So, You are coming to SXSW and you are one of those nerds who can't live without wifi for you macbook, iphone, ipodtouch, whatever device. Here are some links that may be of interest: Austin City Wireless Project & I love Free WiFi.
+ U2 - Trip Through Your Wires (live with different lyrics)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns & 1986
Vowing upon his parent's death to rid the city of the criminal element, the Batman has,
over the years, fought crime in its many macabre forms ...
For the last ten years no one has seen or heard from him ...
That is, until now ...
from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, published by DC Comics from February to June 1986.
Curiosities of the year when this series came out......
// February 21 - Nintendo releases the Famicom Disk System in Japan.
// Some Billboard #1 hits
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
These Dreams - Heart
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Kiss - Prince
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
Live to Tell - Madonna
// Top grossing films
1. Top Gun
2. Crocodile Dundee
4. The Karate Kid, Part II
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
// Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove
// THE BOURNE SUPREMACY was a bestseller.
// 1986 Prices - Gas: $0.93/gal, Stamps:$0.22/ea
+ Comic Books as Literature: The Dark Knight Returns
+ Whoa, someone who actually liked DK2.
+ For those who don't know: Frank Miller is still writing Batman Comics ( to be more precise "The God Damned Batman!"). With covers like this one.
"Starlett Johansson": The Song
/a monday miscellany/
/ If it wasn't for afrojacks, I wouldn't know there's a badass "new" of live VU song out there.
/ Musica! HEAD OF FEMUR: Isn't It A Shame, Delorentos: basis of everything, Great Northern: Telling Lies, Oren Lavie: Her Morning Elegance.
/ SXSW is fast approaching, a trip down memory lane: Amy Winehouse live during one of the SXSW daytime parties.
Salvation and Mercy
"special bonus points for those secretly in love"
[ Ani DiFranco: "Swan Dive" Live | Boston 11.16.03 ]
[ Nobody Love Me ]
Now that you're in with the ladies nothin' that you can't do
[ Rufus Wainwright - In With The Ladies ]
"Who does your heart belong to? " was the firing shot of her inquisition. I had a weakness for her eyes so I told her the truth, as it was then. "It doesn't belong to anyone in particular. It belongs, unwillingly and without notice, to the girl who sings into my voice mail, the girl with the cute wink when she's being cheeky, the devastating beauty who reads Cohen poems, the most disloyal girl I've ever met, and... " She stopped me. "Don't worry, I can hear the emptiness between them." And that's when I knew she had delineated a broken heart out of my little list.
[ Willy Nelson - Somebody Pick Up My Pieces ]
Videogames vs Comic Books
10 years inside the Little Plastic Castle
Ani DiFranco: Little Plastic Castle - Original Release Date: February 17, 1998.
There is a romance encoded in this album for me. Transatlantic correspondences, long phone calls and a happy outlook infused by youth and foolishness.
and i've got
no illusions about you
and guess what?
i never did
and when i said
when i said i'll take it
i meant as is