Patti Smith's "Redondo Beach" Is The Only Reggae...
J: Please don’t skank. Me: WHAT did you call me?
Roger Powell recalls one long weekend “cranking out” Disco Jets as a...– from A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren in the Studio by Paul Myers The first time I put on Disco Jets, J was asleep in the other room and I had to put a pillow over my mouth so I wouldn’t wake him with my pterodactyl laughter while I was listening to it. A healthy 50% of my appreciation...
The book you ordered, Wizard A True Story, has arrived.– My local bookstore, in an email notifying me that my copy of (what I hope is actually) A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren in the Studio has arrived. Either that or I am about to read the most awesome piece of non-fiction EVER. (Or a behind-the-scenes account of the 1989 Fred Savage/Jenny Lewis...
If Keith weren’t such a brilliant character, the reader might weary of his...– Liz Phair, reviewing Life by Keith Richards Okay. Liz Phair is cool. I like Liz Phair. I like that she wrote a book review for the New York Times. But that rattling sound you heard on the A train this morning? That was my eyebrows hitting the roof at the thought of Liz Phair writing...
Apollo Run - Stars - OFFICIAL VIDEO (by Alex Fischer) What amazing and beautiful things come out of my brother and his friends. (Scavenger hunt: be on the lookout for my rooftop and my Scrabble board.)
Me_on_IM: have you been keeping up with the student protests in london btw? J_on_IM: Yeah ~ they got on the Tory HQ roof ealier today Me_on_IM: never underestimate the willingness of students to skip school to protest something J_on_IM: Aye - more power to ‘em Me_on_IM: they’re the ones with time to protest, and so they should Me_on_IM: i wish they’d protest for the rest of us...
From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular...– Carl Sagan (via Northcoast Zeitgeist) This is also a good time to revisit the beautiful short film my friend Penny made for her husband for their wedding day.
Record Haul No. 6
Vanguard Stereolab Demonstration Disc - Dvorak’s New World Symphony Todd Rundgren (*cough*) - Nearly Human Todd Rundgren (*shuffle*) - A Cappella Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town “How much for this one?” “Call it ten even.” “Is it a good copy?” “It has the lyric sheet.” “Why not.” “You know what’s...
When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she...– Generation Why? by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books The ever-eloquent and insightful Zadie Smith continues to push all of my jealousy buttons at once with a great essay on Facebook/online personas. In response to the above, however, I would contend that those who view a person solely...
I always hate that moment in documentaries about social movements where somebody...– Part 1: 1990: “Once upon a time, I could love you” | Music | Whatever Happened To Alternative Nation? | The A.V. Club I like this point. When we were growing up, the sixties were always portrayed by the Boomer-controlled media with an overwhelming taint of nostalgia. It reeked of “it was...
Along similar lines, both Zen Buddhists and Stoics think it important for us to...– William B. Irvine, from Twenty-First Century Stoic — From Zen to Zeno: How I Became a Stoic - Boing Boing
I love the world the summer afternoon, the sidewalk after the rain I love the...– Jonathan Richman