I’m a fan of the Boss, but this cover is amazingly better (sorry, boss, but it’s gospel truth) than the original. And I have no problem with the update from deuce to douche. Seriously.
True story that possibly reveals something somewhat to potentially very seriously sad about myself: in a perfectly bizarre world, I would love to have this song start playing (loud-ish) about 30 to 45 seconds before I enter the room.
I’m not kidding.
Well, maybe a little. Maybe it starts right as I enter the room, but I don’t address any business or do any greetings or gift my people with luxuries such as facial expressions or acknowledgement of existence other than my own until, you know, the song is over and we’ll all have a few moments to just process it’s aural majesty.
If you’re smart or interesting and exciting and just plain good looking (along with any of those first three), then Counterforce’s own Lollipop Gomez (who sometimes also goes by her real name, Maria Diaz) wants to interview you!
I have a short list of people that I want her to talk to (actually two lists: the dream list and the people who will probably say yes, the down to earth-ers, if you will)(don’t misconstrue there: both lists are made up of the truly awesome and interesting), but she wants to talk to you! This is mega-self-hype time, people!
“It is at least imaginable that if Eliot had followed whole-heartedly the anti-democratic, anti-perfectionist strain in himself he might have struck a new vein comparable to his earlier one. But the negative, Petainism, which turns its eyes to the past, accepts defeat, writes off earthly happiness as impossible, mumbles about prayer and repentance and thinks it a spiritual advance to see life as ‘a pattern of living worms in the gits of the women of Canterbury’ - that, surely, is the least hopeful road a poet could take.”
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”—Susan Sontag (via thresca) (via puscic) (via elvira)
“There is an easy formula for doing it wrong: publish attention-getting bullshit and pull stunts to generate mindless traffic. The entire quote-unquote ‘pro blogging’ industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium are new, but the craft is ancient.”—John Gruber (via tmblg)(via monkeytypist) (via somethingchanged)