Waking Ideas Publishing - Culture & Critics Corner
Written By Danny Nicolas
Liz Danzico writes over at Bobulate,
"Frank Chimero and I came together over a shared commitment to jazz. But not only exchanges of music. We emulated the form. He would write a blog post. I would respond. I would improvise one of his hunches. He would iterate one of my posts. A call- and-response approach to a developing friendship."
"We wrote like this alongside one another without ever meeting or speaking directly – much like many of us: we never meet the people we admire from afar. We read their stories. We watch their videos. We inspect their work. We make up the in-between parts. We improvise. Frank’s stories became my stories, our stories. This book is, partly, about making things out of stories, and using them to help us live well."
In a letter to Liz Danzico, Frank Chimero wrote,
I see a platform and it tells me two things: first, other people’s contributions are important. Second, the world is not done. Wow. If I want to believe anything, it’s that.
Published on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 5:00 am | Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.