Grrrrrrrr. Damn tpyos!
A pseudo-scientific follow-up to my Best Coast...
Before I wrote my Best Coast review, I really enjoyed the album. I wanted to listen to it a few times in a setting other than at my desk, though, so I lay down on my bed and listened with good headphones. I went from being bullish on the album to almost detesting it. It sounded terrible, which accounts for 75% of my vituperation for the record. Here’s a screenshot of GarageBand. (Maybe...
Is the sound our dog makes in his Internal Dogologue. And I as well, puppy. I as well.
Just tell me what to do!?!!?!!
Should I buy a Kindle for inexpensive?
catbus-deactivated20110416-deac asked: Wait that game you were askholing me about is a 2P rail-shooter? Why didn't you say so?
Suck it, common sense!
I just took a shower and washed my hair so I could sit at my desk and smoke a cigarette feeling nice and clean.
“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” by...
Epistemology being basically what philosophy is about. We don’t interpretive dance philosophy. We write it.
In which I'm not as high on Crazy For You as I... →
Best Coast’s debut album Crazy For You is like a lot of things: Lying in the sunny spot on the shag carpet trying to pick bits of weed out from Chips Ahoy crumbs and cat fur; a bitter slice of life from the frontiers of post-feminist living; the sort of music Oedipa Maas would listen to as she journeys around California on her ultimately deranged quest. But what it’s most like is too many...
Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" and the return of 10... →
The sad pop song has existed since pop music began in America in the 1920s and 30s, during which time virtually everyone was sad. Women have had it particularly bad. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment gave them the right to vote. But it wasn’t until 1925 and the publication of Irving Berlin’s “Always” that women could go out and dance, meet guys at dances, and have those guys break their hearts....
I still think Business Rompers would be a good name for something like a small, community-oriented sustainable development start up; a band; or maybe an energetic puppy.
Set some expectations
You know what album gets better and better? Ryan Adams’ dumbass metal album, Orion.
Arcade Fire's latest album "arguably better" than... →
Let’s argue then.
Jeggings - Wikipedia →
Jeggings are leggings which are styled to look like tight denim jeans. The ‘j’ not only refers to the appearance of denim, but also to the fact that they were first worn for jogging in early 2009. Apart from the ‘jean’ adaptation, some jeggings are made with a new type of nylon named nylon PV1. I consider jeggings to reside in the same phylum as pyjama jeans.
An update on Rompergate.
So rompers might not be over over, you know? But they’re kind of over. I mean, yes. Business rompers are kind of boohzy. Obviously they’re going the way of trucker hats, snap bracelets, and ice dancing. But let’s not forget the canonical example of supersillyous clothing, the Pyjama Jeans. There’s some sort of Zizekian structural/marxist/lacanian critique to make about...
It's been brought to my attention that rompers are... →
Since I just only now moved to New York, I didn’t know. Thanks, Nitsuh.
Things I want the dog to chew on: One of the twentyseven sticks in the apartment. His chew toys. The marrow bone (that cost more/lbs. than the chicken I just ate). Things the dog wants to chew on: Unsmoked cigarettes. Lighters. Books. DOG, you are not me! You shouldn’t want to consume cigarettes and books all day! Where did you learn this behavior from?! (I learned it from you!) =\
"Romp" with straight shots and then pop bottles!
22 June 2010: B Michael Proclaims Rompers Are Happening 21 July 2010: Business Rompers Hit Chicago 21 July 2010: New York Magazine Slideshow Calls Rompers “Easy, Breezy” Summer is halfway over, sure, but it’s not getting any cooler out, and come sweaty-gross August, the last thing we want to worry our half-cooked brains with is the task of mixing and matching. Enter the easy,...
So until there’s a groundswell of support for a Pitchfork-sponsored Blink 182...– The Traumatic Legacy of Junior High: Surfer Blood’s (and others’) “My Own Worst Enemy” I recommend this new blog Calamity Pop. Nathalie and Erica are bringing it. Smart, thoughtful stuff. (via perpetua) Love this post! I disagree that “My Own Worst Enemy” sounds a lot different (or...
Robyn “Jack U Off” (Prince cover) ...
Nick Southall on the Perfect Listener
I stumbled across a quote recently from Jacque Attali, who was an advisor for Mitterand amongst other things, from something he wrote called Noise: A Political Economy of Music: People buy more records than they can listen to. They stockpile what they want to find the time to hear… Transforming use-time into a stockpileable object makes it possible to sell and stockpile rights to usage...
The Loudness War
I’m trying to get a handle on this Loudness Wars thing. I have good hearing and decent headphones. I can’t hear the difference between V0 and FLAC, though. (“Though?” More like—duh. There’s no difference.) I thought the LW stuff was basically old white people griping about young black people and also young white people with fucked up hair and piercings. I mean,...
The Assimilated Negro's on Tumblr, btw. Here he is... →
It must be amazing to look at the world from the perspective of KRS-One: This was a man who was homeless, living in shelters in the late 70s. Living hand-to-mouth and self-educating as a black man in the South Bronx. In the 80s he would meet Scott ‘LaRock’ Sterling and start building a discography that now easily dwarfs any artist in the history of the genre. Also to this...
The week in patriarchy got a little more... →
I am currently: Day-drinking Working on a post that demeans the legacy of Simone de Beauvoir Starting yet another Tumblr Wearing a swimsuit as a top because I am too broke and/or lazy to do laundry. DISCUSS. (Via sadydoyle) This is an inside look into the Astoria branch of Stay At Home Blogs. We’re always tumbling.
The Greatest Idea In The History Of Personal...
I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while, but I just thought of a name for it: *Universal Undo* It’s not a flashy name, but it’s not a flashy idea. It seems like a heel-of-hand-pressed-to-forehead simple idea. The iPhone has something like it. (Shake it like a… french au pair.) Why doesn’t this exist on the real computers? Have you ever done something...
Bun B “Let ‘Em Know” (Prod. DJ...
It's such a total 'fuck you' to fowls.
I love eating chicken ‘n eggs in the same dish.
It Happened... Today!
We decided to take Hektor’s plastic Little Bo Peep thing off! I splurged on these Bowers & Wilkins P5s! I got my computer back from the Apple Store (which was an efficient cause of my buying those headphones, which I really like by the way. They come with like a little Prada purse thing to hold them, which is a little ridiculous. Maybe they could have cost $10 less? Whatever....
PDF of Infinite Jest →
How did I know that only Joelle and Orin were mentioned with “afflatus?” Why, someone made a .PDF of Infinite Jest.
Not to be confused with flatulence. Afflatus is a Latin term derived from Cicero (in De Natura Deorum (The Nature of the Gods)) that has been translated as “inspiration.” Cicero’s usage was a literalizing of “inspiration,” which had already become figurative. Literally, “inspiration,” like “afflatus,” means “to be blown into” by...
Please continue to count me among those who fail...
My favorite new conspiracy theory is that MAYA gave all her best beats to them thereby diluting her p-brand.
My Stuff: British Army Knife from World War II
Inspired by this post on A Continuous Lean about British army knives, I went onto eBay to find something cool frivolous to buy. I ended up with this guy: According to the auction description, this is a WW2-era British Army knife made by Wade & Butcher. It’s made of some sort of plastic plus stainless steel, although this steel’s a little stained. The thing seems to horrify my...
I am super duper really freaking excited that LeBron went to Miami. I mean, did you watch a fucking Cavs game last year? That team was SO BORING TO WATCH! So! Boring! I figuratively cannot wait for the NBA to start again because the Heat will be SO FUN to watch! So meta-celbro-Twitmedia-McLuha-machinations aside, the LeBron to South Beach move really excites me.
After several failed attempts, “universecity” unlocked it for me,...– Some people on What.cd seem to have cracked the new Kanye, and it’s turned out to be nothing?