"Our individuality is all, *all*, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life’s bittersweet route." - Jitterbug Perfume
YES! Hot Since 82 has a new record label “Knee Deep in Sound”, mimicking his hit “Knee Deep in Louise” - and he’s releasing some new material. You can buy the vinyl record straight off of the Soundcloud link, something he is trying to encourage in the highly technological space of house music.
Give it a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/stream
“Be here. Be present. Wherever you are, be there.”
Anonymous asked: Do you have any advice on style?
My most recent favorite bit of advice in relationship to writing style has to be the concept behind Jimmy Chen’s narrative analysis. Chen says all writing comes from three possible categories: the head, the mouth, and the heart.
Chen sorted well known authors into the above venn diagram by the primary style of their writing. Each style has its own charms and failings. Chen’s explanation is pretty concise:
I think of all writing being from the head (pros: cerebral, conceptual; cons: didactic, dry), the mouth (pros: language, poetics; cons: empty banter, pure form), and the heart (pros: empathic, intimate; cons: sentimental, emotional)
Ultimately, you need to first identify where your style falls in the trifecta. Develop that style, and then push your boundaries. Find, if you can, a comfortable meeting between two or all sections.