Trying to think of what I want to say about John From Cincinnati is making my head hurt.
(Putting aside the whole issue of everything I want to say about the nature of criticism and media as they exist in my own life.... The more research I do the worse it gets. I came across a description of a press conference where Milch tried to give people an idea of where it came from or what it's "about." ::deep breath:: William James, Einstein's mathematical equations, string theory, the Big Bang, Freud, his own history of addiction, and "themes having to do with the borders and margins of things - political, geographical, and spiritual as well." I like to imagine him walking up there and just unloading like at a cattle auction. "Doawoherawowahherawahgotahjamesawwahjamesowahstring" etc. Can you imagine being an arts and entertainment journalist sent to this thing? Your only job is to return with enough information to write a one-paragraph blurb. At the end of the night you look down at your notes and all that's there are the words "Luke Perry" and a drawing of a Jesus Fish on a surfboard smoking a joint, which means you're fired.)
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Writing about pop culture...
Lin Swimmer writes: