"I, Kal-El of Krypton, being of sound mind...."
"Grant Morrison stories have a way of leaving your mind shattered in pieces. Everything he’s done in this series has been a fabulous trip down memory lane of what makes Superman, well, super. So what Superman does in this issue, knowing he is dying will… well, blow your mind."
"It should come as no surprise that All-Star Superman #10 is an incredible read; after all, every erratically released installment of the series has proven stellar in its own unique way. But seriously, this is starting to get ridiculous."
"Much like the rest of this series, this issue shows off the greatness and the scientist that is Superman"
+ Weekly Comic Book Review
"Grant Morrison sums up the entire Lois Lane/Superman relationship in a single page"
+ Kevin Reviews His Weekly Singles #02
I love to see you naked over there
[ Leonard Cohen - Take This Longing ]
I sought in my heart to give you
the ivory letters that say "siempre",
"siempre", "siempre" : garden of my agony,
your body elusive always
Gacela of Unforseen Love, Federico García Lorca
Woman is the content of a Man's life...
My old teacher said 'The older you become, the lonelier you get and the deeper love you need'.
If sex is the sermon made of art....
Nabokov writes fiction because it is "an interesting thing to do...I have no social purpose, no moral message; I've no general ideas to exploit, I just like composing riddles with elegant solutions" (16). Second, Nabokov loathes social satire. He has "neither the intent nor the temperament of a moral or social satirist. Whether or not the critics think that in Lolita I am ridiculing human folly leaves me supremely indifferent. But I am annoyed when the glad news is spread that I am ridiculing America" (23). Third, Nabokov doubts that "we can postulate the objective existence of a 'modern world' on which an artist should have any definite or important opinion"
MARTIN AMIS: Between the Influences of Bellow and Nabokov
All of Nabokov's books are about tyranny, even Lolita. Perhaps Lolita most of all.
Here is a song for the only one You're still looking for
Great Northern @ Antone's, 3/26/08
According to the lead female singer, this was possibly their 12th time performing in Austin. I had to wonder if she was goofing around later on when she mispronounced the venue's name 3 times. The truth is that the crowd didn't seem to be in the mood for their precisely presented layered ( although sometimes the jams were a little too long ) indie pop music. The band worked hard, and Rachel Stolte's vocals are way better live that on the record, but it takes a lot to overcome an incredulous audience with a bad vibe. For those who wanted to appreciate it, their sound made the place seem bigger, darker and moody.
+ Great Northern live 11/03/07
/a Wednesday miscellany/
Oren Lavie contest - I have 5 copies of Oren's album 'The Opposite Side of The Sea' to give away. To do so I'm looking for photo suggestions to go with my favorite song from the album: "Don't Let Your Hair Grow Too Long".
A Postishead concert back in '98 was one of the craziest concerts I've been to. Nothing like a dozen girls screaming "Beth! Beth! Beth!" like their life depended on it, plus a few of them openly smoking crack right in front of the stage, to make a concert stick to your mind.
+ Portishead "Machine
+ Portishead | Everything you need to know about Silence
+ Killing Without Color In Remastered Batman Comic - thanks Dafna.
+ Norah Jones is going to be on Letterman on April 2nd promoting "My Blueberry Nights"
+ KUT: JONATHAN SPOTTISWOODE LIVE
+ Priscilla Ahn: Wallflower
+ Have you ever seen Snake Eyes without the mask?
+ This is for Martin who loves Kate Nash: RAGGED Issue #4 featuring Kate Nash
+ "Here's a conservative candidate I would support."
+ Duffy: "Mercy" Video
+ 'Batman: The Movie' Coming to Blu-ray
+ Three Writers are Drawn by the Allure of Comics - Thanks Adam.
+ Lightspeed Champion + Emmy the Great live @ sxsw
+ Remember Super Dodgeball on the NES? It's on the DS now.
+ Zune Arts
+ Tilly and the Wall - Beat Control
+ Lady Rizo & Nellie Mckay White Wedding
+ ALL STAR SUPERMAN #10 Preview
+ Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Preview
+ Battlestar Galactica-What I like about you
And I hate you as much as I miss you
This is the only song I had to send her. The epilogue to her existence.
I want you the right way
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. It is easy to display a wound, the proud scars of combat.
Leonard Cohen, "The Favorite Game"
I'm martyr to a motion not my own
I Knew a Woman
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!
Of her choice virtues only gods should speak,
Or English poets who grew up on Greek
(I'd have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek.)
How well her wishes went! She stroked my chin,
She taught me Turn, and Counter-turn, and stand;
She taught me Touch, that undulant white skin:
I nibbled meekly from her proffered hand;
She was the sickle; I, poor I, the rake,
Coming behind her for her pretty sake
(But what prodigious mowing did we make.)
Love likes a gander, and adores a goose:
Her full lips pursed, the errant note to seize;
She played it quick, she played it light and loose;
My eyes, they dazzled at her flowing knees;
Her several parts could keep a pure repose,
Or one hip quiver with a mobile nose
(She moved in circles, and those circles moved.)
Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay:
I'm martyr to a motion not my own;
What's freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways.)
> Joseph Arthur: Honey and The Moon
> Leonard Cohen: Joan of Arc
> Massive Attack: Live With Me
> Ronettes: Be My Baby
> Prince: I Would Die 4 U
> KD Lang: Crying
> U2: Love is Blindness
> Yoko Kanno & Steve Conte: Words That We Couldn't Say
Her "Map of Your Aching and Longing" playlist.
By Friday life has killed me
[ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Hold On To Yourself ]