Can someone start an "I don't care about the royal...
Here, get started New rule: If you’re on a social networking service and you start typing “I don’t care about…” you are, in fact, a liar! Please write instead “I just want everybody to know that I’m a snobby cultural elitist,” or “Everybody talking about this one particular thing that I don’t want to talk about is making me feel left...
Jon Brion Dot Net →
Linking for future reference
Wishful Thinking: This Side Of Fancy New Titles... →
hndrk: I really must put down my thoughts on Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise some day. It quite obviously is the most flawed of his novels; I also love it more than most any other book in the history of the universe. Anyways, I was browsing it earlier today to search for a half-remembered quote and… Young Irony sounds like an experimental all-white shoegaze-rap group on Captured...
It's weird, isn't it?
rachael-maddux: Posting about how a tornado came close to plowing through your childhood home and most definitely messed up the lives of many many people who were nonetheless luckier than others, and in nearly the same breath talking about wanting to beat up impolite concert-goers, I mean? I never totally know how to conduct myself, blog-wise, when terrible things happen, but figure it’s best to...
I made a folk/pop mix on Rawkblog →
Over at my other other blog, The Bachelor Party,... →
Follow us already! More good stuff from writers who aren’t me coming soon.
The A.V. Club: You can have it all. But should... →
A great essay about completism and the impossibly massive availability of worthwhile art. One point it misses: obsession is largely a young man’s game, the kind of thing that seems incredibly important until you have to start paying your rent and working a 9-5. Adult life has certainly and necessarily altered both my consumption and listening habits, though I remain intent on gathering the...
The Awl: Shoes men wear for spring →
In which Choire tries really hard to make fun of #menswear but ends up gushing about awesome shoes. Rightfully so.
I'm going to be recapping 'The Voice' tonight.
entertainmentweekly: And, as a result, I’ve had the part of “Lady Marmalade” where they all go “marmalaaaaaaaaaaaaaade” as X-Tina wails stuck in my head all damn day. Will you be watching the show? Do you think it’ll manage to stand out among the 21903478 other singing competitions on TV? When is the mainstream media going to admit that these shows are never going to — and were never...
Mr. Dream is not a band. It’s an immersive ‘stunt’... →
fek: Next Spring, when my Interview Quotes March Madness bracket gets underway, I’m immediately advancing Nick Sylvester to the finals. I mean, the funny/ironic part of this is if you listen to Mr. Dream and read the chorus of glad-handing reviews as a friends’-band charity project (which the reviews are, no offense to the band, who are perfectly competent but not a note better), this...
Men say they don’t like suits and ties because they want to be comfortable and...– Glenn O’brien (via jamesnoor)
Wishful Thinking: The Backlash Factory →
hndrk: (published on April, 26th) BROOKLYN, NY — Little would suggest that a renovated former warehouse on Schermerhorn Street is home to the most buzzed-about media start-up on the East Coast. Visitors to the unassuming Brooklyn office are first greeted by an oversized poster of the 2004 movie… This is really amazing, but the best part is the stuff about Garden State is totally on...
I started a wedding blog for men →
It will be, inevitably, about my wedding, but hopefully it will be about yours, too.
Roger Ebert wins the New Yorker's caption contest... →
Might start a wedding tumblr for bros
Could use some help Holler if you’re getting married!
Billy Reid x J. Crew chambray suit →
Love the fabric, hate the numerous patch pockets.
Chris Colfer, dream ruiner →
I got the book on a Friday night and I adapted the screenplay by Sunday night. I got so into it. I wrote like a 102 page screenplay in two days
Videos: Ryan Adams Plays New Songs Live
twentyfourbit: Our first glimpse of new material possibly set for Ryan Adams’ forthcoming Glyn Johns-produced LP arrived late last night, as Adams performed a surprise solo acoustic set at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre opening for his friend and “Oh My Sweet Carolina” duet partner Emmylou Harris. Not only did he revisit the aforementioned Heartbreaker single — alongside Harris of course — but he...
We got engaged
And by we, I mean me and my girlfriend I want to play “Northern Sky” by Nick Drake at the wedding but I have to check with the boss first
marathonpacks: 2011! →
marathonpacks: Album Tiers! (Only stuff that’s been released!) (Alphabetical!) (Whatever!) Top Tier/Best In Show: Destroyer Kaputt Yes.
TV on the Radio/Cancer
Here’s the terrible truth about cancer: you can do everything right, exercise, stuff yourself to bursting with blueberries, remember to wear sunscreen, breathe clean mountain air, and cancer will still come like a tax collector for the inevitable. Gerard Smith’s death at 36 is a tragedy not only because his band may matter to you, but because it and every death like it is arbitrary and...
Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes...– Karl Lagerfeld (via karllagerfeldquotes)
I really like the recent trend of essays using...
Wishful Thinking: How To Write For Thought Catalog →
hndrk: Thought Catalog is a popular website. You might have noticed it when people post links to its content adding “THIS!” or “Ryan O’Connell: i love you.” It is infrequently great and very frequently irritating and obnoxious and awful. If you are not aware of this particular online magazine yet,… Last night I almost wrote a 400-word essay about the existential angst of the West...
thirtydollarproject replied to your post: thirtydollarproject replied to your post: Who are… I’m not “banishing him to the vaults of ancient history.” I’m pointing out he’s inconsistent and “interesting” is subjective. I don’t like what he was doing for The Awl… which had nothing to do with music. Everything is subjective! We’re talking about writers! You are entitled to your...
thirtydollarproject replied to your post: Who are your favorite current music writers? except PRR hasn’t posted anything in 3 months and towards the end he was more concerned with parties and name-drops than anything to do with music whatsoever. He’s still writing for the Awl and the Village Voice and doing interesting work, but more to the point, it’s been three months. Let’s...
Favorite music writers continued
Huge duh: I should say Clayton Purdom, Dom Sincola, Chet, Calum and the whole Cokemachineglow crew, which I don’t read regularly any more because I stopped reading album reviews and basically just read blogs and Tumblrs and thinkpiece-features, but those guys are the best guys working. Somebody should give them some venture capital.
backleftlitz replied to your post: Who are your favorite current music writers? If you’re asking to rank those listen in order, then: PRR, Jeff Weiss, Rob Harvilla. If you’re asking generally: PRR, Nitsuh Abebe. I’m asking generally. What do you like about Nitsuh? Sometimes I think he’s great, but a lot of the time I feel like his writing is too fussy and bipartisan. He seems like...
Who are your favorite current music writers?
Ann Powers’ piece about the Pulitzer got me thinking. Jeff Weiss? Rob Harvilla? Pitchfork Reviews Reviews? I’d start there. Nick Hornby doesn’t count. Grading measures, in order: Amusement level of writing, thoughtfulness, taste.
Three new tracks from the Middle East →
Excited to listen tomorrow
Can we get much higher?
All my photos from Coachella Day 3 (with links to Day 1 and 2) are now on Brand X.