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Monday, September 10, 2012

The naked critic: memories of Robert Hughes

Nice piece by Tim Flannery in The Monthly on the late critic Robert Hughes.  I particularly like the final few paragraphs on the transience of even great lives: 'A man as smart and sensitive as Hughes knew that we're all leaves in the wind.'

Read it here.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Bon Iver... just for a change

I know this has been doing the rounds, and I'm not the first to post about it, but what the hell. Great musicianship should be celebrated. And for the record, I love that Bon Iver seem to approach their melodies and harmonies as being permanently malleable.

But first - a prayer to vimeo.

Oh vimeo, ooooh you are so beautiful,
So absolutely clear.
Gosh we're all really impressed down here, I can tell you,
Because you're so beautiful and, well, just so super.
In the name of google,

Sunday, September 02, 2012