This is why I listen to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me →
absentation: First, I should probably come right out and say, as if all of you didn’t know already, that I am back in the States. That’s probably the most important preamble to what follows. Second and third are as follows: that I drove down to Arizona last week and spent several days there, and that I am not actually as moody as this post might make me sound. Blame it on the incessant political...
And one last link for today... →
A little blurb about the reception of n+1’s new book What Was the Hipster. Mostly it boils down to the following: “Most people so far have determined that the book is either too hip or not hip enough, which amount to the same thing.”
"Mr. Strummy-Strum Tries a Synth Sound" →
NY Times article on Sufjan’s The Age of Adz. Figures. Stevens’ synthesizer is called the “Prophet ‘08” and, during the tour, will sit on an “evangelical-style Plexiglas podium…to give it spiritual heft.”
The internet is wrong with us.– Rachel, again
This is amazing →
nprfreshair: Alec Baldwin’s Pledge Drive Promos: Reassigning Fresh Air’s Terry Gross
Do you like Hauschka? →
‘cause you should
brett anderson’s wikipedia says “his mother was an artist and his...– Rachel
The polynesians went to south america, dropped off some chicken, picked up some...– scholar from History Channel show “Who Really Discovered America?” Apparently, discovering America was like dropping by to make a quick drop-off/pickup at the neighbor’s
Elif Batuman drunk dials Agatha Christie →
James Franco on Fresh Air →
Terry Gross talks to Franco about Howl, the Beats, his graduate work, and the book of short stories he’s about to publish called Palo Alto: Stories [click here to read an excerpt]. Oh yeah, and remember that time he was on General Hospital? He talks about that too.
I don't want this blog to turn into "adventures of...
but I may not be able to help myself once in a while. For instance, 1. I was horrified to discover that while my parents have Netflix, they are too cheap to pay the additional $4/month it would cost to have unlimited instant streaming. I would use the SHEET out of that and the extra $4 would be so worth it. Maybe I should just pay them the $4 dollars to convince them to upgrade…especially...
Prepare today for the demands of tomorrow. Plan your move.– From a fortune cookie I got today. I feel like this is so unnecessarily challenging/threatening. I just graduated a few months ago, Chinese Fortune! Give me some time!
I feel like Toru Okada right now. Unemployed, alone in my house, cooking spaghetti, drinking an ale. Good news: neither my cat nor my wife has disappeared (because I dont’ actually have either of those things). Bad news: this is how I’m preparing myself for the CBEST…(????) Tonight finally felt like autumn, even though the technical first day of fall was last week or...