Tuesday, March 09, 2004

WULAD Web Wround-Up
Get your Spalding Gray memorial saturation here:

  • A fairly long interview from a couple of years ago. "There is no room to go back—change is happening too fast. I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to."

  • Here’s a shorter one, from 2002. He talks about New York, 9/11 and a car accident. "Everything was fine and then five seconds later, I was lying in a puddle of blood."

  • A series of short but good quotes from WNET. "The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode."

  • And yet another one, from 1998, touching on the creative process, fatherhood (sad), and other topics. "You know, I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I'm cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life."

  • A pre- (but unfortunately now post-) mortem appreciation from John Perry Barlow.
As a piece of “found” internet poignancy, I noticed that when Googling his name, one of the links that comes up is “MovieGoods—Search for ‘Spalding Gray’”.

Take Me Out to the WULAD
On a lighter note, even with the looming mass distractions of steroids, evil empires, and the usual nefarious characters, corruption, and hooliganism, the indefatigable 162-game baseball season approaches undaunted. (27 days, 11 hours and 30-odd minutes as of this writing.)

In anticipation, WFAN is currently chock full of interviews pertaining to the Mets, the Other NY Team and the state of the sport in general. WULAD will personally be very glad when the first pitch is thrown and there will be actual baseball to go along with (and hopefully drown out) all that yammering.