thumz up if dis mak u cry.
C u @ Coachella 2017, Walkmenz
Someone at Fox needs to a) read my brother’s case for an Internet Simpsons clip database, b) hire my brother and I to build said database.
Japandroids at Halifax Pop Explosion. (October 26, Olympic Hall)
Related to previous Tumbl.
(Is that what we call these? Tumbls? I don’t know what’s up anymore.)
Canadian author Lawrence Hill is in Halifax today, giving the second in his 2013 Massey Lecture Series on his book “Blood: The Stuff of Life”
I had the pleasure of having lunch with him at the University Club today - how great is that!
He was curious about Dal’s history, and we had a fascinating and broad-ranging conversation, including about his new book.
I couldn’t resist asking him his thoughts on writing. He talked about working quickly and being genuine, tapping into your inner wisdom, and recognizing that you will have to go back to edit 5-6 times.
His overall advice to writers? He spelled it out: G Y A I C (Get Your Ass in the Chair). Writing is not about a romantic writer’s garret in Paris; it’s siting down, turning off your cell phone, and believing in the value of your own thoughts.
p.s: He made the inscription to my wife Mona as well, when I shared her view that men and women have a very different relationship to blood. It’s covered in chapter one.
GYAIC. Going to remember that one.