I saw a guy in Brooklyn once with a handlebar mustache, pierced ears, a fedora hat and jodhpurs. He was a collage of sartorial attempts at evading himself. It looked as if he were interrupted during a shave in the mid-1850s and had to grab some clothes and dress quickly while being chased through a time tunnel. —
My friend Marc Maron, whose new TV show Maron just premiered on IFC, wrote this great piece for the Times about finding the perfect pants. And just living your life.(via putthison)
AUSTIN KLEON: 90 minutes -
Is 90 minutes the magic amount of time you need for a productive work session? explore-blog posted this bit of Tony Schwartz’s article, “Relax! You’ll Be More Productive”:
In the 1950s, the researchers William Dement and Nathaniel Kleitman discovered that we sleep in cycles of roughly 90…
When you want genuine music—music that will come right home to you like a bad quarter, suffuse your system like strychnine whisky, go right through you like Brandreth’s pills, ramify your whole constitution like the measles, and break out on your hide like the pin-feather pimples on a picked goose,—when you want all this, just smash your piano, and invoke the glory-beaming banjo! — Mark Twain (via heavychaff)
Hawkwind - Silver Machine (Promo) [Complete] - YouTube -
Inspired by the post from Heavy Chaff tonight.
Untitled: Space Madness: Reasons To Love Hawkwind -
Dave Brock and the over forty musicians who have played with him have created some of the most timely and timeless music in all of Rock and Roll. Moving from its psychedelic roots to the creation of space rock, being on the forefront of the punk and new wave scenes and all the way up to the…
For your education.
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’. — John Lennon (via heavychaff)
I’ve been listening obsessively to the podcast 99% Invisible. Today I stumbled on this episode about WWI ship camouflage and it kind of blew my mind.