I think they're riffing on the song Shots that left me feeling aurally bludgeoned the first time I heard it.

190 Bowery

I never understood why the massive building on the corner of Spring and Bowery hadn't long ago been sold to developers. I assumed there was some kind of property dispute or other court hang-up keeping it from joining the mushrooming up-scale development of the Bowery and got so excited to snap this picture of what I assumed to be the light of a solitary squatter but then I found out the truth. The building is a six story, 72 room single family home of an artist who bought it in the 60s for $100,000! Check out this article on New York's website and the following interior shots:

Nighty Night

Sarah and I just burned through the whole first season of this twisted comedy last night and can't stop feeling awful/delighted about it. It stars Julia Davis (also the writer) as the "narcissistic sociopath" Jill Tyrell. Here's the first episode:

Fun fact: Julia Davis is married to the Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt (Howard Moon), thus usurping Amy Poehler and Will Arnett as my all time favorite comedy couple.


This is the kid of a friend of a friend who is obsessed with Led Zeppelin. How is this four year old already cooler than everyone I know? Please help get this video viewed more than 50 times. Can anyone tell what if any song he's performing? The amount of time he spends fussing over the settings on his cardboard amp encapsulates everything that is awesome about kids.

Favorite Songs of 2010

Happy New Years!

Not a mixtape, just an MP3 dump, here are my favorites of my favorite songs I've come across this year, almost all of them not from 2010. These are songs that it pains me to think of never having heard, the feeling that drives almost everything I do in life:

Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle - Saturday Love
Aretha Franklin - Jump
Arthur Russell - I Couldn't Say it To Your Face
Bob Dylan - I Was Young When I Left Home
Bob Marley & the Wailers - It Hurts to Be Alone
Brenton Wood - The Oogum Boogum Song (Soul Explosion)
Darondo - Didn't I
Dionne Warwick - You're Gonna Need Me
Dr. John - Twilight Zone
Estelle - More Than Friends
Family Circle - It Doesn't Make Sense
Happy Birthday - Subliminal Message
The Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
The Impressions - I'm Getting Ready
International Music System - Dancing Therapy
Janis Joplin - Little Girl Blues
Jens Lekman - I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You
John Prine with Iris Defflent - In Spite of Ourselves
The Joubert Singers - Stand (Larry Levan Mix)
Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
Little Willie John - My Love Is
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
The Nipple Erectors - Vengeance
Nora Dean & Dansak - How Could You Do This
The Ordeals - Sippin' A Cup of Coffee
Os Mutantes - Ave LĂșcifer
Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir - Like a Ship... (Without a Sail)
Pineapples - Come on Closer
Private - My Secret Lover
Ray Charles - I Believe to My Soul
Richard Hawley - Tonight the Streets Are Ours
Rotary Connection - Love Has Fallen Over Me
Sam Cooke - Mean Old World
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
Sparque - Let's Go Dancing
The Strokes - I'll Try Anything Once
Thunderheist - LBG (Little Booty Girl)
Top Drawer - Song of a Sinner
The Valentines - Stop the Violence
[Unknown artist] - It'll All Be Over [I'm guessing]

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