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””

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