My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-27) →
Elvis Costello & The Attractions (26) Metric (17) Phoenix (12) The Raveonettes (11) Mos Def (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
ckck: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas —...
Although there’s no hard statistical evidence on most-stolen titles, The...– Steal These Books, in the NYT, quoted by Alan Jacobs. Also worth quoting: “It’s mostly younger men stealing the books,” Zack Zook, the general manager of BookCourt in Brooklyn, suggested. “They think it’s an existential rite of passage to steal their homeboy.” (via mills)
I loathe the expression “What makes him tick.” It is the American...– James Thurber - The Quotations Page
Dear This Recording and Alex Carnevale...
Dear Alex Carnevale: You are an Internet-savvy person. I know because I follow you on Tumblr. From your Tumblr, I know you edit a blog called This Recording. This Recording is about art and culture. You’d think those three facts would insure that when one of your writers needs images for a piece she’s writing, those images are damn well not going to go uncredited. Especially when...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-20) →
Mojave 3 (10) Ted Leo and The Pharmacists (4) Plain White T’s (4) Nicole Atkins (4) Portishead (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Anathematization of the world is not an adequate response to the world.– Donald Barthelme, quoted by Falling and Laughing (who had an additional political note, as do I). I have many reasons for not cursing the world; I even agree that “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” Sometimes I worry that I’m naive, or that such sentiments...
We were struck by the states that come at the bottom, because a lot of them are...– An article on how ‘happy’ the various US states are is full of absurd quotes: “When human beings give you an answer on a numerical scale about how satisfied they are with their lives, it is best to pay attention. Their answers are reliable.” Little about humans is reliable, but we are particularly...