Pitch accepted! Next week the work begins
Pitch accepted! Next week the work begins
It’s been out a few weeks now but the new Gravetemple is great stuff. SOM and Oren Ambarchi make an unbeatable tag team when they’re on it
Bonus to my insomnia is that I've already done my work and admin for the day, so the weekend starts here
I've been awake since a quarter to three. This is gonna be a fun day
Bayley on the Stone Cold podcast is 👌🏼
Oh good, I can still get on board with this one https://t.co/39N73Jl67j
Started watching Okja there earlier and Tilda Swinton’s ‘performance’ at the start made me want to switch it right off
I have sent the pitch
I am writing a pitch. I am not good at pitching. Help?
So… what kind of tech bullshit in Gmail/Chrome is telling Facebook what ads to serve me?
Bee and I invented Trader Joe’s ‘puff dog’ years ago, except we called it a pig in a parka
Day four and I still want to rip out half my jaw
He’s right, you know. [c/o Kottke.org]
Is June ‘tone deaf month’ at Titan Tower or something?
Tried to download the new Melvins promo from Haulix but it failed twice, and now it’s streaming only? Sigh…
Never mind the silly title: Edgar Wright’s new one is a real treat that deserves to be seen on the big screen.
I’m sure @atomic_elbow will be pleased to know issue 22 has just popped through my letterbox. That’s not a euphemism for anything
New takeaway place near us sells cans of lychee Rubicon so when I’m feeling better we are SO ordering from there
Sleepless night from wanting to pull out half my teeth with this sinus infection
How much money has been wasted on this ridiculous Jobstown Trial? And for what? To grow enmity b/w public and Garda? To kill Irish Labour?
Don't know how I feel about Okada/Omega III in a G1 block match. It's way too soon; I would've booked them in separate blocks to tease it
If you’ve been wondering what happened to Enlarged Heart Radio, it’s just on another break. Back soon with new sounds if you’re interested
Trying to write but my brain is failing, ugh
Three eps of Glow prompted a rewatch of the Glow documentary, then I dug out my DVD of Gaea Girls
Didn't realise that was Awesome Kong in Glow till I googled the cast
Remembering this went down yesterday, the first day at Glasto that no one really cares about ‘cause people are still arriving and putting up their tents and whatnot. So one can note metal’s inclusion after all this time, but it’s still shunted to the sidelines. Which is ridiculous as you can find relatively challenging music in other genres all across the festival.
So, what exactly is WWE’s stance regarding footage of Mel Phillips on the Network these days?
Frankly I’m amazed Mr Pogo survived that infamous barbed wire fire match in 1993, let alone live to his 60s
#NowPlaying Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA
Now that Ireland has full test cricket status, when do we get to take a picnic to a test match?
What would happen if the US working class went on a general strike?
Hottest day of the year yesterday, they say. But our broadband didn’t cut out, since little direct sunlight on the box up the road
I detect a hint of inspiration from the Cathriona White tragedy in this short story of a wayward Irish woman’s relationship with a comedian in the US.
An honest piece by Ed Blair, here. Shibata joins Daniel Bryan in my list of people I never want to see wrestle again ever. And in general, I would rather wrestlers, whether my favourites or not, didn’t do this shit to themselves.
Lotta wrestling merch at the Melt-Banana gig tonight
Who's got their think pieces lined up for the 30th anniversary of Napalm Death's Scum? (Also, anyone wanna commission me for one?)
Order in for the new Atomic Elbow. Here’s hoping this one doesn’t get lost in the post for two-and-a-half months
“This year especially there’s an uncomfortable feeling in the tech industry that we did something wrong, that in following our credo of ‘move fast and break things’, some of what we knocked down were the load-bearing walls of our democracy.” The collateral damage of building for the reality we hope to create, rather than the one we live in, to paraphrase my previous link. But Cegłowski goes a lot deeper that that in this tech conference talk from earlier in the year. And it doesn’t get more damning, more cyberpunk dystopian than this: “The algorithms have learned that users interested in politics respond more if they’re provoked more, so they provoke.”
“The problem with connecting everyone on the planet is that a lot of people are assholes.” That’s it right there. I don’t subscribe to the notion that people in general are fundamentally decent; there’s too much evidence to the contrary. Social media — in ushering in an era where everyone is online, not just a self-selecting proportion — reveals that much. Does Facebook care about that? It’s a different kind of caring, to be charitable; rooted in head-in-the-sand techno-utopianism that strives for solutions to problems no one really has, while ignoring the actual problems people have right now. As Mat Honan writes: “You have to build for the reality we live in, not the one we hope to create.”
Here’s a nice review of the excellent new EP from Thoughts of Ionesco up @burn_amb: https://t.co/zMXZCWxdit
I’ve felt a day ahead of myself for the past week. Never has a Tuesday felt more like a Wednesday etc
Trying something a little different here, based on Khoi Vinh’s monthly movie diary roundups. Rather than clumping my Letterboxd reviews here at random, as I remember to reblog them, I’ll do a single post every month, starting with last month. Even less a couple I’ve already posted here, May 2017 was a busy one. More…
Here's an interview with Kassie Carlson of Guerilla Toss ahead of (or after?) the release of new album GT Ultra: https://t.co/NJ5plPZ0OM
Baron Corbin’s promo on Talking Smack was long on substance, short on delivery. Needs work if they want him to be more than Just A Guy
One can appreciate the finish of the women’s MITB from a storyline perspective and still think it was a massive F-you to WWE’s women
Epic Wrestling Twitter feud going on in my timeline. I like both sides, and they're both in the wrong, so this can only end well
Real talk, though: what bright spark thought forest green telecoms boxes was a good idea?
Another sunny day, another crappy broadband connection
So I might have mildly sunburnt my nose and hairline
Here are some photos I took along the Annaloughan Loop Walk this afternoon https://t.co/rNd6a6ZHUy