Tag: addiction

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

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/27/17

ADDICTION —Ben Beaumont-Thomas on how the prescription drug epidemic is manifesting itself in hip-hop music: Rap has always told its drug stories in more than just its lyrics. Snoop conjured the sensuality of his own buzz through his very vocal cadence and languorous G-funk backing, as well as his words. In Houston’s “chopped and screwed” scene,

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/15/17

IDEOLOGICAL FRACTURES in AMERICA —Justin Murphy on whether America has become more conservative or more liberal: If there is one substantial ideological shift in American public opinion in the post-war period, it is the dramatic and near-universal increase in social liberalism since the 1950s. There has not been a general shift to the left or

Book Review: “Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work”

“If I neglect yoga, I am troubled by dreams of killing everybody.” — Ann Sterzinger Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work By Ann Sterzinger Ann Sterzinger’s “Disaster Fitness” holds that trauma and dysfunction can be harnessed for good and turned to our physical advantage. Pain and turmoil can be used like flamethrowers and