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My Guily Pleasure and Taste and etc…

My poems, from now on, are all Inception based.  Hey, my poems are dreamy, or, are they?

Here is my final comment on Guilty Pleasures and the earlier discussion on Taste, for now.

DAVIS SCHNEIDERMAN is a multimedia artist and writer and the author or editor of eight print and audio works, including the novels
(TriQuarterly/Northwestern), Abecedarium (Chiasmus) and

Blank: a novel
(Jaded Ibis), with audio from Dj Spooky; the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska); as well as the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis).

His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse. His Busted Books YouTube channel takes deconstruction seriously.

He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing . He can be found, virtually, at davisschneiderman.com

5 thoughts on “My Guily Pleasure and Taste and etc…

  1. Well, what a coincidence! All of my writing from now on is Inception-based!

    And I have it on good authority that, while John won’t rename this site “The Dan Brown Fanclub,” he is considering renaming it…


  2. Adam–I am really craving your critique of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis.

    There is no shortage of stuff to attack, but give me something new. I admit to a soft spot for some of it. Alas, my guilty pleasure is overblown prog rock…? Shit, I am getting old.

    1. Genesis is awesome! Especially the 70s-era stuff with Gabriel. Who claims otherwise?

      I even like some of the Phil Collins stuff! Indeed, a friend and I were just talking about Phil Collins’s avant-garde cred:
      . He played drums on Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy);
      . He played drums in Brand X, which was kinda cheesy, sure, but also did some good stuff:
      . He got Splitting Image to do a Genesis video (“Land of Confusion”)—possibly in response to Peter Gabriel working with the Brothers Quay on “Sledgehammer”?
      . He got Genesis to make the video for “I Can’t Dance”:


      …which isn’t radical, true, but is still pretty fun/goofy/weird.

      Even his solo stuff is all right (up to a point):


      Plus, he’s a snazzy dresser.

      So, expect no bad words about Genesis (or Phil Collins) from me.

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