+ technostraddle: Hands On with the iPad: Love at First Flick
+ Foo Fighters - Best of You
Having suffered from depression during much of his life (although less so with the onset of old age), Cohen has written much (especially in his early work) about depression and suicide. The wife of the protagonist of Beautiful Losers commits a gory suicide; "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy" is about a suicide; the darkly comic "One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" mentions suicide; "Dress Rehearsal Rag" is about a last-minute decision not to commit suicide; a general atmosphere of depression pervades such songs as "Please Don't Pass Me By" and "Tonight Will Be Fine".
Who2 Biography:Leonard Cohen, Singer / Poet / Songwriter
+ LC "I was coming off amphetamine" : "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" (from "Live At The Isle of Wight 1970")
"I showed my heart to the doctor: he said I just have to quit"
+ Mean Video Mash Up: The Soft Pack vs Chloe Moretz, Clark Duke & Christopher Mintz-Plasse
+ Artist on Artist: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz
"My reputation as a ladies' man was a joke that caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone."
"It didn't take trauma to make you wear a mask. It didn't take your parents getting shot...or cosmic rays or a power ring...Just the perfect combination of loniness and despair.
+ Garbage: "Kick My Ass.Live"
Oh, I have a dream It's very clear
You're all around But never near
The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense.
Gut Symmetries, Jeanette Winterson
“Poor me. There’s nothing so sweet as wallowing in it is there? Wallowing is sex for depressives.”
Enjoy the destruction but do not linger over your own ruins...
Vladimir Nabokov, The Original Of Laura
Depression is a devastating illness...I will never underestimate this treacherous foe.
Stephen S. Ilardi
+ Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression (BBC Sessions)
+ The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Live)
Sunday morning, praise the dawning
It's just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning, sunday morning
It's just the wasted years so close behind
Watch out, the world's behind you
+ PRINCE : KISS (Extended)
Hello fellow Apple fans. Can you tell me the name of the App that puts what you are listening to on the top left of the Desktop?
If you have an unattainable Crush, Just Quit before Your Heart Aches.
Twin Peaks wasn't the first high school noir — 1988's Heathers proved murder needs no hall pass — but it mined the disturbing, unsettling world of adolescent sexuality later explored in Buffy (in which a heroine loses her virginity to her vampire boyfriend, who, in short order, turns evil and starts picking off her friends) and Veronica Mars. (When I first watched Twin Peaks, I was 12, and already terrified about starting high school; Peaks did nothing to assuage my fears. I also almost choked myself at a sleepover while trying to replicate Audrey's trick of tying a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue.)
+ Still Wrapped In Plastic: 'Twin Peaks' Turns 20
Twin Peaks smuggled avant-garde into prime time, brimming with a surrealism you just didn't encounter back then. Remember that weird room with the dwarf who talked backwards? It took cultural stereotypes — the straight-arrow FBI agent, the teen hottie, the wannabe James Dean, the corrupt small-town businessman — and pushed them until they exploded. The result was an often-hilarious show bursting with raw emotion.
+ James Jean: RIFT PREVIEW
Neil Adams comes back to Batman, fucking ace!
If I met a girl with this underwear I'd have to propose then and there.
+ Formspring Questions, getting interesting by the minute. Where are you red head girl?
+ James - Tomorrow (live)
Marianne: What are you doing?
Ferdinard: [looking at the mirror] Looking at myself.
Marianne: And what do you see?
Ferdinard: The face of a man who’s driving towards a cliff at 100 km/h.
+ James - Getting Away With It (live)
James - Fine
I'm a fortune cookie Full of cheap advice
I'm a suicide rookie
Blowing last call
Show more than I hide
Care more than I can cry
+ Morrissey - I Have Forgiven Jesus (Earls Court)
+ Rufus: Prima Dona Trailer