100 Songs Of The 2000s, #5-1. →
I’d appreciate it if anyone would tell me what I got wrong. Thanks.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #10-6. →
Stay tuned for the rest.
No, I’m not; I’m an adult.– Paul F. Tompkins on whether he is dressing up for Halloween. Amen, Paul. Amen.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #20-11. →
As this thing winds down, I’m just getting more and more wordy. Which makes sense: the songs I like the best are the ones about which I have the most to say. It just makes me worry that I’m not going to finish by the end of the week.
Nothing rhymes with circus
agrammar: (via isleepwiththeowls) If nothing rhymed with circus, well that would surely irk us. Dialect-dependent, obviously (as are more rhymes than poets generally realize), but still pretty awesome.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #30-21. →
Why is it that I start out with such noble intentions of writing tiny miniature blurbs and end up talking about everything but the music? Oh right, because I’m a pompous ass.
justanotherlindsey: Ugh! I’m allowing to...
Wait, what the fuck? →
I heard material from her new album no fewer than five times today on the radio, and I can’t buy it for another month, while people in fucking Finland have had a copy for over a week? Look, Sony, I wasn’t going to torrent this one, but dude.
Belanova, “One, Two, Three Go (1, 2,...
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #40-31. →
Hurray we’re getting towards the end. I am kicking October’s ass.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #50-41. →
Something interesting and supposedly witty goes here.
Design is the commodified means by which our cultural affiliations - our...– Loretta Staples in her essay ”Leaving Design” for Paper Monument I don’t know how I feel about this. (via britticisms) The only issue I have is that the article should be indefinite. Design is [all that], but so is, uh, everything else.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #60-51. →
And less than twenty-four hours later, there’s a follow-up. A new landspeed record? Let’s go to tape.
I was ready to jump off the balcony of my office,” (Randy) Phillips says. “We...– From the Entertainment Weekly cover story about the documentary about Michael Jackson’s preparation for his come-back shows immediately before his death in July. I think this quote says a lot about the man as an artist. I do find myself wondering — if this is true, how many of Prince’s great moments...
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #70-61. →
I’d love to think of myself as engendering controversy. Do your part, won’t you?
Writers fail us when that interface is tailored to our needs, when it panders to...– Zadie Smith’s essay, Fail Better, is exhilirating and challenging. (via meaghano) (via sometimesagreatnotion) Man being challenged sucks.
John Mulaney, “Chase Through The...
First, you imply that marriage is a surrender of sexual liberty. I don’t...– Caleb Crain, Against Repressive Antisentimentalism Holy fuck, y’all. Read the whole thing.
God Damn It.
When you’re skeptical, afraid of being hurt, or uncertain about something, you’re wary of it. When you’re sick to death of something, you’re weary of it. Don’t let me see you confuse the two again.
Basement Jaxx, “Hush Boy” This...
Varga: One last question—are you a believer? Kurtág: I do not know. I toy with...– via Alex Ross’s new blog, Unquiet Thoughts. I’ve been on the internet too long; the complexity and humility of that left me stunned.
reblog if you're doing nanowrimo this year.
crockeronline: cassandralee: rainydayslove:littleadventures:unlonely:dancemeacrossthesky:(via jokeyjeremy) goodness, i hope to. I’m in. That is, if school doesn’t get in the way. High school kept me from doing this last year, WELL NOT ANYMORE. I graduated and am prepared to write a kick-ass novel. :) Yep, but I won’t spam my Tumblr with each chapter like last year. Planning on it....
Mindy Kaling on the Comedy Death-Ray album telling...
Referring to Tucker Max and his garbage as "simple... →
(via britticisms) Oh man, and I thought the Dealbreaker people were cool.
why snark works
barthel: agrammar: Which means flippancy and snark can be convincing, substantively convincing, without even making an argument. They convince socially, not rhetorically. Being convinced socially isn’t anything complicated or new, not in the least; what’s impressive is how effectively the internet has picked it up in a world where there shouldn’t, technically, even be much of a “socially”—how...
Why so coy? →
tomewing: aceterrier: tomewing: This Ad Age piece on “the death of Joe Consumer” wasn’t particularly startling but this bit amused me: During the still-nameless decade from 2000 to 2010,” he writes, “a total of about 3 million people have moved out of the Northeast, and another 2 million have left the Midwest” Emphasis mine. Dude, it’s the noughties, live with it! No it’s not. Nought...
Why so coy? →
tomewing: This Ad Age piece on “the death of Joe Consumer” wasn’t particularly startling but this bit amused me: During the still-nameless decade from 2000 to 2010,” he writes, “a total of about 3 million people have moved out of the Northeast, and another 2 million have left the Midwest” Emphasis mine. Dude, it’s the noughties, live with it! No it’s not. Nought doesn’t mean...
Ordinary men will always be sentimentalists: for a sentimentalist is simply a...– GK Chesterton, In Defense Of Penny Dreadfuls (via tomewing) Man old Gilbert Keith has a soundbite for every situation.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #80-71. →
This is generally the section where the list loses focus; both the bottom and the top of a list are easy to fill in, but the large midsection is where things get more or less random.
‘What ought to happen,’ said Biscuit, ‘is this. If I had the...– P. G. Wodehouse, Communist!
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #90-81. →
You know you want to. If we can just get past this point in our relationship, I think it might work out.
100 Songs Of The 2000s, #100-91. →
My modus for the past couple of lists has been to talk like a curator, introducing an asummed-to-be-ignorant audience to the salient features and notable landmarks of the era. That won’t cut it here; you probably know more about this music than I do, and anyway you have strong opinions on it which don’t need any help from me. So I’m going to take a more personal tack, trying to express not why...
anokaything: “I think Rush Limbaugh wants to buy the St. Louis Rams cuz it’s the closest he will ever get to owning black people.”