#0001

Lorrie Moore, Nick Cave, fact, fiction

  • On a news blog recently: a writer calls upon the New Yorker’s fiction editor to explain a layout decision for a 1997 issue featuring a (real) photo of Lorrie Moore which was used in her (not real?) short story.
  • Also, on YouTube I found someone who thinks Nick Cave has good lyrics in one of his songs. They’re not wrong?!
A YouTube comment for the song "We Call Upon the Author" reads: "This song is so cool. I normally don’t give a shit about lyrics but this paints such a great picture. I love this bands sense of time, so much feel, soul, barely hanging on, rock and roll, push and pull, we call upon the author to explain!"

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  • #0004

    It’s sad to think that no one ever gifted Hegel a good quality paintbrush, some canvases, and a bunch of nice paints. (Or maybe he was too paralysed by what we today can identify as “perfectionism” to try playing with them?)

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  • #0003

    Crazy to consider how Hot Chip are mortal, i.e. humans just like the rest of us.  Like, this song (even as a mere demo) is Perfect—except for one thing that is so explicitly, glaringly not good that you don’t even need to be in Hot Chip to notice it. And removing it is such an…

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  • #0002

    NASA is launching a streaming service called NASA Plus. Which kind of sounds like it might be a space-themed C-Span that you have to pay for. But will it be free? Yes! Will it have ads? No! (This rules. Like, hell yeah. Welcome to the future!) (Also, I’m not sure the Verge knows what a…

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