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It's Educational

     Awhile back I bought tickets to the Detroit date of Pixies’ Doolittle tour (Recent Pitchfork review: “If they really are doing it just for the cash, this is one hell of an argument for capitalism”), put the date on my calendar, and forgot all about it.

     Yesterday, I got an email from the Pixies mailing list wholly dedicated to talking up the opener they’re bringing along on the tour in an effort to get people to check them out in advance. Nothing about them. I have never seen a band do that before. Cool.

Awesome.

I recently stumbled into the world of these twitter art accounts – this is my favorite so far (You need to be logged into Twitter for them to align properly in the web interface). Pretty soon I’ll need a separate account just to aggregate these art posts…

Answer here. Personal postal experiment regrets: I never did try affixing postage to a Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla envelope. Perhaps soon.

The auction is for an old demo that was recorded directly onto a cassette – Darnielle says he won’t make a copy before sending. I love the concept of that singular performance as a unique artifact – a weird echo of the early days of the record business, when performers would sing the same song over and over again for each individual copy.

I love this.

I’ve seen it, and it is one of my favorite documentaries. It’s a shame the filmmakers can’t show video to bolster the Kickstarter campaign, but the number of lawsuits this movie has already earned them has likely taught them not to tempt fate.

No idea if this is real, but I hope it is.

Metafilter’s Matt Haughey provides a peek behind the curtain of how the site runs so smoothly. In putting together this video, he also proposed a great future feature for keynote that would easily enable documenting presentations like this.

Shiga has been doing some of the most innovative work in the medium, but much of it is already out of print. So: this video summary of his work is very welcome.

Proceeds benefit 826.