Killian Martin: Altered Route
What I love about this is the way that he and the board are equal partners, separate objects engaged in the same common task. It’s like a dance. Truly amazing. jkottke: Oh, boy. A new Killian Martin skate video. Martin’s style is really distinctive. The spinning, the two skateboards, the handstands. Lovely stuff. (via ★interesting)
My moleskine notebooks arrived today! On a more somber note, my fancy office supplies problem has hit new, hipsteriffic lows. In case you’re wondering, yes, they are the graph paper kind.
Hemmingway sure was cranky, but this is a delightful interview. A lot to think about in there.
“Because in Europe poverty is a misfortune, but in America it is shameful. I wonder whether or not you can stand the shame of being poor.” Advice to John Steinbeck about moving to Europe given to him by his writing teacher Edith Mirrielees. (I’m not entirely sure I buy this, but it is beautifully written)
God Bless those Quebecois at La Blogotheque. These Take Away Shows are always a blast. The Sufjan Stevens one is great, as is the Mexican singer-songwiter Natalia LaFourcade.
If there is a more honest, more powerful love song, I am not sure what it is. Dave Davies doesn’t get a lot of credit for being the second songwriter of the Kinks, but nearly all of his songs are beautiful and a little strange. He’s not just the slavering guitar shredder of “All Day and All of the Night.” Amanda, I hope this brightens up your RSS feed. Love.