Sunday, October 31, 2010

I killed the cbox

For possibly my last action for the next two months, I put an end to the Spambots. Sarah and I will be on the road for awhile, wish us luck, see everyone for Christmas.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Faulkner Makes the South Cool

"If I could write all my work again, I am convinced that I would do it better, which is the healthiest condition for an artist. That's why he keeps on working, trying again; he believes each time that this time he will do it, bring it off. Of course he won't, which is why this condition is healthy. Once he did it, once he matched the work to the image, the dream, nothing would remain but to cut his throat, jump off the other side of that pinnacle of perfection into suicide."

----- William Faulkner

If it slipped your radar, The Paris Review recently made every interview with any author they ever gave available to the public at no cost. I'll likely be reading them constantly and giving updates, but a blog recently brought to my attention an interview with William Faulkner which actually managed to exceed my expectations of how awesome an Faulkner interview could actually be.

Those seeking entertainment and brief enlightenment: click here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

(not) the next great American novelist?

After mourning David Foster Wallace's death, literary critics began to try to identify the next great contemporary American novelist. I have not yet read a Jonathan Franzen novel, but the hype surrounding this author is absurd. Last month he was called the writer of our generation by The New Yorker yet denounced in Atlantic Monthly. From what I have read of Franzen, the chance of him being the one to fill dfw's shoes is near impossible, but most likely I'll be spending my Thanksgiving break in Austin with my nose in Freedom just to have a real opinion on it and to say that I did.

The main point of all this was to point out a recent review of the novel, but more importantly to share a very cool literary blog:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yes, I take requests

Judy Nylon should be every girl's role model. She is the Judy in Eno's "Back in in Judy's Jungle" and Eno even cites her as an influence (Eno has influences?!) as does John Cale. She was a leader amongst the No Wave crowd in New York way back when and instead of self promoting like some female musicians (cough, Nico, cough), it's difficult to even find a Judy Nylon CD. If you weren't there, you missed it. Below is the only recording I own of hers, a cover of Jailhouse Rock (better quality than the version in that video). I hope you enjoy.

instruments? i got an iphone!

iphones will someday replace everything we hold dear. the singularity begins with the iphone.

flying lotus 'kill your co-workers' video

Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers from Warp Records on Vimeo.

i don't know what this animation is, but i fucking love it

Monday, October 18, 2010

r.i.p eyedea

one of the most lop-sided, (televised on hbo), battles ever:

still one of my fav. hip hop songs:

28 years old is a bummer..

Sunday, October 17, 2010

north carolina is really paying out.

my prayers to gamblor, the god of gambling, have finally rang true.

bloodbuzz ohio.

i'm not the biggest fan of the national nor their latest album but i really like this song..


part 2 here!

they still got it...


this has made the rounds but it's still funny. fuck favre.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

prediction of the day

if you dont believe in aliens today is the day, according to former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham, you will.
october 13th (eg today) is the day he predicts, in his book 'challenges of change,' that alien space-crafts will hover all the world's major cities. but why?

he believes they hold some kind of technology they will lend to us so we can clean up our climate. it's kind of hard to believe, especially when these types of people are never right (see: heaven's gate) and he worked for the government.
but i'll keep my eyes peeled tonight and hope for the best.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I wish I spoke Werner Herzog English

fuck i like this song.

i remember in the early 00's when my bro went to keene as a punk enthusiast and came back repping bands like modest mouse, the jazz june and built to spill. i still remember getting stoned and stealing the jawbreaker album with the cat on the cover from his car... this track makes me think of that for some reason..

this track ain't bad neither:

a good ol' fashioned fist pumping, cock-hardening anthem...

New Eno Album

Brian Eno - 2 Forms Of Anger (taken from Small Craft On A Milk Sea) by Warp Records

We all now have a reason to keep from killing outselves until November 1st. Brian Eno is releasing a new solo album, Small Craft for a Milk Sea. If any one finds a leak, send it my way.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


bob dylan on pawn stars?

although dylan looks perturbed, he must be a fan of the show because the hassle that one must go through to get dylan to sign an appearance release must be gruesome.

dylan pops up on the most random things..

i'll take a double cheeseburger with extra heroin.

oh the government. when will you stop deficit spending on programs such as this?

i'm sure that heroin is afghany pure and that cheeseburger is pure kobe beef..

portsmouth: hey i've been there!

here are some police log highlights from the city of the blem and grilley's

oct. 3
9:16 a.m. A Lafayette Road caller phoned police to say someone was making faces at him. He was advised it did not rise to the level of harassment.

11:53 p.m. A caller asked police to check on a man riding a scooter and hauling a trailer because the caller thought he might get hit by a car.

12:16 p.m. A Pinehurst Road resident reported a “suspicious T shirt” in the middle of a floor and an attic door open. An officer determined nothing was taken or damaged.

6:48 p.m. A Gosling Road caller said her bicycle was stolen by a 12-year-old and repainted.

10:16 Verbal warning given to someone for being on Peirce Island after hours

oct. 2
7:16 a.m. A resident complained about loud construction noise in the area of Brewery Lane

3:02 p.m. Verbal warning given to a vagrant on the railroad tracks.

sept. 29
12:14 p.m. Reunited a found dog with owner.

Monday, October 4, 2010

obvious quote of the day

“Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox”

-David Frum

Taken from this nytimes piece that outlines the symbiotic relationship between big media moguls (murdoch) and (republican) politicians.

Friday, October 1, 2010

face it rich sanchez, you suck

music i've seen lately..

portland is a rad effing town brah..

in the midst of a shitty electro-pop mini-fest at some venue, this guy showed up on stage and proceeded to blow my feeble mind. i was like, "fuck i'm lazy."

boy eats drum machine

i also saw the thermals play this one song at a "label-mates" festivity at this place the halocene:

it's catchy but not my favorite.. i also saw the the parenthetical girls the same night..

still, earlier tonight i saw the arcade fire and it was easily the best show i've seen in years. they effing murdered it.