David Lynch’s Catching the Big Fish (audiobook, unabridged, narrated by David Lynch)

Here’s a complete rip of David Lynch’s book on transcendental meditation, filmmaking, and the creative process. Recommended for any fans of Lynch, TM, or people with interesting voices.

Buzzfeed article: “8 Seconds Of White Noise Is Topping The Canadian iTunes Chart And It’s All Taylor Swift [sic] Fault”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleydunlap/taylor-swift-white-noise#46h5gka

Rarely do I read Buzzfeed, and it’s even rarer that I’d promote it. But this article is too good to pass up.

Earlier this morning eight seconds of mechanical hissing was released as “Track 3” off of Taylor’s upcoming album 1989 and reached number one on the Canadian iTunes chart almost immediately.

from earlier in the article:

It’s official: Swifties will buy anything.

Swifties? That’s what they’re called?

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R.E.M. – “Man on the Moon”

This morning I’ve been withdrawing many old star and planet atlases from the library’s collection. Naturally, this tune popped into my head.

(Source: Spotify)

Akon – “I Wanna Love You” (AOL Sessions)

Sometimes I hear a song and think, Boy that would be a lot better without ____ or with more _____ or more cowbell.

So I scour the internet for alternate takes, cover versions, live in studio versions, et cetera et cetera . .

I don’t like the Snoop verse on this original track, “I Wanna Fuck You” by Akon ft. Snoopaloop. I like this one with the live drums and less auto-tune much better in many respects (it’s a lean 2:27 long), though the original drops “fuck” bombs quite liberally. (And I am quite crass!)

Both versions are good. Give this one a spin though.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”

One of my favorite tracks from Cave’s very fine album Push the Sky Away

I saw Nick Cave’s other band Grinderman four years back, and I was in the front where Cave almost kicked me with his very pointy shoes.

Badass, that Cave.

(Source: Spotify)

Gigwise article: “Nick Cave album cover of naked wife was apparently taken by accident”

http://www.gigwise.com/news/79581/nick-cave-album-cover-of-naked-wife-was-apparently-taken-by-accident

From the article:

The cover picture is an arty shot in stark monochrome with Cave’s naked wife on tip-toes, face obscured by her hair, while Cave holds a window open letting light in…

Speaking to The Sun, Cave said: “That picture was not set up. It was taken in our bedroom by Dominique Issermann, the unbelievably brilliant French photographer, who was doing an editorial shoot of my wife for a French magazine.

"She was in between costumes, naked under a cape, when I walked in. She just said, ‘Look, go over and open that window up’. As I went over to do it, she dropped the cape and Dominque took a few photographs.

A List of Black Friday Record Store Day Releases at Turntable Lab:

http://turntablelab.com/collections/black-friday-records-store-day-2014-releases-alpha

These releases will be sold in the New York store. All that remains will be sold online the following week.

Releases include stuff by Green Day, New Order, St. Vincent, and The Velvet Underground

Hot Chip – “We’re Looking for a Lot of Love

This tune fits the mood of a gray, half-rainy day. The songs starts:

This town’s been raining for too long
For me to find my way to you
You see me everywhere, I see you in my boots

I’m not sure if the song is any good, but like I said, it fits, right here right now.
And also: could the tambourine be any more slow-motion?

(Source: Spotify)

SFGate article: “Daniel Handler launches program to unite authors, independent bookstores”

http://blog.sfgate.com/bookmarks/2014/10/17/daniel-handler-launches-program-to-unite-authors-independent-bookstores/

Daniel Handler is Lemony Snicket.

From the article:

Handler, who lives in San Francisco, said in an email that he is partnering with his neighborhood bookstore, Booksmith, which “puts on terrific events and has a glorious staff who are very patient with my wife and me when we stumble across the street from Zam Zam to tipsily purchase books it turns out we already owned.”

Handler concludes his letter by writing, “Will Upstream rescue us all from strife and worry? Of course not. But the hope is that it will remind both authors and booksellers of their local, less monolithic resources, and to improve general esprit de corps at a disheartening time.”

Timber Timbre – “Black Water

From the awesomely titled album Creep On Creepin’ On

Moody late-nite twinkly piano song from the brooding Timber Timbre. I hear it’s gonna rain tomorrow (I thought it no longer rained in California?) so this song is appropriate in that sense.

I am a california boy, and I much prefer the sun:

All I need is some sunshine

All I nee-ee-ee-ee, eed.

(Source: Spotify)

(killer) Campari poster designed by Marcello Dudovich, 1920
Dudovich was an overlooked Italian art nouveau artist/designer. If you enjoy art nouveau you should check out his work. I have some of his old magazine cover illustrations, and they’re super rad, dreamy, sexy, provacative, etc.
And check out that font! So good.
Explore more vintage Campari posters on Campari’s website:
http://www.camparigroup.com/en/media/image-gallery/galleria-campari

(killer) Campari poster designed by Marcello Dudovich, 1920

Dudovich was an overlooked Italian art nouveau artist/designer. If you enjoy art nouveau you should check out his work. I have some of his old magazine cover illustrations, and they’re super rad, dreamy, sexy, provacative, etc.

And check out that font! So good.

Explore more vintage Campari posters on Campari’s website:

http://www.camparigroup.com/en/media/image-gallery/galleria-campari

Tim and Eric – “Petite Feet”

He’s got
petite feet, feminine step
Sounds like a lady when he’s walking in the room.

Here’s yet another super clever and catchy Tim and Eric tune. The entire CD Awesome Record, Great Songs! is full of winners.

Tim and Eric’s new series is on now on the Adult Swim. The episode “Roommates” was on this week and it’s awesome.

(Source: Spotify)

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

The Who - Who’s For Tennis
Another one of those very fun Albums That Never Were things! I don’t think I’d ever heard of this possible Who album — the follow-up to the Who Sell Out. It’s packed with some of my fave Who deep cuts: “Glow Girl,” “Dogs,” “Little Billy” etc. Fantastic cover art, too.  

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

The Who - Who’s For Tennis

Another one of those very fun Albums That Never Were things! I don’t think I’d ever heard of this possible Who album — the follow-up to the Who Sell Out. It’s packed with some of my fave Who deep cuts: “Glow Girl,” “Dogs,” “Little Billy” etc. Fantastic cover art, too.  

(via aquariumdrunkard)

New Noel Gallagher (and them High Flying Birds) track “Heat of the Moment”

Not sure about this one.

Grantland article: “Madison Bumgarner and the Frenetic Zeros”

Bumgarner starts tonight in game 5 against the Cards. The G-Men are on their way to the World Series methinks.

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/san-francisco-giants-madison-bumgarner-nlcs-game-5/

From the article:

Bumgarner’s struggles late in 2012 were not unlike what happened to Kershaw and Hamels in 2009, when both got blasted in the playoffs. In response, both Hamels and Kershaw quit shaving and took the leap from potential to greatness. Hamels added a cutter and a curveball to his problematic two-pitch mix, while Kershaw cut his troublesome walk rate in half. Bumgarner did much the same thing, and today, he’s a pitcher who can hit the mid-90s well into his 240th inning of the year, with a perplexing five-pitch mix and a beard like he wants to play the bouzouki for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Bumgarner is now more than just the kid at the end of the rotation: He’s a true no. 1 starter.