Dafoe, great actor that he is, couldn't overcome the crappiness
of his Power Ranger-style costume.
So it is beautiful when the horses themselves appear, in their ignorance and their majesty, and assert their presence amid all this crappiness
. "Oh Horse, Horse, Horse," wrote D.
As much as the miraculous crappiness
of the found artificial trees inspired his practice, McCarthy's challenge is how to respond to their overwhelming actuality without detracting from it.
Also included are numerous E-mails to buddy Stewart Brand, which are added on a day-by-day basis, plus 120 pages of appendices on the pet theories, obsessions, and projects of Eno's that crop up unelucidated in the journal - axis thinking, for example, or the excellence of screensavers versus the crappiness
of CD-ROMs, or Eno's koan system for generative music (music that "grows" itself as fractal variations within certain adjustable parameters), or culture defined as everything humans do that we don't really need to do.