Tiny Mix Tapes' Automatic Mix Tape Generator. My favorites thus far are "a mix of songs whose titles rhyme with other song titles in the mix" and jhox's response to "the file clerk's lament."
In related mix tape news, Giddy and I are planning to attend Quimby's mix tape event next weekend. Those who are brave enough to put your music taste where your mouth is (uhh...) are encouraged to meet us there.
Salon's recent article about Gunter von Hagen's Bodyworlds "exhibit" (and others of its ilk), which M&M, CTA, and I took in at the Museum of Science and Industry yesterday afternoon. I'm still recovering. **shudder**
Lisa Carver's essay about Chick Lit on Nerve, which starts out as your standard "this genre is crap!" harangue, but which turns into something much more interesting toward the end.
Michelle Collins on Mark Harmon.
The brilliantly sick individuals at Kittenpants weigh in on the Yale economist who's teaching monkeys how to use money.
Pick up one (or both) of their newly designed buttons and support the good folks at Chicago's own Gapers Block.
I have recently decided that kefir is the best thing on the planet.
Check out, bookmark, ponder, and enjoy the estimable Michael O'Donnell's new web page. (Now also featured in my sidebar at left.)
Clear your calendars, kittens--it's an F*IN Dance Party on June 30!
The Long Winters (or, more accurately, John Roderick) enjoys a small profile in this month's Paste magazine and a large one in the June/July double issue of The Believer. I'm already getting excited about the unnamed and unreleased third album.
Colin Meloy's strummy, acoustic cover of Joanna Newsom's "Bridges and Balloons" that appears on The Believer's 2005 CD comp makes me smile. Hard.
Please don't make fun of me when I start wearing these clogs. They're like butter for your feet.
Yet another hearty congratulations to HLo and the Daniel, who were wed on Saturday. Pictures soon to come.