Friday, June 28th

by musicclipoftheday

what’s new

Mavis Staples, “I Like The Things About Me” (R. Staples & M. Stubbs), One True Vine, 6/13



random thoughts

Language, no matter how much it’s used, never seems to get used up. Take this sentence, for instance, which opens Donald Ray Pollock’s story collection Knockemstiff: “My father showed me how to hurt a man one August night at the Torch Drive-in when I was seven years old.” Not one of these words is unusual, nor is the syntax. But this particular set of words, in this particular order, never existed before. How improbable is that?