On Sergio De La Pava's A Naked Singularity
After reluctantly putting down Sergio De La Pava’s A Naked Singularity for the night, about a hundred pages into the novel, I thought, This could be one of my favorite books. Two hundreds pages in I thought, I think this is one of my favorite books. After finishing it last night I thought, This is definitely one of my favorite books. Holy fuck, I love this book. I first came across A Naked...
Fun Facts: Dentists
Dentists patch up their own wounds using metal fillings. This is just one of the many reasons why Dentists have issues with metal detectors. Dentists have ceased to complain about the lack of a dentist television show by creating their own: Dentistry. Dentistry is a heavily-improvised comedy series which uses real patients—unbeknownst to them. A recent episode contained a hilarious...
On Loveless [Remastered]
It’s a subtle touch—one you feel as the album swells. You notice sounds being fresher than before, as if the tapes were cleaned like an archaeologist brushing bones—only the find’s not bones but vibrant, undulating flesh. Each syllable of guitar growl is heard, the whirling layers above and the swirling layers below more defined. The vocals, though still blurred, are no...
On The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
The buzzed interpolation of The Stooges’ “1970” for “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)”, which trades in Detroit distortion for guitars like fried car alarms and busted dial-up modems. That “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)” features Biz Markie and that that feature is an incomprehensible two seconds of startled-awake garble. The “Ghost of Michael...