And is there ever a lot of paper to be pushed. But first: more music limericks! The mighty Mairead Case requested a dirty set about Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy):
“It’s from one of my favorite boutiques,
though it looks rather tight on the cheeks.
Have you seen my shaved pen–” “Oh,
my God, Mr. Eno–”
“Shush, Chrissie! Check out my Obliques.”
Freddie Smith’s blowing more than the count-in.
Manzanera’s warm jet’s like a fountain.
The Portsmouth Sinfonia’s
Got 801 bonias,
And guess who’s the tiger they’re mountin’?
The central shaft’s widely endowed–
The last one turned into a crowd.
Plugged Regina’s red walls;
Judy’s jungle felt mildly Mao-Mao’ed.
Anyway. Things I’ve published lately:
At MTV Hive: pieces on the history of “Zombie Jamboree,” various David Bowie collaborations, and contractual-obligation records,
At Pitchfork: reviews of Wire’s Change Becomes Us, the reissues of the first two Dump albums, and Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine.
At Spin: a handful of entries for the Top 100 Alternative Albums of the ’60s feature.
At eMusic: a feature on Don Giovanni Records.
I also assembled a quick-and-dirty Tumblr of marriage-equality icons.