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Weekend Bites: Syd Barrett Biography, Nora Ephron, Fox News Reliable Source, Shteyngart + Moody And More
At Boston Globe: Talking about a new a new Syd Barrett biography. At The New York Times: Nora Ephron is the 69-year-old that I’d most like to hang out with. At The Guardian: Christopher Hitchens may have cancer, but he can still kick Tony Blair’s ass at a debate. At Mediate: Fox News is finally using The Onion as a source. At Beatrice: Shteyngart and Moody to do some sci-fi.
Every generation gets a band or two like Crorodiles, but I’m not 100% sure they’re necessary. The whole post-Spacemen 3 thing/attempting to step on pedals in a drugged out haze/ songs that sound like what could have been had Syd Barrett come out of hiding and recorded something on 4AD/ Etc. I’m always going to say that I like the way this stuff sounds, but I don’t necessarily love it. You can be the judge, and listen to the title […]
The Guardian reviewed a Syd Barrett book. I guess this is a perfect reason to put up a bunch of Syd Barrett videos on a lazy Sunday. And for good measure, a Television Personalities song about the late Mr. Barrett:
Weekend Bites: Less Than Zero Sequel has Less Than Awesome Cover, Tom Waits Does Shakespeare, Daniel Nester Giving Advice, and More
I agree with one HTMLGIANT commenter: the cover to the Less Than Zero sequel, Imperial Bedrooms, is horrible. Tom Waits to do Shakespeare. I’m just going to call it: the On the Road adaptation will suck. Getting around to reading everything Ralph Ellison is a task Troy Patterson at Slate is not up to. Daniel Nester gives tips for aspiring writers. Michael Schaub reviews Ten Walks/Two Talks by Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch at Bookslut. Check out our review of […]