Songs that remind me of this trip...
+ LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" (live)
+ Santogold - I’m A Lady
+ Pulp - Common People (Live)
+ PRINCE - KISS music video
+ The Strokes - Reptilia (Live)
+ Like A Virgin - live
+ M.I.A - Paper Planes (live)
+ Franz Ferdinand - Take me out (live)
Dawn in New York has
four columns of mire
and a hurricane of black pigeons
splashing in the putrid waters.
Dawn in New York groans
on enormous fire escapes
searching between the angles
for spikenards of drafted anguish.
Dawn arrives and no one receives it in his mouth
because morning and hope are impossible there:
sometimes the furious swarming coins
penetrate like drills and devour abandoned children.
Those that go out early know in their bones
there will be no paradise or loves that bloom and die:
they know they will be mired in numbers and laws,
in mindless games, in fruitless labors.
The light is buried under chains and noises
in an impudent challenge to rootless science.
And crowds stagger sleeplessly through the boroughs
as if they had just escaped a shipwreck of blood.
"A Poet in New York" by Federico Garcia Lorca
Away for a few days. You know where.
One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes--I can't even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there's a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life.
[ The Damnwells: She's The New York City Skyline ]
"Alvy, you're incapable of enjoying life, you know that? I mean you're like New York City. You're just this person. You're like this island unto yourself."
Reader, I am anxious about
are you constant as me?
Otherwise, burn this book
Go to the movies
if you aren’t doubled up with laughing.
[ Spain: It's So True ]
The progress of an artist is continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
+ Elvis Costello and the Imposters "I Know" @ The Architectural Dance Society
+ Fiona Apple: Green Chimneys intern
+ Love in Vain [a mix] "I thought that I would be in heaven but I'm only up a tree"
M. Stipe & T. Amos, Photo by Anton Corbijn, Details Magazine, February 1995
+ Stipe - "I'm Not Over You"
Icon Magazine, April 1998
Photo submission by raccoon
+ Lightspeed Champion - Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk
Sometimes in the cold night my phone rings but it's not you
+ Kathleen Edwards - Buffalo
It's like a ticking clock every time that you phone
"The title is a reference to a book called Limits to Growth and the Club of Rome think-tank who would create a "map of the problematique" detailing the "global problematique" - a set of likely challenges the world might face in the near future." MuseWiki via Ultra8201
+ Map of the Problematique [Does It Offend You, Yeah?] Remix
+ Muse - Knights of Cydonia form the HAARP DVD
believe me that strangers arrive
when i have kissed you into a memory
slowly, oh seriously
-that since and if you disappear
"I'm guessing this is to get me back for making him watch Enterprise
in bed. He hasn't forgiven me yet but this is also the same dude that's
trying to get me re-hooked on WoW so I can heal him while he tanks, so
he's one to talk. If you understood anything about that last sentence, I'm very, very sorry." - Anonymous
+ VIDEO: William Shatner Featured in World of Warcraft Commercial
"Thus my decision to swear off "World of Warcraft." But here's what
bothers me: The people who play the game — people all around me — are
developing shared cultural reference points. For perspective, imagine
the degree to which "Star Trek" references dot the shared mental
landscape of 25- to 60-year-olds. Even if you have kept "Star Trek" at
arm's length, try to imagine not getting it when someone says, "Beam me
+ Austin Statesman: 'World of Warcraft': I'm swearing it off
Naveen Andrews / GQ Magazine