My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-27) →
Pixies (14) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (10) Sambassadeur (9) Tune-Yards (8) Slowdive (6) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-20) →
Brian Eno (21) Vince Guaraldi Trio (11) Spoon (10) Stars of the Lid (10) Quiet Village (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Albums of the year + bonus content
OK, in a purely self indulgent way I thought I would list my favourite albums of the year. There’s no order - just ten that I’ve enjoyed. Having Spotify installed on your machine will improve your enjoyment of this list. Andrew Weatherall - A Pox on The Pioneers One of those albums where really there’s no peaks, just a selection of very listenable tracks that pass the time...
The government doesn’t even count its own cameras, let alone anybody else’s. For...– How many CCTV cameras are there in Britain?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-13) →
Convextion (22) Crippled Black Phoenix (17) Throwing Muses (11) Fleetwood Mac (11) Colder (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Sokushinbutsu were Buddhist monks or priests who allegedly caused their own...– Top 10 Bizarre Traditions - Listverse
Certain incarnations of rock and hip-hop culture can become outdated, but it’s...– The Death Of Music Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
Rumor has it that Bowie kept his hair and fingernail clippings in the fridge of...– Occult Rock | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History
Alan Moore once told me that, in conversation with Julie Schwartz, it has come...– Do Anything 023 by Warren Ellis | Bleeding Cool Comic News & Rumors
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-6) →
The Sound of Arrows (45) Sambassadeur (28) Mogwai (15) Fear of Tigers (13) The xx (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
What I Learned About Homophobia from Black Lips
nervousacid: • DOWNLOAD | NEW ORDER “Regret” (The Fire Island Remix) Regret 12”, 1993 It was 7:25 on Sunday night when I got a text message from one of my snarkiest friends: “Someone from GLAAD needs to organize a Black Lips boycott.” I could deduce from this information that someone in Black Lips did something potentially anti-gay, but seeing how very little I care about the band, I...
At a cost of more than sixteen thousand dollars, the 1986 marriage between Phet,...– The Believer - The Visual Erotics of Mini-Marriages Finally an answer to the question posed in a British TV ad by a naive cute kid, do animals get married?
TV has become a revolutionary force for good in the majority world (not just a...– This Just In: The Boob-Tube, Not YouTube, Is Transforming the World | Integrated Branding | Fast Company Puts things into perspective somewhat…
Imagine a game that connects directly to your mind, and where you are completed...– Terra Nova: I dwell in possibility Andy Havens, we salute you. The funniest wisest thing I’ve read for a while.
I think the Internet is the most amazing thing to have happened to humanity in...– Text Patterns: the costs of ideological amplification
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-11-29) →
The Black Dog (16) The xx (13) Grouper (13) Arthur Russell (11) Beastie Boys (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Good vs. evil thinking causes us to lower our value of a person’s opinion,...– Marginal Revolution: The limits of good vs. evil thinking
There’s a really interesting post on Reuters “Entrepreneurial” blog about how...– Will There Be a Branding Bullshit Reaction? - PSFK
I’ll summarize and abbreviate my view of what an ideal pizza should be: A...– All You Need to Know About Di Fara, 2009 | Slice Pizza Blog - Jeffrey Steingarten chips in. Google him, or better still, Amazon him and read The Man Who Ate Everything.