“To have only intelligence and talent is too little. One must also have energy, real interest, clarity of thought, and a sense of obligation.”—
Daniil Kharms Today I Wrote Nothing
Daniil Kharms (Daniil Ivanovich Yuvachev, 1905-1942) was a Russian poet and author now considered a classic of the Russian absurd literature of the 1930s. He was arrested in 1941 on false charges, was “determined” to be insane and died of maltreatment and starvation in a psychiatric ward as St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) was besieged by the Nazis.
“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather.”
Bill Maher closed tonight’s Real Time with a rant about how the GOP has begun to politicize issues for no other reason than being reactionary. He cited pink slime, the environment and Rick Santorum’s opposition to college as evidence that the GOP isn’t interested in much besides saying no to what they deem the liberal agenda. It’s all part of their war against common sense.
OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. YES!!! SWV Reunion album. My 14-year old R&B-loving self is all atwitter. And by the way, in 10th grade, I GOT TO SING WITH COKO. YES, I REPEAT, I SANG WITH COKO, AND YES SHE HAD SUPERLONG FINGERNAILS.
I’m web-yelling. With excitement. Can’t you tell? !!!!!!
Today, the ‘90s new jill swing trio SWV (Sisters with Voices) released their first non-holiday album since 1997’s Release Some Tension. This fourth full-length is full of songs that find the fortysomething women singing about various states of love and longing…
I Missed Us's savvy is its art, and its creators are as devoted to their audience as they are to the men they rhapsodize in song. Times are not easy for recording artists, especially veteran artists and specifically ones of early ‘90s R&B, whose only hope for sustenance is touring. SWV buck almost every truth of the music industry on I Missed Us by simply being themselves.