Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Avatar, or Superman in Reverse

 

  Avatar just pounded its philosophical opposite, The Dark Knight, into the box office dust, so James Cameron now has the top two grossing movies of all time under his belt. As with any hugely successful film, the writs against Avatar have started flying from various authors claiming infringement.


Monday, January 04, 2010

The Secret Sun Best of the Zeros: Music

 

 And now, for my favorite albums of this godforsaken decade. A diverse sampling, all united in principle by attention paid to the pleasure of sound and music as an end unto itself. Most of it lies squarely in the psychedelic realm, meaning psychedelia as a principle and not a retro style.