August 20, 2014
Douglas Adams' Last TV Interview
This is the entire raw tape, shot May 2001 in San Francisco.
Mr Probz - Waves [Robin Schulz Remix]
August 19, 2014
Slavoj Žižek - Ecology: A New Opium for the Masses
How to negotiate like Harvey Specter
"I'm against having emotions, not using them."
iamamiwhoami - tap your glass
From Blue, the new album, a more commercial production than her earlier work.
August 18, 2014
Made in Sheffield - The Birth of Electronic Pop (2004)
"Made in Sheffield is a documentary film on the history of the music scene in the city of Sheffield, England from 1975 until 1983. The film was directed and produced by Eve Wood in 2001. It features bands such as The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, Pulp (who would not find success until 1994), ABC, and Heaven 17."
Death in the Afternoon, reviewed
"One afternoon in August 1937, Ernest Hemingway strode into the New York office of a Scribner’s editor and slapped a book across Max Eastman’s face."
Chet Faker - Gold
August 16, 2014
Shelby Foote on William Faulkner and the American South
Possibly NSFW due to frank treatment of history with equally frank language. But then it's Shelby Foote so you know it will be worth your while.
"Hollywood's the only place on Earth where you can be stabbed in the back while climbing the ladder." - William Faulkner
The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform
"Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics when the most important structures of British life - still valued and recognised today - were established in the shadow of revolution.
"Amanda invites us to enter the world of the political elite in London's luxurious St James' Square. Here, political heavyweights would gather for a season debating and defining British politics. Against a backdrop of decadence, they went about the serious business of crafting the structures of politics and society so familiar to us in the 21st Century."
Yann Tiersen - Au dessous du volcan
August 15, 2014
Thanks to Canada's peculiar regulatory structure, if you want to escape Bell internet you are still stuck with a Bell technician for installation of third party internet access. No surprise, these installations are not a Bell priority so, when one of their technicians is a no show for a schedules installation the only recourse is to... schedule another installation more than a week later.
tl;dr Posting will be light at best until I am properly back on line.
August 13, 2014
Lauren Bacall - Her Look, Her Style
"Wide-mouthed, with a deep deadeye voice—sounding sexy and faintly mad-at-someone, Lauren Bacall looks the way most American women yearn to look; the way that stops men—American and otherwise—smack in their tracks. (When she sounds irked, there is the alluring implication that she just might make up.)"
Lauren Bacall: A style icon in pictures.
"As Lauren Bacall passes away we take a look at Hollywood star's inimitable silver screen style."
Real men make perfume.