GROSS: O.K., so what it sounds like is that conscious uncoupling is more comparable to free jazz than, say, bebop or swing. That’s very interesting. Is conscious uncoupling anything like really terrific opera?
PALTROW: No, Terry. In fact, I would say that conscious uncoupling is kind of the opposite, because really terrific opera is very dramatic, and conscious uncoupling …
GROSS: Is what? Poorly paced? Overtly experimental? Badly staged?
PALTROW: I was going to say that it seeks to be very undramatic.
Our friend/mad genius Sarah Miller is at The New Yorker, imagining a Terry Gross and Gwyneth Paltrow breakdown of the latter's [...]
You told me you had a hangover
But you are really just a youth
You don’t understand failure
You don’t truly understand the demoralization of having been wasted
And waking up to utter misery
Wondering if there’s any point to being alive
You are still in a reality where you think water, or bacon, might make you feel alive
Might make your hangover
And your misery
Give way to your resplendent youth
And within minutes of properly hydrating you will cease to be sorry you got wasted
As you bid farewell to failure
I am afraid of bowing to failure
As I try to explain to you what [...]
My friend lives in suburban San Diego and he is not a fan. He lives here due to fairly random circumstances, which anyone who ended up without a chair when the music stopped during the recession might understand.
He’s been here for more than four years and likes it no more today than the day he arrived. But he has come up with a plan for dealing with this. “I call it the I don’t give a shit plan,” he explains, as we make a left off of West San Marcos Boulevard into the Albertsons parking lot. “Oh, see, there’s a guy on the side of the road that needs [...]