and I kept thinking of yelling out a request for Bowie's "1984", but I couldn't remember which Diamond Dogs song sounds just like "Theme from Shaft". Josh Alan is great and under appreciated, but I'm really excited that one of our friends gave me my own copy of his 4 track
work of indie genius. I'm eager to plug it in at work....roots music, heavy Dylan influence,
great baritone ukelele solos. It's like mail art, sometimes in life you get really cool things you never expect, but all you can really do is send and enjoy the experience....flight magazine had a piece on the outsider artist Henry Darger. What an incredible artist! I love folk and outsider art because really, despite some desultory knowledge I don't know so much about art but I know what I like, and I like
illustration and complexity, and I like
things I like that are not all concept but instead sometimes about plot and story. Darger's stuff seems to me enthralling enough for years of study.
But I think I'll just look at the illustrations and marvel instead.