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Sep 25
“If the world were so planned that everything one does served the whole of society in a transparent manner, and senseless activities were abandoned, I would be happy to spend two hours a day working as a lift attendant.” Theodor W. Adorno, “Introduction to Adorno & Horkheimer,” New Left Review 65

Aug 27
Back to work after vacation.

Back to work after vacation.

(via learntobabble)


Jun 24
"The working-person idea ran deep. Between 1982 and 1984 [D.] Boon published a fanzine called the Prole, which lasted for six issues. Boon wrote politically oriented articles and cartoons; [Mike] Watt did record reviews. And on select nights, Boon booked local underground bands at San Pedro’s 300-capacity Star Theatre, renaming it the Union Theatre. Shows started early so working people could get home at a reasonable hour. ‘D. Boon believed that working men should have culture in their life—music and art—and not have it make you adopt a rock & roll lifestyle lie,’ Watt says. —from Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981–1991

"The working-person idea ran deep. Between 1982 and 1984 [D.] Boon published a fanzine called the Prole, which lasted for six issues. Boon wrote politically oriented articles and cartoons; [Mike] Watt did record reviews. And on select nights, Boon booked local underground bands at San Pedro’s 300-capacity Star Theatre, renaming it the Union Theatre. Shows started early so working people could get home at a reasonable hour. ‘D. Boon believed that working men should have culture in their life—music and art—and not have it make you adopt a rock & roll lifestyle lie,’ Watt says. —from Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981–1991


Feb 23

My Big Ambition was to do Nothing

Question: When your friends said they wanted to be writers, what did you want to be instead? What did you think you could do?

Deborah Eisenberg: I didn’t think I could do anything and my big ambition was to do nothing. But, of course, the matter of supporting myself did intrude.

From an excellent and very funny interview with Deborah Eisenberg at The Days of Yore.

I share this big ambition at times.