“The Originator” Never Goes Out of Style/Ben Ratliff Appreciation

Yesterday we mentioned Mental Floss and their series of videos that explored the classic “Bo Diddley Beat“.¬† While we totally appreciate the selections (yes, even the George Michael song), and anything Bo Diddley, we gotta point out that they sorta missed the boat on making mention of basically anything The Gories ever did, which is a shame.¬† The Detroit band somehow took said guitar and drum beat originated by “The Originator”, and did something totally unique, and amazing with it. […]

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Bites: Mobycons, Gaiman’s Twitter, The Road, Bo Diddley’s beat, and more

Some guy at NYU “intends to turn all 6,438 sentences of the great Herman Melville (Moby-Dick)opus into Japanese Emoji, rather picturesque emoticons that are on most handsets in Japan.” Lit. Lit Drift talks about Neil Gaiman’s Twitter fiction contest. Melville House named best small press of the year! Maud Newton talks R. Crumb and Chick tract’s. Featherproof Books has an iPhone app. (thanks The Scowl) The Millions gives us a comedic translation of The Road. L Magazine talks to writer […]

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