Check out the latest issue of the Nass for musings on life, death, and music:
“Spirits in the Night” – Susannah Sharpless - Bruce Springsteen & Bon Iver live and alive.
“Flocks of birds, lit from underneath by Bruce Springsteen’s lightshow, fly over the Met Life stadium. The light strips off their brown feathers and wraps them in a pure bright white. They look unearthly against the polluted murk of the New Jersey sky. Below them is a tangle of spotlights and flashes and monitors, threaded through with a lean howl of a voice. I am far away and in the back, tucked away into the darkness, level with the flying things. I feel just as fleeting …” Read.
“Will My Eyes Be Closed or Open?” – Joel Newberger – Ordinary, suicidal thoughts in Emerson and Bjork’s “Hyperballad”.
“Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that the kingdom of thought has no enclosures. The city of this Muse, he wrote, has no moat and stands inviting to all who would set to it inquiry, even who ask in words friable, or wobbling, queer, who only wonder something, who wonder this or that in the final thought before sleep or the first thought of dawn, who do not even know they are asking, yet are, and are answered graciously by kings and queens. Thought is as abundant and familiar as air and water are. Always, it slides tectonically across the face of the knowable world, and regenerates, and replaces itself …” Read.