Sunday, March 28, 2010
If you don't think Will Oldham is one of the more interesting musicians/people in the world, read this New Yorker article from last year. Or even just his IMDB page.
image via the tirelessly tit-tastic Lazertits
Monday, March 22, 2010
Given her jet-black hair, thick black eyeliner, black clothes and combat boots (which she often slept in while on assignment), people didn't always know what to think upon meeting her. She was quirky, the sort who excused herself from a social gathering by saying she had to wash her socks. And she was fearless, the kind of woman who not only kept the camera rolling while under fire, but zoomed in on a soldier who was shooting at her.
I had never heard of war zone camerawoman Margaret Moth until I read her obituary online today, and it is well worth reading. Depending on your mood her story will either inspire you or make you feel like you have done little more with your life than glass-eyedly shovel Cool Ranch Doritos into your mouth while watching "Do You Think You Can Be Smarter than America's Dancing Marriage Ref?" She jumped out of planes barefoot, worked in war zones and even got shot in the face working in Sarajevo, and then WENT BACK as soon as she got better. She enjoyed cigars and playing "who would you rather?" and was kind of a cat lady, except her cats were strays in Istanbul. What an interesting life packed into a such a short time.
photo via CNN.com
Monday, March 15, 2010
My (crazy talented) friend Tom asked me for some hip hop recommendations last week so I made him a mix. For a 24-hour turnaround, I think it's a pretty good representation of what I've liked in the past eight months or so? I'm posting it here because partly I'm too lazy to generate any real content, the Mixtape Recovery Project posts are popular, and because part of me wants this blog to get shut down so I'll be forced to make good on my threats to take my randomness over to Tumblr.
1. Gucci Mane - Dangers Not a Stranger (Diplo Remix)
2. Snoop and Kid Cudi - That Tree
6. Shine Blockas - Big Boi ft Gucci Mane
(I like this "ha ha" better though)
10. Jams Dean - No Stopping [ysi]
PS: If you watch this Law and Order: Sexy Victims Unit clip with the CC "transcribe audio" on it's pretty funny.
PS PS: This Elle interview with Tracy Morgan is the best thing I read on the train this week. Only part of it is online, but if you're in line at the grocery store or something: back page.
previously on GPB:
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
In fifth grade my best friend Hanna and I plastered our walls with Bop magazine posters of Corey Haim. Did anyone ever prefer Other Corey? He had awesome style in "The Lost Boys" to be sure but he looked like a lesbian to me.
The Haim made this video "Me, Myself and I" in the 80s as part of a comeback attempt at the beginning of his lifelong downward trajectory as a drug addict. I hope in heaven he is listening to that Japanese funk and finally starring as the older brother, or the only brother.