Hey all. It's been a bit crazed on the home front of late, so to bide your time until I have the opportunity to compose something slightly more substantial, here are a few items that caught my attention. Maybe they'll catch yours.
- Here's a recent interview with the great Tom Verlaine, rife with awkward pauses and withering condescension. Actually, it's not that bad. I see Verlaine in my neighborhood fairly regularly, whether having a slice at Stromboli's, ordering a cup of coffee at the News Bar or browsing for books at The Strand. I used to say "hello" to him. I stopped doing that, as he's capable of being disarmingly brusque. Then again, if you had geeky, middle-aged punk fanboys accosting you all day, you'd probably be sneery and unfriendly too. That's Tom up above, by the way. Not sure of the date, but he's the barefoot gent on the left, walking arm-in-arm with Patti Smith.
- Here's one about another NYC punk luminary. The Quietus managed to convince the notoriously thorny Lydia Lunch to cite her favorite albums. Some of her choices might surprise you (notably that she's a big fan of Hip Hop).
- On a vaguely similar tip, avail yourselves to David Bowie's reading list.
- Luscious Jackson have reformed, and here's what they sound like now. What do you think?
- LISTEN UP! Good news for idiots like myself who spent a lifetime of attending rock shows without hearing protection and always listened to headphones with the volume ALL THE WAY UP. Looks like there might soon be a cure for hearing loss brought on by loud music.
- Enjoy Terrible Real Estate Photographs.
- The Killing Joke movie, "The Death and Resurrection Show" is finally getting a world premiere in New York City, and two inconvenient and unceremonious venues. Still, I wanna go.
- Look it's not just me who gets upset about t-shirts!!
- Sinead O'Connor tries to talk some sense to Miley Cyrus.