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greg-pak:

Outstanding.
mattmarblo:

oops turns out this is every single person that says this

greg-pak:

Outstanding.

mattmarblo:

oops turns out this is every single person that says this

(Source: dakotamcfadzean, via natepatrin)

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Still wonderful, this.

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So says the headline and there ya go.  And yes, that Lewis.  L’Amour/Romantic Times Lewis.

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lookatallthisstuff said: Hey John, will there be an audiobook for Wolf in White Van? More importantly, will you be reading it?

johndarnielle:

I put off answering this question until we were done tracking. I just finished doing the reading for the audiobook just now. Literally just now. I am typing from the couch behind the mixing board. Scott Solter recorded it and now we’re going to put some spectral ghostly instrumental music together to lightly thread through the reading here and there. 

It’s really interesting reading the whole book through, I haven’t listened back to it yet but I feel like it heads out into some pretty remote interior places, and I’m excited to record the music and see how it fits together!

Well this works.  I sez I sez

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Satoshi Kon

slutsky:

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I have never been a huge anime “guy,” but I was blown away by Satoshi Kon’s Paprika, a film that was somehow liquid in its continually shifting and metamorphosing imagery. It felt like he had found new and exciting ways to tell a story about dreaming, and to bring viewers into the world of his characters’ dreams. 

I interviewed him over email when the film came out in 2007. I don’t usually like to interview people that way but when there is a language barrier and the subject is in Japan there isn’t usually much choice. But somehow it turned out to be one of my favourite interviews ever; I sent him something like eight questions and got back a dense, somewhat irregularly-translated eight-page document full of answers and ideas. So generous, so cool.

I’ve just learned that Satoshi Kon has died at the too-young age of 46. I’m saddened, and stunned, by the loss of a true talent, and someone whose fascinating mind I am glad to have been able to tangentially intersect with once.

Here’s an except from the document he sent me.

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It’s been almost four years since Satoshi Kon’s death.  The excerpt in question is one of the best questions — and answers — on film I’ve ever read.  

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natepatrin:

johndarnielle:

christiannightmares:

'Stairway to Heaven' played forward reveals the backward nature of these televangelists and it's hilarious (Found at Dangerous Minds; For the original video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/80494843070/paul-crouch-jr-son-of-televangelists-paul-and-jan)

and it makes me wonder

I swear at the 1:12 mark Mustaches for Christ says “yes you see a mature euphemism” — are televangelists secretly promoting sexual double-entendres to our children? This must be stopped

Telling ya, the dude just looks like an LZ roadie to start with.

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highway62:

Yup. Had this one. 

Fun fact. The cylon attackers were pre-programmed. It only had one sequence. I got good enough at it that I would play ahead, which was fun for a while. Then I got bored because, well there was only one sequence.

I bet this thing cost almost a hundred bucks in adjusted dollars, too.

Happily loved this thing, despite noted issues.  

(Source: boomerstarkiller67)

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bubblegumcageiv:

nedraggett:

Listen/purchase: The Song of Phaethon by Ian Crause

And it’s very good. My review of the release ran yesterday in The Quietus:

http://thequietus.com/articles/15856-ian-crause-the-fall-of-phaethon-review

This is great but I’m having trouble understanding what makes it a new release all of a sudden. A little hard drive digging shows that I’ve had the whole thing since November 2012.

A fair question!  That was essentially a demo/work in progress.  This is the final mix.

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Listen/purchase: The Song of Phaethon by Ian Crause

And it’s very good. My review of the release ran yesterday in The Quietus:

http://thequietus.com/articles/15856-ian-crause-the-fall-of-phaethon-review

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