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This is how I will remember him, a still figure in the eye of a metallic hurricane, an artist pulling strange shapes out of the formless void that is pop culture, a songwriter pulling melodies out of the dissonance of what Yeats called “this filthy modern tide” and, yes, pop’s truly great poker face – with so much comedy dancing around those piercing eyes.
Bono’s remembrance of Lou Reed is very beautiful.

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For a few years, I ran a poetry festival in Dublin, a job which mainly involved writing to great poets and asking them to come and read from their work. Not a week after I started the job, it was communicated to me by a third party that if I needed help reaching anyone, or with any other aspect of the festival, Seamus Heaney would be delighted to help in any way that he could, but only if I wanted his help; he did not wish to impose. By reply, I wrote a fairly formal letter—keeping my lines straight, my grammar careful—and posted it from New York; then worried that I had not put enough postage on the envelope, and wrote another letter and posted that one. The reply came in a text message from the man himself, wry and funny and vivid with generosity, and making the point, above all: I’m here. I text. I’m nothing if not approachable. It’s no big deal.

But it was a big deal. And it was a bigger deal still that his warmth and his accessibility made it seem almost normal.

Belinda McKeon, “For Seamus”, Paris Review, August 30th, 2013.

Of all the tributes I’ve seen today, this one is my favorite.

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Atari by Hollis Brown Thornton
Artist Hollis Brown Thornton is borne back ceaselessly into our digital past. “The collection of games is a tribute to these digital origins, as well as a tribute to the excellent artwork on these worn out cartridges,” says Thornton.
Do you have fond memories of playing these games? Are any of the cartridges still in your possession?
Prints of this edition begin at $60. 

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Atari by Hollis Brown Thornton

Artist Hollis Brown Thornton is borne back ceaselessly into our digital past. “The collection of games is a tribute to these digital origins, as well as a tribute to the excellent artwork on these worn out cartridges,” says Thornton.

Do you have fond memories of playing these games? Are any of the cartridges still in your possession?

Prints of this edition begin at $60

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This year’s WFMU fund-raising marathon starts February 20th, and as an enticement, the station’s d.j. Michael Shelley has created a special tribute album in which contemporary rock and pop artists cover their favorite Top 40 hits from the seventies. All songs were recorded for the compilation only. It’s not available in stores, physical or digital. The only way to get it is to make a pledge to the station.

Click to listen to Yo La Tengo’s cover of Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light.” For three more exclusive previews, Ben Greenman’s take on each, and the full album list: http://nyr.kr/y6gbq8

(Source: newyorker.com / The New Yorker)

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It’s September 1st. While that makes me rather sad, it also means we’re that much closer to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Wait, that makes me sad, too. I iz old!
September 24th sees Jon Stewart interview the remaining members of Nirvana, plus Butch Vig, about the album and the band’s legacy. Don’t have SiriusXM? Me either. But our beloved internet will be sure to provide for us. Right? Yeah.
According to Pitchfork,

"SiriusXM Town Hall With Nirvana" will air at 8pm Estern on SiriusXM’s channel 34, the aptly named Lithium Channel. The broadcast follows a tribute album, a reissue and a box set, and a tribute show, among other Nevermind anniversary commemorations. 

I’d like to say this is a bunch of overblown, money-grubbing hullabaloo. Oh wait, just did. But the tribute show is also benefitting a Seattle woman fighting cancer. Plus, Nirvana are so vital and influential, it’s hard to get all judgey. And, Stewart is a great interviewer and Foos fan. So? This might be fun. MIGHT.

It’s September 1st. While that makes me rather sad, it also means we’re that much closer to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Wait, that makes me sad, too. I iz old!

September 24th sees Jon Stewart interview the remaining members of Nirvana, plus Butch Vig, about the album and the band’s legacy. Don’t have SiriusXM? Me either. But our beloved internet will be sure to provide for us. Right? Yeah.

According to Pitchfork,

"SiriusXM Town Hall With Nirvana" will air at 8pm Estern on SiriusXM’s channel 34, the aptly named Lithium Channel. The broadcast follows a tribute album, a reissue and a box set, and a tribute show, among other Nevermind anniversary commemorations. 

I’d like to say this is a bunch of overblown, money-grubbing hullabaloo. Oh wait, just did. But the tribute show is also benefitting a Seattle woman fighting cancer. Plus, Nirvana are so vital and influential, it’s hard to get all judgey. And, Stewart is a great interviewer and Foos fan. So? This might be fun. MIGHT.

(via brian-jones-deactivated20140206)

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