reading watching listening

Upgrade Soul – Ezra Clayton Daniels
Cloud and Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales – Greer Gilman
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors – Louise Erdrich
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order) – Bridget Quinn
Battling Boy – Paul Pope
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
Tongues #2 – Anders Nilsen
SuperMutant Magic Academy – Jillian Tamaki
Afar – Leila Del Luca and Kit Seaton
As We Have Always Done – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Proof I Exist #29 Billy McCall
Men in the Off Hours – Anne Carson
A Different Pond – Bao Phi and Thi Bui
Crawl Space – Jesse Jacobs
Rust Belt Arcana – Matt Stansberry
Writing a Riot: Riot Grrrl Zines and Feminist Rhetorics – Rebekah J. Buchanan
Casi Libros 2 – Mariela Arzadun
My Pretty Vampire – Katie Skelly
The Crankelet’s Chronicle 1 – Ellen Lindner
Caboose #8 – Liz Mason

Absolutely Fabulous
Dr. Who
Swansea City
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Golden Girls
Dragula Season 2
Carol – Todd Haynes
Mary Poppins Returns
Early Man
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4
The Snow Queen at Filament Theatre

QEEI – Tatiana Heumann
Psychic Hearts – Thurston Moore
Bodiless – Ale Hop
Born Again In The Voltage – Caterina Barbieri
Ecce Homo – Ipek Gorgun
Brancusi Sculpting Beyonce – Lamin Fofana
In Gleam – Nadia Khan
Desire Loop – Lori Scacco
Paraiso – Adelaida
Soda Pop * Rip Off – Slant 6
Sound in Time, Pass and Stow, and Rainbows from Atoms – Lungfish
Weirdo Shrine – La Luz
Geogaddi – Boards of Canada
Gun Hill Road – Infesticons



Probably not the best set for the elementary school kids ever, but quite possibly the most interesting? Maybe?

Halloween – The Misfits
Blood on his Lips – Scientist
‘Til the Following Night – Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages
Groovy is My Name – Pizzicato Five
I Gotcha – Lupe Fiasco
1 Thing – Amerie
Hit the Quan – iLoveMemphis
The Robots – Kraftwerk
While the People S.L.E.E.P. – Ebony Bones
The Monster – Bobby Please
Ghost Rider – Suicide
Count Five or Six – Cornelius
Mediocrity Rules – Le Tigre
Turn da Beat Up – Big Freedia
I am a Gummy Bear – Gummibar
Jimmy – M.I.A.
Evil Plans of Planet Spectra – Man or Astro Man?
Free Room – Ravyn Lenae
Ya Ness – Mutamassik
El Amor es Rosa – Natalia y La Forquetina
Time Warp – Little Nell
We Will Rock You – Queen
Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C. The Slide Man
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) – Silento
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
The Night Begins to Shine – B.E.R.
Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
Vogue – Madonna
Hit the Dab – MarQuis Trill
Move your Feet – Junior Senior
Soulja Boy Tellem – Soulja Boy
Raining Tacos – Parry Gripp
Juju on that Beat (TZ Anthem) – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zaylon McCall
Mi Gente – J. Balvin
Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (Wallpaper Remix) – Das Racist
Do the Zombie – Mr. Baseman and the Symbols
Gedawo – Ayalew Mesfin & Black Lion Band
The Magic Clap – The Coup
Spell It Out – Sammus
90s Music – Kimbra
Ta fete – Stromae
Telephone – Lady Gaga
Soy Yo – Bomba Estereo
Disturbia – Rihanna
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
Work 07 – DJ Rashad
I Wish – Skee-Lo
Tightrope – Janelle Monae
Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
Ladies First – Queen Latifah / Monie Love


dance party

June 7, 2017

As we eat dinner. He breaks out into uncontainable dance party. Now we’re gonna get funky funky funky! he yells. Then manically runs through half remembered segments of the Cha Cha SlideReverse reverse! Charlie Brown. Everybody clap your hands! Dancing from one corner of the front room to the other. Up on the couch. Up on the chair. Singing. And a non-stop run of words emanate from his mouth.

He breakdances. A few moves that he learned in his dance class at school. Drops to a pose. A peace sign with fingers. Lays on the floor and laughs. Then jumps up to begin again.

Early summer. Sunlight evening through windows. 95 degrees still. he in his Red Stars jersey from the game earlier. Us, we, his parents laugh from this unexpected turn of dinner events.