The Weekly Town Crier


Well, sometimes you wish you had more to say than you actually do. Of course, there are those other times when you wish you had said far less than you actually did, this isn’t one of those times.

I’m sure there’s some clever introduction buried within these ramblings but frankly my dear, I don’t have the time or energy to uncover them. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s links/thought-provokers:

You can buy my original art pieces at my Etsy shop and you can order prints (framed or un) and shower curtains and duvet covers and such sundry items at my Society6 page.

Sufjan Stevens recently announced a new album, “Carrie & Lowell,” with an accompanying video trailer.

Apparently, someone has made a shirt printed with Kurt Cobain’s suicide note.

See Space Mountain with the lights on.

Read Paste‘s report: “Death Cab for Cutie Reveal Title and Track List for New Album”.

Watch a previously unreleased video of the Beastie Boys (possibly MCA’s last video) with NAS.

Browse Consequence of Sound‘s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2015”.

See a cool Macintosh desktop prototype.

Read Rolling Stone‘s report that “The Word” will release a second album.

Browse: “Woman Draws a Self-Portrait Before And After the Use of LSD”.

Read as Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore talks about the band and his solo releases.

Read as the AV Club considers “When great records breed bad followers” using Van Halen’s self-titled release as a case study.

Take “A tour through New Zealand’s amazing steampunk town” with BoingBoing.

Read Mental Floss’ piece: “Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe.”

Read about the Russian cat who helped care for an abandoned baby.

Read Pitchfork‘s piece: “Pretzel Logic: Understanding Why Your Dad’s Favorite Band Is Playing Coachella”.

Browse FACT‘S report considering “The Eight Most Eccentric Turntables Ever Created”.

Watch/Read Paste‘s piece: “Two Minute Trailer Gives Viewers a Look at Why They Better Call Saul” and let us know if you will be watching.

Read Salon‘s piece: “Bill Cosby should never be off limits: How Tina Fey and Amy Poehler showed us how to tell a rape joke”.

Read AV Club‘s piece: “Start saying your goodbyes to your car’s CD player”.

Listen to “The Prodigy‘s First New Song Since 2009″.

R.I.P. The Black Crowes.

R.I.P. one of the original Marlboro men.

R.I.P. Google Glass(?)

Read about Lagunitas’ “On/Off Again” lawsuit against Sierra Nevada.

Read about Target pulling out of the Canadian market, closing 133 stores.

Browse these these images of paint as the color is being mixed.

See these super cool “Fibonacci Zoetropes”.

Read about the “Ohio teacher convicted of felony for showing The ABCs Of Death in class”. Where was this substitute when I was in school?

Read AV Club‘s piece: “Vimeo is making serious bids to be the next contender in original content”.

Read about “Sleater-Kinney’s Secret Basement Sessions”.

Speaking of Sleater-Kinney,  watch “Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Gerard Way, Connie Britton, Fred Armisen, J Mascis, More Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love””

The Weekly Town Crier

YeOldeTownCrierWell hello there. I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to connect last week. But, you know how it is. Life with 8 kids and all. Or, maybe you don’t know how it is. Either way, you’ll take what you can get. I’m not beholden to your expectations. Though I do appreciate them. And you.

You can buy my original pieces at my Etsy shop and you can order prints (framed or un) and shower curtains and duvet covers and such sundry items at my Society6 page.

Watch Ryan Adams Visit CBS This Morning”.

Learn about the formula behind most of your your favorite sit-coms.

Read as Consequence of Sound‘s review of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.

Read Draft Magazine‘s picks for their 25 favorite beers of 2014.

Read The Atlantic‘s piece: “How Facebook Designs the ‘Perfect Empty Vessel’ for Your Mind”.

Browse Paste‘s picks for the best comics covers of 2014.

Read about the beer brewed to help you solve problems.

Read about the road trip where two guys spent a year traveling to breweries in every (lower 48) state in the US. Cuz ‘Murica! And Craft Beer!

Read as Slate considers our obsession with being obsessed over things.

Read about the recent study finding: “Animated children’s movies depict more on-screen deaths than R-rated adult dramas”.

Browse the list of movies being added to Netflix in January.

Read Boston Magazine‘s piece: “Wasted How the craft-beer movement abandoned Jim Koch”.

See some “unfortunate publishing layouts”.

Browse NPR’s “Grammar Hall of Shame”.

Browse a “Beginner’s Guide to Dub”.

Read about Mark Zuckerberg’s book club.

Read about Phoenix selling the historic Barrister Place building downtown to PB Bell.

Browse this list of “12 Hidden Celebrity Cameos in Movies”.

Browse Time’s list of musical artists to watch in 2015.

Overpay For All Your Favorite Classic Rock Records” at Neil Young‘s Pono store.

Read Salon‘s report that Bono may never play guitar again.

Browse Flavorwire‘s “Year In Culture”.

Download a free Erased Tapes compilation featuring Nils Frahm, Kiasmos and Clark.

Read Paste‘s report that Sylvester Stallone has confirmed a fifth Rambo movie.

Read the Phoenix New Times‘ piece explaining why you can’t get certain beers in Arizona.

Read NPR’s piece looking at the name shortage and litigation surplus in the craft beer industry.

See an AZ photo of a family of sasquatches.

Browse Paste‘s “Beginner’s Guide to Craft Beer”.

Read FACT‘s report that there is a “McDonald’s-Themed Black Sabbath Tribute Band” called Mac Sabbath.

Read as Consequence of Sound wonders about the future of the album cycle.

Read Phaidon‘s piece: “How Kandinsky helped create abstract art”.

Download Noisetrade‘s “Best of What’s Next: 2015” playlist.

Browse this list of “7 cultural concepts we don’t have in the U.S.”

Read Pitchfork‘s report that Coachella’s 2015 line-up has been announced.

Read about the 75 year study of what truly makes men happy.

Browse “Relevant”‘s list of movies they’re excited about this year.

Read Paste‘s report that Pixar has released concept art for The Good Dinosaur.