I have a new dispatch up at McSweeney's today, in which I prove myself to be the monster that so many have always thought I was. Pop over and take a look. It's mostly on the Beatles festival that my acquaintance Crazy Larry and I attended a while back. ( McS had a bit of backlog, so it's just now appearing.) But the piece is called "On Wildness" and also takes up the idea of art as positive transformation, the opportunity for something Thoreau deemed no less important than the "preservation of the world."