Posted by s woods on June 20, 2011
Internet Geeks and Freaks. By Virginia Heffernan, New York Times Opinionator.
re: Social Media as Disco:
“We haven’t seen anti-Internet riots yet, and we won’t. But there’s a palpable and potentially productive cultural antagonism around this summer, between those who use the Internet ardently and maybe somewhat compulsively, and those who rail against it, and worry that it distracts from more wholesome forms, including paper books and music on vinyl.
“With social media’s collectivist principles — I can picture Twitter as a dance club — the new media, like disco, seem to jeopardize the cherished cultural concepts of authorship and soloing.”
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Posted by s woods on June 14, 2011
Music Listening, Writing, and Caffeine-Induced Psychosis-Like Symptoms
Elliott Sharp drinks a lot of coffee, writes a lot of reviews, frets about the results:
“My caffeine-intake always corresponds to both listening to and writing about music. I like to drink a few cups of coffee in the morning made with a recently acquired French press, and I go to a nearby coffee shop for a double espresso or two around noon. Sometimes I’m completely out of my fucking mind, sweating, panicking, pacing, and, apparently, hallucinating.”
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