Since we're in the UK it seems appropriate to link to The Observer | Review | The 50. These are “The 50 albums that changed music” and what I like most about it is the 'Without this there'd be no...' bit. It's a fun game to play, one that homies often engage in. I sometimes wish I liked the Velvet Underground more but I just don't. I once asked Michael Franti of Spearhead about his time with The Disposable Heroes of Hipopracy. He said that he wanted to something more fun, that the DHoH were like broccoli, good for you but you didn't necessarily want to have it all the time.
This game is rad. Who's in? We can play over AIM...maybe it'll have to wait three weeks...I'm headed out of town for a while. Two weeks of no work then a week from London. I'll try to post something fancy from Europe.
Like shark attacks, some say that the the incidence of racist behavior on the futbol pitch is nothing new; it's just being reported on more now. It seems to matter very little if we agree that it has no place in the game. I mean really...hissing noises to simulate gas chambers for teams thought to have Jewish roots?! No, I mean really now. At this point it's normal to feel a little sick to your stomach, it proves you might just have a soul. The New York (from whence I write this...sunrise in Bryant Park...thanks Google for the free wireless) Times wrote of futbol's uglier side before the World Cup and it's associated controversy(ies) were under way.
Among the many benefits of attending the SXSW Interactive conference is the wonderful people. Who am I kidding, that's the benefit of the thing. I met Eleanor Grosch there and she told me that she worked on poster for rocks stars (Wilco among them). She was so humble that it took a weekly newsletter from a trusted source to tell me that she was a design badass and was now guest-designing shoes for Keds. Let's hear it for excellence living peacefully with humility!
Some lightheartedness around this whole, ugly, thing.
Because I care about you, my readers, I lovingly curate the many links I find each day to bring you just those tasty niblets I believe you will most enjoy. Today's happens to come from The Onion's AV Club and it's a cheat sheet of quotes from The Simpsons and how to use them in every day conversation. Please enjoy. And while we're on the topic of The Onion, it appears that this pro-lifer thought it was a real publication. The results are funny/sad/weird/funny/sad.