Tuesday, September 30, 2008

no, i don't feel "sorry" for her either

Thursday, September 25, 2008

moving and revealing - the story of David Foster Wallace's last weeks

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

artkore you know the score

spotted in this coffee table book of Rotterdam flyer art!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

RIP Norman Whitfield

Monday, September 15, 2008

RIP Rick Wright

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

a couple of tasty rants

on MTV's VMAs (of which i only caught the latter portion, but dire as this dude says indeed, what struck me was how they only played 4 seconds of each Video of the Year and even then drowned out the music almost totally with extraneous hype-hype type sound FX, showing how much the promo-as-artform/promo-as-Event has declined in recent years)

on manchester's lameness since virtually forever

Thursday, September 04, 2008

not only is she skincrawlingly smarmy, snide, snarky, and scarily smug in her small-mindedness

but one of her best lines(about being a pitbull in lipstick) is a bite from Eve's "What Y'All Want" viz, "pitbull in a skirt"

(well, a semi-bite)

chunks of that lyric actually fit the scenario, if you replace "Ruff Ryders" with "Republican Party"

"Puttin' it down, Ruff Ryders put in they work
Snatched up the illest vicious pitbull in a skirt
(Grrrrrr) Makin' em hurt, haters steady dishin' up dirt
Changin' the game, settin' the rules, makin' it work

and replace "niggaz" with "acrid-with-ressentiment, shockingly all-white, flag-happy evangelical GOP base"

"Leavin' 'em scared, mami takin' all of this here
All of this fame I'm hungry, hope you cats is prepared
Niggaz, set me up and I'ma take it and run
Think it's a game? Just check out how my format is done..."

and for "thug", substitute "ReThug"

"Every thug's dream wife, see the love in they eyes?
My time to shine, whole package make her a dime
Want some more? It ain't over, just keep pressin' rewind


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Amanda Petrusich interviewed by Judy Berman about her excellent It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music