Well, it's been an action-packed week. We had humor, sadness, wedding memories, and Ice Cube. Some old friends stopped by. It was fun.
Speaking of old friends, I give you Morrissey. About 10 years ago, I wanted to write a big think piece on Morrissey as a cultural phenomenon. He's clearly the Elvis of a certain demographic, but I never figured out the paradigm. And now, 10 years later--and nearly 20 since his heyday began--he's back. For instance, he unbent sufficiently to be interviewed by Craig Kilbourn last week. And one of the hipster listservs points out that he has a huge Latino following. I'm still fascinated, and I don't understand any better.
There will now be a short intermission until I return from SF on the 28th.
I live near not one, but two bodies of water. Here's the Chicago River not far from my house.Posted at September 20, 2002 08:12 PM