Related Link: Broken Things flickr group →
I saw this in the comments below the previous photo on flickr - pretty great photos.
I’ve been hearing about the Iron Man movie coming out this weekend for months but I didn’t find out Jon Favreau was the director until the reviews hit, just now. Who gave Mike Peters a big-budget action movie to direct?
Interview with Muxtape Founder Justin Oulette →
I thought the fact that the feedback from the music industry has been more positive than negative indicates the current climate pretty well - there must be some sense that this kind of community activity is powerfully generative for people who make music.
Way You Arrive - The French Kicks Again, a band I...
M79 - Vampire Weekend I went through a period when...
The tone of the news coverage of the election has always had a ratio of what I’m going to describe in a very simplified way - Politics to Swiftboating. In other words, there is a wide range of issues which fall under the umbrella of politics and these are of varying relevance and importance, and then there is another range of issues which are usually framed as relating to...
I used to think, “Yes, this is thunderingly vaudevillian!– Robert Krulwich
Answering Machine - The Replacements How do you...
Nearly 80% of Roommates Got So Drunk Last Night Research methods included breathalyzers, questionnaires, and counting typos in any text messages sent after 11 PM
So Haunted - Cut Copy A fantastic blend of Sonic...
Novus Tea →
I’ve been drinking these teas on a daily basis for a while now and there’s not one I didn’t find delicious. I’m not a huge black tea drinker but I found the South Indian Select unbelievably delicious. All the tea bags are mesh and the tea is full-leaf and organic.
Muxtape And Acoustic Music 4.24.08
The first half of the show can be heard right on my muxtape. The second half is listed below - its meant to evoke summer mornings at the beach - laid-back acoustic music. Playing guitar on the beach is one of life’s great pleasures, so I hope I managed to capture a little bit of that in this selection of songs. Man O’ War Eric Bachmann One Of These Things First Nick Drake Stay...
Queen Bitch - Seu Jorge Seu Jorge, fantastic...
Has Gaming Grown Up? →
Sometimes I forget that Kotaku is staffed by good writers.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles I...
Bush Breaks The Gallup Disapproval Record →
And just last season, the baseball team he used to run, the Texas Rangers, set the record for most runs scored against in a single game - 30. Shoot for the stars, Mr. President.
All the good Led Zeppelin songs are about citrus fruit.– Craig Finn
Melodyne's Direct Note Access
First, watch this video, then come back. Wasn’t that slick? This is a demonstration of an upcoming ProTools plugin that I think will be a game-changing facet of music production. Being able to change individual notes in a polyphonic recording allows for a song to be reworked with perfect fidelity at the most elemental level. You could take a single guitar chord and re-arrange, copy, and...
Clinton Defeats Obama in PA - But Not A Landslide →
This is the worst possible outcome. Thanks a lot, Pennsylvania.
For some reason I lost all my Replacements albums when I was 17 or so and I never, er, replaced them. However, today, Rhino released remasters of their first four albums, which were originally released on Minnaepolis label Twin/Tone. So far I’ve got their first album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash! and Let It Be and they are kicking my ass. What a great band. Go buy one of these...
Newjack - Justice I’ve heard about these...
The more you read, the more you expand your — what’s the word I’m...– Steve Carrell
Nice Overview of Why Clinton Can't Win →
All of these arguments have to be considered in the light of the fact that you can’t change the rules of the campaign midway - the candidates knew the deal when they began.
Man O’ War - Eric Bachmann Since mentioning...
The Pentagon's Cadre of Military Analysts →
A tremendous work of journalism on the one hand, a sad reflection of the times on the other. Journalism used to be the “fourth branch” of government because it acted as a check on the other three branches. Now it seems like the most good it can do is be a check on itself.
Spare Ohs - Andrew Bird
Thou Shalt Not Question Stephen Fry →
A great documentary on the Gutenberg Press. You think its a sober documentary until he wrily compares papal indulgences to carbon offsets.
New My Morning Jacket! →
Until The Day Is Done - R.E.M.
The Jessica Numbers - The New Pornographers A...
Obama hasn’t distanced himself from these comments yet. He needs the votes of the white working class to win an election. Clinton thinks his comments make him unelectable and has been hammering on it ever since they happened. And so far the attitude of the Obama campaign seems to be that its not that big a deal, that it will blow over. But his critics are painting a picture. People in...
The Postwar Olympic Stadiums →
I’m kind of drawn to Mexico City’s, which, along with Munich, takes a landscape approach to stadium design. It recalls the surrounding geography and seems less like a building and more like seating incorporated into a landscape.
Eric Bachmann - Apparently Bachmann is more well-known as the lead singer of the band Crooked Fingers, but having seen him play his solo work live in a podcast recently, I was hooked. Bachmann is a very good fingerpicker and on the studio recordings, he keeps the stripped-down sound but adds one or two perfectly considered elements to make the song really stand out. The bare-bones nature of his...
We Own The Sky - M83 M83 sounds old-school but in...