Good morning, Universe. What’s happening, Passage-Of-Time? Look at me, Anybody! What does one write on their first blog entry and exactly to whom is one writing? This is a blog on media. I borrow from a movie, J.F.K., “Why? Why was Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?” It does demonstrate an extraordinary level of vanity or even a personality disorder to awaken and announce, mostly to one’s self that it’s high time to start constructing and publishing a column of unsolicited observations and reports for an audience of zero. So, what’s it all about, Alfie? This blog will mostly be a creative valve for my thoughts on movies, music and other media. I intend to be highly political, so I’ve created a category for general commentary, but I am most interested in politics as culture and visa versa and the communication platform itself, whether it’s Tweets or handbills on a telephone pole.
At first I thought it raw genius to call my blog the sui generis title “Encyclopedia Neurotica”. Upon further reflection, I discovered the name was at once both unspecific and too specific, and via a quick Google search, well employed. My good friend Michael Clarke suggested the name “Brown Shoe Diaries”, an extraction from the cable television softcore porn anthology series “Red Shoe Diaries.” I didn’t take Mr. Clarke’s suggestion as a request for documentation of my browsings on softcore porn, but really a collage of my last name, the act of blogging, and an old joke which will probably never be funny to anyone but me and Mr. Clarke. Yes, if there is a quantum of readership demand for me to post softcore porn, I’ll look in to it.