Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Friends from home showed up at school unexpectedly for my birthday last night. They brought me a bottle of scotch and a salami. I have great friends.
This fantastic and moving tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman by Caleb Slain features over 40 of Hoffman’s films.
At 17:22 the video uses a clip from a 2010 interview with Ross Reynolds of NPR affiliate KUOW in which Hoffman says:
People need each other and that actual interaction or relationship or friendship or romantic love affair, all the different ways relationships take form—is one of the hardest things we do in our lives. It’s one of the biggest risks we’ll take in our lives… If you say ‘yes’ to someone, ‘I will,’ [you] are also saying, ‘I will be hurt by you.’ Because you can’t have relationships if you’re not willing to be disappointed and hurt by that person. It’s almost impossible. And you have to be able to enter the world and realize that the richness of life is all the good and joy and thrill of it, but also all the disappointment, hurt, and heartache of it—and that all of that is what’s great.
Hoffman spoke to Terry in 1999 and 2008. We play parts of both interviews in our tribute to him.
*Quote transcribed as it was said in the interview, not as in the tribute
Oof. Oh man. What a Titan
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Artist: The Ramones
Track: Teenage Lobotomy
Album: Rocket To Russia
While I still can
Six more hours of being a teenager. Weird
The Dead Weather || New Pony
No one has ever rocked a Bob Dylan song harder than this
NEW YORK—A guy carrying a guitar case on a midtown Manhattan elevator was envied and admired by fellow passengers during the entirety of his 14-floor ride, the guitar-case- carrying man imagined Monday.
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who will promise never to part
Someone to close his eyes for you
Someone to close his heart
Someone who will die for you an’ more
But it ain’t me, babe
So if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.
driving is so dangerous ur literally controlling a giant metal contraption with a circle and some foot buttons
Fuck I keep trying to forget that I need to learn to drive
When Dan Bern has sex, does he make the other person call him “Bob Dylan?”
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wild Mountain Thyme
This is great but the image is sooooo close to, but not exactly the same as the cover of my horrible American lit. 1 anthology.
Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?
Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl!
Oh also a girl in my American lit. class used class time to talk about how EDM is her religion, and how she worships the earth through EDM, and how festivals are her rituals, and I’m not entirely sure but I think she was trying to say that she suffers religious persecution because of that?