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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Mountain Goats’ “Life of the World to Come” Video on Pitchfork

| June 19, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Director Rian Johnson‘s beautifully understated short documentary film The Life of the World to Come is streaming this week only at Pitchfork TV. Set on a bare stage in the auditorium of Pomona College, the film records a performance by John Darnielle of all the tracks of the most recent album of […]

The Lake of Innisfree by William Butler Yates

| June 9, 2010

I WILL arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from […]

The Mountain Goats John Darnielle on Faith Communities, Music and Religion

| October 9, 2009

I like being around [faith communities, churches]. I like being able to catch some of the energy, whatever I can or can’t believe. I think there’s something to be said for it. Despite the fact that most Christian denominations, politically, are about twenty million miles from where I want to be. ….If you’re into music, […]

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