— Don Letts, “Punk Rock: An Oral History”
After New Zealand won at the IRB Sevens tournament in Hong Kong a couple weeks ago they did the Haka in the rain. Always one of the coolest things to see.
Inspiration of the Day: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - The Lion, The Beast, The Beat
Watch Calgary as it pretends to be Fargo! And then feel bad for so many great actors getting the literal cold shoulder from Canada’s winter.
If you live in BC you can see it on Shaw channel 267 at 7, 8:30 & 10 tonight.
L-R: Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks at TCAs January 14, 2014
Happy Shakespeare’s 450th Birth-month!
Pretty sure he would have loved the bathroom fish tank and Mercutio in drag, to say nothing of Paul Rudd dancing in an astronaut suit.
What I’ve learned from Buzzfeed and their viral quizzes that clog every feed you have is that you will ultimately be given all the descriptors you could ever want. It’s online wish-fulfillment. Here’s the massive list I’ve resulted in…
clever, wise, creative, witty, loyal, smart, underrated badass, moody, cocky, confident, generous, fierce, intelligent, survivor, fighter, magnificent hair, dependable, fighting spirit, industrious, ambitious, beautiful, aloof, revered, empathetic, political, pragmatic, dreamer, just, manipulative, heart of gold, beautiful, no patience for weakness in others, enjoy having control over others, sexy, witty, playful, good person, intoxicating, rare breed, total babe, handsome, brave, jokester, adventurous, carefree, cool, sophisticated, kind-hearted, romantic, snarky, rebel, specific, delightful, unapologetically yourself, uptight, great cook, great host, great friend, magnetic, natural leader, strong, bold, beautiful, classic, in charge, sociable, nice, pensive, unique taste, impressive, cozy, sassy, cultured, modern, forward thinking, historical, self-sufficient, prepared, noble, sharp, effervescent, career driven, world-shaker, charismatic, committed, restless, cheerful, friendly, creative genius, trend setter, adorable.
I promise you I am not all of those things. I don’t know if anyone could possibly be all of those things.
— Charles Bukowski
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
— William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Writing brain, it’s a thing.
And it’s clearly a thing that happens when sleep or coffee are messed around with.
In addition to all the pages of notes, post-its and spirals I now have of book stuff I’ve been writing about the process of writing. The idea being that one day I can look back and recall the insanity of it all.
The insanity and the doodles.
If you’re not following @yoyoha and the 100 Coffee Cups you’re missing out on some truly fantastic art.
- “We said ‘Hi’ to everyone and launched into ‘Lithium’. I picked up a Nirvana tab book a week before to re-learn my parts, but we weren’t up to speed...”
- “The first time we played together, it was like seeing a ghost. The second time, it was a little more reserved. And the last time we played it was...”