Friday, December 28, 2007

Old Country, Where Art Thou?


I don't really know where to begin. It expands the sphere of sanity if we let it. And I worry (ever since Todd Greene put it this way in conversation) that the haste with which viewers and reviewers and organizations praise it might mean that we have yet to receive the wisdom of its vision. Are we thinking through the Why's and the How's of Sheriff Ed Tom Bell's wise posture? Do we sense the power and the glory of his unsuccess? Will we let the film bear witness to what's going on?
I have a lot of Buddhism, James Lawson, Radiohead, _The Road_, Bulb's _Digital_, deconstruction, and Mu Wing to blog about, but I also have a book to finish. The kids are a delight. Sarah's music is making its way into many a mailbox (and she's amped over all the orders). Biking to Vanderbilt, partaking of its library, and having excellent conversation with students and faculty is a whole lot of fun.My sister, Elizabeth, is blogging beautifully. And thanks to Luther Blissett's _Q_, I'm going nuts for the Anabaptists again.
I suppose this is me saying, "More to come..." before the year ends.
I hope everyone's Christman has been weird and spacious an redemptive and inspiring.

Stand by the jams,
jdd

12 comments:

Steve said...

They eagerly await....

Charlene said...
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mjaneb said...

weird it has been.

best believe.

Variations On A Theme said...

How do I find Elizabeth's blog?

jdaviddark said...

That would be over to the right among the links. "Elizabeth Dark Wiley."

Anonymous said...

David:

I'm one of the editors for "Radiohead and Philosophy," forthcoming from Open Court Press, and I thought you might be interested in submitting an abstract. The only email address I could find for you online was sent back so I'm posting instead. The Call for Abstracts is linked below. You can find my contact info after the jump.

http://www.continental-philosophy.org/2007/12/18/cfp-radiohead-and-philosophy/

Cheers,

Brandon Forbes

Josh Connor said...

I appreciate the conversation as always,and the thank you for the book as well. I'll try to write about any good conversations.

Best wishes with the book,
Josh Connor

Jeffrey said...

shake the bake side of mustard grain breakin out' ur window paynes.

hotline
~jeffrey

Brook said...

you're being tagged

jdaviddark said...

what does that mean?
is it a bad thing?

Brook said...
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Anonymous said...

what?

Oh.

huh?

ha..

who?

seriously?

Oh.

uh, okay...

I mean...

Hey Dave!

-Jeff Grant