in the fade


  1. ☛ 1/100

    My little magazine, 1/100, is back from hiatus with issue number 50.

    In case you don’t know, 1/100 is a bi monthly magazine that contains three or four 100 word stories, each paired with a  photograph. 

    The link above is for the web version. You can subscribe yearly or monthly or buy single issues. The mobile version is here.

  2. SLEATER KINNEY HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES, IT IS OFFICIAL.

    February 26th at Terminal Five. Oh yes, we will be there.

    That is all.

  3. Good morning. Here is a new Sleater Kinney song.

    You’re welcome.

  4. I read a newspaper article a few days ago that referred to a 62 year old man as “elderly.” As in “The elderly man was home alone when the theft occurred.” 

    What do you think when you read that line? Do you think of a frail old man, probably with a cane and a limp, sitting in a rocking chair just waiting for his aide to come over and make him breakfast? Something like that?

    62 is not elderly. Most people are still working at 62. Most people are still very active at 62. There are 62 year olds who still play in rock bands, who go to the gym every day, who are CEOs. 62 is not elderly. 

    What is elderly? Does it even exist anymore? I know 80somethings who are still taking vacations. I met an 86 year old woman Friday who needed an adjournment for her court date because she couldn’t get off work. Work. 86 years old and still working.

    I know, elderly is just a word. But it’s a word with connotations. You think elderly, and you automatically think old, frail, inactive, in the sunset of one’s life. 

    The older I get, the more the idea of being elderly becomes a foreign concept to me. The older my parents get, the more distant the idea of elderly becomes. Maybe once upon a time, 40 was old. Now even 70 isn’t old and 80 isn’t elderly. It’s all about the perspective. I resent a newspaper calling a 62 year old man elderly. I resent it because I’m fast approaching my 60s. I resent it because when I read the story further, it turned out that 62 year old man was the president of his own company who just got back from a trip to California to see his grandkids and was getting ready to go to work when someone stole his car. Does that sound like elderly to you?

    Maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s my reading of the word, my preconceived notion about what elderly implies. I think we should do away with the word. People are living longer, their quality of life at advanced ages better and better. I mean, jesus christ, Mick Jagger is 71. Do you think any media outlet is going to refer to him as elderly?

    50 is the new 30 and 70 is the new 50 and 62 is not elderly. I’m only ten years away from 62 and if you think ten years from now I’m going to be spending my days sitting in a rocking chair waving my cane around in the air while I tell youngsters to get off my lawn, you’re crazy. I’ll still be working. Still rocking out. Still probably telling dick jokes on twitter. I’ll be a lot of things at 62. Yea, I’ll be older. But I won’t be elderly. 

  5. File under: The amazing things you find through tumblr in the middle of the night.

    This is Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, a half hour anti-drug special that aired in the 90s in which your favorite cartoon characters (TMNT, Winnie the Pooh, Muppet Babies, Bugs Bunny, Alf, etc.) try to stop a teenage boy from smoking pot and drinking beer.  It was simulcast on all four major networks as well as some cable outlets. Not only did it include an introduction by George and Barbara Bush, but it contained an Ashman and Menken musical number called “Wonderful Ways to Say No.”

    Yes, you read that right. This really happened.

    The 90s were so weird.

  6. ‘Hey, Johnny Park!’ by Foo Fighters is my new jam.
  7. They overturned cars, set fires, caused injuries and property damage. The cops had to respond with tear gas. And every news report refers to these privileged white kids as a rowdy or unruly crowd.
Put them in an urban setting and they’d be referred to as rioters. 

    They overturned cars, set fires, caused injuries and property damage. The cops had to respond with tear gas. And every news report refers to these privileged white kids as a rowdy or unruly crowd.

    Put them in an urban setting and they’d be referred to as rioters. 

  8. Apparently waking up with this in your head at 4am then listening to it makes the ennui kick in.

    Good morning, east coast insomniacs and west coast up-lates. 

  9. Son of a bitch.

    Son of a bitch.

  10. Saturday afternoon couch dancing.