— An awesome, fictional trip to the promised land (or something of the sort)…Google Island. (via Wired)
Teenage Fanclub - “Goody Goody Gumdrops” (original by the 1910 Fruit Company)
The Fannies Cover the Masters
I’m getting weaker, weaker
Every time I hear her name
Oh - she’s getting sweeter, sweeter
The girl’s driving me insane
Goody goody gumdrops
My heart’s doing flip-flops
Gee, what love can do
I’m gonna shout it from the rooftops
Goody goody gumdrops
with a girl like you…
Teenage Fanclub did a fun rendition of this bubblegum teenybopper track by the 1910 Fruitgum Company. Big on melody and generous with harmonies, this track is right up TFC’s alley. Gerry takes the lead vocals on this - sweet.
Yet another reason to follow One Week, One Band.
While everyone was off groaning about “The Great Gatsby” film, James Franco snuck around back and turned “As I Lay Dying” into…whatever the heck this mess is.
I am in beautiful Bergen, Norway, this week for the Nordic Media Festival. I gave a talk this morning on digital storytelling and, of course, everyone wanted to talk about Snow Fall.
As part of the presentation — and to drive home my point about design — I mocked up what Snow Fall might have been had our brilliant design, graphics and video teams not taken this project on.
Since a couple people asked for it, I decided to post the images here.
Doesn’t really grab you like the actual piece, does it?
Start with one can of chili, and several other cans of things that you think should be in chili. For example: Corn. Stewed tomatoes. Various types of beans.
I am not great at feeding myself. Not in a diagnosable way — more in the sense that if I gave in to my inclinations I would exist solely…
This is thoroughly fantastic.
Oh! Turns out the Internet doesn’t like Joel Stein’s article on millenials.
Below are just the “S”s — the whole list is brilliant.
Seminal — Uppity tag used to describe records whose dazzling originality the writer thinks will echo, Maximus from Gladiator-style, through the learned cloisters of eternity. Then again, ‘seminal’ can also mean ‘pertaining to or…
Shit. I’ve totally used “Lynchian” to describe St. Vincent.
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