Category: Important Shit

The Nine Bedevilments of Creativty

Just finished The Sick Bag Song, Nick Cave‘s epic book-long poem/song that is also part tour diary and travel narrative. Finding myself relating to a chapter discussing the bedevilments of creativity. As described in the book: The Nine Primary Bedevilments of Creativity are — Procrastination through fear. Procrastination through indecision. Procrastination through perfectionism. Procrastination through

This Site Now Has a Name

So, I finally went ahead and gave this site a name (as opposed to relying on the URL, bookofcade.com, which has never really been a name, per se, just a platform from which to launch ideas).. The new name for the site is… TUNDRA PALMS Why? There are some words for which I have a

2018 NFL Predictions

Division winners denoted in bold. Wildcard playoff entrants denoted by asterisks. NFC Championship Game: New Orleans over LA Rams AFC Championship Game: LA Chargers over Jacksonville Super Bowl: New Orleans over LA Chargers Offensive MVP: Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Defensive MVP: Khalil Mack, Chicago Offensive Rookie of the Year: Saquon Barkley, NY Giants Defensive Rookie of

The Esoteric Genius of Duran Duran Song Lyrics

I submit that Duran Duran has some of the greatest, most esoteric song lyrics in the annals of commercially successful pop music. At any given moment, the lyrics are impenetrable stories about…about who knows what, really. But sci-fi imagery, sexy allusions, general weirdness, and random exotica seem to inform the band’s lyrical worldview. Sure, maybe