Archive for August 2011



“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.”

– T. H. White, The Once and Future King

Posted at 9pm on 8/16/11 | 4 comments | Filed Under: books & writing, the shift (of ages) | read on


cocoon by alpines

Loving this song.

Posted at 5pm on 8/13/11 | 6 comments | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on


immigrant song

Just discovered that the spine-tingling cover of Led Zepp’s Immigrant Song from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer is sung by Karen O!! (with music by Trent Reznor??)

Doesn’t compare to hearing Ann Wilson perform this song live, but it comes close. (Maybe.)

Posted at 5pm on 8/13/11 | 1 comment | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on


a 1000 words…

Check out DARK STORES, Brian Ulrich’s haunting, yet kind of of uplifting (at least for me) photograph series of abandoned and decaying malls and shops. Powerful stuff. Like a photographic obituary of what is soon to come.

Also worth a look, his more recent series, RETAIL (which Flavorpill aptly calls a Brightly Colored Consumerist Hell.) There are some real gems in this series. (Brian also has the THRIFT series.)

Remarkable how a few photographs can represent the consumer psychosis/hypnosis that drives our society better than any book or article ever could.

Posted at 5pm on 8/13/11 | no comments; | Filed Under: photography, the shift (of ages) | read on


5 ways to listen better

7 minutes and 50 seconds of profound wisdom. Here’s to bringing back the art of conversation.

Posted at 12pm on 8/3/11 | 2 comments | Filed Under: do something!, the shift (of ages) | read on

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