Monthly Archives: April 2007

Dear April 2007

Don't you ever show your face again. You were a lousy month full of bad news and worse events. As far as I'm concerned, this year has had only three months, not four. I can finish the year by counting to eleven, see if I don't!

On Vox: Dear April 2007

Don’t you ever show your face again. You were a lousy month full of bad news and worse events. As far as I’m concerned, this year has had only three months, not four. I can finish the year by counting… » Read more on Vox

The nice thing about not being cool

Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder Full Video You don't have to care much about other people's opinion of the music you hear in the car radio, much less why it makes you want to dance. Feist My Moon My Man OK, what is it about airports and songs I like?

On Vox: The nice thing about not being cool

You don’t have to care much about other people’s opinion of the music you hear in the car radio, much less why it makes you want to dance. » Read more on Vox

Tearjerker Tuesday

I've posted it before. esotsm – "okay" "okay" But this one is good too. "God is trying to tell you something." – (The Color Purple)

On Vox: Tearjerker Tuesday

I’ve posted it before. But this one is good too. » Read more on Vox

Promiscuous Songs: The Second Longest Night

The Second Longest Night George Kelly It's one of Jonathan Lethem's promiscuous songs. I couldn't let the ever-generous Tchatchke have all the fun, could I? John Linnell of They Might Be Giants and Haunt have already made versions of it. The lyrics are over here. (Update: 4/20 3:31 p.m. PDT — slightly improved mix compresses […]

Pocket Venus

Pocket Venus George Kelly How could something small and flashyoutside my orbit so sweet and eyelashyreel me in, capture me, invisible tractor beam?How could something so far and so tinysend out a signal via subspatial finery?Some undiscovered clause in the laws of physics? Any observer could seethe gravity between you and me,pocket Venus,and the universal […]

Indianapolis, when he was 9 years old

[…] He wants to tell us things: It is not the fittest who survive – it is merely those who happen to survive who survive. The earth is a ''fragile habitat'' that our big brains have failed to take care of. We must hope for flippers and beaks – or nothing at all. We are […]

On Vox: Indianapolis, when he was 9 years old

[…] No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful. » Read more on Vox