Brad

TOO EXCELLENT

I posted this piece in the comments section of my latest article for Suicide Girls. In case you’re too lazy the click on the link over there to your left, the article ends with the following paragraph: “I would never claim to have The Answer to the problem of depression. But I can say what […]

BOOK ME & NEW LOOK

Welcome to the new look of the Hardcore Zen Blog! It took me ages and ages and ages to get this to look right. I’m still not entirely satisfied with it. But I’m sick of typing HTML code. I had to learn to do that for work back about 7-8 years ago when we were […]

THE RULE OF THE UNIVERSE RULES!

OK. I’m gonna try another instant post. Cuz that’s what’s great about blogging, right? Spontaneity! I don’t even know if that’s spelled right! And away we go! Remember kids, unlike many of the posts here, this one isn’t written out beforehand, it’s just typed right in to the blogger template thingy whachamacallit. Right. So people […]

IN THE MOOD

I think someone asked, “Would you please write about Canadian heavy metal power trio, Rush?” So here it is. I always liked Rush in high school. But after the Moving Pictures album it seemed like they wanted to reinvent themselves as Canada’s answer to The Police. I did like the song “Great White North,” their […]

FUCK ART LET’S ZEN!

Thanks for all the suggestions. Today I’m working on rewriting Nishijima’s version of Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Song of the Middle Way. As I was typing away trying to explain a particular point he made, I put down the following paragraph: “We say, for example, that a whirlpool is a spiraling current of water in a river. […]