migraines

And once it comes, now that I am wise in its ways, I no longer fight it. I lie down and let it happen. At first every small apprehension is magnified, every anxiety a pounding terror. Then the pain comes, and I concentrate only on that. Right there is the usefulness of migraine, there in…

“Portishead” Plays Vancouver

– PNE Forum, Vancouver Monday, October 4, 2011 It is dissonance at its most refined: Bending pitches like no one’s business. Rhythms that weave together like an auricular kaleidoscope. Nobody Loves Me is a bit fast. Hunched-over-back, she’s got tight dark jeans – just like every other concert with footage I’ve seen of Beth Gibbons,…

Pre-midnight reading

The woods are magnificent, superb beyond description but most vexatious to a surveyor and the first dwellers in a town. I declare without the least sentimentality, I grieve and mourn the ruthless destruction of these most glorious trees. Colonel Moody in a letter to the Governor of the Colony of British Columbia, twelve years before…