Shortly after my last post on Tuesday, we hightailed it for the (much cooler) shores, three hours away. They had stupid internet access (official term) and so I’ve been out of the loop for a few days - however, I did get to spend time “riding waves” with my daughter (i.e. putting our feet in the very shallow water at the edge of the beach and waiting for the waves to “get...
The Mountain Goats: The Life of the World to Come →
buongiorno: keepyourselfwarm: fuckyeahthemountaingoats: New album to be released on October 6. It includes a tracklisting, John’s explanation behind the album and they collaborated with Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy! I have no words for how exciting this is. Collab….with…Owen Pallett……..I will now be dead from happiness, excuse me.
Heat wave could break record →
robot-heart: suitep: Seattle is in for an unusually long and oppressive heat wave this week, with peak temperatures on Wednesday that could break Seattle’s all-time record of 100 degrees. “In short, we are about to enter an historic heat wave for our region,” Clifford Mass, a University of Washington atmospheric-sciences professor, wrote on his blog. “One day, your grandchildren will ask you...
bowerbirds have a tumblr!
it is here: http://olivehearts.tumblr.com
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s...– Ray Bradbury
Monster Ballads - Josh Ritter (live)
Best Music Tumblr Blogs
vela: yvynyl: As most of you know, I post close to 100% music-related material on yvynyl. As such, I’ve subscribed to a plethora of similar blogs on the Tumblr platform and have built up a sizable list of folks who post excellent music and music-related art. Unfortunately, the newish Tumblr Directory has not proven to serve as an efficient place to find new music blogs within the network...
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.– Susan Sontag (via unburyingthelead)
lizistwentythree: R.E.M. - Nightswimming
on how things have changed in the movies over the...
The average shot length (ASL) for Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979): 22 seconds The ASL for Michael Bay’s Armageddon (1998): 2.3 seconds
Beneath Your Tree - Bowerbirds
What is necessary, after all, is only this: solitude, vast inner solitude. To...– Rilke (via yvonnegeorgina)
elliott smith's car finds new home →
What goes on inside is just too fast and huge and interconnected for words to do...– David Foster Wallace, “Good Old Neon”, Oblivion (via talix18) (via davidfosterwallace)
Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession...– Norman Mailer (via totallymorgan)
I automatically gave low marks when a student used the dreadful phrase ‘sincere...– Vladimir Nabokov (via ewilcox)
Bon Iver vs. Marvin Gaye - “How Sweet Is...
Insomnia is a variant of Tourette’s—the waking brain races, sampling...– Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn
A super busy, exciting, and wonderful day over at Filmosophy today: Russell Crowe, Maya Deren, and Jim Henson all in one day’s worth of posts. I feel like this project has been entirely successful on the basis of this convergence of posts alone - it’s almost exactly what I had in mind when I thought about starting it up, this great hodge-podge of reviews and commentary from all over...
marginalgloss: I’ll be contributing to this great new collaborative blog on films. My first post is on The Dark Crystal. Great first post, too. Thank you sir!
When you watch your kids begin to grow up, you cannot help but feel your...– Anthony Doerr, “Nine Times (Amoung Countless Others) I’ve Thought About the People Who Came Before Us in My Brief Career as a Father”, an essay found in The Book of Dads
“Real Love” by Regina Spektor originally by...
Beyond the Sea - Django Reinhardt
Because Norwegians are practical, they enjoy saving money for quality health...– George Lakey (via azspot (via danielholter) But how many of those doctors are terrorists?! (via robot-heart-politics)