Archive for 2012

Jim Henson, Ayn Rand, Sidney Nolan & Yoko Ono walk into a bar

… called ARPANET. 1976. This really happened. Or check out this chat between Marcel Broodthaers, Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan & Edward Said.

Attn book nerds

This is the most fun you’ll have all day. Thumbed through My Ideal Bookshelf? Now fool around with its data.

10 holiday songs for people who don’t like holiday songs

I’m living in a Muslim country and even here it’s impossible not to be surrounded by Christmas. Songs in the malls, decorations in the local grocery store windows, and a tradition of hosting the most expensive Christmas tree in the world. To be fair, they toned it down last year in honor of the recession. […]

Language is another name for coffin

It’s end-of-the-year-list season. I always do a little better with music than books, I’m afraid, given that most of my reading time is taken up with a professional obligation to reading old books rather than new releases. But each year I manage to read a few of the many hardcovers I purchase, and then I […]

Constellation prize

Today’s assortment of random enthusiams brought to you courtesy of my favorite student malapropism of the semester (see above). [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62SfBbSpxxM[/youtube] 1. Live music I am incredibly excited to go see Kelly Hogan tonight at a house concert here in Madison. Hogan is sort of a personal hero of mine, which is sometimes awkward because she […]

Art on Instagram

Hyperallergic’s very useful guide. Anyone you would add to this list? I’d add mmuseumm.

Hooray for…

Dollywood! RB and I made a pilgrimage to that great land over Thanksgiving, and it was significantly less boobsy, and more Jesus-y, than I had imagined… I expected roller coasters with names like “Twin Peaks” and sodas served in “D-cups” (for Dollywood, of course), but Dollywood was resolutely family-friendly. But still, this is Dolly we’re […]

Sweet beat November: nwbw monthly mix

Nathan and I emailed some more tracks to one another, resulting in this — just in time, we hope, for the tail end of autumn. Let us know what floats your boat. Santo & Johnny – Cairo Angel Olsen – The Waiting Broadcast – Come On Let’s Go Freelove Fenner – Mint Gap Dream – […]

A radio drama that may interest some here

Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor, with a cast of notables.

More Underdog, less Peppermint Patty

Missing you, thankful for you. Here’s a little treat: