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Wild Woody

Posted in celebrities, film, France, white people on November 11, 2010 by John

Woody Allen interviewed by the Paris review.

Allen talks about comedy, working to your ability, and his adventures in prose. A little trim on the film side but otherwise earnest and smart.

LOTW – Halcyon Digest

Posted in 2010, LOTW, poetry, supernatural, white people, world in motion with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by Shiv

I mean, you should buy this album. But here’s Halcyon Digest.

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“Cooking Really Upsets Food”

Posted in british humour, food, tubes, white people on August 8, 2010 by John

Posh Nosh is one of the funnier things I’ve seen in a while. British people are just funnier than us.

Here’s the other seven. If your like me, you’ll need an hour or so to waste.

Episode 2. Birthday Parties
Episode 3. Paella
Episode 4. Beautiful Food
Episode 5. Bread and Butter Pudding
Episode 6. Leftovers
Episode 7. Sauces
Episode 8. Comfort Food


Cary Grant: “He liked to take the trip”

Posted in the past, white people with tags , on March 24, 2010 by John

“I learned many things in the quiet of that room … I learned that everything is or becomes its own opposite … You know, we are all unconsciously holding our anus. In one LSD dream … I imagined myself as a giant penis launching off from earth like a spaceship.” – Cary Grant

A ridiculous and amazing post on WFMU about how Cary Grant was one of the first proponents of LSD.


RIP Sparklehorse

Posted in music, white people on March 7, 2010 by John

Mark Linkous, a great great songwriter, died yesterday.

Sparklehorse- Good Morning Spider (1998)


Posted in America, music, white people on January 27, 2010 by John

This is what I’ve been digging lately.

I don’t know much about Townes Van Zandt, but he’s a remarkable talent. The first album is just him and a guitar in a bar in Houston. It’s simple, spectacular songwriting. Some people trash his studio albums as having dated production that Van Zant had little to do with. I still like them though; the strings in Our Mother the Mountain give the songs a Leonard Cohen vibe, and a drum kit and harmonica never hurt anybody. (A studio song example vs. a live song)

Van Zandt was one of those country music sob stories, part of the American tradition. According to his Wikipedia article:

[T]he bulk of his life was spent touring various dive bars, often living in cheap motel rooms, backwoods cabins and on friends’ couches. Van Zandt was notorious for his drug addictions, alcoholism, and his tendency to tell tall tales. He suffered from manic depression, and attempts to treat it with insulin shock therapy erased much of his long-term memory.

Townes Van Zandt – Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (1973)

Townes Van Zandt – Our Mother the Mountain (1969)

LOTW: White Denim – Fits

Posted in LOTW, music, white people with tags , on June 22, 2009 by John

This one has been pretty air-tight. But here we are, maybe even after the fact… I can’t even figure out the release date on this.  ‘evs, here it is.

White Denim – Fits (2009)


EDIT: Also out today is a new Wale mixtape!!! Produced by a personal fav, 9th Wonder.  Get it.