Thursday, April 19, 2012

My new job

iPad photo of "Navy Recruiting Station, Post Office - Butte, Montana" from the library's copy of Robert Frank's The Americans

Bill Janovitz, The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street
Chelsea Wolfe, Apokalypsis
Sunn 0))), Monoliths and Dimensions
Alice Coltrane, Ptah the El Daoud

The Catamites, Ateliers Claus, Bruxelles - 11 February 2012
Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mammoth Waltz
Lonely Lonely Knights, The Stupid Tape
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Look Out Mama

Punch Brothers covering the Cars' "Just What I Needed"
X, Los Angeles
Black Flag, Slip It In
Death, Symbolic
Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paradiso UFO, Absolute Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!)
It's a Beautiful Day, It's a Beautiful Day

Robert Frank, The Americans

The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St.
The Band, Live at Watkin's Glen

RIP Levon Helm


It's been a busy three days. I'm  reading the 33 1/3 book on Exile on Main Street and listening to the actual album and  flipping through the the library's copy of Robert Frank's The Americans. Frank is the photographer of that album's album cover, which is a photograph of other photographs. It's a heady trio to synthesize, but that's not the busy part.

The busy part is changing jobs, pursuing paperwork, managing the million little internal and external transitions. Kinda like how a flight is a million little corrections, or how walking is the constant prevention from falling. It's a happy takeoff and landing, no fleeing away from anything but striding toward something. My new job title will be the Creative Manager for LSU Student Media, helping steer that fine institution into the open seas of digital media and how future journalists of America will navigate said waters.

I realize I mixed transportation metaphors. It's interesting how personal growth is often described as flight, where professional growth plays out in nautical terms.

I don't talk about my day job much on the blog, but I expect that will change some; converging the writing and programming and media sides of my deal is partly what this job is about, so I'm thankful to have the opportunity to do so.

iPad photo of "Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, Louisiana" from the library's copy of Robert Frank's The Americans

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