Misc / 2008-04-28

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Saw Stars of the Lid last night. Completely awesome, highly recommended.

Stanley Fish has been on a roll. This week's column is pretty awesome:

The difference is that I feel a little dirty just for having repeated a scurrilous rumor even as I rejected it. Apparently Obama’s two opponents have no such qualms and are happily retailing, and wallowing in, the dirt.

Misc / 2008-01-29


The Human Bell LP and the new Stars of the Lid are both really good. Especially the Stars of the Lid.

Also there's no pleasure greater than revisiting something you never really understood and finding it suddenly blindingly obvious. That's the best feeling in the world.

The bird is the word / 2007-12-13

Thou my lazy heart hast stirred,
Thou, the Father's eternal Word,
Greater than aught
that ear has heard,
Thou tiny bird
Of love, thou Son of Mary.

Little man, and God indeed,
Little and poor, thou
art all we need;
We will follow where thou dost lead,
And we will heed
Our brother, born of Mary.

Burial / 2007-12-11


This Burial interview is really great. He seems really unsophisticated, at times even naive, which is in a way really refreshing. I think this (coupled with some degree of anonymity) maybe allows him to talk about a lot of aspects of music and society that people might not often really talk about in this kind of interview. It's really touching at times, and I think he manages to evoke in words some of that same feeling that people love in the old UK rave music.