Category Archives: Mania

Paintings That Live —or— How Abandoning the Art World Saved My Life.

I think I’m done with the art world. But I swear this has a happy ending. I’ve been grappling with this for about 2 years now. The thought of letting go of the career path I’d invested so much in … Continue reading

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Gather Me Up Because I’m Lost

September 29. 1984 Dear So and So, Gather me up because I’m lost. Or I’m back where I started from. Crawling on the floor, rolling on the ground. I might cry. I won’t go home. So here’s the story. I’m … Continue reading

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Sorry I’ve been away for so long. I was feeling alright. As I said in earlier posts I Iost my health insurance. Or rather my douchebag ex vindicately cancelled it. Anyways… I’ve had a bad week. The worst I can … Continue reading

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Getting Pumped

I love working out. I mean, I really love working out. Not in an addicted kind of way. I can go a day without it. Just kidding. Maybe. My gym is David Barton on 23rd street. A bit notorious for steamroom … Continue reading

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Throwing Muses

They’re the best band. Period. The only ones I’ve consistently stuck with since I was a kid. Terribly underrated. Look at how freakin cute they are. I got into them during the 90’s when I came of age so I … Continue reading

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I swear I’m not psychotic. I don’t do drugs. I just hallucinate sometimes. Twice in my life I had 2 or 3 month episodes of hearing and seeing things that weren’t there. What I was I hearing? My name being called … Continue reading

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Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh. She’s awesome. She’s a genius. You guessed it—she’s bipolar. Founder of my favorite band, Throwing Muses, she’s also a solo performer and an author. Her memoir, Rat Girl, is a very quick read. It chronicles the year she … Continue reading

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