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Sep 20
putthison:

The New Yorker: Trend Piece
“Last season, this thing was not a thing,” says trend spotter, a freelance expert. “But just look at Hollywood. From the runway to the real way, now this thing is definitely a thing.”

Heh

putthison:

The New Yorker: Trend Piece

“Last season, this thing was not a thing,” says trend spotter, a freelance expert. “But just look at Hollywood. From the runway to the real way, now this thing is definitely a thing.”

Heh


3
Sep 18

romini:

Secret Shine - Into the Ether


5
Sep 18

I really hate when people use their anecdotal evidence to “disprove” scientific facts.

A guy was talking about radiation in Japan and said, “I was there and I’m fine” which was supposed to be a therefore-radiation-isn’t-a-problem response.
A. There’s a wealth of evidence to the contrary.
B. One person’s short term exposure does not disprove that radiation is a problem.
C. Cancers develop over time. You don’t smoke a cigarette and immediately get lung cancer.

I made the knee jerk mistake of saying, “let’s see how your thyroid is in five years,” which was a totally asinine thing to say and I feel like a jerk, but shit I hate those kinds of arguments. One guy starts talking with all the authority he can muster to say he’s fine. I haven’t been attacked by a bear, after living near them for twelve years, but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless, and it also doesn’t mean that you’re going to be attacked by one every time you see one.

People are dumb and I’m tactless.


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Sep 17

(Source: baleplog)

179 plays

The Orchids “Good to be a Stranger”


3
Sep 16

djmqt:

MMMOP #3: Minor Musical Mysteries Of My Past
I have this indiepop mixCD that I compiled for my wife a number of years ago where I’ve lost the tracklist. It contains all the usual suspects (Field Mice, Another Sunny Day, Brighter etc) but one of tracks identity escaped me.
It starts with a long synth intro and the chorus is like “Something better happen, someday soon”. Of course it isn’t identified by Shazam and the other mainstream apps, but today I realized that my iTunes library of course contains the answer, so a few clicks away I found They Go Boom!

The song is actually available for download from the fantastic Waaah label


Abba “Crackin Up”

Off of their final album, this barely sounds like Abba to me. Besides the rhythm section, which is distinctly Abba, there’s something weirdly minimal wave about it, and the vocals are treated differently.


andersonnightly:

Little known to those outside of the Hollywood rumor mill, Gillian Anderson was once in talks with Fox to produce a children’s show between shooting the third and fourth seasons of The X-Files. While the show never went to air, a test episode has recently been unearthed, wherein the scifi star, aloft a large sofa, devotes 10-minute segments to Telling Time, What To Do When You Go #2 and Manners. Anderson was eventually considered an “ill fit” for the program, after she “attempted to simulate oral sex on her puppet sidekick,” a former Fox employee says. The show was later reworked into The Big Comfy Couch.



Sep 15

"Hey, Hey Helen" by Abba

The important thing is the clav. Also, this is pretty glam rock, actually.



Sep 15

Ignore the terrible fan video.

"I Am The City" by Abba

Unreleased until ‘93, this was one of the songs intended for the follow up to The Visitors. The synth swells are super cool at the chorus.