. . . well we almost missed it . . .

So I’m going out on a limb here, doing this without Dave’s prior approval.  But secure in the knowledge that he DID ask us all for a list of enthusiasms today, and, apparently, none of us have any.

So that we don’t add another day to our TGW “missed list” (having only ONE in like . . . three years) I’ll put up an enthusiasm I’m digging these days.

Facebook.

I was just invited to join a Facebook group by Jeffery Valance who is a faculty member at UCLA in the art department, pretty cool.  It’s his Nixon’s Ghost Group.  I joined and then put up a comment about Nixonian Paranoia referencing “The Tristero” from Thomas Pynchon’s 1966 novel, “The Crying of Lot 49.”

After I joined the group, I googled “The Tristero” and the results were amazing, strange, and  . . .  really interesting.

So there you go.  That’s what I’m digging, for this week’s digging list.  The Internet, Facebook and Modern Life in general.

A perfect post for 4:20.

9 responses to “. . . well we almost missed it . . .”

  1. swells says:

    Lane, you saved it.

    Ironically enough (since this is your post, and I know how you feel about what I’m about to say), my favorite Facebook group that I’m in is called “You Not Listening to David Bowie Makes Me Question Our Friendship.”

  2. and after a very heated exchange on this point with waterman in bacon’s kitchen a few years ago let me say this. “You Listening to David Bowie Makes Me Question YOUR TASTE.”

    and nothing else.

    calm the fu** down you Bowie people!

  3. swells says:

    Maybe you should start a Facebook group.

  4. David Bowie is about 70% as good as Brian Eno.

    and 20% of that is image creation and management.

    So yeah, musically, he is about 50% as good as Brian Eno.

  5. #3 sure, maybe, the “People who think the ‘Let’s Dance’ Bowie is the best Bowie” FB group.

  6. I am now going to add Lane Twitchell as my Facebook friend. Now that I know that he, too, is hooked.

  7. Jane says:

    David Bowie is the Ziggy to my Stardust.

  8. PB says:

    Lane, we have had this conversation. And suffice it to say, we do not agree. Bowie exists whether you see the magic or not. Wait, is this a continuation of Dave’s post . . . ?