What is it with 20-somethings? →
If you are a 20-something, chances are someone has already sent you this article. It does ring a little too true for me…
Yes, that’s right. Though it’s been a while (a couple weeks? I don’t even know, and I’m too lazy to actually press the back button and look), I am still alive, just away from any sort of regular and easy access to internet. Mostly because a. I went camping in northern Oregon with my family for a few days and b. subsequently flew to Poland and have been touring Eastern...
AS WELL AS →
“spooky action at a distance”
Speaking of Vampire Weekend, I got a kick out of this little factoid about the weirdly compelling cover of their new album [from Wikipedia]: In an interview, lead singer Ezra Koenig revealed that the girl pictured on the front cover is “now living in Malibu”. Koenig has confirmed that the picture was taken in 1983 (by photographer Tod Brody) and was chosen as a juxtaposition to...
I realize I am waayyyy behind on this one, but I CANNOT STOP READING INTERNET VIBES, Ezra Koenig’s old blog, started before Vampire Weekend was even in existence. Actually, I think one of the reasons I am so fascinated with this blog right now (other than the fact that it is just plain interesting…more on that to come) is precisely because it is now a little behind the times. The...
epeuthutebetes asked: Do you actually use the interjection ‘aiya’ in real life?
I recently received the following message from a friend: I just had a crazy crazy dream last night where your brother was pregnant and perhaps also a cheerleader and I was making him a “congratulations you’re prego!” cake with ranch dressing icing on a crosstrainer when my mom got mad at me and said I shouldn’t encourage your brother like that. You seemed unsurprised (I...
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You should like NPR too →
Some nice covers, including Dirty Projectors covering “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”
You dig? I just finished The Weather by Lisa Robertson. I’ve been really wanting to read her latest book of poetry R’s Boat but just happened to stumble on this one first. I read the entire thing at 1am in a single sitting (err…laying) before I went to bed because I simply could not put it down. And I never read poetry in one chunk like that. Here’s an excerpt to make you...
Interesting NY Times article about jersey swapping →
Best part of the whole article is a quote from the sociology professor they interviewed to comment on Manager Alf Ramsey refusing to let one of his players exchange a shirt with one of Argentina’s players in the infamous 1966 quarterfinals game between England and Argentina: “Ramsey’s intervention was hugely symbolic,” said Ellis Cashmore, a professor of sociology, media and sport at...
Be safe friends.
Excerpt from "History"
“Noonday held sounds of moving water, moving air, enormous stillness of trees. Though I was weary, song was near me then, wordless and gay as a deer lightly stepping. Learning the landmarks and the ways of that land, so I might go back, if I wanted to, my mind grew new, and lost the backward way. I stood at last, long hunter and child, where this valley opened, a word I seemed...
Oh, and I almost forgot
Today is the birthday (in fact the big 70) of none other than Mr. Ringo Starr. Wish him a happy birthday and flash a peace sign while whispering “peace & love” the way he wants us to.