Here's a new interview with Daniel Clowes in which... →
perpetua: It’s very informative. I had no idea he had a serious health problem a couple years ago, for instance. It’s nice to get a sense of what he’s been up to over the past several years, since his comics output has become very sporadic, to say the least. (via Sean, of course.)
Society of Soul: Peaches n’ Erb (via Cocaine...
Do-It-Yourself Magazines, Cheaply Slick →
Soft Were Her People →
Yesterday we turned in our final projects for my Performing Arts Librarianship class. Above is the link to a classmate’s project, which I felt was well done. I had never heard of his subject, Pauline Oliveros, before the class, but she seems like a fascinating musician and human being. (My project was on Henry Cowell, whose experimental composing is considered a predecessor of...
Also, the Fader has a new Bill Callahan track... →
Bathysphere: Smog One of Callahan’s darkest...
The Wax Museums →
Ryan and I went to Philly over the weekend to visit a friend. The Wax Museums were playing in her dude’s car as he chauffeured us to and from recession brunch at Dunkin Donuts. New favorite.
Goodbye to Love: Carpenters. Last night something...
Recession Special →
Courtney’s new blog is up. It’s good.
I’m Livin’ in Shame: Diana Ross &...
kamikazepaperairplane: Sybille Baier, I Lost...
Tangerine: Led Zeppelin
Some more recent movie viewage
Boyz N the Hood: Laurence Fishburne lectures to Cuba and neighbors about the evils of gentrification Swooning over Grace Kelly in Dial M for Murder Penelope Spheeris’s squatters in Suburbia What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Why didn’t I ever know that Easy Rider was just one long “counterculture” music video? All this time I thought there were chase scenes...
The Great(ness) Game →
I’m still on the NYPL waiting list to check out “Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell,” in the meantime there’s this piece by David Orr. He asks what exactly it means to be a great poet, or a Great poet, or a perfect poet, or a sublime poet, or a major poet. He frames some of this around Bishop, and what, exactly, her status is in...