“ People who need to possess the physical copy of a book, not merely an electronic version, believe that the objects themselves are sacred. Some people may find this attitude baffling, arguing that books are merely objects that take up space. This is true, but so are Prague and your kids and the Sistine Chapel. Think it through, bozos. ”
“ Van Ness felt a gladness and wonder as he drove past the small isolated towns along U.S. 101 in Northern California, a certain interest, a yearning, because he sensed they were places a person could disappear into. They felt like little naps you might never wake up from - you might throw a tire and hike to a gas station and stumble unexpectedly onto the rest of your life, the people who would finally mean something to you, a woman, an immortal friend, a saving fellowship in the religion of some obscure church. But such a thing as a small detour into deep and permanent changes, at the time, anyway, that he was travelling down the coast from Seattle into Mendocino County, wasn’t even to be dreamt of in Van Ness’s world. ”
Denis Johnson, Already Dead
Let’s keep going with those reunion tours, while we’re at it.
“ I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. ”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via bookmania)
Soundtrack the earthquake!
Speaking of how fracked up hydrofracking is, here’s Bonnie Prince Billy’s “Mother Nature Kneels.” Be sure to check out the corresponding NPR article, too. (Or better yet, listen to the 12 minute podcast from All Things Considered).
Baby, we’ve only got one Earth. Oh, baby, be kind.
"Little Brother," by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (live at Brighton Music Hall)
I saw her play at the Mid East Upstairs on Friday night - she blew my mind apart. This song was a definite highlight.