Author Archives: Joe Nolan

Jaynes Says

The Guardian recently posted their “Top Ten books about consciousness” list. Before I read the article I thought up this personal, spontaneous list of my own. In no particular order… Siddhartha Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Hagakure Sun and Steel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Jonathan Livingston Seagull The [...]

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Behind Blade 2049

If you’re looking forward to seeing Blade Runner 2049 as much as I am you’re going to want to see this new featurette about the film. It features comments from the filmmakers about the movie along with new footage that’s mildly NSFW. Also, in case you’re just catching up, here’s the basic gist of this [...]

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East Side Sounds

We had a great show down at Bearded Iris Brewing on Saturday night during the Germantown Art Crawl. My pal — and our host — Tom Schreck played a short solo set before introducing us. We played some of the brand new songs I wrote in Arizona at the Sedona Summer Colony in July. We [...]

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We’ll Always have Paris, Texas

Last week we lost Harry Dean Stanton. Stanton was one of those character actors who never played the dashing leading hero or achieved cinema sweetheart status. But Stanton’s body of work over about a half century of acting gathered together the kind of gravitas that swirls around true artists of the screen, and it’s a [...]

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Rust Belt Roots Rock

It’s been weird weather here in Nashville this week. We’re getting the fallout from Irma right after getting the fallout from Harvey. We had tornado activity coming from Texas, but this week we’ve got cold drizzly rains that I imagine came all the way from Cuba. It feels a bit like winter when it’s chilly [...]

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Stephen’s Suffering Screens

Now that the new IT film has become a huge hit I thought I’d follow-up on my post about the movie last week. I’m not surprised that the film has done as well as it has, and I’m also not surprised to hear that the movie’s success has lead to another King property getting snatched-up [...]

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King’s IT

I saw a preview of the new screen version of Stephen King’s IT tonight. I’d have to think about it a little more to write a full review as I just got home and I need to stop working for the night and watch some hurricane news which has been really scary. Hurricane Irma is [...]

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On the Road. 60

Today I came across an article in the Independent celebrating Jack Kerouac’s On the Road at 60. I read Kerouac’s book when I was an undergrad writing my own poems and short stories, and scheming my own cross-country road trip which I actually took in 1992. Kerouac’s book, page-to-page, was both the best and worst [...]

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Romero. Night. 50.

When we lost George Romero back in July it only helped to underline this year’s 50th anniversary celebration for the writer/director’s masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead. It’s still two months until Halloween, but I keep feeling like I want to jump-start the creepy cinema season. I’ll be seeing the IT preview this week so [...]

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Smack Talk

My man Ezra flipped a sweet Dazed article about music and heroin into our {R}emnants mag on Flipboard yesterday, and sitting down to post it caught my eye. Here’s a bit from Dazed… But heroin has consistently eluded this ebb and flow, from its prominence and influence in the jazz and blues era of the [...]

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