Things I meant to post this week
Seems like that (supposed) Dr Johnson quote where he zings the lady for looking up curse words is somehow appropriate here.
I never really thought about the failed Great Promise Of The Internet as a subset of anything else, but this @ibogost quote made me realize I was wrong; it’s part of a vaster and more terrible regression — the “failure to realize the promises of the mid century.”
If you’re in the right frame of mind (3G&Ts deep), we sort of already live in a Star Wars (or Arrakis).
Elvis Costello and friends (Bacharach, McCartney, Dylan, Cash.) had an EP on Record Store Day this year that is now on the streaming sites. Recommended if you like mid-career EC. (I do. The first track showed up on my Release Radar this week. “Everyone’s Playing House.”)