Martin Barrett

Marty Barrett is a writer working in Los Angeles.

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  1. Dear John, I’m Not Dead — 10 comments
  2. Time To Invest in More Rocks — 6 comments
  3. How I Lived To Be 47 — 5 comments
  4. “Katmandu”: Cat Stevens — 4 comments
  5. “Space Oddity,” “Major Tom,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” — David Bowie, Peter Schilling — 4 comments

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You’re Not My Father, Queensryche

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“Silent Lucidity” would be such a great song if “Comfortably Numb” didn’t already exist and I didn’t understand English.

#Problematic! Drilling Down “The Street Where You Live”

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Perhaps Eliza reasoned that a man who speaks redundancies would lack precision elsewhere.

Oz Never Did Give Nothing to Moulty: A Bucketa Massachusetts Accents

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The Massachusetts accent isn’t achieved simply by dropping an R.

The True Protest Is Beauty

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I would like to make the righteous protests of my future beautiful ones.

Tales from Above the Law (First in A Series)

Gordon Thunderfoot Is Not Allowed

“Now I’m that guy with the dog that attacks people,” I would have said, weeping bitterly, from jail.

Your Hip, Hapless Child

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It’s missionaries, I think. I always talk to missionaries because they can at least put me down as a “maybe” and get more mission-kibble.

Upon First Looking — Really Looking — at My Newly-Paralyzed Dog’s Anus

“This isn’t fun for me, either,” I said. “But let’s get through it.”

The Bathroom At Connie’s Wedding

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If your significant other loves “The Godfather,” hold onto that person like she’s Khartoum’s head.

Christmas in L.A. Is Officially Over

Prostrated Epiphany Tree II

This year’s Christmas season lasted from roughly August 30 to Super Bowl Sunday.

Today You Will Wear Jean Shorts

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Don’t be afraid of the inevitable.