confronting meursault

I was inspired to spin Rachid Taha’s Rock el Casbah (Rock the Casbah cover) when I started Kamel Daoud’s provocative novel, The Meursault Investigation, and I encourage you to try it out. It’ll get you in a desert state of mind, a revolution state of mind. Daoud’s novel, on a first reading, seems a cry against both […] Read More

we live under a sea

The storm looms throwing electric darts cloud-skimming flowing into alleys like canyons leaving water behind to trace the contours of the earth.   I look up, eyes on the heavens peering at the backlit thunderheads a shimmering grey the rest of the sky like the inside of a pearl.   Try to stand tall and steady […] Read More