December 15, 2009

Nothing is real
and nothing to get hung about

Suzy Poling, Dead Amusements

* From Harper's January 2010:

-- Average number of minutes unemployed Americans are spending looking for a job each day: 18

-- Number of applications a weekly newspaper in Denver received for its jobs of medical-marijuana reviewer: 249

-- Date on which Obama tied George W. Bush for the number of rounds of golf played while in office; 10/25/09

-- Date on which the fifty-millionth man-made chemical was registered: 9/7/09

-- Number of registered drug company lobbyists in Washington, D.C., for every member of Congress: 2

* In Chicago? Want to see a Bonny 'Prince" Billy set at 6am? Here's your chance! Related: Bonny's top ten musical performance of 2009, published in Art Forum.

* "The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage." -- Pete Townshend


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got that right. Nothing to get hung about. Sherwood Anderson

11:22 AM  

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