Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Trent Reznor has rolled out the tracklisting for Nine Inch Nails (music)' forthcoming concept album, "Year Zero," and is setting up the album's premise via a series of strange websites, audio files and album leaks.
"This record began as an experiment with noise on a laptop in a bus on tour somewhere," Reznor said in a prepared statement issued last week. "That sound led to a daydream about the end of the world. That daydream stuck with me and over time revealed itself to be much more. I believe sometimes you have a choice in what inspiration you choose to follow and other times you really don't. This record is the latter. Once I tuned into it, everything fell into place ... as if it were meant to be. ... The record turned out to be more than a just a record in scale, as you will see over time.
"Part one is Year Zero. Concept record. Sixteen tracks. What's it about? Well, it takes place about 15 years in the future. Things are not good. If you imagine a world where greed and power continue to run their likely course, you'll have an idea of the backdrop," he continued. "The world has reached the breaking point--politically, spiritually and ecologically. Written from various perspectives of people in this world, Year Zero examines various viewpoints set against an impending moment of truth.
"This record is much more of a 'sound collage' than recent efforts from me," Reznor continued. "A lot of it was improvised. It is very tedious describing your own music. It's not just music. It's probably too long, but it felt like the right thing to do to paint the complete picture. It will sound different after a few listens. You can think about it and it will reveal more than you were expecting. You can dance to a lot of it. You can fuck to a lot of it, maybe all of it depending on what you're into..."
( Rolling Stone Article Plus Album Cover )
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
You took your coat off and stood in the rain,
You're always crazy like that.
And I watched from my window,
Always felt I was outside looking in on you.
You're always the mysterious one with
Dark eyes and careless hair,
You were fashionably sensitive
But too cool to care.
You stood in my doorway, with nothing to say
Besides some comment on the weather.
Well in case you failed to notice,
In case you failed to see,
This is my heart bleeding before you,
This is me down on my knees, and...
Well, excuse me, guess I've mistaken you for somebody else,
Somebody who gave a damn,
Somebody more like myself.
Lily Alen is set to design a "capsule wardrobe" for high street clothes chain New Look, to be titled 'Lily Loves'.
Known for her quirky dress sense and penchant for gold jewellery and vintage pieces, the range will feature six dresses, two pairs of shoes and assorted brightly coloured accessories.
Speaking about Lily Allen's individual style, New Look's head of fashion communications Sarah Walter explained: "She's an absolute dressaholic."
The collection is due to hit UK stores in May.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Bebeh, I may have gotten neutered just yesterday, but I can still put the "hey bebeh" moves on. With one wink, I'll seduce a hamburger right out from under you.
You think that medium rare patty is still on your plate?
Look again, Honeh. Look... again.
For the propagation of an ideal where science communicators can meet firstly, for drinks; secondly, for communicating; and ultimately, for networking.
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The "I've been published at the New Yorker" badge. In which the recipient has published a science piece at the venerable New Yorker. Pretty much means the recipient has to pay for drinks in subsequent meetings.
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"I've been rejected by the New Yorker" badge, the "I blog about science" badge and many more...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
When all of a sudden the city air filled with snow,
the distinguishable flakes
looked like krill
fleeing the maw of an advancing whale.
At least they looked that way to me
from the taxi window,
and since I happened to be sitting
that fading Sunday afternoon
in the very center of the universe,
who was in a better position
to say what looked like what,
which thing resembled some other?
Yes, it was a run of white plankton
borne down the Avenue of the Americas
in the stream of the wind,
phosphorescent against the weighty buildings.
Which made the taxi itself,
yellow and slow-moving,
a kind of undersea creature,
I thought as I wiped the fog from the glass,
and me one of its protruding eyes,
an eye on a stem
swiveling this way and that
monitoring one side of its world,
observing tons of water
tons of people
colored signs and lights
and now a wildly blowing race of snow.
picture, times square, nyc
Even drones can fly away,
The queen is their slave."
"Papa don't take no mess."-Mr. Please Please (James Brown)
"Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS, the IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES,
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be."
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Small boy: I think elephants and snakes... Mom? Are there also pretend things there, like dinosaurs and God?
Mom: I think we need to have a talk when we get home.
--N train near Union Square
Overheard in New York
Saturday, February 10, 2007
In the end only kindness matters
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007