I'm the guy who calls out "Natalie!" on the 10,000 Maniacs 'MTV Unplugged Album'

On The Permanent East Village: A Fascist Swamp of Crappy Buildings Now Historic

I don't think Jane Jacobs could have put it better than that.

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm 0

On Remembering Glenn Gould

I love how, on the the recording I have (his second GV release, from 1982 or so), you hear him humming quietly along in places, and hear his bench squeaking. That's kind of punk rock.

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm 0

On Six British Candies: Which Tastes Best?

@Sophie Hearn@facebook Word. Tunnock's are pretty special though.

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm 0

On Six British Candies: Which Tastes Best?

The only British sweets that I really miss (and that I occasionally pay a fortune for here in Canada, or have my mother bring over) are Rowntree's Fruit Gums, and to a lesser degree their Fruit Pastilles. There is really nothing else quite so satisfyingly hard-chewy and real-fruity going. I've long agonised over why they don't make or sell them here: pretty much every other Rowntree/Nestle, Cadbury, Mars etc product is also made and sold in some form in Canada, but not Fruit Gums.

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm 0

On Brooklyn Is Helping You Be Terrible

You guys are *still* talking about Clinton's speech?

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm 0

On Word Mispronounced


Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm 0

On "Roseanne" Or "Frasier"?

Linoleum is a sheet flooring material derived from linseed oil - swirly, spoltchy patterns, flexible and resilient. It would be extremely avant-garde, but warranty-voiding, to use it to cover the outside of a house.
Vinyl-sided is probably what was meant.

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm 0

On Hotel Gets Publicity


Posted on July 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm 0

On Better To Have Your Shoe Licked Than Your Face Chewed Off

@cherrispryte Yeah, until now all I knew about Ybor City was that it was très speedy but they threw such killer parties.

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm 1

On Visualizations

I imagine the early Middle Ages happened as tapestry, the late Middle Ages was a big woodcut, but the future, when we conqure space, is vector graphics.

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 11:45 am 0