Wednesday, 1/12/11

by musicclipoftheday

Subtlety has its place; but so does noise.

Whoopie Pie with guest Marc Ribot (guitar), live, New York, 2009

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More Marc Ribot? Here.



reading table

It might be thought the height of poor taste to ascribe good fortune to a healthy man with a young family struck down at the age of sixty by an incurable degenerative disorder from which he must shortly die. But there is more than one sort of luck. To fall prey to a motor neuron disease is surely to have offended the Gods at some point, and there is nothing more to be said. But if you must suffer thus, better to have a well-stocked head.

—Tony Judt, The Memory Chalet (2010)



Simone Dinnerstein, featured here a couple weeks ago, was on NPR’s All Things Considered the other day.