When rats die, they go to rat heaven or rat hell. The terminal stations in human afterlives do not have physical locations but do have common physical associations; in the rat afterlife, these associations are both based in reality and inverted. Rat heaven is below, in the subway muck. Rat hell is above, in the nest of a hawk.
Here is something I had not considered: That in Manhattan, and probably Queens and Brooklyn and the Bronx, live hawks. Hawks in windows and hawks on roofs. Big hawks, abducting rodents and laying eggs. This week, hatching them! Nor had I imagined the existence of a network of websites and [...]
Eleanor Friedberger's delicious album "Last Summer" now has a video for the song "Heaven," directed by Scott Jacobson. Hooray! Please to enjoy. (It's very gorgeous: put on your headphones and go full-screen with me!)
In other Eleanor news: she is guest-starring on the Portlandia Live tour, beginning February 19th in Philly. But before that, she's doing her very own West Coast tour, starting February 2nd, wending her way north from San Diego to Seattle. (More info here, and yes, that includes SF and Portland.)
Hey, while we are here: would you like to download her live EP, for free, simply in exchange for going on [...]
You know, I read all the reviews of Art Basel Miami, and I didn't link to any of them, because they bored me. Finally, late-breaking, here is an account of the art fair that I actually enjoyed reading! "It all began when some friends took me to a party where I ultimately met a very well-known German artist. Aside from the fact he was three times my age-and weight-there was something very seductive about being force-fed bumps, champagne, and chocolate. The German artist asked me if I wanted to come to his hotel room for a nightcap, and even though my vision was blurred-in this case that was a [...]