Echoes from the past push us into the future. Here’s to you having an EPIC New Year’s Eve. Stay safe kiddos!
In a newsletter sent out this afternoon, Chicago power-pop outfit The Fold has...– The Fold Revisit Mid-Decade Demos On The Eve Of New Years Eve If the demos are “early-to-mid-decade” doesn’t it make sense they are “from the last ten years”? RELATED: The stiffness of this kind of music writing is exactly why everyone can’t be a music writer....
Time to listen to my favorite tunes of 2010! →
Enjoy it while they’re still pipin’ hot.
Robyn should keep releasing mini-albums every 3 months forever. Robyn should be...– MY FAVORITE 20 THINGS ABOUT 2010, A YEAR THAT IS ENDING PRETTY NICELY, IN ORDER OF WHEN I THINK OF THEM. [American Aquarium Drinker] (via jasmined) Well, not THE best show of 2010, but the rest of it’s pretty right on.
So...THIS is the new girl, Dina.
valleygirldubs: She looks like a realllll…winner. “All I need is beats, my broads, and booze…Let’s drink to us.” — Guaranteed to be my motto in ‘11. That’s ALREADY my motto!
Tumblr's import function can bite me.
I’ve disabled the importing of my longer form blog to Tumblr because they truncate it (which I’m OK with) without a link to the source so people can read the whole entry (which I am not OK with). So if you wanna keep up with my actual writing (all two of you) either visit the blog regularly or subscribe to its RSS feed. And Tumblr, let me know when I can import full posts.
Shifting sands. This time last year I think we were still unpacking from our move into the coach house, but now it feels like we’ve always been here. I’m experiencing a bit of historical vertigo though because it seems as if there’s no way 2010 is almost at an end. Summer both feels like it ended last week and like it never happened. Perspective swims in and out of focus, though...
One informed source hears that he was frustrated with Marvel’s urge to...– Jon Favreau Will Not Direct Iron Man 3 So marvel Studios has already entered their Secret Wars II phase? That quickly? Dang.
It seemed like smoke and mirrors; like an aging man countering a mid-life crisis...– RE: Current Pumpkins Shows … Neph nails it.
Vacation well wishers. Yesterday GalPal was checking her email for the first time since she’s been here and remarked that she found it tack y people would send her “I hate you because you’re on vacation” messages. This sort of thing never bothered me, in fact it always kind of tickles me, but she had a point. We save money throughout the year to take a vacation, and...
Happy birthday! Everybody please join me in wishing GalPal a very happy birthday! She is now an old lady. She should be happy our world didn’t turn out like Logan’s Run, otherwise this would be her last birthday!
Slipping into the routine. This resort is much bigger than the one we stayed in last year, so it’s taking me a little longer to unwind and relax. (Don’t worry, I’m getting there.) Our balcony off the beach is helping though, so don’t feel too bad for me…
Don’t hate me but… This is the view I’m looking at right now.
Vay-caaaaaaaay-shun! We leave for Jamaica tomorrow. (I feel OK telling you this since we have a friend house-sitting, so all you would be thieves should probably stay away because I’m reasonably sure our friend will be here 24-hours a day cheerfully soaking up our cable and WiFi … one of the few perks for putting up with the tiny terror that is Betty the Beagle!*) Anyway, what that...
150 gallons: the amount of water an average American uses per day. An average...– ~ charitywater.org (via alanajoy) Holy hell. I certainly hope I don’t go through THAT much! Wow.
So this leads me to question whether we’re dealing with a truly refreshing...– Sometimes I even surprise myself when I look through some of my older reviews. This line seems pretty right on, still. It’s from my review of Catfish Haven’s debut a few years ago.
How can you say no to a face like this? Seriously!
Fragments of Fragments: Please Allow Me to Rant →
mreida: Recently, some celebrities committed “digital death” so that their fans could donate to Keep a Child Alive, an AIDS charity. Because a celebrity going off of social networking is apparently a great parallel to people dying from complications from AIDS. I have many problems with this. When I…
I was meant for a life of leisure as a man of letters. When I first started college the initial plan was to get a double major and a double minor and then proceed onward on either the path of a life as a fine artist or as a college professor. Of course I dripped my art major in my first year and a half, realizing I hated most other artists and thought they were just blowhards full of more crap...
Pink Floyd was, and I guess still is, one of my favorite bands of all time. I suspect these guys like them a lot too. And you know what? Everyone who has posted this video thus far has teased these musicians mercilessly but all I see is a couple dudes doing something that makes them happy and while they’re kind of stumbling their way through it I think that’s actually kind of touching....
Who knew that Ugly Kid Joe's "Everything About... →
maura: Actually, listening to the original made me want to run to a karaoke bar, so I shouldn’t be too surprised. This does not surprise me one whit. That tune has been making it into my DJ sets about every six months for the, oh, almost two decades now. People either LOVE it or go apoplectic in their hatred over it.