Blue Flower / Blue Flame - Destroyer I said last...
Profile of Ivy League Abstinence Groups →
The opening description of Colorado Springs scares the shit out of me. When did fundamentalists take over my country? I want it back.
In fact, if boning-your-girlfriend-right-in-front-of-you was a business, you can...– Cracked.com
Mike Doughty and Scrap Livingston(Video) →
Don’t watch the interview at the end. Every interview this guy does is tremendously awkward, right down to the cuts they use. And he prefaces questions with statements like “Musc is used a lot in TV and movies.” I mean, jesus christ.
R.E.M. IS BACK!!!
Bob Casey Endorses Obama →
It occured to me today that early Buddhist monastic communities were big human wikis. The historical Buddha, Siddartha Gautami, taught for forty years, traveling all over India, but he never wrote anything down. So all the early Buddhists, after his death, had to get together, decide what was canon, and then they devised a system by which individual monks were responsible for memorizing certain...
Mario Batali explains why he wants music he actually enjoys playing at his restaurants during service. It’s so obvious why everyone in the industry loves this guy.
Bon Iver - Full Album Streaming →
You can listen to the entire Bon Iver album on their website. Also - Helvetica!
Catch-Up Show 3.27.08
Today’s show was the debut of my muxtape and a recap of all the music I’ve been listening to in the three weks of absence from the show. I felt the need to share what I had been personally been listening to and “catch up” the listeners before we got back into exploring the niches of music that we’ve touched on previously. Run (I’m A Natural Disaster) Gnarls...
Jens Lekman, Live at SXSW →
Reposting this link for anyone who came looking for it after tonight’s show. Enjoy.
Norman Foster speaking at the Digital Life Design conference. One of my favorite architects. I love how he hits all the most important points about sustainibility - its a net profit, not a cost, it creates more pleasant spaces, and it can acheived by reducing the need for environmentally-damaging utilities, not just making the utilities themselves greener.
A Getting Things Done application. I’m kind of obsessed with productivity software right now, but Things is hugely impressive. I’ll be spending most of the afternoon importing my life into this thing, starting with all my iCal to-do items. Seems like a great way to get your shit together.
Off The Record - My Morning Jacket These guys are...
A Little Perspective
Forgive me if I missed you saying this on your site, but there’s any easier way than a structural argument to understand why many Clinton supporters say they’ll vote for McCain instead of Obama: Clinton, whom they support, and, one assumes, trust, has told them to do so. She has made the case that the pecking order, particularly when it comes to CIC, is her, then McCain, and Obama...
Knit Organs →
Muxtape is a dead-simple website that allows you share music. You upload up to 12 songs and anyone can come listen to them. Its got a very stripped down interface and great presentation. Basically, I’m going to be using Muxtape as a Serendipitous Mixtapes supplement. Look for the LISTEN TO MY MUXTAPE link up top. It’s going to be a continuously changing record of what I’m...
Vintage Science flickr pool →
I adore these because I used to read tons of old science books as kid at my grandparents’ house.
Incredibly Engineered Transforming House →
I remember I designed a door like the one at 1:17 for an interior design class and the professor drily informed me that while it looked great it would run about $10,000 which is a little pricey for a 800 sq. ft. loft.
The latest installment to what is by now a semi-regular feature, here’s some great bands I’ve discovered lately that you can check out via myspace. Los Campesinos! some great punk-ish ADD rock in the vein of Architecture in Helsinki. I didn’t know you could make such happy music while still living in Wales. They write tight pop songs but aren’t afraid to experiment. ...
Eric Ripert Goes To The Dollar Store →
One of my favorite chefs, from the four-star New York icon Le Bernardin - be sure to check out his incredible pastry chef’s creations at the end.
2080 - Yeasayer I found this band through...
Amazing performance. More on these guys tomorrow - I’ll upload one of their songs.
Comic Book Guy
That’s who I am, only instead of superfriends I have podcasters. I missed my podcasts while I was on vacation way too much. Let’s never part again, internet friends.
Wil Shipley, a Seattle software developer, uses his iPhone at the Whole Foods...– New York Times. What a chud.
Torn On The Platform - Jack Peñate Jack Peñate...
Blog Is Back
I’ve been on vacation, boys and girls - the blog makes it’s glorious return tomorrow!
Bill Richardson Grows Post-Candidacy Beard →
Almost as scruffy as Al Gore’s. Do they kick failed presidental candidates out of their homes or something?
Desire Paths - worn-down grass where people walk →
If you go to college you almost certainly walk on one of these every day
Ze Frank at TED, 2004. Absolutely hilarious.
Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood...– Wu Li
Bush's Approval Rating Drops 40 Points During Iraq... →
Lyndon Johnson’s approval rating saw an identical drop from the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution til five years later. I’m kind of pissed about that - LBJ was at 74% and he passed the fucking Civil Rights Act. What the hell did Bush do to warrant such numbers?
Black Cab - Jens Lekman Old song by amazing...
Skinny Love - Bon Iver If TV On The Radio made a...
This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that...– Barack Obama
Scary Go Round →
You need to be reading this. Amazing drawing, terrific stories, great dialogue, full of English-ness. Click on Chapters and pick a storyline. ASAP!
I love bodies.– Dierdre Kelly