Monday, November 30, 2009


This movie has some things I love (LCD Soundsystem, inflated dancing tube-people, affable misanthropy), some things I'm not sure whether I love or am annoyed by (Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach, sage-like friends with accents), and some things I don't have much of an opinion about one way or the other (Ben Stiller, Starbucks jokes, overcoming generational divides). Given all that, I think I want to see it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Green Apple Books is Going Rogue!

Remember way back before the '08 election, when this sort of turned into political blog with loads of anti-Palin posts? Well, now it might seem like since our guy won, we've returned to quiet apathy, but that's not the case at all... I suppose we felt like that was a particular time when we should add our voices to chaotic chorus of political debate. It's not that we've lost sight of Sarah, although we have tried to shun her from our consciousness. It's becoming difficult again, these days, but we've willfully avoided making any mention of her... However, this is worth sharing...

Perhaps our favorite bookstore in the country, Green Apple Books in San Francisco, is doing something clever and meaningful in reaction to Palin's popular new tome. From their blog:
"With all due to respect to the Republicans who were as overjoyed as I was (for different reasons, of course) by Sarah Palin's nomination to the McCain ticket last year, Green Apple is donating 100% of the profits from sales of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue: An American Life to the Alaska Wildlife Alliance."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cat Found!!!

Lambchop Perform "Give It" > "Once In A Lifetime" Live at XX Merge

This is how Lambchop closed out their set at the Merge 20th Anniversary shindig. The label will release a CD of the full set, including video, on November 17.

Live at XX Merge:

01 Introduction (Jon Wurster)
02 I Will Drive Slowly
03 The New Cobweb Summer
04 Grumpus
05 Sharing a Gibson with Martin Luther King Jr.
06 What Else Could It Be?
07 Joke (Tony Crow)
08 National Talk Like a Pirate Day
09 Hey, Where's Your Girl?
10 Your Fucking Sunny Day
11 Up With People
12 Give It

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Poem for the Day

November 3
by Richard Brautigan

I'm sitting in a cafe,
drinking a Coke.

A fly is sleeping
on a paper napkin.

I have to wake him up,
so I can wipe my glasses.

There's a pretty girl
I want to look at.