Archive for 2015

“The interloper” redux

In 2011 I published a story on this site called “The interloper”. In it, a teenaged girl named Jessie falls in love with her best friend Sarah. They eventually break up when Sarah can no longer take the pressure of being queer in high school. Sarah gives Jessie a box of the notes they’ve exchanged […]

Half way to 90

Half way to ninety: Happy birthday Bryan! from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. I got this mix from Farrell for my birthday (which went down last week, if you weren’t paying attention or weren’t aware; Steph’s went down on the 30th). It’s too good not to share. Also, noted: I’m pretty sure that in this photo […]

Hipster Martha Stewart: Uncanny plant/animal hybrid for your bathroom wall

“Well, the blog is finally gone,” says Parrish. “Gone; done,” says I. We sip our Scotch in memory of blog posts of yore. And yet. Wrestling with words and abstract concepts all day, a body’s got to have hobbies. One of my current ones appears to be PLANTS! And today’s plant cried out, not literally, […]

Already gone

I’m nearing the end of my fourth time teaching a NYUAD Core course called “Contagion,” in our gen ed category “Pathways to World Literature.” You can find the full syllabus here. Our final novel is Colson Whitehead’s Zone One. I had to post about it on my course’s blog, since my students have all taken […]

#RIP Peaches

Our dear old Peaches finished his life today. Our dear cat Peaches went to rest today. He was 14 or so and his kidneys stopped working this week. Here he is with Charlie in Feb 2012. He will be missed. #RIP #catsofinstagram A photo posted by Bryan Waterman (@b_waterman) on Apr 29, 2015 at 11:03am […]

And I don’t know what it is to be a composer now … unless

Play these two files at the same time. Go about your business. Thank me later. NB: Every hour and ten minutes you’ll have to refresh the second file. UPDATE [4/5/15]: Looks like the original clip I used for the second file, Feldman’s “For John Cage,” has been taken off YouTube. So I’ve replaced it with […]

For I have loved and I know

My family isn’t much for spoken expression of affection. I’ve felt terrible about it at times. One time, instead of feeling terrible about it, I sidestepped it, or tried to: my mother had asked me for a copy of some song, and this was back when I was downloading lots of music from, oh, whatever […]

nwbw 2014 mix (I want to see all my friends at once)

For your streaming pleasure, Nathan and I hereby, and belatedly, offer you our 2014 mix. Everything here was released last year. These aren’t necessarily our favorite tracks of the year — several of mine were spent on my summer mix — but they come from a cluster of our favorite albums and we like how […]

2015?!! Shit. Mixmas got delivered in February. All the better. Xoxo

2015: Will get better from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. 2015: Happy to be Here from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. Hey my loves, I guess I can’t help myself. I still make a mixmas. In fact I made two. Two different vibes. It made sense to me. What made it a bit more fun this year […]