Friday, December 26, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
LORD DARLINGTON. A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
CECIL GRAHAM. And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything, and doesn't know the market price of any single thing."
CECIL GRAHAM. Oh! gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. Now, I never moralise. A man who moralises is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralises is invariably plain. There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience. And most women know it, I'm glad to say."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
What have I been doing? I don't think I realize the implications of my slacking here at Pablo Bunny. I have left everyone in the dark about my views of what I consider the most important day of the century thus far:
TOMORROW! NOVEMBER 11, 2008
Why, you ask?
It is tomorrow that The Flaming Lips are finally releasing their movie, Christmas on Mars, on DVD! Christmas on Mars was originally slated for a Christmas 2003 release date, so I've pretty much been unable to sleep for 5 years.
ALSO: The direct sequel to Ender's Game, Ender in Exile, is released tomorrow. Orson Scott Card will finally bridge the 3000 years between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. FINALLY!
Change is here! Woo hoo!
Go march the Capitol! It's the science fiction event of the year!
BUY Christmas on Mars
BUY Ender in Exile
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Islands is a goofy, Canadian band that is not afraid of violins. It is a band that makes music that makes you want to get up and dance like a crazy person (see video above). Islands makes you feel vulnerable yet invincible. They like to sing about death.
Oh yeah, and they're playing with Man Man.
Check out their new album, Arm's Way. It's excellent.
Islands - Creeper (Arm's Way, 2008)
Islands - Kids Don't Know Shit (Arm's Way, 2008)
BUY Arm's Way
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Nov 5 2008
Washington, Washington DC
Nov 7 2008
New York City, New York
Brooklyn, New York
TT the Bear’s
New York City, New York
Friday, October 17, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008
But we are seven years out, and it is interesting to look back and observe to what extent the ideas, images, and language of "9/11" have been incorporated into American culture.
Just last Thursday, I went to the Avon Cinema on Thayer St. to see Man on Wire, a documentary film about a French tight-rope walker who crossed between the Twin Towers in 1974. It was in many ways a comedy, and we chuckled and smiled in our old, red theater seats. But when the image of those towers flashed on the screen -- their construction, their monolithic presence, the view from the top -- a hush fell over the audience, and we were connected by the like-minded stress of the past. This memory is one that all American adults share.
In 2006, I had the honor of performing "Immigrants Still," a choral piece that connects to and comments on this memory, with the Connecticut All-State Chorus (under the director of Peter Bagley) and in the presence of its composer, Kenneth Fuchs. The piece is a setting of a poem by Richard Wilbur, poet laureate of the United States. It begins with soft vocal bells that chime to the word, "still," and ends with the same cadence. In between, the music describes the immigrants' journey through the centuries, the Statue of Liberty, and American solidarity. Look for onomatopoeia throughout, especially in the water section. It's really cool.
CT All-State Chorus, 2006 - Immigrants Still
Also of interest:
Here is what Jon Stewart had to say on his first show following the attacks:
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Peggy Noonan corrects them:
This race is not over. Everyone I know thinks it is, but I don't buy it.
Mr. Obama just suffered a catastrophe, his first. Mr. McCain just enjoyed a
triumph, maybe not his last. GOP strategists are experiencing premature
triumphalism; they're puffing up like blowfish, emitting great bubbles of
self-regard. Democrats, be encouraged by this! They make mistakes when
they're winning. They always start to think they're the
reason. Democratic strategists have their heads in their hands, knowing
they took a bad hit but not understanding exactly how, or why. Republicans,
be inspired by this! They can't come up with the right cure if they can't
diagnose the illness. Here's why it's not over: We are a more or less 50/50 nation experiencing 80% wrong-track numbers, alarming economic challenges and two continuing wars. New voters are about to flood to the polls. There are more than 50 days to go. The media environment is volatile. The Obama campaign has some experience in turning inevitable candidacies into evitable ones. Sen. Obama himself is talented, resourceful and compelling.More important, obviously, the race shouldn't be over. The nation deserves—and requires—a real debate, a real and spirited
presenting of fact and argument. It won't get that if the election is over. The
candidates must argue this thing out or it means nothing. And the day after
the election, for the winner in this tempestuous nation, it better mean
something, or he won't be able to govern.
Yay, Peggy Noonan! Voice of reason. If you didn't feel like reading that, here's basically what it means:
Ah. That feels good.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008
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Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Well, I've put it off for long enough. It's time for Jens Lekman.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
The House voted this week to apologize for slavery.
See the rest of the article here.
Thanks to big sister for the tip.
UPDATE: Also, from the same article:
Obama said he would be willing to talk to American Indian leaders about an
apology for the nation's treatment of their people.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
WHAT STUDIES SAY ABOUT YOUR SOUNDS:
POP: Conformists, overly responsible, role-conscious, struggling with
sexuality or peer acceptance.
HEAVY METAL: Higher levels of suicidal ideation, depression, drug use,
self-harm, shoplifting, vandalism, unprotected sex.
DANCE: Higher levels of drug use regardless of socio-economic
JAZZ/RHYTHM & BLUES: Introverted misfits, loners.
RAP: Higher levels of theft, violence, anger, street gang membership, drug
use and misogyny.