7.37pm: Jonny Mac has a lament for Torres: “Now he’s gone,...– Transfer window deadline day - live! | Barney Ronay, Barry Glendenning and Rob Bagchi | Football | guardian.co.uk J, exposing our Christmas traditions to the Guardian. (You can see the tree we named after the ex-Liverpool player here.)
Me: I'm going to go get my blood pressure taken tomorrow at the pharmacy.
J: We should get one of those for the home, but they kind of freak me out.
J: Yeah, they go all tight.
Me: I like to play with them at the doctor's office while I wait in the boring bit.
J: I like to lick the tongue suppressors.
J: Yeah, tongue suppressors.
Me: You mean "depressors."
J: No, suppressors. Because they're happy, but trapped in a jar. So they're suppressed.
If you are a man, putting a picture of yourself on the cover implies some...– In Which We Pay Mind to Author Photographs and Facebook: This Recording More brilliance from Molly Lambert. (via doree) Joan/Patti/Susan trifecta autoreblog. For the record, I think this should be my author photo. You know, for when I actually write something.
Numbed by the realization that I now know adults who, based on their age at the time of its release, might have the same relationship with Beck’s “Loser” that I have with Irene Cara’s “What A Feeling.”
Good literature is simpler, not more complex or more artificial, than life.– Dzintars Sodums (via Nora Ikstena)
During this time the individual will have several windows open, generally...– Five Emotions Invented By The Internet « Thought Catalog (via) the call is coming from inside the house
The Very Special Episode (Reprise)
Alex: Do you ever think about it, Jen? Life, death, infinity? Jen: Well, sometimes I do. But… but sometimes I just want tickets to a Van Halen concert.
The Very Special Episode
Mallory: Nobody ever dies, Alex! Don’t be silly! Greg’s coming back in another life. We all are. Alex: Nobody ever dies? Mallory: No. Alex: Boy I wish I could believe that. I mean wouldn’t it be great if that were true? Mallory: It is true, Alex. You just have to accept it. You just have to believe. Read Shirley MacLaine. (laughter) Alex: Multiple lives. I could come back as me.
I was both scattered and stymied, surrounded by unfinished songs and abandoned...– Patti Smith, from Just Kids
All it is is defending your own record collection. Which is all anyone has ever...– Danny Baker on The Word (episode 115), on why people contend, erroneously, that there was nothing happening in the mid-seventies music scene, and try to use “the lull” to explain why punk broke.
Staff Picks: Faust, Ibsen, and Bananas– At first glance, I totally thought this Paris Review headline was just a bunch of dirty words.
Inside the Warner/Reprise Loss Leaders →
I just bought three of these on ebay. I’m kind of shaking with excitement over the fact that these appear to be the best mixtapes ever, and they’re ON VINYL.
Record Haul No. 7
Wham - Music From the Edge Of Heaven* Chicago Transit Authority - s/t Al Caiola and Orchestra - Guitars Woodwinds & Bongos The Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits Rod Stewart - Sing It Again Rod** Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again * With a Madonna/Herb Ritts True Blue poster tucked inside. ** Shaped like a lowball glass of Scotch on the rocks; the inner sleeve is the same...
If, while watching the sun set on a used-car lot in Los Angeles, you are struck...– Fran Lebowitz
Ah, this is the era where everybody creates.– Patti Smith, “So You Wanna Be A Rock n Roll Star”
sarahb: Especially the Flaming Lips one Lordy yes. Favorite: Joni Mitchell: girls who harmonize with the radio, “casually” putting a flower/feather behind your ear, idolizing summer camp counselors, the universal smell of health food stores, not showering to maintain a tan, elaborate ball point pen drawings of eyes, sleeping in the car on someone’s shoulder, homemade/crafty envelopes, ...
The Library Card
I decided that I would do my best in 2011 to spend less money on books. I’m not talking about pulling back on supporting authors and local bookstores I love; I’m talking about not coming back from the Strand with five used books I may or may not get around to reading at some point in the next few years. Part of this endeavor involved finally getting myself a library card. Previously,...