A handful of things I’ve been too busy to mention:
#1: I was interviewed for the Music Edition of VPR’s Switchboard, which aired on Tuesday. Murf from False 45th phoned in to school ’em on the new Yo La Tengo, who they subsequently referred to as "Yellow Tangles" no less than three times. They eventually realized their mistake, but it was pretty funny while it lasted. I do believe you can stream the archive from the VPR link.
#4: GWAR is sold out, suckers.
#5 My refined year-end faves ran as a feature on Dusted today. The list is somewhat different than the one I originally posted here, as I took more time to ponder. In addition, the prose is modified to affirm my position as an all-important musical-linguistic analysis operative.
#5: I saw a commercial for Yoplait with two ladies dishing in a spa. This thing could send the feminist movement back by at least a decade. The ad is generally offensive, but when the *actresses* get *deep* it becomes unbearable. Here’s an honest-to-goodness example of their exchange:
"Yoplait is like Zen wrapped in karma wrapped in chocolate."
Apparently, this product is akin to the state of stillness that reflects the thusness of all — manifest and unmanifest — combined with the all-penetrating law of binding causality that subtly affects all — manifest and unmanifest — mixed with a sweet foodstuff.
I came up with a bit of copy for their next campaign: "Yoplait is like the ten thousand things wrapped in Kalki’s sword of obliteration with a vanilla creme demi-glaze." Feel free to post your own version in the comments field.