Monthly Archives: February 2014

In Praise of Sunsets

When was the last time you watched a sunset? Can you remember? Was it on the train? In a field? In a beer garden? Maybe you watch it every day. Maybe the last one you saw was in a movie. Nowadays, given our hectic schedules, and the prevalence of attention sucking machines (be it an […]

Musical Fiction / Fictional Music

Fake bands and musicians abound in literature. Sometimes they help a writer create a sense of verisimilitude in an otherwise foreign setting, for example, the characters in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange listen to invented bands (The Heaven Seventeen, Johnny Zhivago, Googly Gogol), as well as recognizable names like Beethoven, thereby making the picture of […]