The life of the mind is always more interesting than the real. The idea is often more interesting than the actual.
I didn't start writing in order to express myself. If anything the opposite was true. I was just as interested in negating the I and the ego.
The way I have progressed as a writer over the years is to try and stay true to the principles I absorbed.
I've never had a problem with the old truism about dancing to architecture. I think you can dance to architecture. There's some pretty funky architecture to dance to.
I think all writing about art is in some way dancing to architecture. It's all about similitude, being analogous, metaphorical, adjectival, etc.
I'm an avowed modernist. I'm for the new thing. I came to the conclusion many years ago that rock music is essentially a conservative form.
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