Month: March 2018

The Constant Shuffle

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Writing

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <div class="tsunami"> <p class="intro"><span class="drop-cap">I</span>n this con­stant shuf­fle, chaos is immi­nent. The silence is pre­cious and pet­ri­fied, peace becomes noise and pan­ic that nev­er set­tles. In this per­pet­u­al derange­ment the kinet­ic con­fu­sion is pun­ish­ing, it assaults my sense of cen­ter and grates at </p>…</div>

Weird Stains and Sentiment

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Family & Kids

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <div class="jah"> <p class="intro"><span class="drop-cap">S</span><span class="run-in">enti­men­tal­i­ty is cer­tain­ly a strange and inva­sive beast.</span> It attacks your func­tion­al­i­ty, you don’t even see com­ing for you until you’re caught up in the woes of some­thing ran­dom and total­ly unex­pect­ed. I’m not an over­ly sen­ti­men­tal per­son – </p>…</div>

The Silver Dog

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Photography

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <div class="capricorn"> <p class="end-of-article"><span class="drop-cap">W</span>hat the hell was I doing at the bar inside of a <span class="caps">VFW</span> in Racine, Wis­con­sin? That’s a very good ques­tion. This pho­to, while not a mod­el, is prob­a­bly one of my favorites from this shoot. It might even </p>…</div>

And then there was this…

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Music

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <p><em>Köln Improv</em> by Katie Pot­ter, June 2003</p> <div class="capricorn"> <p class="end-of-article"><span class="drop-cap">N</span>o, it’s not quite on par with the orig­i­nal but it was inspired by the Koln Con­cert and it takes me back to a place that was both inspir­ing, ter­ri­fy­ing and dan­ger­ous </p>…</div>

The Köln Concert

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Music

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <div class="embed-spotify"><iframe src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/0I8vpSE1bSmysN2PhmHoQg%3Fsi%3DhLubgVTQRjG9JSoG1m-GJg" width="300" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></div> <div class="capricorn"><span class="drop-cap">A</span>s I may or may not have men­tioned, I am a piano play­er. I went to Berklee in Boston, I got real­ly scar­i­ly into the jazz thing, and a shifty sketchy time was had by all. But in the …</div>

Reading at the Movies

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Movies

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <p><a class="btn-grad-ph" href="https://www.teenvogue.com/story/nyle-dimarco-opens-up-about-leaving-black-panther-because-hes-deaf">Nyle DiMar­co on the deaf cin­e­mat­ic expe­ri­ence ⇒ </a></p> <div class="groovy"> <p style="text-align:left;padding-left:30px;"><img class=" alignright jetpack-lazy-image" style="max-width:100%;" src="https://i0.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/7695c0ac-4e24-46d6-b47a-95034f09da25.jpeg?resize=316%2C474&ssl=1" width="316" height="474" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i0.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/7695c0ac-4e24-46d6-b47a-95034f09da25.jpeg?resize=316%2C474&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7"/><noscript><img class=" alignright" style="max-width:100%;" src="https://i0.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/7695c0ac-4e24-46d6-b47a-95034f09da25.jpeg?resize=316%2C474&ssl=1" width="316" height="474" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript>I recent­ly went on a sim­i­lar tirade about the impor­tance of accu­rate cap­tion­ing and how it’s half of the movie expe­ri­ence for peo­ple who depend on them so more care and artistry should </p>…</div>

Caribou

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Movies

<span class="sub-title-primary"></span> <blockquote><p><img data-attachment-id="6592" data-permalink="https://theepicmellow.blog/2018/03/01/caribou/two-lovers-and-bear-2/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2-e1532458378710.jpg?fit=1029%2C579&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1029,579" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="two-lovers-and-bear-2" data-image-description data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2-e1532458378710.jpg?fit=400%2C225&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2-e1532458378710.jpg?fit=700%2C394&ssl=1" class="size-medium wp-image-6592 alignleft jetpack-lazy-image" src="https://i0.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2.jpg?resize=277%2C400&ssl=1" alt="two-lovers-and-bear-2" width="277" height="400" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i0.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2.jpg?resize=277%2C400&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7"/><noscript><img data-attachment-id="6592" data-permalink="https://theepicmellow.blog/2018/03/01/caribou/two-lovers-and-bear-2/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2-e1532458378710.jpg?fit=1029%2C579&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1029,579" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="two-lovers-and-bear-2" data-image-description data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2-e1532458378710.jpg?fit=400%2C225&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2-e1532458378710.jpg?fit=700%2C394&ssl=1" class="size-medium wp-image-6592 alignleft" src="https://i0.wp.com/theepicmellow.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/two-lovers-and-bear-2.jpg?resize=277%2C400&ssl=1" alt="two-lovers-and-bear-2" width="277" height="400" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript><em>The tide gets too high. They do this every Spring. They cross the riv­er to get to the oth­er side, and one leads. The sec­ond one fol­lows the first one. The third one fol­lows that sec­ond one. Some­times there’s thou­sands </em></p></blockquote>…