Haiku makes you fail,
fail, fail, and fail some more—
then for once not fail.
Poem is from another old link to a lit mag, failbetter.com (from the Beckett poem which is on the site's main page) that I ran across again while looking for something else and ended up reading for a bit. In addtion to haiku there is an interview with the former Poet Laureate Billy Collins and an engrossing story by Lou Mathews, The Garlic Eater. The opening line draws you in, "Mr. Kim squatted in the shadowed storage room of his market, Lupé's Groceries, contemplating his new gun. "
Ragna had mentioned having a New Order song stuck in her head and I went looking for it. The RetroVid section of Rhino Records has several new order vids. I have only begun to explore but was lost in this site too as they have tons of videos including one of my favorite cover songs, the band X's version of Dave Alvin's 4th of July. There some gems like Johnny Cash's version of The City of New Orleans, Dwight Yokam doing I Want You To Want Me, some Mystery Science Theatre clips, and several Pixies videos from the Sell Out tour DVD. You can enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Sell Out.
The Pixies have also released a new live album, Hey!, some of the bands personal favorites from the 2004-2005 seemingly endless tour. Alas, it is only being released via internet by download. Review of the 'album' is here from Pitchfork.