Born in Craptivity →
I’m all for a big sign that says “Happy Solstice”, but if atheists are just boring blowhards with no design skills, they will surely perish. I will design anti-myth anti-Christmas displays for these people next year for a nominal fee and I might actually believe in a higher power and I am totally okay with “Myth”. You can hate on lapsed, ambivalent Roman Catholics...
Video from Abramovic's MOCA gala! Amazing!! →
I heard Marina Abramovic was letting Joe Paterno rotate children on a spit at the MOCA gala tonight. Stunning!
A Pacific Standard Is Not A Hotel.
I can see if you hate museums you’re gonna hate museums (and I can definitely see hating those Jason Schwartzman/Baldessari things), but being mad at Pacific Standard Time simply for existing to me seems weird, like getting mad at Elektra for releasing Forever Changes on CD in the ‘90’s instead of just leaving it on vinyl for eternity or something. Are we really too important to...
The latest Judge John Hodgman is one of the best,...
Kenneth Goldsmith on Uncreative Writing
I went to a Simon Reynolds lecture last night at CalArts. Technically, I left a little early because he was more or less paraphrasing an enormous essay in front of everyone and it got a little redundant. His subject? Copying stuff. More specifically, he was investigating further into the realm of unoriginality on the heels of the release of his book Retromania. Apparently other people...
Problematic Rock #1: "Chinatown" by The Move →
One of my favorite songs by The Move also happens to be completely racist. The chorus says it all “I could find a good-time girl in Chinatown” and “See the Eastern Ladies walk in Chinatown!” Good times indeed. I guess this guy wants a taste of “the orient” to supplement the tea and biscuits he’s getting at home. This fucking song starts with a gong...
Going To Joshua Tree Today
I missed all the live events at High Desert Test Sites yesterday, but I think there’s one more today at 2pm. I will probably miss that too. I will be lucky to see maybe two of the pieces in HDTS this year if I leave in the next ten minutes. I missed all the cool parties and events. Don’t care. Being in your thirties and being of no significance has its advantages, like useful...
The Unofficial Theme Song for Nobody Wants That