created an “Imageless” jam, in which “you can use words, sound effects, etc., but no representational images.” For my birthday, Clave also created this card for me.  Not really a jam, but hilarious nonetheless! The handmade presents usually are the best presents, aren’t they?…

SEP
2008
15

My iPod Top 25 Most Played (3)

My previous Top 25 playlists can be seen here and here. 25.  Over and Over Again (Lost and Found) by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (15 Plays) 24.  Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event (15 Plays) 23.  No Surprises by Radiohead (16 Plays) 22.  Electric Feel by MGMT (16 Plays) 21.  Dracula’s Lament by Jason Segel (16 Plays) 20.  Feel Alright (Album Version) by Steve Earle (16 Plays) 19.  Pork and Beans by Weezer (17 Plays) 18.  Pale Blue Eyes by R.E.M. (17 Plays) 17.  Wandering Star by Portishead (17 Plays) 16.  Toxic by Yael Naim (17 Plays)…

SEP
2008
10

I’m 30. Arrrgh.

So, it’s just after midnight on September 10, and I’m awake.  And officially 30. I’m having a little birthday party this weekend and used evite’s “Pirate Theme” for the invitations.  Which reminded me of a photo I posed for way back in 1998, when I was still only 19. Arrrgh.