Michael Leddy

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Introduction “Orange Crate Art” is a song by Van Dyke Parks and the title of a 1995 album by Van Dyke Parks and Brian Wilson. It is, to my mind, one of the great American songs: “Orange crate art was a place to start.” Comments are welcome, appended to posts or by e-mail.

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Interests blues, Brooklyn, fountain pens, garlic, Getting Things Done, grammar, guitar, index cards, ink, jazz, language, memory, metaphor, misspellings, modern American poetry, Moleskine, paper, pencils, punctuation, red wine, words, writing
Favorite Movies American Splendor, The Apartment, The Asphalt Jungle, The Best Years of Our Lives, Carnival of Souls, City Lights, Lost in Translation, Marty, My Dinner with André, Mystery Train, The Night of the Hunter, Shadow of a Doubt, Sideways, Smoke, Sullivan's Travels, Sunset Boulevard, Vertigo, Waiting for Guffman
Favorite Music Art Ensemble of Chicago, Louis Armstrong, J.S. Bach, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Bix Beiderbecke, Blind Blake, Canned Heat, Betty Carter, Duke Ellington, Elaine Fine, Glenn Gould, Earl Hines, Billie Holiday, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Eddie Lang, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Van Dyke Parks, Francis Poulenc, Sufjan Stevens, Art Tatum, Joe Venuti, Fats Waller, Ben Webster, Brian Wilson
Favorite Books Guillaume Apollinaire, John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, Willa Cather, Robert Creeley, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner, Clifford Hicks, Homer, Kenneth Koch, Joseph Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Lorine Niedecker, Frank O'Hara, Ron Padgett, Marcel Proust, Sappho, David Schubert, James Schuyler, David Foster Wallace, William Carlos Williams