Elementary Doctor Watson
Doc and Merle Watson’s Elementary Doctor Watson, released in 1972, maintains a very deep, special hold on me, and has since I was about eight years old. Though Southbound, released six years earlier on Vanguard, is the superior album — one of the best folk revival albums ever made, in fact — Elementary is one of my father’s favorite records, and I’ve listened to it countless times with him, and...
That was just a yesterday thought.– Yancey. On life. (via cassiem) (via winesburgohio)
“Spook” from Galaxie 500’s...
mnik: When I was in forth or fifth grade Mrs.... →
When I was in forth or fifth grade Mrs. Chavez intended to show us a film about platetechtonics. Instead, the film that shipped in the mismarked can was a drivers ed flick starring a cast of Disney characters. I remember Goofy being especially hilarious as a prototypical bad driver. I don’t think… This is wonderful.
Blockbuster Fiction Reviewed
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee — Best book I’ve read in a long time. Extremely well written novel about a young/likeable nouveau riche couple who live in NYC. It’s a mini-epic focused on the vulgarities of youth — the story of husband and wife becomes the story of their outrageously wealthy children and how they handle a legacy of money. The book steps lightly, never...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-21) →
Let’s Wrestle (317) Pixies (57) The Breeders (18) ESG (16) Yeasayer (14) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The judges are hypercritical right now.– The Olympics
He was staring at his wallpaper. Obviously his son. Though the flight was silent I came close to commenting. But he was only waiting for signals, email. Back to my book.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-14) →
The Flaming Lips (35) Bill Callahan (23) Beach House (21) Kurt Vile (19) Flying Lotus (19) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Can’t stop watching this video for a Diamond Rings song. Part of it is how slick the song is — so catchy! — and part is what endearingly TERRIBLE dancers they are. Highly recommended!
In federal racial harassment cases, one study (PDF) found that plaintiffs lost...– Race & Gender of Judges Make Enormous Differences in Rulings, Studies Find - News - ABA Journal Here’s a data point for you. But what do you do with it? (via squashed)
What is wrong with the Texas process, according to many observers, is...– “How Christian Were the Founders?” — NY Times Magazine Absolutely horrifying.
Absolutely loved it. Extremely well-written; a modern Bonfire of the Vanities. Read it.
Any one of these provisions could be controversial if someone thought it was in...– Theora Jones, an Ezra Klein commenter
A spokesman for the Portland Trail Blazers says the handful of players on the...– Sometimes I hate the NBA. (This WSJ article is otherwise nice — all about NBA bookworms (all of whom are foreign-born).)
Dot Dot Dot Lecture Series
kickstarter: A quick heads up to New York Kickstarters: I’ll be speaking tonight at the School of Visual Art’s Dot Dot Dot lecture series about Kickstarter. The event is at Galapagos in DUMBO, costs just $6, and runs from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Reserve a seat here. Best of all, the other speakers are amazing: Dr. Jay from Hello Health; Laureen Barber, co-owner of the legendary Blue Hill restaurants;...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-7) →
Yeasayer (35) Oh No (33) Glass Candy (23) Spoon (21) Nite Jewel (19) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
brokedownpalace: Anton Karas: “Harry Lime Theme...
Add to Tumblr
My most desired Tumblr feature: a button in my Firefox toolbar that says “Add to Tumblr” that will let me follow any site using the Tumblr interface, as well as allowing me to heart and reblog whatever I want. Pretty pls?
yvynyl: Beach Boys - Big Sur (from Holland,...
I want do something extra special to help encourage people to donate in the...– La Blogotheque brainstorms with backers to improve rewards. Interesting! (via cassiem)
People forget how powerful they are.– Cat Ferraz in her incredibly intimate Kickstarter video
Two fans walked onto the court and into the Blazers’ team huddle with 41...
Midtown Manhattan has no soul and no edge. It is a blight on an otherwise...– fredwilson
The Just Blaze Collection
brokedownpalace: After learning that Baseline Studios, the birthplace of most of my favorite music from the past decade, was closing up shop, I pulled a 2006 interview I conducted for VIBE with Justin Smith AKA Just Blaze, the studio’s longtime steward and creative heartbeat, from my archives. We sat together in Room A of the studio and talked for roughly three hours about the nuts and bolts...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-31) →
Gregory Isaacs (46) Built to Spill (31) Brian Eno (14) Burial (14) Cannibal Ox (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Ikara Colt’s “City of Glass.”...