lundi 1 novembre 2010

la citation du jour

I just got an amazing 10-CD set, it's the music that Alan Lomax recorded in Haiti in 1936. And what's incredible is how fantastic the drummers are and how off-the-grid they are. The liveliness is astonishing; they're just totally alive, these recordings. It's very interesting, to me, to be reminded of that, that there was a time when things were not that tight. And we're going through this super-uptight era, which I think comes entirely from literacy, actually. It's the result of machines that were designed as word processors being used for making music.

— brian eno dans une entrevue sur pitchfork

vendredi 4 juin 2010

ces nouvelles années dix

daft punk, snoop dogg, beckham et cie. écoutent les matchs sur tatooine -- quoi de plus semi-post-postmoderne que cette nouvelle publicité adidas?

samedi 16 janvier 2010

samedi old-school 5!

ne consultez pas les archives de l'aggloméré cosmique: les éditions précédentes du samedi old-school ne sont plus disponibles depuis que imeem a été avalé par le monespace de news corp. alors nous poursuivons cette semaine avec le presque fiable youtube! donc, c'est le temps pour un peu de violence agée!

mercredi 13 janvier 2010

amère angostura


angostura crisis hits manhattans (ny post, 13 janvier, 2010)

the classic cocktail has gotten harder to find as a worldwide shortage of one of its key ingredients, angostura bitters, has left big apple bartenders and barflies hoarding what little is left of the pungent brew.

"people should drink the manhattans while they can still get them," said william tigertt, owner of the lower east side haunt freemans restaurant. "all the distributors are still out and are rationing bottles."


for legendary new york barkeep tracy westmoreland, owner of the defunct siberia bar and the manhattans in brooklyn, the loss of any kind of drink ingredient is devastating, but none more so than the beloved bitters.

"i believe it is the end of civilization as we know it if we can't have bitters," he said. "it's like when the saber-tooth tiger went extinct. it's a terrible thing.

"there is no replacement. trying to replace bitters is like trying to replace mother's milk."

(new york post, via gawker)