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The Menzies Movie Cult

Cutting Room Floor

When I thought of “The Room,” I didn’t think of Johnny’s diatribes and anguish-filled acting, but of the less-funny parts where his world was crumbling.
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In living room color

Mind the Gap

behind his professional veil of taupe, my therapist owned the most amazing art collection. I went to his house one day and saw it.
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Learning to report

Mind the Gap

Whether or not Audrey noticed any outward changes in how I covered shows, she unwittingly helped me feel like I was capable of being a reporter.
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Of all the gin joints

Mind the Gap

And in all honesty, as much as I liked the movie, I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with it — a year of build-up from an avid fan can do that to a film.
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‘Firework’ is about sex

Mind the Gap

Between my mom and my friends, I was left with no vocabulary to talk about music with, and no one to justify my opinions to on what a song was about or what made it good.
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A Dog-eared existence

Cutting Room Floor

“Library Property. You are responsible for any damage to this book, including ripped pages, water stains, underlining, highlighting, dog-earing, etc.”
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Green Rabbit

Sometimes, other people’s love of the music you’re playing is only a side effect of the feeling you get from playing that music for yourself.
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The Soundtrack of My Childhood

Cutting Room Floor

I found out on the train ride home from Lake Tahoe, where I had spent the weekend. In honor of him, I listened to his music on shuffle, old and new, Highway Companion to Damn the Torpedoes, and watched golden fields of fried grass and stark black cows run past my window. “Square One” consoled me as I traced streams into orange forests. “Rebels” scored the train’s trek across a Sacramento bridge. Tom Petty was dead, and I wasn’t crying. I was remembering.
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