L. B. Thompson

Magazine Arts & Culture

What I’m Listening To

There is a word in German for a tune that gets lodged in your  memory—Ohrwurm; literally translated it is “earworm.” I woke up one morning with the simple piano introduction to Nina Simone’s version of the Rogers and Hart song “Little Girl Blue” dominating my thoughts, and weeks later I realized it had become more […]

By L. B. Thompson

Magazine Arts & Culture

Variation on a Theme by King David

by L.B. Thompson Praise to you!Praise to you my snappy love! Praise you in clean socks on a Queens-bound    train; praise youfor your famous avocado    sandwiches. Praise you from Brooklyn to blasphemy! I’ve called the mayor to praise you; & a thirdbase    coach; eventhat no-neck accountantwho doesn’t have the decency to nod hello    has agreed […]

By L. B. Thompson
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