1. Yes it is.

    (Source: loosewheelnut)

     

  2. Set It Off

    "Over the course of a decade, Ulysses became an underground sensation. It was literary contraband, a novel you could read only if you found a copy counterfeited by literary pirates or if you smuggled it past customs agents. Most copies came from Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach’s Paris bookstore, where, as one writer remembered, “Ulysses lay stacked like dynamite in a revolutionary cellar.” It was the archetype of a modernist revolution—it is, in fact, the primary reason why we think of modernism as revolutionary at all.”

    - From Kevin Birmingham’s 'The Most Dangerous Book - The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses'

     

  3. Sidereal

    'Had to let you know
    I really don’t even
    Know what I know
    You’re my sunshine’

    Anton, shobdo gulo aapnaar, kintu bhaavna gulo amar.

     
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBGMIusc90E

    'I'm gonna do the damage

    That needs getting done’

     
     
  5. Some good timepass afternoons, after quite a while

     
  6. All the life advice anyone can ever need.

     
  7. One day, I will be knocking back negroni after negroni, serene in an easy chair, with Exile playing in the background, and it’s all going to be fine.

     
  8. THE ORIGINAL CORE COMMITTEE!

     
  9. biostasis:

    untitled by tonupdamien

    'Oh, but someday baby,

    I ain’t gonna worry my life any more.’

     
  10. So. Underwhelming.

    There are some nice Cropper/ Clark Jr/ Bramhall/ Allman bits, but overall, it was a bit of a disappointment. That’s because it’s mostly stuff we’ve seen and loved in the earlier Crossroads DVDs - only the performers are visibly older. And there are some questionable choices of musicians on this one. I mean, Keith Urban and John Mayer playing guitar is acceptable, but when they sing, I can feel the sugar crystallizing in my ear canal. It’s supposed to be a ‘Guitar Festival’, in case someone forgot.

    And I still haven’t figured out why Jeff Beck performed with Beth Hart - when he could have just gotten Imelda May and done Poor Boy, or for that matter, Imogen Heap and done Rolling and Tumbling. And just when I thought Joss Stone was Beck’s most annoying female vocalist till date, this reminded me exactly why Beth Hart should be the queen of that castle. Hart just tramples over everyone else on stage, which would’t be a bad thing if she could sing the blues. She can’t. For some reason, it doesn’t work. Going Down is murdered.

    Beck had also done a version of Mahavishnu Orchestra’s You Know You Know at Crossroads this year. I’d seen a low-quality video of it on Youtube, and it was the only thing that I was really, really looking forward to on the DVD. That was my major reason for watching it in the first place.

    They’ve omitted it. There are at least 15 other performances on the DVD they could have done away with, but they chose to discard that.