Some might say, we will find a brighter day.Oasis, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory
No alarms and no surprises.You know who it’s by.
Borges, The Congress, in The Book of Sand
What really matters is having felt that our plan, which more than once we made a joke of, really and secretly existed and was the world and ourselves. Down through the years, without much hope, I have sought the taste of that night; a few times I thought I had recaptured it in music, in love, in untrustworthy memories, but it has never come back to me except once in a dream.
Once, I ran across Nierenstein on Lima Street, and we pretended not to see each other.
Talented performers belong to the industry long before it displays them; otherwise they would not be so eager to fit in.Adorno and Horkheimer, The Culture Industry
Experts, when they see a drawing for instance, take it from Durer or Rembrandt or Picasso onward; the creative being, in whatever sphere he works, is aware of the empty paper behind.Max Frisch, Sketchbook 1946-1949
I will surprise you sometimeInterpol, Untitled.Just love this song.
I’ll come around
Oh, I will surprise you sometime
I’ll come around, when you’re down
a year in review, my thirtieth.
timehop reminded me
- i traveled. and i traveled again. and then once more just for good measure. i went to los angeles, woodstock, austin, marfa, niagara falls and tulum. a few friends told me that the best thing to do would be to leave the country – to give myself entirely to the idea of “going away” instead of small weekend trips. some even threatened to drop me off at JFK some afternoon so i would do it without making excuses to turn back. i finally left on a longer, one-way journey: switzerland; france; monaco; spain; morocco; gibraltar; portugal; germany; greece; turkey; lebanon; jordan; israel; india. and when i came back from that, it still didn’t seem quite enough so mars and i went to santiago, buenos aires, colonia and to the end of the world.
- i read a lot of books - once four in a week! i finally got a kindle and i found i no longer add recommendations to my wishlist – i simply buy them and have them on my kindle instead. when i traveled, i tried to read books that were pertinent to the place i was in (or near). england got the art of travel. paris, a moveable feast. tulum got on the road. cote d’azur got the count of monte cristo. india, the great railway bazaar.
Foursquare founder matches what he reads with where he is…
I want to dance. I want to win. I want that trophy. So dance good.Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction
This is the best bad idea we have sir. By far.Argo
I killed you, Mr. Anderson, I watched you die; and with a certain satisfaction, I might add. And then something happened. Something that I knew was impossible, but it happened anyway: you destroyed me, Mr. Anderson.Agent Smith, The Matrix Reloaded.
Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did, there’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.Morpheus, The Matrix.
This just in: Small Demons, which tracks cultural references in books and could function as a readers’ advisory tool, has added a most eXXXcellent new feature that bridges the gap between book and music clubs: The Book Is the Playlist, aka integration with iTunes and Spotify.
Request for Valla of SD: may I soundtrack a book that doesn’t have many music references? I’m thinking here of The Catcher in the Rye.
Good thinking. Adding this to our list. In the interim, a little hack could be to you use Collections? Music contained within Collections should be playlist-able in the fairly short term. The proper user-driven soundtracking of a book will probably take us a while…
I want to know, have you ever seen the rainCCR, Have You Ever Seen the Rain
I shouldn’t tell you this Mandrake but you’re a good officer and you have a right to know … it looks like we’re in a shooting war.General Jack D. Ripper, in Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Still my favorite movie.
Just cause you feel itRadiohead, There There
Doesn’t mean it’s there