Old Men at the Library
Old man sleeps over book, with long white hair. Old man plays chess on a public computer. Old man puts on respiratory mask.
It Is All Over With Now Bill, and Well That It Is As It Is I realize I have been dreaming about the dump again — seems so full of possibility. Tonsils in a jar smelling of damp salt and then: swarms of old chairs. My mother said “All these things dissipate.” You said “Keep your lamps trimmed and burning” and to measure the width of my finger. So this is how we find ourselves. Haven’t...
There a lot of things that go into what I do. I draw upon my life’s...– Uprooted Music Revue: Kurt Wagner of Lambchop Chats Up “Mr. M”
Visual is dangerous.– Stephen Malkmus | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club
“We Got a New Pope,” a ditty I wrote...
Frank Zappa had a more extreme reaction: “When I heard ‘Like a...– Like a Rolling Stone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I’m unable, for some reason, to read books from beginning to end. I have to go...– Whit Stillman: What I Read - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire
Another notable example of this eccentric behavior was reported to Johnny Marr...– Kraftwerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tarantino’s attempt to craft a hero who stands apart from the other men—black...– How Accurate Is Quentin Tarantino’s Portrayal of Slavery in Django Unchained? : The New Yorker
More than 90 of Smith’s poems from the mid-1960s Unitarian workshop...– FrancEyE dies at 87; prolific Santa Monica poet - latimes.com
BUSKING GHOSTS: Like the idea of travelling by... →
buskingghostszine: Like the idea of travelling by foot? Here are Nick Papadimitriou’s 6 top tips to kickstart your deep topography experience… Go walking. Stay away from bright lights. Explore second hand bookshops. Buy books on topography – on areas, regions, counties. Study them. Then walk around and see…
I was thinking this the other night. I came back from the ball game; the Red Sox...– Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 189, Stephen King
A sketch (8/3)
Last night I went for a late walk, 11 p.m. or so. I hadn’t moved much all day. My body felt sore, stiff, underused. I walked across the courtyard and climbed the grassy incline, joining the passing street at the spot where its name changes, or at least I imagine so. A waterway has to diverge from another to earn its own name. But streets in Arlington switch names at will, or the will of an...
I detest my past, and anyone else’s. I detest resignation, patience,...– René Magritte
One cool thing in the book is that it includes scripts that Edward R Murrow...– Guy Raz on Essential Reading for Reporters | FiveBooks | The Browser
@currentpubmedia: [@acarvin] didn’t just retweet content without comment but...– My article for Current.org about Andy Carvin (above excerpted by huckleberryhart)
As a boy I was ashamed to wear glasses. I memorized the eye chart and then on...– Woody Allen joke from The American Scholar: My Stardust Memories - William Zinsser
He has a very special way of playing drums, as if he were guzzling something...– Kid Millions’ New Solo Album Has Maximum Drumming - NYTimes.com
Do me a favor and get rid of that dignity of yours! Go and run in the fields,...– Arthur Cravan, from Arthur Cravan & Roberto Bolano
Here’s a mix my friend Leah and I put together for her wedding — R&B classics with some more recent funk and soul mixed in. Enjoy. (M3U stream.)
… a row of parking meters that had witnessed a panicked flight all...– Updike on the Kennedy assassination
Protest is transformative precisely because people emerge, encounter one another...– Naomi Wolf — We May Be Witnessing the First Large Global Conflict Where People Are Aligned by Consciousness and Not Nation State or Religion | Activism & Vision | AlterNet
Coltrane, for me, is a—a culminating figure in a very rich tradition of blues and jazz. A blues that injects a blue note into Western history, into Western musical harmony, a note of dissonance, disturbance, defiance, wrestling with darkness, but always sustaining a sense of endurance and stamina, rooted in a deep love of self and a love of others. And be it a Ma Rainey, be it a Billie...
In 1979, we had concerts in Europe, and a truly magical performance of “Homage”...– George Lewis talks Charlie Parker | destination-out.com | Readability. People have said this about a My Morning Jacket concert one year at Bonnaroo.
Describe your ideal taxicab. ¶It would be a Checker driven by a sane person....– Nothing Gets Between Fran Lebowitz and Her Checker - NYTimes.com via those great folks at The Awl
The single peaked at #2 in the UK, losing the number one spot to Chuck...– Gudbuy T’Jane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is a national scandal that the Civil Service provides such ghastly drafting...– One man’s war on clichés (does what it says on the tin) | www.independent.co.uk | Readability
Without sounding too cliché, the Internet really is the birth of some kind of...– Terence McKenna’s Last Trip | www.realitysandwich.com | Readability
Terry called one night and said, “I want you to play the part.” I...– Badlands: An Oral History: Movies + TV: GQ
iamalwayson: “Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man.” - Emma Goldman
They recorded a double album, Music to Eat, which is apocryphally said to have...– Hampton Grease Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David Simon - Campus Progress →
We’re not describing Montgomery County or Orange County or Manhattan or the places where money has cauterized all the wounds of modern life and the self-inflicted pain of unbridled capitalism. Those are places where money and capitalism have achieved everything they can. This is the America that got left behind. We’re being as accurate to that America as other shows are when they depict affluence.
Here are some nice beats I dug up and suggested for use on the teen talk show I’m doing stuff with: http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/74530 http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chicken_Jones/ http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chicken_Jones/Sour_Soul_12/13_Chicken_Jones_-_one_last_try http://freemusicarchive.org/music/This_One/Sour_Soul_12/11_This_One_-_up_north...
“Introduce symmetries and rhythms instead of principles.” — Hugo Ball PDF http://www.mariabuszek.com/kcai/DadaSurrealism/DadaSurrReadings/BallFrgmnts.pdf
The general low tone and sordid flavor of this story makes it, in our judgment,...– Double Indemnity (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So, he had to vaseline his skull like crazy to even get the thing on. The second...– The List of Famous Hats (James Tate) - Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More
The bar is opened from 11am to 11pm for business meetings on ordinary days....– Attractions in Accra, Ghana - Localyte.com
The Ekang phase is intensely musical, and usually lasts all night. There are...– Bikutsi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia