From Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins
Live at Largo at The Coronet
April 26, 2014
The show is interrupted by an (apparently) much-needed sound check.
Special thanks to Nelson Walters, Clinton Trucks, Neil Mahoney, Cash Hartzell, Charlie Fonville, Eban Schletter and the staff of Largo at The Coronet
The role of “Joey” is played by Mr. Scott Rodgers
HARDCORE AND POST-PUNK IN AUGUST 2014, RANKED
3. Bob Mould, of Hüsker Dü and Sugar, on the WTF podcast
2. Arcade Fire covers “The Waiting Room" by Fugazi at their DC show (Don’t care that everyone covers that song, I liked it.)
1. Henry Rollins voices anarcho-terrorist Zaheer in “Avatar: The Legend of Korra.”
ps: “Korra” is my favorite show on “television” right now, no joke. You don’t have to be into anime or kids shows. The first season is on Amazon instant now.
Top: Zach Braff, “Garden State,” 2004
Bottom: Abbott Handerson Thayer, “Townsend Bradley Martin,” 1919
Townsend Bradley Martin was the grandson of Henry Phipps, the business partner of steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In this portrait sketch of the young boy in a garden, Townsend’s shirt nearly disappears in the foliage. Abbott Thayer was fascinated with natural history, and he developed a theory of natural camouflage that is obvious in his paintings of animals but often creeps into his portraits as well.
-painting label at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Fungus: The Unbearable Rot of Being
Eisner Award-winner James Kochalka presents a forest full of cute but strange fungus creatures that live beneath our feet. This book contains 11 chapters of little fungal creatures ruminating on a variety of topics, including such bizarre mysteries as “comics” and “philosophy”, “cyberspace” and “redemption”. A surreal and funny outside look at the elements of our own reality.
108 pages, black and white, perfect bound
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I don’t know if this kinda thing is important to you, but this is a really solid cover of Fugazi’s Waiting Room being played by Arcade Fire last night in DC. Sax is a nice addition.
Ms. Perry created a technology that can take electricity, convert it into sound and send that audio through the air over ultrasound. Then a receiver attached to a portable electronic device catches the sound and converts it back into electricity.