I'm still not sure how I feel about the rest of the Dead Man's Bones album, but I absolutely love this song; and they--despite this being an incomplete performance of the song--look like they'd put on a good show.
I like this. (also: more noise!)
... and this makes me want to cook them and eat them:
Cooking them well is all it takes. Eric Ripert still remembers the oyster mushrooms when he was a young cook at Robuchon's 3-star Jamin. He had to cook each one individually to get that perfect sear. That's what it takes, that's what makes the difference.
I usually cook a handful of mushrooms along with some butter, salt, pepper, and thyme; but I might need to try this one-at-a-time method to get them just right, because a perfectly-cooked mushroom sounds delicious.
Merlin's Melody Nelson post this past weekend got me on a Gainsbourg kick.
Histoire de Melody Nelson is, indeed, one of my favorite albums of all time, but this weekend I spent some time with some of my other favorite Gainsbourg--and Gainsbourg-related--albums, any of which would be perfect for someone who loves Melody:
All highly recommended.
"Cuban Linx II" sounds like an old Wu-Tang record: scraggly samples from soul records and rapid, gnomic bundles of rhymes about drug-selling and agitated encounters. Almost every skit involving Raekwon or his partner, Ghostface Killah, involves somebody yelling at somebody else.
Here's "The New Wu":
It's been a while since I've listened to My Bloody Valentine. Too long: "Only Shallow", from Loveless, is one of the noisiest, loveliest album openers I can imagine.
Tatsuhiko Miyagawa's PSGI/Plack have been on my mind a lot, lately, as a great example of taking a common problem and solving it in the simplest possible way.
I used Plack today, actually; here was my use case:
This was something like 10x easier than writing a CGI script, and probably 100x easier than writing an Apache/mod_perl app. And here's the amazing part: by writing it with PSGI, I wrote both a CGI and Apache/mod_perl app, as well as an app that'd run cleanly in a non-blocking server like Perlbal, since it does no I/O.
This is really good.