Patti Smith/TV roundup

A post from last year that rounds up our Patti-related content on this site (and a little bit elsewhere as well). Since then, we took note that her 2010 memoir, Just Kids, won the National Book Award. Most of what I have to say about Television I’ve saved for...

A little Arthur Russell for your snowy day

Via the Guardian’s music blog, an extended mix of Arthur Russell tracks and reimaginings. Perfect for the return of snow at the end of a long weekend. Pocketknife presents Moving Me Up (Russell Mania) by elninodiablo Details/tracklist here....

Rip Her to Shreds

I played this song, along with Lou Reed’s “New York Telephone Conversation,” yesterday morning before lecture. They both suggest to me some of the cattiness that goes on in Tyler’s The Contrast, all the bitchy business about fashion and manners...

David Byrne and Jeff Koons, 1975

Our current obsession with the 70s continues on PWHNY. Judging from a quick Google search, it appears this clip made the rounds in the blogosphere a couple years back. I guess I’m arriving late. In any case, here’s a 20-year-old Koons being interviewed by...