“The Obama administration is beginning an aggressive new effort to foster equity in criminal sentencing by considering clemency requests from as many as thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug offenses, officials said Monday.”—
“When in doubt, begin your piece with ‘when.’ This will push you into narrative. Bash it out. Writers need words on a page to edit the way sculptors need stone, clay, or wood to carve or mold. You have to spew out your own material before you can shape it. So bash it out.”—
In general I hate gauzy writing advice, but this is the truest thing I have ever read. In the end, what makes your writing great isn’t what you put to the page, it’s what you remove. Editing is the real art.
The legendary Wax Trax! Records imprint will be reborn this summer under the direction of Julia Nash — daughter of label co-founder Jim Nash — and will mark its resurrection with the release of a 12-inch single from Cocksure, the new project featuring label mainstay Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry, etc.) and Acumen Nation’s Jason Novak.
Tried to watch Game of Thrones again last night, and nope. Had to check Wikipedia after five minutes to figure out what the hell was going on, and after the 55th subplot I gave up. My brain can only handle a few stories at a time. I mean, seriously. I shouldn’t need a guidebook of family trees to watch a goddamn tv show.