We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams –“Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
By: Jonathan Lethem Fiction 2003 Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5 The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.
May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. Carry on. –“Carry On” by fun.
By: Wole Soyinka Drama 1975 Subject Matter: Elesin; Nigeria; History Rating: 4/5 Much like my last post about Woza Albert!, there is a lot of social commentary going on in Death and the King’s Horseman. And, again, I’m not… Continue Reading
When the dog died, you cried for hours. Days, really. I didn’t know what to do for you, so I didn’t do anything. I’d never seen you cry before. So I ignored you. I wanted to hug you. I wanted… Continue Reading
Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so that you feel nostalgic and hopeful all at the same time. — High Fidelity by Nick Hornby