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Posts tagged ‘process’

I’m just counting the days

November 30th, 2017

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, nostalgia and I have a complicated relationship. I’ve expended thousands upon thousands of words on the importance of distinguishing between “what was” and “what we want to remember.” I’ve made numerous attempts to puncture certain myths and have inveighed ferociously about the dangers of rose-tinted glasses. […]

Do K-Tel #19: Hi-Energy (1979)

November 8th, 2017

Six weeks have passed since the previous installment of this feature, which was more than enough time to freshen up my pool of midlist compilations released by the Winnipeg Wonder. Having exhausted the vein of direct nostalgic recollection, I’ve begun casting my net a little further from familiar shores. It hasn’t been an easy or […]

I started this feature without having a coherent plan,just a nostalgia-tinted swirl of memories unearthed after flipping through some periodicals from the year in question. Now that the project is done, I’m still not sure what I was trying to accomplish, much less whether or not I succeeded in doing so. 1983 was the year […]

Fuck that unreachable star

June 30th, 2015

The name of the class was “Film and TV Production.” The instructor was supposed to be a local actor-comedian of note, seek but he dropped out somewhere between pre-registration and the first day of classes. His replacement was a geeky, sick goatee-rocking production assistant with a background in the trending world of reality programming. This […]

Counterpoints of reference

March 25th, 2015

I was once stuck on a stalled Red Line train with a dude from one of my theater arts classes. We’d never spoken to each other previously, urologist but the combination of “familiar face” plus “time to kill” resulted in a (mostly) friendly debate about our individual approaches to writing. He was into serious literature, […]

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