kung fu grippe


  1. What.

(per)

    What.

    (per)

  2. I remember that one time [Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu] visited an apple orchard. The president of the co-operative declared that he had the biggest production of apples in the orchard’s history and when Ceausescu decided to control it, he asked his employees to tie apples in the trees, so the first 3 rows of trees would have lots of apples. And this was not a one-of-a-kind situation. The farms did the same as cows, pigs, sheeps were moved from a place to another depending on Ceausescu’s controls.
  3. rotl:

John (by merlinmann)

(Original photo by a young Dan Cohen)

Cf.

    rotl:

    John (by merlinmann)

    (Original photo by a young Dan Cohen)

    Cf.

  4. Per next week’s Roderick on the Line.

    Heaven.

  5. There are far, far too many people dressing like dragons and masturbating in public places because they have a prescription for it.

    John Roderick

    Imminently quotable in the Roderick on the Line that goes live on Monday.

  6. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK…

  7. This is gonna be a good one.

    This is gonna be a good one.

  8. The Beatles - “We Can Work It Out” (“We Can Work It Out” b/w “Day Tripper”; Single; December, 1965)

    This little gem is an example of the Beatles’ collaborative “Not so fast!" composition style that John and I were talking about on the latest Roderick on the Line.

    Like I said, I think some of the best Beatles songs bear the strong imprimatur of one of the primary songwriters—but then benefits and really blooms from a bridge or turn featuring a lively and contrasting “But, on the other hand…” rebuttal by one of the other Beatles.

    To me, that balance and tension—and lack of ultimate resolution or easy reading—was a big part of what made the MacLen songs so grand and so timeless.


    Paul (1997):

    "I took it to John to finish it off, and we wrote the middle together. Which is nice: ‘Life is very short. There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.’ Then it was George Harrison’s idea to put the middle into waltz time, like a German waltz. That came on the session, it was one of the cases of the arrangement being done on the session."

  9. Handsome.

    Handsome.

  10. Work, work, work, work, work!

    Work, work, work, work, work!

  11. John Roderick on String Art Owls, Copper Pipe, and Bono’s Boss (The Merlin Show; 2007)

    I really enjoy re-watching my first interview with Roderick every few months. I hope you do, too.

    [via]

  12. rotl:

    Silkworm - “Couldn’t You Wait?” (Marco Collins Sessions; Matador Records; 1995)

  13. Guy Fieri & Sammy Hagar

Holy shit. This is no longer speculative.

The Pan Men are now officially self-organizing.

They. Live.

    Guy Fieri & Sammy Hagar

    Holy shit. This is no longer speculative.

    The Pan Men are now officially self-organizing.

    They. Live.

  14. Swoon.

  15. He is also the founder of the inscrutable yet admirable SuperTrain movement.