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Apr 25

Gelato

I started this tumblr two years ago today and I know I haven’t really done anything with it but I thought I should post something so let me just say that I’m not positive that the reason the young ladies who work behind the counter at the gelato place on E Houston don’t wear name tags anymore, but it wouldn’t surprise me.


Dec 5

theparisreview:

“Once upon a time, when contracts were written by hand…” Check out the original contract for “Moby-Dick,” via HarperCollins.

For more of our morning’s roundup, click here.


Nov 30
Open Apology to the Former unofficial Residents of #15: 

I know I was probably an uptight jerk who was always trying to regulate shit. I wish I had been able to find a way to enjoy the chaos and the mayhem, but I didn’t realize then that I could make life a real adventure and that it could be fun. My anxiety always led me to try and find safe, steady gigs— dealing to clean, rich white kids, shoplifting art books to sell to tourists on Bedford, forging prescriptions… meanwhile you and Z were stealing $500 belts from the Louis Vuitton store, plotting drug store capers, and setting the futon on fire. 

I remember secretly being mad when you spray painted “i have no friends” in big pink letters on my tv screen, even though the apt hadn’t had electricity for months (years?), nevermind the fact that there was never anything on TV anyway. I wasn’t upset because you were hurting or lonely or felt isolated; I was upset because you had vandalized my stupid worthless property and turned it into art. I always I envied the way you seemed to be able to enjoy the down and out life, something I could never manage.

Photo by Z. Thanks.

Open Apology to the Former unofficial Residents of #15:

I know I was probably an uptight jerk who was always trying to regulate shit. I wish I had been able to find a way to enjoy the chaos and the mayhem, but I didn’t realize then that I could make life a real adventure and that it could be fun. My anxiety always led me to try and find safe, steady gigs— dealing to clean, rich white kids, shoplifting art books to sell to tourists on Bedford, forging prescriptions… meanwhile you and Z were stealing $500 belts from the Louis Vuitton store, plotting drug store capers, and setting the futon on fire.

I remember secretly being mad when you spray painted “i have no friends” in big pink letters on my tv screen, even though the apt hadn’t had electricity for months (years?), nevermind the fact that there was never anything on TV anyway. I wasn’t upset because you were hurting or lonely or felt isolated; I was upset because you had vandalized my stupid worthless property and turned it into art. I always I envied the way you seemed to be able to enjoy the down and out life, something I could never manage.

Photo by Z. Thanks.


Sep 8

Adult contemporary playlist for Sunday morning. You can tell this is my adult playlist because I was going to call it the “Better Homes & Gardens Bitches” playlist but I decided tone it down a little. I’ll actually probably end up just listening to some Stones (Let It Bleed/Sticky Fingers), some Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited), Bolero, Swan Lake, and Marriage of Figaro this morning.


Aug 28

It’s not really a secret: it’s clean living.

"Gladiator," Nashville, 2009


One might do well to ask, “What is the secret of his longevity?” or “Why isn’t he dead yet?”

Jesus Lizard at CBGB’s on New Year’s Eve, 1997.


David Yow is apparently playing some shows with Girls Against Boys.

Jesus Lizard performing “Seasick” at DC Space in April 91.


Jul 7
Life is too short for me to be listening to NPR while I’m in the shower.

Life is too short for me to be listening to NPR while I’m in the shower.


May 29

Life Lesson #14: There is no accounting for taste.


May 2
Mysterious, intoxicating, and utterly original, Upstream Color is a deftly-made, beautiful, challenging movie that opens up all kinds of possibilities. As intrigued as I am by the enigmatic story, it’s the richness and inventiveness of Shane Carruth’s cinematic language that really makes an impression. Yes, the narrative structure is innovative and yeah, there are probably deep philosophical and phenomenological issues explored here, but man, what a luxurious movie-watching experience, one that truly engages the senses as well as the mind. A deliberate and fully-realized work of art— and these days, I think that’s saying something.

(I know this is pretty much word-for-word the exact same review I gave “Escape From Planet Earth 3D,” but I really mean it this time.)

Mysterious, intoxicating, and utterly original, Upstream Color is a deftly-made, beautiful, challenging movie that opens up all kinds of possibilities. As intrigued as I am by the enigmatic story, it’s the richness and inventiveness of Shane Carruth’s cinematic language that really makes an impression. Yes, the narrative structure is innovative and yeah, there are probably deep philosophical and phenomenological issues explored here, but man, what a luxurious movie-watching experience, one that truly engages the senses as well as the mind. A deliberate and fully-realized work of art— and these days, I think that’s saying something.

(I know this is pretty much word-for-word the exact same review I gave “Escape From Planet Earth 3D,” but I really mean it this time.)


Apr 24

A Place to Bury Strangers live at Braund Sound.

I would post some words here in order to seduce you into watching this video but my bagel just popped out of the toaster and while I like and appreciate you and think highly of you (sometimes) and am somewhat desperate for your approval or even admiration, I want to go eat my bagel so you’re pretty much on your own here.


Apr 21

White Lung at the Bowery Ballroom, 4.20.13.


Jan 24

Defeating the purpose, one link at a time.


Jan 17
suicidewatch:

New Favorite Tumblr = bargainbinblasphemy

suicidewatch:

New Favorite Tumblr = bargainbinblasphemy


Jan 11

Nirvana— First live performance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (OK Hotel, Seattle, 4.17.91)


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