It’s so hard to be close to other people in meaningful ways but so easy to heave...– the beautiful and the ordinary: (excerpt from this)
Shout Out Louds - My Friend and the Ink Fun (old)...
When two web services love each other very much...
hypem: Some great music blogs use Tumblr as their platform, and we aggregate those in The Hype Machine. But plenty of people have awesome insights on music, even if they post about everything else on their tumblelog, too. So now, you can submit your music posts to the Hype Tumblr. We’re also following some cool people and reblogging their stuff, so you can see all the...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-24) →
The National (45) Phoenix (34) The Avett Brothers (27) Faded Paper Figures (26) xx (22) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
the national announce tour, new lp →
texturism: good, great stuff. Let’s dew it!
Men can communicate their testosterone levels through the way they dance… And...– Peter “Dr. Dance” Lovatt, Sexual Politics of Dancing (via stephen:christmasgorilla:mikehudack) Apparently there’s a scientific reason why wallflowers were never appealing to me.
tuneage: the xx - “VCR” But you, you just...
bijan: Let My Love Open The Door - Rilo Kiley ...
The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine This...
sydneychild: heart skipped a beat - the xx
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.– Clementine Paddleford
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-17) →
We Were Promised Jetpacks (65) The National (61) Faded Paper Figures (31) Lady GaGa (23) John Mayer (17) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Just want to say that Ender's Game is a fantastic...
mikehudack: Fantastic. You should read it if you haven’t already. This is the 2nd time I’ve seen Ender’s mentioned in 2 days. Strange, considering how old it is, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome.
To put yourself forward as someone good enough to do interesting things is, by...– A Rant About Women « Clay Shirky (via texturism)
the 15 most anticipated releases of 2010 →
(via texturism) Nice! So many to look forward to - and even the ‘maybe’ list looks pretty sweet.
Making models →
gregbrown: bobulate: Zinsser on having models: We all need models. Bach needed a model; Picasso needed a model. Make a point of reading writers who are doing the kind of writing you want to do. (Many of them write for The New Yorker.) Study their articles clinically. Try to figure out how they put their words and sentences together. Study not just others’ writing, but their entire process....
Amazon Kindle requests
Does anyone know if Amazon queues up the “Tell the publisher I’d like to read this on the Kindle” requests and keeps track of the titles? I’ve requested so many Kindle editions of books and I just requested another, however I haven’t kept track. Anyone have any idea?
Beware of losing yourself in the personality of another being, man or woman.– This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald (via)
chrispetescia: I’m on Fire Bruce Springsteen...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-10) →
The Avett Brothers (60) Faded Paper Figures (31) The Kooks (27) John Mayer (25) Mumford & Sons (24) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Top 100 Geek Quotes →
My only question is where is “All your base are belong to us”? It’s classic! And used in my office on a regular basis, mostly along the lines of “all your music/files/headphones are belong to me”.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Weird Are You? →
emphasisadded: Great interview in the NYT with Tony Hsieh, the chief executive of Zappos.com. All about the importance of company culture, the right core values and how we could all benefit form being a little weirder. (Note: I do not work for Zappos, but this article is very much in-line with the emphasis on culture I enjoy at my job)
It seems to be that everyone, even if they don’t freely and easily admit it,...– the beautiful and the ordinary