Thursday, October 15, 2009

Plok Interviews Me on his Blog

And in that interview I say:

My point of reference when I worked [as a nightwatchman for two years] was the final issue of the Invisibles, where someone says “My Invisible initiation involved three years as a trainee accounts manager. I learned to shovel numbers, go home and dream, get fat on tortillas and Oreos. Then when I was ready, I found them again.”

Click the quote for the whole thing.


plok said...

Thanks for doing that, Geoff! I had a hell of a good time. Although if I'd had to pick a quote it would've been the "Poetry vs. Philosophy" thing.

You have a lot of readers who never comment, by the way. Haven't had this much of a traffic bump since I was linked by Spurgeon.

Come on, you Geoff-readers, COMMENT for heaven's sake! What, you think he's standing out here for his health?

Mikey said...

I enjoyed reading that interview - good job.

Funny you mentioned the final issue of The Invisibles, as it's something that's been on my mind after reading your review of Panetary and wondering how they would - not compare exactly - push up against each other?

An Invisibles/Panetary consideration as a whole might be quite interesting actually.

Interesting how you saw yourself in relation to the academic field - that does come across in the book rather well.

Jeflee said...

Great interview, thanks guys. I especially enjoyed the comments on fans, critics, and fan-critics. It's something that's been frustrating me for reasons I didn't entirely understand. But yes, there are a whole lot of people out there who get paid to write about stuff they obviously don't give a damn about.

Perhaps a tangent, but I understand the value of saying-nothing-about-nothing criticism/reviews like "this movie is great for a night out with a family"... but it's become so prevalent that it's crippling our ability to talk about art.

How many times do we encounter the "well it's *supposed* to be bad" line of critical thinking? I'm with you, Geoff, I'd rather be stuck with the fans and their error of passion, if I had to be stuck with either/or.

Here's to more fan critics.