May 12 2023
Instruments that don't exist, the history of English, Frank Ocean, the internet, Elliott Smith, e-scooters, Cecil Taylor, Ian Penman, more.
I’m grateful for everyone who spends time here and doubly so for those who pay. Writing venues keep collapsing, so my options still include the prospect of a “normal” job. I love working as a CASAC but I’m older than most candidates and don’t have an MSW. During my last interview for a facility gig, I was asked what I would do if a client threw a punch. I said “Duck.” I didn’t get the job.
Today, I don’t need to move to Albany for a rehab facility gig (the last offer) and have decided to celebrate this good fortune with my first-ever link to a Facebook post. I don’t have a Facebook account and yet I can see the glory of these AI-generated instruments. These are, for some, the type of dad-level memes you skip in the chat but I cried. Others cried. The saxophone?