• Hard on the Heart & Soft to the Touch

    Hi Darling Ones, A few years ago I read Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. I can’t remember the full context of the essay anymore, but at one point Nelson is writing about “The Shining” and how the woman Jack Nicholson is embracing goes from pretty young thing to putrid old crone…

  • The Singalong Songs are My Scriptures

    Oh, Darling Ones, I don’t have religion, instead I have rock & roll. This is not a new thought. It’s a recurring theme in my life. Sometimes I wish I had religion. I love religious symbols and iconography. I like some of the stories. Most of the people I know…

  • This Was an Excellent Rectangle

    Hi Darling Ones, From March 9th, 2005 until, well, probably the day I die I will never travel far without a little Big Star. Why is that? Because I got my very first iPod on that day in 2005 (I use the wrong its in that post and I’m not…

  • Instead

    Greetings Darling Ones, If I were a better, and frankly wholly different, version of myself I would not be here typing next to an open window. Instead, I would be spring cleaning Supergenius HQ, shaking out all the dust, putting away a bunch of Christmas stuff that’s been living on…

  • Nöthin’ But a Good Time

    So, Darling Ones, Recently, I read Nöthin’ But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour & Richard Bienstock. When they include the word “uncensored” in that subtitle, they’re not kidding. This book is a heapin’ helpin’ of homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic, and misgoynistic…

  • Think of Me, Think of Me Always

    Dearest Darling Ones, Thanks to childhood trauma and a heavy assist from poor self-esteem I have a phobia about being forgotten and/or abandoned. My mom’s go-to for everything she didn’t do or feel like doing was “I forgot.” This applied to everything from lunch money to attending school plays to…