Posts tagged "KS"
CTJ's Zelda Essay in the Baylor Lariat + Zelda Window Display Photos

CTJ’s Zelda Essay in the Baylor Lariat + Zelda Window Display Photos

Today, the Baylor Lariat published my latest essay. It is a nostalgic piece about the original Legend of Zelda, which was released for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. Read my essay here. My contribution is a companion piece to Huy Bui’s essay, which is about the game Bioshock. The title of my essay,...
Rubblebucket Tours for "Omega La La" LP, Sings Omega Lullabye for Evie

Rubblebucket Tours for “Omega La La” LP, Sings Omega Lullabye for Evie

I was already off work this week, attempting to help the wife keep our almost 3-week-old daughter from sabotaging sanity and sleep alike, but it was Rubblebucket that really made my week. It’s one thing to take perverse joy in the knowledge that your coworkers are handling all the “TPS reports” without you, and another...
A Photographic Rebuttal of a Plumber's Anti-Cat Tirade

A Photographic Rebuttal of a Plumber’s Anti-Cat Tirade

On April 15th, 2010, on a blog that is now defunct, resting in cyberspace like a Web site corpse on display in a mausoleum (just like Lenin in Red Square), I wrote the post below about a plumber who plagued our pipes with his presence. He also bombarded us with life advice, as if he...
Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Review of Stephin Merritt's "Obscurities" LP

Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Review of Stephin Merritt’s “Obscurities” LP

Fresh out of my brain’s oven is my Prime Parent Club review of Stephin Merritt’s new B-sides compilation, Obscurities. Here’s an excerpt, and if you like what you read, click here to read the whole dad-blasted thing. I promise it’s fun! Stephin Merritt has a way of clinging to my brainstem as though it’s a...
My Elliott Smith Cover: "Stained-Glass Eyes" (New FREE MP3)

My Elliott Smith Cover: “Stained-Glass Eyes” (New FREE MP3)

My new friend Ben Chlapek inspired me to record an Elliott Smith song. I’ve long loved his unreleased “Stained-Glass Eyes,” and thought it would be fun to record. It was, as it turned out. Fingerpicked guitar, double-tracked vocals (per Elliott’s example), and an organ flesh out the soundscape. Nice and simple. Hope you enjoy it. It...
Buying You, Selling Me: Love Commodified

Buying You, Selling Me: Love Commodified

Note: I recently found this piece I wrote in late 2006, only a month before I began dating Becki, the woman who would become my wife. I thought it was a reasonably worthwhile piece of writing considering it was penned – er, keyed – by my then 28-year-old self. This may seem like a strange...
The Time-Traveling Bookbinder: Hagen Miller Teaches the Future About the Past

The Time-Traveling Bookbinder: Hagen Miller Teaches the Future About the Past

Hagen Miller is living proof that human beings do not need elaborate contraptions to travel through time. He voyages into yesteryears each time he binds a book using the methods of his forefathers from centuries past. His work is proof that the theme song from Reading Rainbow was not, in fact, a lie. When that...
An Open Letter to Buffalo Wild Wings: Grill & Bah-Humbug (Now With Resolution!)

An Open Letter to Buffalo Wild Wings: Grill & Bah-Humbug (Now With Resolution!)

Dear Buffalo Wild Wings, You remember the part in the Christmas story where Mary and Joseph are turned away by the innkeeper because there are no vacancies in the inn? Well on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, you too turned away a pregnant woman who had needs. You did not even offer her a stable where...
David Lynch + Disney + Baptist Church = Disasterpiece Theater

David Lynch + Disney + Baptist Church = Disasterpiece Theater

David Lynch, Disney, and Baptists. Odd bedfellows to be sure. As the son of a Southern Baptist minister, I remember well the day the church boycotted Disney in 1997. Sure, Donald Duck wore a shirt and no pants, and that was a bit uncouth. But other ducks didn’t even bother to wear shirts, so Donald...