September 14, 2009

Eschewing the obvious quip

I guess Jim Carroll died on Friday. I just heard about it.

Catholic Boy is truly a classic album. Not an ounce of fat. If you don't have it, get it. If you've ever drilled into a piece of steel, you know that the shavings that come out are small and very sharp. If you try to brush them away with your hand, they get embedded in your skin, where eventually they'll work their way to your heart or brain and cause serious problems. A lot of Jim Carroll's lines are kind of like that.

1 comment:

MG said...

Without Jim Carroll, Leonardo DiCaprio would have never become Leonardo DiCaprio. And for that I don't know if I love or don't love Mr. Carroll.