Cultural Sensitivity with Zach Buscher

Zach in 2009

Cultural Sensitivity with Zach Buscher is Zach's blog.  Here you will find random and fairly frequent writings, ramblings, and rants.  And maybe the occasional new poem.  Go ahead, and comment and share.

some other people

Leah Meisterlin architect extraordinaire
Phillip Marotta  friend-o
Quinsigamond Community College employer
A Cappella Zoo  journal for which i read
Sonora Review journal for which i used to edit/read
Absent Magazine i like to read 
Diagram Magazine ditto
Fence Magazine ditto
Fou ditto 
Glitterpony ditto
H_NGM_N ditto
Juked ditto
notnostrums ditto
Noö Journal ditto
Spork ditto
wheelhouse magazine ditto
Peter Jay Shippy poet
Silliman's Blog blog

Entries in pop culture (2)


A Picture Worthy of 77 Words

I knew those Shrek glasses were a bad choice from the day my mother walked in the door with 'em.  Little did I know that such a benign purchase went beyond a momentary lapse in taste.

So now, aside from hazards posed by the rum & Newman's Limeade concoction with which I filled them (not to mention the Marlboro Reds I was puffing with my free hand), I also have had the pleasure of cadmium consumption!

Nice work, McDonald's!


Things You Can Learn from Entertainment Weekly

And you say, nothing.  

And I say, two things.

1. James Franco continues his campaign for 21st century Renaissance man by directing a short film "based on a poem about a gay salesman."  The poem (and film) is called "The Clerk's Tale" and it is by Spencer Reece, poet and former Brooks Brothers employee.  Franco's version actually looks kind of neat.  It's almost as exciting as his turn as Allen Ginsberg in Howl, out September 24.  As for the eponymous Reece poem, a true stunner, you can check it out here.  I'm sure I will be talking about the poem, the Franco adaptation (if I can get my hands/eyes on it), and Howl: The Movie (colon and what follows are my own editorial flourishes) in future editions of the blog.

2. ATTN Twilight fans: There is approximately one song on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack that sounds (in theory) pretty cool.  It's a collaboration between Beck and Bat for Lashes called "Let's Get Lost."  I love, love, love Natasha Khan so any new work is exciting, regardless of the unfortunate choice of venue.  I do have doubts, though; The New Moon soundtrack yielded a couple so-so collaborations that sparkled on paper, namely Ed Droste (of Grizzly Bear) and Victoria Legrand (of Beach House) on "Slow Life" and Bon Iver and St. Vincent on "Roslyn."  That said, I was into Thom Yorke's contribution ("Hearing Damage," straight up Eraser style). Lykke Li's bit ("Possibility") was ok, too.  

And now I am going to cower in shame after covering EW and Twilight in a single blog post.  

Should I rename the blog "Pop Cultural Sensitivity" instead?