I was playing three chords in succession on the piano and I was like “man, that sounds so good. I could write a song around it.” And the more I played it, the more I liked it. Until I realized it was the chorus to a Todd Rundgren song.
Take [Banksy’s] political stuff. One featured that Vietnamese girl who had her clothes napalmed off. Ho-hum, a familiar image, you think. I’ll just be on my way to my 9 to 5 desk job, mindless drone that I am. Then, with an astonished lurch, you notice sly, subversive genius Banksy has stencilled Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald either side of her.
Wham! The message hits you like a lead bus: America … um … war … er … Disney … and stuff. Wow. In an instant, your worldview changes forever. Your eyes are opened. Staggering away, mind blown, you flick v-signs at a Burger King on the way home. Nice one Banksy!
When I have kids I’m going to make sure they grow up in a big city so they’re guaranteed major artists will play a concert in their home town.
My blog, depending on whom you ask, is just as good (or bad) as it’s always been. Nobody appreciates me. Maybe I’ll be The Velvet Underground of bloggers and people will appreciate me once I quit blogging. Then 20 years from now Brian Eno will say that only 300 people ever followed my blog but every single one of my followers started a blog of their own. I hope that’s my legacy.
I bought a 1974 Playboy off of eBay for $3 because it was the Bebe Buell issue and I told my parents it was because I wanted to read the Hunter S. Thompson interview.
I really need to work harder at listening to the lyrics in songs. How do people do it? I get distracted after five seconds and start zoning out.
"But the timing has to be right to allow the four of us to travel together to the locations," Anderson says. "We will find ways to work it out with Piper. She spent a good period of her life growing up on the set of The X-Files, and there is part of her that wants to revisit that."
Daily Mail, Oct 2007
Clark Duke looks like his goal is to perpetually look like he’s playing a nerd in a 1981 comedy.