Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wake UP circa 1993

I found myself telling a friend about the moment I first saw this cover in Tower Records on Mass Ave in Boston. It looks classic, even staid in a way today. But Frank Black as a human degenerated font...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tullycraft mp3 link

Twee for the people: Vacation in Christine, ND. If they had posted some Crayon songs (earlier incarnation of the band) I would have posted that b/c that band had guitars. But still worth considering on a 90 degree Saturday in stinky NYC.

Also: Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid To Know About (though he slams The Breeders).

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Walt Whitman on the Subway

To You

STRANGER! if you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me,
why should you not speak to me?
And why should I not speak to you?

-Walt Whitman,
seen on B train 8/21/07 3:33 pm

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Jolt of Husker Du - New Day Rising

It's just the kind of day where I need a jolt of Husker Du.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Brunetti's Nancy (via Mike Lynch)

Ivan Brunetti, creator of Schizo, is a Bushmiller devotee and auditioned for the Nancy comic strip. Mike Lynch is a cartoonist who does a great blog which reprinted scans from an out of print zine that featured a characteristically blunt and honest self-assessment by Brunetti.

Even the "just getting started" wobbly strips are strong. It's great that Brunetti got his chops down and you can see the value of the woodshedding he did on this strip as he continues, but also how the rougher ones still deliver the goods.

Here's the link.

Sick in Bed with a Horrible Summer Cold?

I think I ate some anti-Steven nanobots or E-Coli Soup or something.

Anyway, it sucked, but I caught up on 1% of the 35 billion Charlie Rose shows that are now free online. He needs to change his meds (One suspects too much cough syrup in the mix right now)... But no question he chooses great guests and lets 'em roll.

Wes Anderson was one:

Bill Buford was another:

Paul Pope: as Good as Mazzuchelli

Just read Paul Pope's Batman Year 100. Newsflash: the guy is a killer cartoonist. Plus his take on Batman is just... so... NEAT!

He remembered something that the last 20 years of bad xeroxes of Miller and Moore missed: the damn book is FUN as well as having all the dystopic paranoid shit worked out so well. Gotta go out and find everything else this guy worked on now.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Young Albert Ellis in Action

Here is a video demo(c.30 minutes) of a youthful Albert Ellis therapy session with a young woman.