Watching: Inland Empire , Only Lovers Left Alive , Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , All is Lost
Listening: Anthony Pirog - Palo California Dream , The Obsessives - Manners , Hominid - Bingo EP , Proton Proton - Lost Singles , Woke up on a Whaleheart
- Let’s Go Giants & Everything is Broken: I’m thankful Quinn Norton is writing well and often. I think she is unusually able to honor the complexity and ambiguity of stories that are increasingly told in hyperbole from afar.
- America Eats Out: a good academic article that woke me up to how recently many culturally-central eating trends were created.
- From the Streets of Compton to Tom Brady and Gisele’s Old House by Byron Crawford: the first I’ve read of Byron, it’s about so much more than what it says on the tin and is an engrossing read.
- I read Hackers by Stephen Levy but didn’t enjoy it this time around. Historical computer science books tend to read like medium history - historical in tone, but limited in cultural memory.
Teen Mom played the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City - our set was at Arlene’s Grocery, at 1:30am. We also played shows at Howard Theater and Lamont Street Collective.
I guest-taught two classes about maps and mapping: