November 9th, 2005



My latest Rob Brezsny Free Will Astrology horoscope:

Bob Johnston is the music producer who worked with Bob Dylan on some of his brilliant breakthrough albums of the 1960s. "I believe in giving credit where credit's due," he testified in Martin Scorsese's movie about Dylan's life. "I don't think Dylan had a lot to do with it. Instead of touching him on the shoulder, I think God kicked him in the ass." I mention this, Cancerian, because I believe you're about to receive a few divine boots in the butt yourself. Are you ready, willing, and able to be moved and moved and moved?

Uh, maybe?

Hey, all kindsa Democrats won elections yesterday. Desperate for signs of the tide turning, I often don't know whether I'm actually seeing such a sign or just unable to resist stretching for one---thus undercutting my optimism in its very nascence. (Is that even a word? Surely it's not "nascentness.") Gotta read some press & alterna-press later today & see what folks are saying.

Gave away a whole box of canned stuff yesterday, and that felt good. Then saw the Squid and Whale movie. It was a bit (tragi-)comically over-the-top here and there, to me, but I liked it---worth seeing, if you're thinking of it, I daresay. I confess to having recognized some of the tribulations of the kids (the protagonists, I reckon) from my own upbringing, so my aesthetic opinions about it may be suspect.

Back to work now.