Happy Thanksgiving from the 1929 Macy’s parade! (That’s Captain Nemo.)
(It’s so early this year!)
I have all kinds of new respect for Jack White after this.
& Yes, I am Jesuit-educated. All hail the black Pope. (I’m kidding, though I do like this new guy.)
This post is dedicated to my friend from 6th grade, Brian Winkowski. We used to have a contest every year on Ash Wednesday to see which one of us could count more people with the ash smudge. We are both youngests from huge Catholic families, as apparently Colbert & White are too.
It’s got a little too much narrative and is a little more presentational than I like in dance, but it is pretty amazing nonetheless.
(And my wife finds it incredible that my favorite song to dance to is Radiohead’s “There There.” )
This is one of the best things ever.
No really, it is. Here is mine inspired by the Wisconsin winter:
Winter should end now
It has been cold much too long
Ass is frozen off.
This person has been writing one daily, about which I have to say:
why try so hard for brevity:
Still, they’re fun to write. Leave one here.
They’re called bronies.
I’m sorry — what did I just read?!? Is it 1953 all over again?
These students in rural Georgia have decided it is ABOUT TIME their prom become an integrated event. Yes, integrated, as in race integration.
I have to say I’m flabbergasted.
And this image is for two people whose birthdays are today.
Happy birthday to you both!
This is not something I do often, or lightly, but having just been through a round of some stomach bug or flu, I’ve been drinking a lot of stomach ease tea, by Yogi Teas, and I swear by the stuff. It’s a miracle as far as I’m concerned.
Really, just try it if you’re one of those people with a fluttery stomach – from stress, indigestion, hangover, whatever.
It makes you feel like a person again. If you can’t find it near you, you can buy it on Amazon.
And no, this is not a paid blog post, but a genuine article product endorsement. It tastes good, too.
So I’ve been teaching Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to first year students this year, and while I had a vivid memory of being introduced to his music via Siouxsie and the Banshees, I could never find any evidence of that fact.
But now I have: in the video of Nocturne, a live concert, the first few minutes you can hear the Stravinksy; it was the music Siouxsie and the Banshees used to play to cue the audience that they were up next.
I saw this show at Radio City Music Hall, and honestly, seeing that gorgeous hall full of High Goth was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I also still remember, because it was one of those Perfect Days, the day we bought the tickets: first going to Radio City to stand online to buy the tickets and then handing around Washington Square Park all day with my friends Marc and Lara.
(& For Cure fans: that is a very young Robert Smith standing stage left and playing guitar.)
I wonder how many hours of my life have been spent watching live music – a lot, no doubt, and still? Never enough. Now I’m more likely to actually go see a performance of Rite of Spring, which seems pretty full circle, no?
Interviewer: What would you consider to be your greatest weakness?
Interviewer: Honesty? I don’t think honesty is a weakness.
Applicant: I don’t give a fuck what you think.
“Do you think I’ve gone round the bend?”
“I’m afraid so. You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland