April 25, 2013
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde
Man, this song. I heard it for the first time on this week’s Mad Men, liked it, thought maybe it was Gainsbourg and also felt like I’ve completely failed at this music listening thing to be only hearing it now, via a TV show no less. Or maybe it’s just that stumbling on something new, music-related and fantastic via completely unpersonalized mass media (as opposed to hyper-curated content drips like Twitter, Rdio or This Is My Jam) feels pretty unfamiliar at this point, and my age.
Or maybe I’m just a snob who thinks he’s cooler than the snobby TV show he’s watching, and isn’t.
Anyway, I was mostly just excited because it’s great, and I’m glad I found it, and I’m surprised it has a music video, and here is the music video.
Also, the majestic, crescendo-that-never-ends vibe of this reminds me of the tail-end of Deerhunter’s “Desire Lines” — right about here to be exact. If I still played records in public I would totally mix the former into the latter. And those would be 10 totally sublime minutes.
April 24, 2013
Daredevil water skiers ride a foamy wake through a rock tunnel off St. George’s Bay, Beirut, Lebanon, April 1958. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
April 22, 2013
“In the moment an emotion is expressed or an event reported on, I don’t quite feel the emotion or the event; the names for things partially and temporarily replace their actuality. The need for this relief may explain the desperate quality of my and perhaps your online reading, and of much that is written online or said into TV cameras. Language in the utterance is some escape from what it says. But then the world that is not bits or syllables resumes its undeflected course.”
April 3, 2013
March 19, 2013
“The painful and inevitable struggle remains to create in a childlike and openhearted manner, but to be un-wistful and cruel when judging one’s creation.”
March 18, 2013
March 13, 2013
“That’s what we need bots and algorithms for, to watch the videos we can’t watch ourselves and to tell us what’s important in the moments we weren’t concentrating on when they happened.”
March 12, 2013
Portrait of a csikos herdsman seated on his horse in Hajdu, Hungary, 1930.
Photograph by Hans Hildebrand, National Geographic
January 26, 2013
Postcards from the new School of Life in Melbourne (via The Design Files)
January 11, 2013
The movie was just OK, but this particular incarnation of the poster is just really pretty. (via Adrian Curry)
January 3, 2013
Really loving these new George Orwell covers, designed by David Pearson for Penguin.
December 24, 2012
November 26, 2012
The Acme Catalogue