the Weekly Town Crier

London's Town Crier copyBlippity Bloppity Bloop. Sometimes there’s not much else to say. You know, you wrack your brain day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year until you’re just tired of wracking anything because even when you do it seems pretty dry.

Well, take what you can get and don’t whine about it. No one likes a whiner. It just makes you seem selfish and immature.

Buy my art here or here or contact me directly to purchase originals.

Visit our family blog: “The Thomas Ten.”

Browse Large Hearted Boy‘s list of “100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads.”

Listen to a mix of some of my favorite songs released in 2015.

Browse my 42 favorite albums of 2015.

Download a three-volume mix of Jesusy songs I collected.

R.I.P. Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

R.I.P. famed pusher of Dispensationalism, Charles Ryrie.

R.I.P. Police Academy and Punky Brewster star George Gaynes.

R.I.P. Don McClanen, Founder of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

R.I.P. subscription streaming service Drip.

Read about the Chicago pizza place being sued by BMI over unauthorized use of music by Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers at a karaoke event.

Read a report claiming that “People Who Wear Crazy Socks Are Smart, Successful, And Revolutionary”.

Read as Mavis Staples wonders: “I often think what would have happened if I’d married Dylan’.

Read as “Relevant” reports: “New Study Shows Church-Going Couples Are Happier”.

Read as David Byrne writes about the rise of Donald Trump: “How Do Folks Continue to Ignore Facts?”

  • Read about the time David Byrne turned his personal library into a lending library.

Read Consequence of Sound‘s report: “Martin Shkreli offers to buy Kanye West’s new album for $10 million”.

Read about the Oregon Metalhead whose vest was stolen only to inexplicably appear three years later in a Macy’s display case on the other side of the country.

Read Techly‘s piece about what it’s really like to have a near-death experience.

Read as NPR considers “What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren’t Getting)”.

Read The Week‘s report: “Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs”.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, browse various definitions of love.

Read Pitchfork‘s report: “Morrissey Appears in Supreme Ads, Swiftly Distances Himself From the Company”, stating: “This was before I learned that Supreme were sponsored in part by the beef sandwich pharaoh known as White Castle.”

Read The Washington Post‘s piece: “He wrote the definitive bio of the Replacements and got Paul Westerberg’s tooth.”

Read as Fact Magazine considers “Five reasons why SoundCloud might be doomed”.

Browse Christianity Today’s picks for “The Best Books to Read for Lent (That You Won’t Find in a Christian Bookstore)”.

Read Paste‘s report: “$160,000 Worth of Stolen Wisconsin Cheese Has Been Recovered”.

Read BBC‘s piece: “What does a psychologist think of Kanye West‘s Twitter feed?”

  • Read “Relevant”‘s report: “Kanye West Is Making a Video Game About Heaven”.
  • Read as Motherboard argues that Kanye West‘s new album The Life of Pablo is “the Death of Streaming Music as We Know it”.

Browse Motto‘s list of “35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime”. What do you think of their picks?

Watch Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in ‘Born to Be Blue’ Trailer’ at Rolling Stone.

Read as Cornel West asserts: “Beyoncé is no Aretha Franklin“.

Read Brain Picking‘s piece: “20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life”.

Read as Christianity Today considers “Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Made Christian History in Cuba”.

Read as “Relevant” considers “Why All Christians Should Observe Lent”.

Learn why Alexander the Great told his men to shave their beards.

Read as James Gunn, the filmmaker behind Guardians of the Galaxy says: “Studios Shouldn’t Make All Superhero Movies Raunchy Because of Deadpools Success”.

Read as Washington Post considers “What happens when a Supreme Court justice dies in an election year?”

Read Ernest Hemingway‘s Nobel acceptance speech: “Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.”

See “Poetic Photos of Batman in Abandoned Places”.

Browse NME‘s list of “28 Boring Day Jobs Musicians Did Before They Were Famous”.

Read Taste of Cinema‘s list of “12 Reasons To Make You Love The Films Of Wes Anderson“.

Read as The Washington Post‘s report about the man who “didn’t report to work for six years, and no one noticed until he won an award”.

See the Romanian town drowning in toxic waste.

Watch a new music video for Daniel Lanois and Rocco DeLuca‘s track “The Resonant Frequency of Love”.

Read Vogue‘s interview with Lucinda Williams on the release of her brilliant new album The Ghosts of Highway 20.

Browse Thought Catalog‘s list of “40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain”.

Browse amazing portraits of homeless people.

Read The AV Club‘s piece: “The Coen brothers keep making the same film twice—and it’s brilliant”.

Read about the recent study finding: “Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.”

Read The New Yorker‘s piece on one of my favorite bands: “Wilco’s Music for Adulthood”.

Read The Washington Post‘s piece: “The Friends’ reboot is never going to happen: That show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. Once you start having a family, that time of your life is over.”

Read Vinyl Factory‘s report: “New Vinyl Jukebox Created For The First Time In Nearly Two Decades”.

Read “Relevant’s report that Whole Foods will begin offering vinyl and tattoos.

Read as The Atlantic considers “How Writers Can Grow by Pretending to Be Other People”.

See “What different novels look like with everything removed but punctuation”.

Read about “The shocking science of sword swallowing”.

Read Pitchfork‘s report that David Bowie turned down a collaboration with the Foo Fighters.

Read the report that NPR Music’s Bob Boilen will be featured on The Simpsons.

Browse Fact Magazine‘s picks for “The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time”.

Read The Washington Post‘s piece: “There’s no real link between immigration and terrorism, study finds”.

Read about the husband who planted “thousands of flowers for two years to make his blind wife smile again.”

Read Boing Boing‘s piece: “American Airlines is suing Gogo over its crappy Wi-Fi”.

Read as Ed Stetzer argues: “Expository preaching is the best, but not a biblically mandated, preaching approach” at Christianity Today.

Read Tiny Mix Tapes‘ report: “YouTube purchases BandPage for artists to sell merchandise”.

How do you pick between Russian River, Allagasah or Dogfish Head breweries? The fine folks over the James Beard awards will have to do just that for this year’s “Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional” category.

Read Rolling Stone‘s report: “Spotify Moves to Stop $150 Million Class Action Lawsuit” initiated by Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker‘s David Lowery.

Read as Vanity Fair considers “How Randy Newman and His Family Have Shaped Movie Music for Generations”.

Browse Time‘s list of “23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg”.

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