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"Life is ironic. Kim Fowley was moved into my home a week ago Friday. I have been a 24/7 caregiver for him. Funny, I have not been a fan of this man for decades but time is the great equalizer. It has been an honor to be there for him. He is ill so please send prayers to him. He is as brilliant now as he has ever been. Caring for him keeps me from FB. Know I love you all and please send positive thoughts his way."

Cherie Currie, last night on Facebook.

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"And at home I found a separate culture of intellectual achievement. This is the tradition of Carter G. Woodson, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X. It argues for education not simply as credentialism or certification, but as a profound act of auto-liberation. This was the culture of my childhood and it gave me some of the greatest thrills of my youth. I was a boy haunted by questions: Why do the lilies close at night? Why does my father always say, “I can dig it”? And who really killed the dinosaurs? And why is my life so unlike everything I see on TV? That feeling—the not knowing, the longing for knowing, and the eventual answer—is love and youth to me. And I have always preferred libraries to classrooms because the wide open library is the ultimate venue for this theater."

Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Acting French”

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Somehow this photo of Sting talking to an ‘enthralled guest’ at his Italian estate says everything.

Somehow this photo of Sting talking to an ‘enthralled guest’ at his Italian estate says everything.

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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

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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)