Britney Spears: Femme Fatale Forever →
In which I pull a Jody Rosen and explain “Britney Spears” conceptually, in terms of a turn-of-the-20th-century icon.
The Promise Ring - Why Did Ever We Meet? (official... →
andrewtsks: The Promise Ring - Why Did Ever We Meet? (official video) This video was played on MTV’s 120 Minutes exactly once. According to legend, it only even got that one play because a friend of the band’s worked at MTV and managed to work around the official channels for video approval and get the video directly to the 120 Minutes staff. I don’t know how true that is,...
The last sound heard by the three men who drowned in the sinking might have been...– “Phonograph Records Recovered from Gold Rush Wreck” (via marathonpacks)
dearcoketalk: Would you consider yourself a modern-day Holly Golightly? No. Don’t let Audrey Hepburn distract you. Capote’s character was a gold digging call girl. Audrey Hepburn is the worst.
But now kids buy shit. They really buy shit. Kids buy designer stuff. So you’re...– Pitchfork: Interviews: LCD Soundsystem (2010) (via desnoise) I don’t think the sport comparison goes far enough, actually, because “punk” (cf. “cool”) attempts to conceal its necessary temporal and monetary investments, in opposition to the idea of making labor visible...
On Friday, April 15, Industrial music pioneer Z’EV demonstrates his hypnotic,...– The Kitchen’s Aluminum Music weekend sounds pretty great, (via frontofbook) Also NED SUBLETTE
shitmystudentswrite: Is the sublime like when you’re driving in a slum or ghetto and you realize how much you have compared to what other people don’t have?
I’ve never put a comment up here, but I like what you guys are doing, and this...– » Bitter Funerals: Pour Some on the Curb for 2007 destination: OUT the source of that band Mumford’s name. apparently they knew this guy really well and they like to think of this as “his” band, hence “Mumford’s” and not “The Mumfords” or just “Mumford’s.” yeah. bet Mumford & Sons don’t have a...
vickyj asked: Somehow this is the first I am hearing of zeppole and now I am kind of freaking out at this churro-donut-creampuff hybrid pictured on the wiki page. It's a monster. Thank you for bringing this into my life.
marathonpacks: From Forbes interview with The Biggest Loser producer JD Roth. (via Jennifer Jones) “Critics have been trying to call reality a fad for nearly a decade. What do you have to say to them?” “People have been telling me that for years and I just laugh. Remember in the 1980s when rap music came out…. People would say, ‘it’s not going to last because there are only so many things to...
What are some intelligent critiques of online...
barthel: In my seminar this week we read Andrew Keen’s The Cult of the Amateur, and I was kind of uncomfortable with how people were smugly taking it down. (It is a seminar on technology & society, so you can imagine how people there feel about technology.) I brought this up and the prof asked if I knew of any more nuanced critiques of how online media is going. So help me out here. I’m...