New Lightning Dust - "I Knew" - MP3 - Stereogum →
This is the song that is totally getting under my skin this week. The whole album’s really growing on me.
Sept. 8 The Clean - Mister Pop Circulatory System - Signal Morning Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio Taken by Trees - East of Eden Wild Beasts - Two Dancers Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs Sept. 15 The Dodos - Time to Die Scotland Yard Gospel Choir - …And the Horse You Rode in On Sept. 22 Sea Wolf - White Water, White Bloom Or, the Whale - s/t Hidden Cameras - Origin: Orphan The...
‘Given a choice between TV on the Radio’s waves of distorted noise...– Outside Lands coasts on variety, not urgency This makes me (1) sad and (2) glad I was not at Outside Lands this weekend.
'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter : NPR →
“Reading Rainbow comes to the end of its 26-year run on Friday; it has won more than two-dozen Emmys, and is the third longest-running children’s show in PBS history — outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers.”
Bleak financial picture at UC Berkeley →
My alma mater twice over — this makes me very sad.
Gmail (Finally) Adds a Contact Chooser -... →
FINALLY! I’ve been bemoaning this bizarre Gmail lack-of-feature for what seems like an eternity.
Frank Black covers "All in My Mind" -... →
I am kind of loving this right now. Download it at Brooklyn Vegan. From the new Love & Rockets tribute album, New Tales to Tell.
‘Instead, recent evidence suggests that running may actually shield...– Phys Ed: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com I really hope this study is accurate.
Come Hoard With Me « Mission Mission →
Is this a joke? Here is the actual posting.
‘The title— aka “Bombs Over Baghdad”, a phrase that...– Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s I was prepared to vehemently disagree with whatever they were going to rank as number one — but I think the Pitchfork editors make a compelling argument here.
I am Annoyed and Disappointed. →
Article from the East Bay Express that’s pretty critical of Cafe Gratitude.
The Women’s Crusade - NYTimes.com →
The first half of this article is mostly old news, but I thought the second half delved into some interesting and innovative programs being used to lift women out of poverty in developing nations.
Theodore Olson's Road to Championing Same-Sex... →
Interesting profile of the otherwise-conservative lawyer now arguing the current case to strike down Prop 8.
What Made the Wedding Present Great (1985-1991) |... →
Nice piece on the history of often-overlooked The Wedding Present.
Introducing the NPR News iPhone App - Inside... →
I’ve just been playing with this and it’s pretty awesome. Regular programs streaming on demand via the app.
Things San Franciscans Like: Not This Year's... →
“Outside Lands is only two years old and it has already deeply disappointed the San Franciscans it was meant to serve. First, the organizers mistook San Francisco for the 90s when they chose Pearl Jam as a headliner. Then, they underestimated the hipness of San Franciscans when they chose Dave Matthews Band as another headliner. And then one of the Beastie Boys got cancer.” I was just...
Twitter vs. Qwantz = win →
Thank you Ryan North for the link beneath today’s Dinosaur Comics.
This BART Strike Already Reminds Us Of The Last Strike. How About You?: News: SFAppeal “Pumped and primed for the news that BART would be on strike as of Monday, our friends at NBC Bay Area sent over this video from the last BART strike, in 1997.” I remember leaving work at 2pm in the Embarcadero and it taking me an hour to drive the 8 or so blocks to get on the freeway. Thank...
Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection →
Neat collection of vintage SF photos.
California Court Allows Disabled Student to Take... →
From last month, but I just saw it — this story must sound outrageous to the non-lawyers, but for those of us who have had to deal with the people who administer the California Bar, it’s hardly surprising. It reminded me of last year when a pretty big earthquake struck one of the testing centers and the administrators refused to pause the test or give anyone extra time. Just lovely.
iGoogle - Social →
It’s like Google never wants me to get any work accomplished ever again.
Drinking With Your Dog | San Francisco →
We'll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John... →
A touching and personal story about John Hughes. Thanks so much to AB for the link.
Snacks and Shit →
“No room service just snacks and shit.” - Jay-Z, Hey Papi “This is the line that started our whole obsession with rap and hip-hop lyrics. “Honestly, this sounds more like something my dad would say. “Remember, no ordering room service. It’s too expensive. Plus, I brought snacks.” “This blog is about rap and hip-hop lyrics that are absolutely absurd,...
The Mountain Goats | Hands to Work →
Mountain Goats coming back to San Francisco Nov. 14 (wooo!) — the show is at the Fillmore (not so woo)