Passages records the books I'm reading, the live music I'm hearing, and the movies I'm seeing. Every now and then I'll throw in a passage from a book I read a while back or a trailer from a old favorite movie. Occasionally, there is something that simply caught my eye. But most of it is what I'm reading and hearing and watching in real time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grant-Lee Phillips: Mona Lisa

Jammin' Java, Vienna VA, 11/8/14


Yet more proof, as if you needed it, that the world would be a better place if every-damn-body didn't feel some need to reproduce. But God in his infinite wisdom had apparently thought it was an entertaining idea for us to always be wanting to get up in one another.

Also, the children were here, and what was Luce to do? You try your best to love the world despite obvious flaws in design and execution. And you take care of whatever needy things present themselves during your passage through it. Otherwise you're worthless.

Charles Frazier, Nightwoods (2011)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Take Your Eye Off The Ball

A fan should recognize that there are really four quadrants of a football field -- a team's goal line out to the 25-five yard line, from the 25-yard line to midfield, midfield to its opponent's 25-yard line, and from the 25-yard line to its opponent's goal line -- and coaches approach their play-calling differently depending on where they are on the field.

Pat Kirwan, Take Your Eye Off The Ball (2010)


D: Dan Gilroy. Jake Gylenhaal, Rene Russo (2014)

Kill The Messenger

D: Michael Cuesta. Jeremy Renner, Rosemary Dewitt (2014)