100 Greatest Britons
K: I came across a poll by BBC Two of the “100 Greatest Britons” today. Thought you might be interested. J: Oh? K: Yeah. From 2002. J: Who’s number one? K: Guess. J: Hmm… K: And I’ll spare you by saying that Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie and “That Dude from the Steamy Taster’s Choice Commercials, a/k/a Buffy’s Dad” aren’t...
How to Successfully Interact in the Office: #73:...
Me: Hey. Coworker: Hey. Me: How’s it goin’? Coworker: How’s it goin’? Me: Good. Coworker: Good.
On Lee Ranaldo's Between The Times And The Tides
If Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are the “cool” ones of Sonic Youth, then Lee Ranaldo is the “mysterious” one*. Lee’s generally quiet, allowing the garrulous Moore to be band spokesman. A song or two of his is featured on nearly all of the studio albums but the songs are abstract vignettes populated by cryptic acts and...
Press Release: Candlebeatbox
Candlebeatbox was born in 2011 when Brady Colb and Dakota Sheff, two young musicians attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, paired up to create the music they loved: post-grunge-influenced progressive house. The pair felt that the majority of the post-grunge-influenced progressive house acts of the late-aughts had contaminated and diluted the sound. Their mission: “To return...
5 Statements About Super Tuesday and What They...
Statement 1: “Or, if Romney loses key states to the bargain-basement campaign of rival Rick Santorum, Tuesday might be the political equivalent of a groundhog seeing his shadow.” —The Washington Post What It Means for You: Mitt Romney is a groundhog. If you love groundhogs—so much so that you keep yourself awake at night dreaming of one sitting in the Oval Office, deciding...
On Stalker and Zona
When I found out that there was going to be a book—Zona, written by Geoff Dyer, the Michael Winterbottom of the literary world (i.e., a restless, British genre-hopper)—about Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker, I was extremely excited. Stalker is a rarely seen and discussed film, a quiet classic, and one that I love so much that I’d gladly welcome even just a new...