Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tasty Spam...

(303) 280-8689 / 3032808689

Just called and interrupted the "major essay"I'm supposed to be working on...
Glad I didn't pick up!

"I got a call from this number
and happened to answer it.

animal grunting
(believe it or not)

on a loop.
Out of morbid curiosity

I stayed on the line
as I too am on

the Do Not Call list
and wanted to find out

who it was so I could report.
After about a minute

and a half the automated voice
came on and stated

to press one for yes and 2 for no...
then the grunting returned."

check out this nice little film (via Adidas) about---YouTube - Theo Parrish - Detroit DJ / Producer---one of the most inspirational artists working in any medium right now...

The Blog of War--historian Anne Applebaum on Nicholson Baker's new book--

"Human Smoke, in other words, is not a conscientious pacifist tract. It is not a clever contribution to today's debate on warfare, and it does not add anything to what we know about World War II. It is a cheerful contribution to the movement against scholarship--a movement which has advanced so far, in fact, that I fully expect these observations, too, to be condemned as "elitism." As one who does contribute (it's pathetic, I know) to the mainstream media on a regular basis, I know that any author who expresses a sliver of doubt about the wisdom of amateurs risks bringing down a torrent of recrimination and insult upon his head. But if we have arrived at the point where a solemn and excited individual can cobble together anecdotes from old newspapers and Nazi diaries, and write them up in the completely contextless manner of blog posts, and suggest that he has composed a serious critique of America's decision to enter World War II, and then receive praise from respected reviewers in distinguished publications, then maybe it is time to say: Stop."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

todays Youtube--Vivian Stanshall - Crank (Part One) a documentary about the English comedian & hero of mine since seeing him on UK TV as a lad, hosted by the late John Peel (the other parts are there)...

further study--Ginger Geezer

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

at home, on the road or in the office--The Age of Briggs & Stratton...

terrific Alissa Quart onLost Media, Found Media

"It was always hard for nonfiction writers, but something seems to have changed. For those of us who believed in the value of the journalism and literary nonfiction of the past, we had become like the people at the ashram after the guru has died..."

Monday, May 19, 2008