Anodyne
Saturday, September 13, 2008
 
Bring Me The Disco King -- live 2003, a Pulpfiction front room favorite, featuring ace pianist Mick Garson.
 
Overture Melody, c. 1993. Not the world's most charismatic line-up -- Drew Zingg's beret and clenched "emotive" teeth really have to go -- but still an awesome 8-minute instrumental mash-up.

Green Flower Street, Third World Man, and Reelin' in the Years, all from the same date. Sound: terrific. Stage presence: non-existant. And those Chevy Chase glasses!

OK, Black Friday too. Much better, Mr. Fagen overcoming massive stage fright by clutching his trusty Keytar.
 

Long must-read NYT article on obnoxious Sarah Barracuda's management style. Given her recent TV performance -- Bush doctrine? Huh? Whuzzat? -- Osama must be killing himself laughing in his cave.

"At an Alaska Municipal League gathering in Juneau in January, mayors across the political spectrum swapped stories of the governor’s remoteness. How many of you, someone asked, have tried to meet with her? Every hand went up, recalled Mayor Fred Shields of Haines Borough. And how many met with her? Just a few hands rose. Ms. Palin soon walked in, delivered a few remarks and left for an anti-abortion rally.

The administration’s e-mail correspondence reveals a siege-like atmosphere. Top aides keep score, demean enemies and gloat over successes. Even some who helped engineer her rise have felt her wrath.

Dan Fagan, a prominent conservative radio host and longtime friend of Ms. Palin, urged his listeners to vote for her in 2006. But when he took her to task for raising taxes on oil companies, he said, he found himself branded a 'hater.'

It is part of a pattern, Mr. Fagan said, in which Ms. Palin characterizes critics as 'bad people who are anti-Alaska.'"
 

RIP David Foster Wallace, postmodern novelist extraordinaire, and author of several terrific pieces of creative nonfiction, including an Anodyne HQ favorite, a carefully detailed visit to the Illinois State Fair. . . .
Friday, September 12, 2008
 

Well I do my best to understand dear
Thursday, September 11, 2008
 

(via CO)
 
"Photo by Christopher Brayshaw"

(Awesome caption in the new issue of Canadian Art accompanying an installation shot of Neil Wedman's Untitled Flying Saucer Monochromes at CSA Space, alongside a thoughtful, well-written review by Ben Reeves). Benign document or Michael Asher-esque "intervention," your pick.

And speaking of CSA Space, we're opening a new video projection by Rebecca Belmore, Making Always War, tonight from 6-9:30pm. Y'all come!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
 

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing) (& made in YVR, to boot): Green Earrings (Fat Camp Scratch Re-Edit)

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