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Summation: It was like LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends"


A definite highlight of my trip was attending an appearance by Amy Poehler and Fred Armisen at the SoHo Apple Store store. So best! Here's the podcast of it: Apple - Tribeca Film Festival 2008 - Tribeca Film Festival 2008

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)

What New York used to be


//The Kills: What New York used to be

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

//The Magnetic Fields: The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side

Away for a few days. You know where.

Fear and panic in the air


+ Muse - Map Of The Problematique Live @ Abbey Road

"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

Warcraft+Star Trek+Star Craft


"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 up, Scotty."
+ Austin Statesman: 'World of Warcraft': I'm swearing it off

+ Happy (belated) 10th birthday to StarCraft
+ StarCraft's 10-Year Anniversary: A Retrospective