“We must stop meeting like this…”

As I was driving to work yesterday morning, on came this…

It dawned on me that Damien Jurado is the musical equivalent of Raymond Carver.

Jurado’s music has sonically moved in various directions since his “Rehearsals for Departure” came out in 1999. But just check out his latest effort…

Which got me to thinking, “I wonder what kind of short stories Raymond Caver would write now if he’d not died in 1988?”

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Ray Ray is happy and so am I

Sometimes I wonder why I love tragic white boy poets. It’s a spit in the face to my gender and certainly gives me no multi-cultural street cred…It can be rather embarrassing really.

Oh well…

I woke up this morning with this poem on my mind

Raymond Carver - Happiness

It’s Saturday morning, yet I was wide-awake up at 5:30 a.m. Coffee and peanut butter toast never tasted so goddamn good.