Friday, October 31, 2014

a few updates

what it is: a few updates
where i found it: around

Photographer Rene Burri died. The awesome Magnum agency created THIS GALLERY of some of the most interesting images he captured. And HERE's a nice little essay about his lesser known color work. Finally, a great Burri quote: "One of these days, I'm going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take. It is going to be a huge hit."

THIS GUIDE to the music of Keiji Heino appeared, which is helpful to anyone interested in Heino sound spellunking.

NASA posted THIS LIBRARY of sounds from outspace, which are free to use and sample as you see fit.

The Secret Chiefs are goofy for a small list of reasons. But they recently played THIS PRETTY GREAT SET at St. Vitus, which those of us who were not there can enjoy thanks to the tireless work of Unartig.

Also, Vox posted THIS INFORMATIVE TUTORIAL on how to make a great horror movie scene.

So now you can look at Rene Burri photos while you listen to Heino and NASA sounds at the same time while listing reasons that you don't like the Secret Chiefs in a scene from your own home made horror movie. Happy Halloween.

Oh, and for the best delivery of the word Halloween that I've heard, listen to THIS.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

how we roll

what it is: how we roll
where i found it: america

Everywhere I look this name pops up: Georgia Florida Line. If you haven't heard of this horseshit, it's a new "country" band that mixes awful wardrobes, bad accents, trucks, and pseudo hip-hop hand gestures/arm movements/spellingz. I invite you to enjoy the exceptionally shitty song/video "This Is How We Roll".

This site, Saving Country Music, which covers topics such as Johnny Cash's drunken son getting arrested at the airport, rated this the worst country album of all time. The review is well worth reading.

I refuse to post a picture of Georgia Florida Line here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

the gay whisperer

what it is: the gay whisperer
where i found it: port authority

The New York Times reported today that a particularly brave member of the NYPD has a habit of patrolling the Port Authority bus terminal bathrooms, observing men urinating in the men's room and then arresting them for indecent exposure. Known in his department as "the gay whisperer", he's clearly providing an important public service. Just know that if you visit New York to not take out your penis if you urinate.

Curious about people's experience in general of Port Authority bus terminal, I looked it up on Yelp. Many of the reviews, such as the one below, are both candid and enjoyable. Do note, however, that John T. has zero friends, which is maybe why he has time to be on Yelp reviewing Port Authority.

John T.
  • 0 friends
  • 11 reviews
Why am I reviewing the PABT? Because it deserves a one star review. It smells like piss and urinal cakes even when you're nowhere near the bathroom. Gross.

There are some food and drink establishments there. I feel bad that they are located there. Or not.

Panhandlers aplenty. Be prepared to be asked for money by the same drunk guys over and over again.

Be prepared to see homeless people fighting.

Be prepared to see B&Ters fighting and puking. In broad daylight.

Be prepared for dudes that try to have in depth convo with you and ask you for money while using the urinal. What the heavenly fuck?

Be prepared for pregnant ladies smoking and swearing loudly at nobody while walking around inside the building. Be prepared for nobody to kick her out. Don't try to kick her out.

You'll probably see gross dudes with curly mullets and aviator sunglasses.

This would be a great place for suicide, if you're into that sort of thing.