Some of my friends
The Yak's Lair
- Owned and operated by the amazing mysterious S.T.R.I.C.K.
My Mom's eBay site
- she sells rare things and apparently has excellent customer ratings. Check it out here.
- My brother Allyn's bio page from his college a capella group "After Dark"
- My friend Theron, who taught me to play guitar, runs a site of music and mountaineering here
Robert Wellington Pound
- Maestro and composer, wild-goosechase organizer, mad genius. He inspires me to this day.
Robert on NPR
- An interview about one of his compositions, "Irrational Exuberance"
- Expert on German radio, herring migration, and the washtub bass. He's an innocent farmgirl, raised by the aliens.
- A comprehensive bio of my pal Anson's career-to-date (off Roger Ebert's filmfest site)
- Redhead. Feminist. Man-skirt aficianado. A friend of mine from Berlin, the city of my dreams
- A pal of my brother's (and mine) from Wash U. Physics and Barbershop Quartet singing a specialty.
Orange Cat Art
- A photography and arts collective run by the magnificent Jill Davis
- one of my Orthodox Christian friends, and his views on the world from the 'East Side'
- Amazing woman, musician extraordinaire, zombie movie expert. She rocks.
- Writer, thinker, coffee drinker (and the reason I have such a striking appreciation for Donovan.
Theology and Judaica
Reformed documents and confessions
- Just in case you ever wanted to read, say, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"...
- a public-domain website with English translations of two complete Seders: 'Festivals' and 'Jurisprudence'
Catechism of the Catholic Church
- An online resource for protestants and non-protestants alike
- A Jewish statement on Christians and Christianity
Franz Rosenzweig Center
- I wrote my masters thesis at Columbia Seminary on this amazing 20th century Jewish philosopher
Franz Rosenzweig Exhibit
- An online exhibit maintained by the Vanderbilt Divinity School Library
- Site maintained by the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton
- Rereading Judaism after Modernity, yo.
William of Ockham
- My weapon of choice? Ockham's Razor, of course
Book of Common Prayer
- online versions of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
Tao Te Ching
- An online version of D.C. Lau's translation (the one I prefer)
Golgotha Fun Park
- Just up the road from where I live: America's #1 shaded biblical mini-golf. Sadly now defunct.
The Lego Bible
- From the folks who brought you Golgotha Fun Park, probably. A must-see.
Need an exceptionally good online
- Pere Ubu is the best band ever. Period. Find out why here.
Colin Newman and Wire
- The Loudest Minimalists in the World. Meet the reason the Eighties happened.
- Musical and life inspiration for me and many others. This site maintained by my old bandmate Sir Demon Brown
- The "Berlin dandy of the Apocalypse." He eats Trent Reznors for breakfast.
- Blixa's band. A possible motto: "If Noise is Beautiful, then Silence is Sexy"
- While on the subject of noise, here's the ultimate fearless detournment art ensemble. Recycle your media!
- I'm most interested in his "Solitude Trilogy" - but its all incredible. Here's the WIKIpedia
The Jazz Butcher
- Proof that a degree in philosophy can get you somewhere. Happy Birthday, Ms. Wheeler
3 Mustaphas 3
- The Balkan Secret Plot to Undermine the West through Fezzes
Wir Sind Helden
- Punk Leute nach Hamburg. Das ist ja echt 'cool' - Horchen Sie auf!
The Mountain Goats
- Showing just exactly how much damage a lone, angry man with an acoustic guitar can do.
- The Coen brothers know how cool this man is. I know. Now you do, too.
- Blue-Screen Life
is my current favorite album. Worth your time.
Too Much Joy
- They were too smart for their own good.
- My head is my only house unless it rains
- I remember one night I stayed up until past three listening to
Rainy Day Music
a couple times through. That was a good night.
- What you don't know about Dion is how much Lou Reed and I both love him. I cannot be sad when I hear this man sing.
- Where I record my albums - run by the wonderful Jason NeSmith. A musician's home away from home
- Grab your bendy! Atlanta's best twisted pop band
- Great energy, great songwriting, world-travelled and down-to-Earth. I love playing shows with Sue.
- formerly Atlanta grrrl band
- really rockin' friends of mine
- Art + Fury = the beauty of Sonia Tetlow. Spellbinding.
- Sonia is currently the bassist for this rockin' N'awlins band
- Amazing lyrics, stellar songwriting, and a great friend from Atlanta. Check out her album
Map of Glass
Big Fish Ensemble
- One of my favorite bands for many years running
- The powerpopilicious Mr. Kenny Howes, esq.
- I have never ever been disappointed by this band. They just flat rock.
- Formerly the Amalgamated Violin Company. They make great fiddles.
- Twisted pop genius and bassman extraordinare
- The indie-rock alter-ego of my pal Pete Delorenzo. His music is wicked good. Tasty lo-fi pop.
- Chicago-based songstress aquaintance o' mine - You might've heard me do her song "White Sands"
- Atlanta-based, blues 'n' jazz inspired, the best haircut in town, love 'm yes I do
- Power-pop with a twist(ed). Repeat after me: "Other bands are lame..."
Jen Wallwork Dominguez
- Nashville-based folk rock with great melodies and evocative lyrics
- The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, of course.
- They keep my piano in tune. Nice folks and very helpful
- A truly comprehensive resource for your obscure music needs. Approved by my best friend, the Folding Chair
- Similar to GEMM. Lost music regained!
- Because partial copyright and open-source songwriting is a damn fine idea
Art and performance
- the single most influential event in my artistic life was being introduced to Fluxus. Now you can learn about it, too
- from art/not art
- the WIKIpedia entry
Nam June Paik
- again, WIKIpedia saves the day.
- a cool interactive site put together by the Walker Art Center
Joseph Beuys Music Video (?!?!)
- This is more "Deutsche Schlager" than "Beuys II Men", but still: Whoa.
- The Godfather of Fluxus and the Patron Saint of the Concept Union. Dig.
Making sense of Duchamp
- An interactive timeline of his life and major works, created by SanFran designer Andrew Stafford. Top notch.
- George Herriman's surreal masterpiece.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
- I wrote a song about him. This is a basic introduction to his ethos and body of work
- Photos from the George Eastman collection - some I had not seen before
- Say Hello. Hello. Excuse me. Can you tell me where I am?
- A really cool, Atlanta-based source for reviews and art theory.
- The best thing to do to a Starbucks, ever.
- Athens-based musician, artist, and frog aficianodo
Charlotte and Tom Wegrzynowsky
- Bookbinding, painting, and the dark side of America's literary soul...
- Luthier, photographer, and our favorite "secret Asian man"...
- Portraiture by my friend Maria Robbins
- An ongoing conspiracy by Janeen Whitney and Christo Harris
Orange Cat Art
- Photography and art cards from this North Carolina collective
Literature and poststructuralism
William S. Burroughs
- A very good intorduction, brought to you by our friends (fiends?) at
- here is a good site on Burroughs's major work and its controversial history
And for the curious, here is an online version of the
developed by Burroughs and Bryon Gysin
site - if it exists - would be lovely. Any suggestions?
- Perhaps the single greatest influence on my recent academic career
- Complete overview of writings on piracy and 'ontological anarchy'
- A-a really freakin' good site for all you JAMF's out there...
The Kafka Project
- There are no 'secure links,' friend. Welcome to the Panopticon.
The Diamond Age
- A WIKIpedia around this really cool book by Neal Stephenson
James Joyce Centre
- Which includes quite a lot of info about the man James Joyce himself, as you might expect
- a comprehensive site run by the Modern World
- Resources and links
The Modern World
- A list of sites about a good number of avant-garde 20th century authors. Very comprehensive.
- An online journal that feeds some of my current poststructural fetishes
- A massive online used bookstore based out in Portland.
- An equally massive online resource for "subversive literature." Enter at your own risk.
Radio - Present and Golden Age
- I have a love of Old Time Radio and the lore of its major characters...
I Love a Mystery
- Simply the best serial radio drama
"Written and directed by Carlton E. Morse..."
ILAM Episode Guide
- with the complete runs of both the East and West Coast series
The ILAM Companion
- A volume of lore and back-stories about the best radio show ever, and the man who created it, published in 2003
- Sax Rohmer's "fiend incarnate" who set out to rule the world through terror long before Osama or Saddam
Chandu the Magician
- Another serialized battle against a would-be world dictator, the evil ROXOR. I'm looking for a better site - but here is an episode log
Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy
- Again, looking for a better site. For now, here's the episodes
Adventures of Superman
- A good comprehensive site, though not as many links as one might hope...
National Public Radio
- Not as fun as the old stuff, but still - a daily passion of mine
Public Radio International
- Hard to believe, but there is more to life than Terry Gross
-a truly hip left coast station, serving up everything from Old Time Radio to cutting edge rock
Film and Television
- The only TV show I currently watch. And I watch it fanatically.
- I also watch this show fanatically, but on DVD, so the above statement still holds, Nyah.
- my claim to only watch one TV show is becoming increasingly less accurate. Oops.
Freaks and Geeks
- Terri told me about this one - a great show
- Excellent background site with links maintained by the British Film Institute
- Jean-Luc Godard's surreal sci-fi/noir masterpiece. Quite nearly my favorite film (see next)
F for Fake
- Much maligned, often misunderstood: Orson Welles' last film, and my current cinematic favorite
V for Vendetta
- 'Remember, remember the Fifth of November...' I cannot believe this movie is being made. I can't wait.
- Perhaps the best - and most subversive - show ever to air on television
The Six of One
appreciation society. Be Seeing You.
The Dead Zone
to 'more cowbell!', this guy is one whacked dude. I love 'm.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- A WIKIpedia for this really bizzare show which I love
Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Oh, Creepy Girl, will you be mine before movie sign?
- Great online catalogue of foreign and avant-garde cinema
Culture and general interest
MIT Media Lab
Andre the Giant
- Wrestler, philanthropist, Kierkegaard scholar.
Andre the Giant has a Posse
- and he's looking to bring the spectacle-commodity society
Obey the Giant
- Propaganda engineering from the left coast to help the Giant do his work.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
- We're All-One or None! Dilute! Dilute OK!
- Sass back to your puppet masters.
- A Frontline commentary on how your opinions are made
- Search for your favorite eggheads online
The Ayn Rand Institute
- Having read most of her work, I can safely say:
These people are idiots.
See for yourself.
- That's ridiculous, but it's true. I guarantee you, one day I will have a beret on.
This Is Not a Fugazi T-Shirt
- A blog site I stumbled across. Can't vouch for it fully yet, as I haven't read much. But it looks interesting. The title's a winner.
- Yep. We're just lookin' at a thing in a bag.
The Homestar Wiki
- In the words of the inimitable Thnikkaman: "No, you can't have some. Shut up, kid!"
- Since when do you smoke, Phillipe? And what happened to your regular, non-ridiculous pants?
Products I dig
- So I'm not at all down with mass market capitalism, but I like folks who make good things. So here are some.
Plum Island Soap Company
Bee & Flower Soap
Cheerwine in bottles
Just really really weird
We Like the Moon
- Which could be considered an argument for, and simultaneously against, psychedelic drugs.
The Zero Wing Conspiracy
- You have no chance to survive make your time. HA HA HA HA.
Frederic Jameson was so right
- This is the best definition I've found so far for the term 'Postmodern.' With apologies to Bob Perelman: 'If it tastes good, we eat it.'
- I do not do not
know what to think about this. Really. I mean, really.
- It is a law of nature: The Osmonds Should Not Rock. And yet, perhaps...
- The Chronic (what??!)cles of Narnia, yo.
Straight Outta Compton
- the sensitive acoustic version
- this is perhaps the creepiest thing I have ever seen online
(just not everyday useful)
The Fujita Scale of Tornadic Activity
UNC Writing Center Handouts Page