Way back in 1982, Don Henley released The Boys of Summer. Part of the lyrics go:
Out on the road today I saw a deadhead sticker
On a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said, don’t
Look back. You can never look back.
Was reminded of that sentiment just now as I was watching CNN and they led in to a sports section with, and I kid you not, Head Like a Hole [happy lyrics right here] by Nine Inch Nails.
A post modern finger raised by some intern in editing, or has NIN now become accepted by the Budweiser crowd?
**Listening To: ** Stream from Groove Salad
Posted Friday, 31 December, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.