what i skipped this summer
New York Observer: "What I Skipped This Summer." I frequently have moments where I have to say, "Even though I will be dumber for not paying attention to this, I don't have the time to follow this cultural meme." My misses include: the O.J. Simpson trial (Kato who?), blockbuster network reality tv (Survivor), media-inflated murders (Laci Peterson), and reinvented teenyboppers (Justin and Christina). On second though, I might actually be much smarter because of this.
I like the organizing principle of this blog on urban transportation.
Snarky 50 Ways To Save The Movies.
Prophetik has some okay tees.
Tricky gets nasty in Jane magazine.
Straight outta Seattle: Lollapalooza: Then and Now.
ASCII Rock in Quicktime. Click 'em. Wow. Simply wow.
At 43, Suzanne Vega learns to drive.
The new issue of Magnet does the Top 60 albums of the last 10 years. Here's the top 10:
- Neutral Milk Hotel, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
- Nirvana, In Utero
- Radiohead, OK Computer
- Guide By Voices, Alien Lanes
- Belle And Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister
- Breeders, Last Splash
- Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
- Verve, Urban Hymns
- Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
- Tortoise, Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Lake Minnetonka is under attack!
The Strib has this new thing called Pick Six in which two local scenesters each pick three cool things in the local music scene. My pal Catherine was in this week's.