Before he was a world-famous rapper, film director and activist for Tibetan independence, Mr. Yauch hung out and learned to ride a bike at Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights, down the block from his childhood home, where the Beastie Boys used to rehearse on the top floor.
Now, that playground, at Columbia Place and State Street, has been renamed “Adam Yauch Park” in commemoration of Mr. Yauch’s many accomplishments, as well as his lifelong devotion to New York in general and to Brooklyn in particular. —
A Beastie Boy’s Playground, Named in His Memory - NYTimes.com
The Times went with a newer song to illustrate Adam Yauch’s borough bona fides, but I’m going old school Beasties with “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.” I’d never seen this video, it’s kinda funny. 1987. That was a long time ago.
In closing, I share with you a joke Scarlet told me as we packed up to leave her classroom, after the students had filed out.
Question: “How many singer-songwriters does it take to change a light bulb?”
Answer: “Singer-songwriters don’t want to change anything. —
Article written by Terre Roche of The Roches. Worth reading. She says she isn’t sure how to write a hit song. This is not a shock; I don’t mean that as an insult but if you listen to her music (I only sampled the three tunes posted on the Times article) they aren’t commercial. Again, that isn’t a bad thing. Unless you want to make money by writing songs.
The Hitless Songwriter - NYTimes.com
1986 Sony Watchman FD 10A Black and White Mini Television Works | eBay -
Only 5 bucks and no bids as of this moment if you’re interested. As far as I know this miniscreen won’t pick up any channels because of the switch from analog to digital TV. (Yes, that’s an oversimplification; whatever.) Not that I’m buying this, but it’s fun to look at briefly.
Skyscraper Blog: The emotional roller coaster of running ads on a blog. -
There are a LOT of animated gifs in this post. It’s an interesting way to tell a story, if a bit headache inducing.
So you’ve started a blog and you’re feeling pretty damn good about it.
Everyday, people come to your site to read your posts. People share them with their friends and sometimes they even leave a comment. No better feeling than that…..
One day a friend says, “You know, you should…
Mary Louise Parker makes everything better.
(Source: t-elevators, via lather)
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02:14 illuminati triangle…
Jonmad17 2 weeks ago
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Also known as a fucking regular triangle
Sometimes the comments are the best part. Although I like this song.
Nu Shooz I Can’t Wait - YouTube
Iceman is my favorite. I mean, sure, Iron Man. Movies. But Iceman is awesome.
This just makes me want to go watch The Avengers again.
As usual, Batman is correct.