Devotchka - “Such a Lovely Thing” I...
213 - “Nightmare” I came home from...
My neighbors make fun of me for drinking Olympia and I make fun of them for always being too sober and broke because of their $12 microbrews. It goes cheap beer always and the occasional expensive whiskey or gin for when you want to splurge you guys. But also, I’m pretty not picky about beer. It’s probably a gift. Really there’s only one type of beer I don’t like but...
I just realized Mix Tape Mailing List is over a year old! So I made a (maybe) (kind of?) (I don’t know?!) best of(ish) mix!* Get it right here. *If you’ve been a long time subscriber, feel free to call me out on adding songs that weren’t ever on any of the mixes. Because I did.
There are a lot of people I need to stop following on Twitter. Mainly late-twenty somethings who just tweet about what they’re doing incessantly without trying to make it sound funny. Twitter is for joking, you guys, it’s not a captain’s log. It’s also for David Lynch though, and he never makes jokes but that’s okay because he would have totally written that Lost...
I’m working the David Sedaris talk on Tuesday and I just realized that I only have his books on tape on my computer (and maybe one from the library from a year ago). He’s doing a book signing after the talk and I plan on sneaking in (cigarette behind my ear so I can go to the front of the line of course) and getting something signed. The trouble is I have nothing of his for him to...
LCD Soundsystem - “All My Friends” ...
Cat: meow Me, holding bag of cat food: This is it for you. This is your life. Cat: meow Me, holding bag of cat food: You don’t have any dreams or hopes. No aspirations. This is the whole sum of your life here, in this bag. Cat: meow Me, holding bag of cat food: And you can’t have children to transfer these feelings of frustration and hunger to because you’re spayed. Also because...
Ugh. Jam bands.
Emily found my grandmother’s ring tonight!
Tarts & Travels: Hide the Hershey's →
tartsandtravels: It is a bad day when your metabolism realizes it’s thirty. I remember hitting my twenties and coming to the realization that I could not eat french fries and milkshakes five times a week and maintain a decent figure. I am now thirty and let me tell ya - my waistline’s response to the… My friend Megan has this Tumblr where she talks about food. We grew up in the same...
Sometimes when I think about how huge and expansive utterly mind blowing the universe is and how inconsequential the human plight is in regard to it all, I like to think of a planet far, far away from us all that’s full of cats doing cat things.
Sometimes, late at night when I’m drinking lots of beers and cruising around Tumblr (alone and tired and just generally hating myself), I stumble across these really GIF-heavy blogs and think to myself “oh I guess I’m not really that big of an asshole.” But when one of the GIFs makes me laugh I just go back to feeling like an asshole and have another beer and just kind of...
Dear Tumblr, The fuckyeah[specific_interest] thing is depressing and tired and sad. Like, I cry a little bit every time I see a new one like “fuckyeahbostonterriers” or “fuckyeahwaterfaucets” or something. It’s not like I’m getting old and don’t understand or something, it’s just that this whole online fan appreciation of innocuously inane things...
a: Is he ___? B: Not really. I mean kind of. Like, not so much ___ but more ___. a: Oh… B: I dunno. At first I was totally like, I don’t know, he just seemed like ___? But like WAY MORE into it, you know? Or something. Like - a: No, I know exactly what you mean. Like, that thing where they just - B: Exactly! a: He was hot, though. B: I know! UGH.
That was a lot longer than I remember it being.
I just came to the shocking realization that I am an adult and, as an adult, I can watch Legends of The Fall whenever I want.
Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy
Made a new mix! Seven days to download it! After that, it expires like a rainbow in a distant fog. If you want to be on the monthly mailing list (so you don’t miss out), email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)! Say something as simple as “hey, can I be on the monthly mix tape list too?” and I will say “YES” with so much resolve you won’t even even know what to do with...
Don’t most of the arguments coming from 30-something photographers (among other groups of dissenters) against iPhone pictures stem from the same place that every argument against something new comes from? The argument that is basically we all kind of feel from time to time that technology and whatever has alienated us from nature? Isn’t that at the base of any kind of argument where a new tool is...
jamesurbaniak: Sorry, there was no way I couldn’t make a Downfall parody about Rich Iott.
And if I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge...– Kurt Vonnegut
Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression.– Robert Musil
The internet is still full of teenagers.
107. Arbor Day Rule At some point, you’re going to have to talk to a tree and do what it says. The most comprehensive list of JRPG cliches ever. If you’re like me, you grew up playing things like Dragon Warrior, and Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, etc. Basically anything Squaresoft or Enix published. But you probably aren’t like me in that regard because from what...
This comment deserves praise: You can sum up this article, and many of the snotty, defensive comments from “pro” photographers, with a simple “Get off my lawn, you damned kids!” Any new technology brings new trends with it. To somehow turn that into a tired statement about how it isn’t “real” photography if it’s digital is ridiculous. A good photo...
Did anyone do anything Solzhenitsyn-related when that “In Soviet Russia…” meme was going around? Like “in Soviet Russia you don’t write novel, novel writes you” or something?
Humans - Avec Mes Mecs
You know when you go on a music downloading bender while very nearly black out drunk and then you find all those MP3s a couple of months later?
“He would still read picture books now if we let... →
Attn. parents who equate early literacy with trips to visit Ivy League campuses. STOP.
“She was saying, ‘How can you desecrate my Lord?’” said Mark Michels, the man who grabbed Folden. “She wanted to wreck the print, and that was it. After that, she was totally passive.” I used to work for Mark. He’s about 6 foot hundred and looks like Peter Stormare. He’s a no nonsense kind of guy and a prolific art collector/dealer. Reading this today, despite the subject matter, made...
I was rewatching Sleepers tonight and all I could think about was how, in 1996, a pack of Lucky Strikes cost about a buck fifty. $1.50! For 20 cigarettes! And you could still get any brand you wanted in a soft pack! I miss the soft pack. I may be alone on this one but I prefer them. As an avid chain smoker it’s very important to have a good idea of how many cigarettes you have left at any...
Tin Hat Trio - Willow Weep For Me
This is incredibly useful for when you forget. →
My checking account will be slowly drained in 89 cent increments.
I get older. I work the the same kind of jobs now that I did when I was 20. Service jobs. Jobs where you’re nobody or just another person in the long list of errands belonging to someone else. I keep reading books but not as much as I used to. I used to have 9 or ten books going at any given time. Fiction, nonfiction, whatever. Now I just have one that I think maybe I could be reading or...