To date my Favorites folders have featured posts on a particular poem, actor, song, novel … Today I want to post a mere fragment of a story, developing it into a post some other time: so I create this post to gather such previews:
K. had a story about spending a New Years Eve at Eddie Lauter’s house in Hollywood, 1974 or so. I’ll get around to resurrecting that module before long, I hope, but right now I’m watching the movie Cujo and marvelling at Ed Lauter’s performance as the red neck mechanic, a Steven King’s Maine version of James Dickey’s Deliverance. God, he’s good. And I appreciate his art the more now that I remember him running up and down the basketball court when my highschool played our arch rivals, Oceanside: and running up and down the football field, knocking our heroes aside.
Several of my posts cite ear worms. I’m currently haunted by Richard Rogers’ songs from Carousel, If I Loved You in particular. And every day I explore this that and the other art form: movies, limericks … I’m in the midst of watching a doc on German artist Gerhard Richter. Wonderful stuff, I’m seeing lots of images I hadn’t known before, when suddenly I encounter a whole different style: and one bores straight into my memory, permanently I presure, an eye worm!