Monday, November 26, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Disintegration Loops

This is all I want for Christmas.

Temporary Residence has reissued William Basinski's otherworldly masterpiece The Disintegration Loops across 9 heavy slabs of virgin vinyl, 5 CDs, 1 DVD, and a 144-page book.

The mind boggles.

This is a haunting piece of work that gets under your skin and into your brain and does not leave you alone. The story behind the music is fascinating and compels you to listen on its own, but the background doesn't explain the almost overwhelming pull these sounds have once they get into you.

I recommend this music to anyone and everyone. I believe there is something to be found in it by any human who listens, if you open up to the experience and don't get caught up waiting for a beat or hook. This goes beyond ambient or minimalism or even high-concept composition to something more visceral and fundamental than that. It's the sound of decay, of death, extended in tone and preserved for reimagining. It's really something.


This is just such a fantastic photo. These two, as Secretary of State and President, in Burma meeting not only with the government but openly with opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is something I never thought I'd see. Full article here

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Weekend

Me and Theo did a lot of hanging out this weekend. Even though he started it a bit under the weather, and I caught his cold on Sunday morning, we still had a blast. Lego cities, blanket forts, leaf piles, dog park, and endless hot wheels. 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012


We took Theo to the polls this morning. It felt right, seems important to introduce him to the processes behind Democracy at an early age.

He was good and patient, but we can't help but think he was also a bit disappointed. There was a line, and it took a little while to get in, which was fine. "Lotta people in line for the boat!" he said, excitedly.

"No, Vote. With a V."

Blank stare.

"Gonna get on a boat!"

Yeah, he was disappointed. 

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012


“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.”

― David Foster Wallace, Up, Simbal!: 7 Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate