Monthly Archives: January 2014

Scott Navicky reads from Humboldt, or The Power of Positive Thinking in New Orleans (I)

Here’s the first installment of me reading on-location in New Orleans. In this video, I’m riding the Canal streetcar to City Park. The specific streetcar imagery that I describe in the passage comes from Robert Frank’s 1955 photograph Trolley – … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Music: Your Dad’s Favorite Rap Songs

I remember once hearing Guns N’ Roses disparaged as “Your Dad’s Favorite Band.” This insult never upset me personally because 1) I was never a big G N’ R fan, and 2) I’m pretty sure that my father’s favorite band … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Music: Hidden Gems of 2013

I’ll admit it: as a music fan, I possess a generational bias. It’s not that I don’t enjoy music from an older generation or that I can’t do a killer Mick Jagger Rooster (I can!); it’s just that I normally … Continue reading

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Happy Day of The Dead


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Humboldt, or the Power of Positive Thinking Pre-Sale Announcement

Today is the Day of The Dead. No, not that Day of the Dead. Today is the day that James Joyce’s short story The Dead takes place. (Think of it as Bloomsday in winter.) Within Catholicism, January 6th is  celebrated as the Feast … Continue reading

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