Maybe you don’t get why people were excited about the new Phoenix song when it debuted earlier this week. Perhaps you’ve never really paid much attention to them, or you’ve dismissed their brand of classy, immaculate pop rock at some point in the past. This mini-mix is for you, and I hope that you dig it.
A great service — worth downloading and listening to this weekend. Thank you, Perpetua!
I wish someone would give Salman Rushdie a regular spot to review movies.
Slumdog Millionaire - an Oscar contender Sunday night - may have been a hit with movie audiences. But not with Salman Rushdie.
“The movie piles impossibility on impossibility,” the famous novelist said in a lecture Sunday evening at Emory University.
He also nailed The Reader (“[a] leaden, lifeless movie killed by respectability”) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (“It doesn’t finally have anything to say.”). (via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
It’s reassuring to know that procrastination means you’re a genius actually. (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
If there is one conclusion to be drawn from the life of Leonardo, it is that procrastination reveals the things at which we are most gifted — the things we truly want to do. Procrastination is a calling away from something that we do against our desires toward something that we do for pleasure, in that joyful state of self-forgetful inspiration that we call genius.
Watching serious episodes of Sports Night was good prep for going on The Takeaway: the jargon’s slightly different, but in the control room, they really do say stuff like “30 seconds back.” That frenetic level of energy seems highly addictive. Thanks for having me on, John!