Here’s another cool video, courtesy of my friends at Portland Studios. Justin Gerard illustrated the cover to my 2005 record The Far Country, as well as the illustrations for my upcoming book On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Portland Studios published a beautiful picture book called Beowulf: Grendel the Ghastly, [...]
A video by Stephen Delopolous , whose new record just released. The animation is by my friends at Portland Studios. What do you think?
I doubt this’ll do much good this late in the game, but on the off chance that any of you live in Nashville, I’ll be speaking at Belmont University tomorrow morning for a convocation. It’s for the Belmont Songwriter’s Association, and I’m speaking on songwriting and the art of discipline.
I should probably be speaking [...]
From master filmmaker Andy Gullahorn. I humbly submit that I might have been the person who was senselessly killed.
I might as well tell you my dream for this place.
It has to do with what is possibly the greatest smell in the world. I find the musty odor of a bookstore–preferably a used bookstore–delightful. It is to me the smell of adventure; it’s the aroma of mystery and knowledge; it stirs in [...]
Music sinks into me differently than books or movies. I’m very picky with it, and prone to listen to one thing over and over again rather than gobbling up lots of different music. I treat music like I treat menus: if I know I’m going to like the chicken chimichanga, why order something [...]
Some of the best books I read this year, in no particular order.
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
I read McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses earlier this year and was wrecked by it, and this was no different. Don’t be thrown by the fact that it’s an Oprah pick–this is no ladies’ luncheon read. It’s apocalyptic, [...]
This is my first-ever attempt at an end-of-year favorites list. Some of these were actually released prior to 2007, but this is the year I stumbled on them. One of the many blessings of marriage is that it teaches you how to love and understand (or at least try to understand) a [...]
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