January 12, 2011: Do Humans Dream of Breathing Sheep?

Time to Settle Accounts

January 12, 2011: Do Humans Dream of Breathing Sheep?

"Suspect? How can it not know what it is?"
“Suspect? How can it not know what it is?”

As I returned from a friend’s in Evanston and awaited my Red Line transfer at the Howard El, I wondered, Is this what Blade Runner was all about? Sure, our world is not filled with replicants (as far as we know) but isn’t everything else pretty similar? Bodies crowding streets and sidewalks, eyes rushing past the others, giant billboards telling us how wonderful our lives can be, strangers everywhere, an untrustworthy government, public spaces dirty and unkept.

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A People with Passion correspondence, with Kubrick decoder Rob Ager

A People with Passion correspondence

Rob Ager, film analyst and Kubrick decoder

Interview conducted October 2010

The Meaning of the Monolith Revealed?

Good evening. Earlier this month, ReadJack.com recorded an interview via email correspondence with film analyst and Kubrick expert Rob Ager, at a distance of nearly 4000 miles from Chicago. It took pretty much no time at all for our words to reach Ager’s computer in Liverpool, but this time delay has been deleted from this recording. Continue reading “A People with Passion correspondence, with Kubrick decoder Rob Ager”

From July 12, 2008: A night at the Crystal Castles concert

On the John presents…

A night at the Crystal Castles concert

Completed on July 12, 2008

The Crystal Castles
The Crystal Castles

When I got there Wednesday evening, the line was already stretched far down the alley ‘neath the Blue Line L tracks of Wicker Park, what seemed like miles away from the Double Door entrance we were all waiting to pass through. This, it seemed to me, was an excessively enormous gathering of people for a band I’d never really heard of. Indeed, if it hadn’t been for my brother and our friends Mok (rhymes with smoke) and Train insisting that I listen to their songs on the Myspace page, I may never have known that a band called Crystal Castles existed. I certainly would not have noticed the flyer announcing their free concert. I definitely would not have called MJ and Mok to tell them about the free concert. And I most certainly-definitely would not have found myself willingly standing in that line. Continue reading “From July 12, 2008: A night at the Crystal Castles concert”