You Shall Not Pass!!! (Me & J.R.R. Down by the Schoolyard)
|May 22, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
So that Literary Roast thing that I did ended up being damn fun. Like…a lot. I got my geek on, saw some incredibly talented performers, and comically ribbed/celebrated J.R.R. Tolkien, the scribe of Middle Earth himself, as “The Inventor of Cosplay!” ‘Twas a delightful time.
So much so in fact that I was inspired to select Tolkien as the latest passenger in my every-other-week blog column for The Missouri Review wherein I choose a literary notable (poetry or prose, living or dead) and curate/comment on the “perfect playlist” for picking them up from the airport. I’m not 100% certain that Tolkien would dig Mariah Carey, Blackalicious, & the soundtrack to The Matrix Revolutions as much as I think he would, but dammit I’m sticking to it!
Check out the playlist HERE
And, for a more pensive version of me in high-fantasy land: