Beyond Ellis D Now on iTunes →
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My favorite playlist of all.
“The Ballad of Dock Ellis” Thanks to Bob Carlson and every single member of his staff for bringing Neille Ilel’s piece to light.
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She said she go’n ride…
Porn: This Is The Porn Movie Filmed On-Field At... →
The Los Angeles Times reported this morning on a porn film released 10 years ago that was filmed at the L.A. Coliseum on an off-week between USC football games. While the Times investigation focuses on how consent was given to film porn at the Coliseum, we’re more interested in how this story is just now coming to light 10 years after the fact. Either the fan bases for college football and...
Billionaire Republican & Cubs Owner Joe Ricketts
Knows Cubs fans are loyal and will come to Wrigley Field regardless of whether the team fields a competitive product. So he puts a small-market-level product on the field. Predictable? Yes. But no less appalling, regardless.
Freedom tastes of reality
Don’t eat the yellow snow!
Rick James gave me a quick guitar lesson in the...
Progress is not the practice of those in the business of sweeping success....– Ta-Nehisi Coates, explaining how 50 Cent’s ambiguous support of marriage equality still denotes a major advance for gay rights. (via theatlantic)
Remarkably Adult →
Sometimes it seems Kink.com can’t make you OMG more than it has before. Then something like this comes onto your radar. Wow.
It’s not cool that what the the great, great...
The Only Difference Between The Great Depression &...
There was an independent press to tell us we were in one back then.
The Glory and the Pain of Pitching →
Starting when he was 12 and lasting through 15 major league seasons as a pitcher, including time with the Red Sox and the Mets, Bob Ojeda has had an intense relationship with pain.
Vélib, USA! →
Bikes can transform our world and make it better. New Yorkers are about to see how. By David Byrne, a guy I once saw riding by the Caribbean parade.
I was too young to see The Sex Pistols, but I was...
Of Mad Men & Spitballs →
Cheating is part of the subtext, as is defining of winning differently.
No hip hop record has rocked me more than...
The Sweet Spot | May 25, 2012 Sez you, sport-o! Here are David Carr and A.O. Scott, two guys whose wits I respect a lot, yammering about what it means to have lost Robin Gibb, Adam Yauch, Donna Summer and Whitney Houston. I’d next like to hear them pontificate about the death of subjectivity. Actually, what I’d really like is for the official truth to keep its hands off pop music,...
Snoop was supposed to be high and outside, but he threw a strike. Wait for the Tebow. Seriously.
Tonight: Dock Ellis on KCRW's UnFictional →
I’m on this NPR affiliate for a half hour tonight with Donald Hall — poet laureate under Clinton and author of Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball — and Jim “Mudcat” Grant, among others. KCRW is broadcast out of Santa Monica. I recorded my parts at Oregon Public Broadcasting and San Francisco’s KQED. “An LSD No-No”, the radio piece that began the resurgence...
Vanity Issues I’m waiting on a major edit and can’t think of anything to do other than stroke my beard and think about how handsome I’m not. If sleep were within reach, I’d go for that.
Roth v. Roth v. Roth - The Atlantic →
Worshipful piece that earned a letter of protest from Philip Roth. Good stuff. In terms of understanding the man through his various literary alter-egos, I’m in the Nathan Zuckerman camp. But I’d like to take a moment to address an early quote: “It is hard to contemplate a body of work of such magnitude and grandeur without a little melancholy. Few literary writers younger than,...
He’s saying Phil again / Phil again / Phil...
There’s a red house over yonder, full of...
I can hear my mother call…
Kink.com Follows Me on Twitter
Along with a couple thousand others. But Kink took the initiative, so I feel like I’ve arrived… And I ain’t even have to bang nobody I didn’t want to bang!
Washington Post: A looming embarrassment for... →
That’s the headline. And there’s no story here, at all. Such bait-and-switch tactics in a national newspaper — one of the last with any remaining respect — is shameful. Guess it’s every media organization out for themselves these days. Fuck public service.