Creative Control

Miscellaneous Mental Musings of an Emerging Artist

Monthly Archives: June, 2003

Welcome to Little League!

Everybody’s a winner! I was unable to definitively choose a winning suggestion to the contest I placed on this Journal 11 days ago, and so my compromise is to give … Continue reading

June 13, 2003 · Leave a comment

I hope I don’t see his name in the paper.

Today officially [1] begins this summer’s Jumble(R) scanning for the new fall Jumble(R) book. Luckily, this year we didn’t have nearly enough puzzles from our source to do another GIANT … Continue reading

June 12, 2003 · Leave a comment

Score one for music.

Get it? Some years back, I recall getting into an argument with my college floormates Chris Friel and Marcel “Marcellus T” Fauci, about whether or not a song’s most important … Continue reading

June 12, 2003 · Leave a comment

“No way out but to die!”

Or, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Hack. So, shortly after moving back to the Chicago area, I began to seek out the elusive beast called Gainful Employment. It … Continue reading

June 6, 2003 · Leave a comment

Misleading ads and their effect on my britches.

From playwright’s online resource ScriptSeeker: $5,000 CASH PRIZE and publication by Samuel French for winning script. Full-length plays only. Scripts must be unpublished and unproduced. Submission must be accompanied by … Continue reading

June 4, 2003 · Leave a comment

Musical chairs.

Yesterday heard the first single off of Liz Phair’s upcoming album, entitled “Why Can’t I?” The title is used in the chorus in such lines as “Why can’t I/ breathe … Continue reading

June 4, 2003 · Leave a comment

We wuz had.

Mark Bowden, the author of Black Hawk Down, Killing Pablo, and Finders Keepers, is one of the finest journalists I have ever read. [1] He is one of a dying … Continue reading

June 3, 2003 · Leave a comment