My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-30) →
Massive Attack (26) Bonobo (23) The Dead Milkmen (22) The Buzzcocks (18) Buena Vista Social Club (14) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
so feel free to ignore… Years ago, like over a decade ago, I started online journaling before we really called it blogs. I’d write the overly verbose prose that would make Dickens himself proud. And at that time when teh intarwebs were like a small town it was okay. I met some wonderful people that I am still friends with today. But then the small town got bigger and I realized that...
No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.– Jane Wagner (via ayse, roomthily)
why are people always so surprised when you’ve had enough and finally put...– thinking out loud, because it pertains to more than one facet of my life.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...– The President. The White House (via theoriginaljoefisher)
I recycle everything that I can put in the bin, which is a lot. But I need to be doing more to not send stuff to the landfill. And coming across this list at Bonzai Aphrodite of “65 Common Things You Didn’t Know You Could Compost” reminded me of that.
roomthily: Why Sex and the City 2 is a science... →
A science fiction flick replete with fictional cartographies, temporal recursion, and a wanton, metro-biological god-being that exists both within and without of time and space. Oh, and magic shoes. […] When viewed as a rom-com, Sex and the City 2 is terrible and crappy and a horrific… no, even if you try to tell me that shite is scifi I *still* have zero, nada, no, zilch, nein,...
Seven deadly sins: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, science...– Mahatma Gandhi (via kari-shma, roomthily)
In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one...– Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays (via db183, occono, tumblrlucy, mianoti, devilduck)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-23) →
Pixies (95) Buzzcocks (69) Victor Bermon (59) Patrick Watson (45) Thom Yorke (18) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Dopamine System in Highly Creative People Similar... →
New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to show that the dopamine system in healthy, highly creative people is similar in some respects to that seen in people with schizophrenia. “Thinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less intact...
Facebook’s real problem now is that Zuckerberg and his PR reps have made so many...– Lyons, on Facebook’s PR issues (via newsweek)
tonight’s fortune cookie fortunes (typos not mine)… “The greatest gift is love.” “You naturally accumlate knowledge and lock at its broader implecation.” “Hearts are nt to be had as a gift, hearts are to be earned.” “Allow your curiosity to lead you to the answer you seek.” “You path may be difficult. But will be...
Why Creatives Are Always Confused →
Bob Hoffman, CEO of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising: When their friends like it, their clients hate it. When their clients like it, their friends hate it. They are encouraged to be collaborative. But the more people touch their work, the worse it gets. They are counseled against becoming prima donnas. But they see that the people who get good jobs are often disagreeable monsters. If they weren’t...
“Spacious Thoughts” NASA feat. Kool Keith & Tom Waits (by Fluorescent Hill) “Tom Waits and Kool Keith collaborated on a song called “Spacious Thoughts” in 2009. Here’s the video. The video was done by a design group called Fluorescent Hill, who have done wonderful animation for other artists and commercial interests. Waits and Keith were brought...
Unanswered Lost Questions →
there are still one or two.
Love is for the lucky and the brave.– my fortune cookie fortune (there are days when I feel like I am neither.)
my soul, my spirit, my [whatever you want to call that indescribable thing that is my being] is itchy. ITCHY. so I can’t say I want to crawl out of my skin. it’s not my skin that’s itchy. I want to crawl out of me? I think I’m just tired. I stayed up way too late working.
Facebook Quitting Pledge Gaining Thousands of... →
QuitFacebookDay is a pledge organized by two Facebook users with a simple goal: get as many people as possible to delete their Facebook accounts on Memorial Day as a reaction to the countless privacy concerns in the news recently. With new Facebook alternatives gaining steam and press, such as the upcoming Diaspora project, a lot have speculated that Facebook is beginning a slow descent. Over 12...
The Swinger « Music Machinery →
“The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half. It has quite a magical effect.” (via via Metafilter and Neatorama) There are several great examples you can listen to at Music Machinery, but you have to hear Sweet Child O’ Mine -...
indefatigable is not a word that has been in my lexicon, so much so that I actually had to go look it up again and make sure someone wasn’t pulling my leg with this shit. “incapable of being fatigued” what?!? no. that doesn’t happen. not unless you’re a machine or, apparently a vulture.