CAR 1399: Apologies [for] NW →
bobrox: the problem with every word I know is that it is relative to something else. to someone else’s point of view. to our collective consciousness. when a lumberjack talks trees he talks business. when a conservationist talks trees she talks passion. when i talk trees i talk shade and the delight of rest. i talk slacklines in dolores park. i talk blisters. i talk overcoming fear of...
What Is the Point of a Six-Hour Song? →
barthel: A piece for the Atlantic by me about the Flaming Lips’ new six-hour song and the tradition of hyperlong art: Warhol’s movies, Oneida’s ATP set, YouTube “ten hours” videos, Dave Hickey, Mark Richardson, John Cage, endurance, drugs, unique experiences, time stretching, time compressing, conceptual art, etc. etc. etc.
Storytelling is inherently dangerous. Consider a traumatic event in your life....– Charlie Kaufman, “Why I Wrote Being John Malkovich” (via thewrensnest)
A recent Daily Kos/SEIU “State of the Nation” poll conducted by Public Policy...– VIDEO: Reagan Called For An End To ‘Crazy’ Tax Loopholes That Let Millionaires Pay Less Than Bus Drivers | ThinkProgress (via robot-heart-politics) - Too bad none of the people I really want to see this follow me on tumblr, so here I go to post it on Facebook, where it will save me from having to...
Dear Multiple People:
Telling me we should not have a high-speed rail and an integrated public transportation system with buses and rails because ‘the government has to subsidize it’ means you obviously have not realized the government paves our highways, builds our overpasses, and subsidizes the car industry. Using Europe as your prime (and only) example for its being a ‘terrible plan’ means...
because everyone should hear this, everyone who...