Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
1. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For the Others
2. Edith Piaf - Monsieur Lenoble
3. Depeche Mode - Strangelobe
4. Sly & the Family Stone - Don't Burn Baby
5. The Patti Smith Group - Free Money
6. Lou Rawls - Down Here on the Ground
7. Ladytron - The Lovers
8. T. Rex - You've Got to Jive Just to Stay Alive--Spanish Midnight
9. Pink Martini - Bitty Boppy Betty
10. Sarah Vaughan - Mean to Me
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It's maybe the second or third time that's happened to me on this job. Interesting experience. Definitely better than getting it wrong in the other direction, from a continued employment perspective.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
1. They Might Be Giants - Sometimes a Lonely Way
2. Patsy Cline - She's Got You
3. Grizzly Bear - All We Ask
4. TV on the Radio - Blues From Down Here
5. T-Rex - Interstellar Soul
6. The Magnetic Fields - Swinging London
7. Kat Edmonson - Nobody Knows That
8. Ladytron - Tomorrow
9. Sun Ra - What's That?
10. Sly & the Family Stone - I Can't Turn You Loose
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I wonder. Could typewriters continue to be made, strictly as musical instruments? It's an intriguing possibility. The business is taken over by the makers of percussion instruments, rather than business machines. Perhaps there could be special models for muted sounds, or things could be insterted that cause a alight reverberation.
And wait until you hear the secretarial jam sessions!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
1. They Might Be Giants - The Darlings of Lumberland
2. Ladytron - Predict the Day
3. Edith Piaf - Le Chant du Pirate
4. Sly & the Family Stone - Color Me True
5. M83 - My Own Strange Path
6. Love - The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
7. Yuka Honda - Why Do We Distrust the Machines We Made?
8. David Bowie - Kooks
9. The xx - Shelter
10. Sarah Vaughan - Goodnight My Love
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I started reading his movie criticism some years ago. It was something of a revelation. TV made stars of him and of Gene Siskel, but in some ways didn't serve them well. The "two thumbs up" (or down, or variations thereof) which is their most remembered legacy was basically a pre-Internet tl;dr. Two friends talking is a good format, but the shows they did after leaving PBS had to deal with commercial breaks, which left their conversations choppy and incomplete.
And there was much to talk about, much to say. Ebert's reviews and essays show a man in love with film, yes, but not to the exclusion of all other things. He drew from older films, literature, history, and his own personal memories. And often he wove them into a beautiful tapestry. "Life's Rich Pageant", as REM might put it.
Friday, April 5, 2013
1. Ladytron - Ghosts
2. Ernie K-Doe - Mother-in-Law
3. Grizzly Bear - Southern Point
4. Love - Laughing Stock
5. Los Campesinos! - Who Fell Asleep In
6. Sarah Vaughan - It's All In Your Mind
7. M83 - Space Fertilizer
8. TV on the Radio - Let the Devil In
9. They Might Be Giants - Too Tall Girl
10. Nat King Cole - Non Dementicar
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
That ain't good. At some point in the "creative" process here, somebody thought that it would be cute to tout Ford's convenience for mass-hauling bound women. If they didn't say it out loud, the intent came through loud and clear.
At least it was amusingly clueless when McDonalds was encouraging coitus with its cheeseburgers.