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More Blog Rolling in Our Time

My old friend Marc Weidenbaum has high-quality blogs to cover every conceivable interest. Well, if you can’t imagine being interested either in anything other than the iPad or ambient and electronic music. But they’re both excellent–go check them out.

posted 31 March 2011 in Links. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Hand in Mouth

“Young Satyr With a Theater Mask,” a Roman statue (dated from 100 to 200 AD), photographed at the Getty Villa.

posted 25 March 2011 in Photos. no comments yet

Remixed But Still Jingling

Another five-star review from the Rolling Stone “Hall of Fame”: L.L. Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out (1990) “Don’t call it a comeback!” L.L. Cool J shouted at the start of “Mama Said Knock You Out.” By 1990, for all his bravado, L.L. was sorely in need of a career boost. As he rapped […]

posted 22 March 2011 in Reviews. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #44: Terence Trent D’Arby, “Wishing Well”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) Adam Curry returns to introduce “Terence Trent D’Arby, with the first number-one hit of his career.” At the time, “first” seemed an entirely reasonable adjective in that sentence, although “last” or “only” would prove just as accurate. Curry continues, “It’s from an album that he claimed was the […]

posted 18 March 2011 in 1988. 9 comments

Friday Foto: I’m Watching –TV

Photographed last month in Seattle.

posted 11 March 2011 in Photos. no comments yet

More Adventures in Hi-Fi

R.E.M. have a new album out today, called Collapse into Now. I like late-period R.E.M. more than your average muskrat–but I still can’t get used to the notion that their albums now have lyrics sheets. If you want to revisit the bygone days of 2008, you can check out my article in the archives about […]

posted 8 March 2011 in Archives. no comments yet

Friday Foto: L.A. Flipwalk #1

Back in 2004 and 2005, I did a series of flipwalks in my neighborhood in lower Manhattan: I would leave my house and flip a coin at every intersection to determine my route. After an hour, my timer would go off and I would photograph the block where I ended up. I posted the pictures […]

posted 4 March 2011 in Photos. no comments yet

The Most Random Dylan Quote Ever

It has to be Steven Tyler adding a whole “Baby, let me follow you down” section to “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” doesn’t it?

posted 3 March 2011 in Tasty Bits. 3 comments

Top Five Songs About Chairs

1. Elvis Costello, “Blue Chair” 2. Hoagy Carmichael, “Rockin’ Chair” 3. Neil Diamond, “I Am… I Said” 4. Jeff Buckley, “Musical Chairs” 5. Terence Trent D’Arby, “Dance Little Sister” The Carmichael song has been covered by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Frank Sinatra to Richard Thompson.

posted 1 March 2011 in Tasty Bits. 4 comments