Sarah, a old friend of Jesus's, (but not Jesus's Grace) asked if I could share this link with you all, a Kudoboard for sharing memories and photos of Jesus McQueen. This is more of an immediate source of comfort, as opposed to the book, which is a longer and more involved labor of love.
Sarah writes, "I know the girls would love to learn about his reach and hear reflections from his friends. And. He loved y'all so."
LW writes: John Darnielle, singer and creative voice behind the Mountain Goats, is a judge for a the national book awards, translated literature category.
Would anybody interested in talking about Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris, or maybe other "widely read" books?
Curtis Mayfield's orchestration is insanely lush on Back To the World, an amazing and ambitious record. Also the lyrics are way ahead of their time and unfortunately still relevant. Plus great grooves. He grew up in Cabrini Green.
Heebie's take: I went to go listen to Back To the World. The top comments on this YouTube version are a lot of black men reminiscing about listening to this song in Vietnam or when they returned home, and it makes for a touching thing to skim through while listening to the song.
(This is intended to be our system for checking in on imaginary friends, so that we know whether or not to be concerned if you go offline for a while.)
Clearly I cannot keep this simple thing together. Maybe I'll just aim to keep one on the front page at all times.
Grace - henceforth known as Jesus's Grace - shares that the Reed nucleus is planning on compile some type of book with photos and short writings for Thing 1 and Thing 2. If you have favorite comments or stories about Jesus McQueen from the archives, or specific bits that JMQ wrote about his daughters, can you share what you recall of them? Jesus's Grace will try to locate the originals and add them to the collection. (Of course, if you can locate the actual comments and link them, that would be super.)
When the book is produced, the hope is to make some online/PDF version that could then be shared with the blog.