Sometimes to be near you is to be unable to hear...
I don’t know which is more surprising: that my Stevie Nicks “Stand Back” station is my go-to station these days on Pandora, or that when “Edge Of Seventeen” first came on, I got excited because I thought it was “Eye of the Tiger.”
16. Focus. The saying, “what you’re thinking about... →
sarahb: From Maggie Mason’s “20 Things I Wish I’d Known at 20” It was hard to choose just one here. My favorite: 7. Find an age-appropriate style. No one wants to see a 20 year old in beige slacks and a wool blazer. Buy trendy clothes, wear the slutty dress, do something ugly with your hair. Be part of your generation, so you can laugh at the photos later. Remind me to upload a picture...
News: "And the new report that reveals former Vice President Al Gore cheated on his wife."
J: ... with Mother Nature.
EVERYONE OF YOU GOT IT WRONG! Don’t anybody watch VH1 - behind the music...– In The 80s - The Meaning Behind Songs of the Eighties You should see the arguments over “Kyrie.”
In analyzing this song, one must first focus on the two essential protagonists....– In The 80s - The Meaning Behind Songs of the Eighties
England is always surprised when they lose, as... →
Disney World photo captures couple together 15... →
sarahb: (via Choonkoloonks) I love this. I don’t believe in heaven, but I’ve always thought that it’d be nice if when you die, you get to see everyone’s vacation photos you were in the background of, and find out everyone who liked you that you never knew about. This is like both of those things together. I’m actually sitting at my desk crying while reading this. In my mind, this type...
What is your neighborhood walkability score? Mine... →
bluishorange: turtalia: (via thegreenphone) 95. I can’t imagine what is making it not 100 to be honest. 82 for my place in central Austin. I’m surprised it’s that high. 100. This score caused it to announce that I live in “walker’s paradise,” which means I now have a combination of Stevie Wonder, Coolio, and Weird Al running around in my head.
In a script this awful, the idiocy piles on,... →
Lately I’ve kind of had a distaste for all of these super negative reviews about things that people are making (it took someone a really long time and a lot of energy to make that! even if it’s not very good, certainly you can’t be so mean about something that people spent years on?), but I kind of have to agree with a lot of the negative reviews of Splice. But! Give it a...
I swear to Todd I had no idea what “GPOYW” was when I posted that picture of myself this morning.
“You realize, of course, that you come off... →
Stalking Dave Eggers, at Bookslut.
awpoops: The guy from Final Fantasy/Arcade Fire session violinist classes up one of my favorite Guided by Voices songs, “Game of Pricks” all violin style. It’s pretty cool if you can get past the obnoxious Budweiser ads. I also noticed this song is a favorite of Youtube cover artists, some good, some not so good… I love this. I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see who would pick the...
Okay so I finally got this thing to download, and hooooo boy is it strange to hear what your own past sounds like. Apparently mine is a mix of John Peel clips, a really awesome live set by a really awesome Latvian band, some Bratmobile, and “We Built This City.” Also, I forgot that at one point I essentially said that Latvia was an awesome country but that the people were crazy. On...
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man/Bedtime Story Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Punch the Clock Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman The Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams Dick Hyman at the Lowrey Organ - Electrodynamics Utopia - Oops! Wrong Planet Utopia - Adventures in Utopia Utopia - Utopia “Do you want to try anything out?” said the girl at the counter. “I’ve...
I’m starting to think that all people think about in New York is whether or not - and why - they should be living in New York. Or maybe that’s just me? Nah. Not just me. (Related: the commenter who has nostalgia for Dawn Powell’s New York is spot on. The only problem is that Dawn Powell’s New York disappeared ages ago. See also: Patti Smith.)
sarahb: I’m really pretty smitten with England now, but the one thing I won’t miss when we go is the nightly urban fox-on-fox rape outside our bedroom window. Every night! It sounds like someone murdering a baby. Listen lady fox, I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you, but the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Either find another place...
Paz only wears black, so as not to distract from... →
Paz! de la HUERTA. I am totally, utterly, nonsensically fascinated by this woman. (via)