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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Now For The Light Side

I decided that it would be nice to talk about something that nothing to do with my insane life. So I decided to talk about what I'm reading now. I am a voracious reader and I have recently read several books that I just love.

Well, here's going to be a huge shock, I'm sure. None of them are weighty, intellectual tomes, currently reviewed by the New York Times. Before we get started on this, there's something you need to know about me.  When I was a junior in college, after slogging through James Joyce's Ulysses. I said to my roommates, "this is stupid in the extreme" and then I tossed it out the dorm room window.  Later as a twenty something, standing in front of a huge, and I do mean huge, painting that looked like a Chimp did it, at the Museum of Modern Art, "I turned and said to my humiliated friend, "I swear MG, I've been looking at this thing over a good half an hour and I still can't find the poodle in the picture."

I'm a declasse, plebeian jerk.  I like music to have a melody line, I like fiction to have a plot. I like films to have something other than gratuitous sex and violence to recommend them. Art should make you feel something. You should walk away changed in some way. I'm also an unapologetic southern gal, although the sight of grits makes me want to puke. I also prefer Quarter Horses to Thoroughbreds and if after reading this, you'd like to know what I like stay tuned,


  1. Awesome post. I consider myself a "cultured" person, one who appreciates art, music, and a good turn of phrase; yet I cannot stand the highbrow elitist definition of "culture" that seeks only to exclude the vast majority of people from enjoying the arts, or to make them feel like they have an inferior understanding and therefore put them off entirely. I subscribe to the notion of "I may not know much about art, but I know what I like". Same with music, books, etc. I read/listen/view art for my own pleasure, not to prove anything to anybody else.

  2. Stay tuned DarC. I'm going to tell I became this way and I swear it's all the truth as insane as it seems. And the books that I talk about will either keep you up all night or make you laugh till you pee.

  3. Oops, I meant to say how I became this way.