My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-27) →
Tallahassee (34) Laura Marling (28) Calexico (21) Middle Brother (12) Aaron Copland (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with...– Hugh Hood (via brookston)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-20) →
Minutemen (43) Grateful Dead (28) Andrew Cedermark (22) Joe Lovano Us Five (18) The Fall (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
With all respect to heaven... →
“So I have spent my life watching, not to see beyond the world, merely to see, great mystery, what is plainly before my eyes. I think the concept of transcendence is based on a misreading of creation. With all respect to heaven, the scene of miracle is here, among us. The eternal as an idea is much less preposterous than time, and this very fact should seize our attention. In certain contexts...
People pay to see others believe in themselves.– Kim Gordon (via magnificentruin)
Robert Reich: Occupiers Occupied: The Hijacking of... →
robertreich: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum.: According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted. First things first. The Supreme Court’s rulings that...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-13) →
Gonjasufi (20) Carter Burwell (20) Laura Veirs (13) Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (12) The Belle Brigade (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Ford Way →
“… First, I fortuitously decided I wanted to write a book. I then collected a lot of seemingly random and what seemed like significant things out of the world, things I wanted to make fit into my prospective book - events, memories, snippets of what someone said, places, names of places, ideas - all, again, conveyed in language (sometimes just words I liked and wanted to put into play). After...
theatlanticvideo: John Huston’s Banned 1946 Film About WWII Veterans American film legend John Huston directed Let There Be Light for the U.S. Army Signal Corpsin 1946, documenting the treatment of psychologically traumatized soldiers at an army hospital after the war. The beautiful black and white cinematography might look like a Hollywood production, but the film states that “no scenes...
There are plenty of clubs that change the name of the stadium and some would do...– Mick Quinn, on selling the naming rights to St. James’ Park, Newcastle United’s home ground since 1892
But no more of this blubbering now, we are going a-whaling and there is plenty...– Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (Chapter One)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-6) →
U2 (66) The Beach Boys (58) Real Estate (20) Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma (18) Deer Tick (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
It’s baffling to me that there’s any uncertainty over how that truth spectrum...– The Missouri Review, “Like a Readheaded Picasso Symphony or Something” (via brighteryellow)
Few would question looking at a great painting twice, or watching a favorite...– From the New Yorker’s Book Bench by Nathanial Stein reviewing Patricia Meyer Spacks’s On Rereading. (via tragos)