Concettina Died and Other Stories of the East Side

Go Away, posted February 6, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Look, don't be coming around here every day expecting brilliance. That only comes every once in a while. Meanwhile, look how much good stuff is all over the web:

Here's the video for Morrissey's new single, I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris. So am I, Morrissey, so am I. I'll be writing about his new CD soon, but let me say here and now that I think he's in great voice lately.

New Yorkers who need some stylin' furniture--like, um, me--need to bookmark Sit and Read Furniture. I met one of the proprietors of this little vintage design piece outfit when I hired him to move some chairs for me. His man-with-a-van act is cute and all, but it's the furniture dealing that turned out to be the real find. I'm holding out for a Danish modern chair for my living room--so if you see one on the site before I do, don't even think about buying it.

And for everyone who's interested in urban home decor, I've found Apartment Therapy extremely useful as I've tried to make my humble little apartment into a home. It's based around NYC, LA, SF, and Chicago--but anyone looking for interesting dwelling ideas will find much to read and look at here.

Oh shit, only 86 days till The Five-Borough Bike Tour! I'm already registered for the 42-mile ride. Guess I better start losing some of this winter weight, huh?

I don't have a TV. I don't need one. You can't imagine how much stuff is out there on the web--like whole seasons of South Park, lots of TV and movies at Joost and Hulu. For the intellectuals among us there are all the great lectures at TED, and then there's user-generated content over at Current. And for all you indie music lovers--check out Take-Away Shows for intimate performances by some truly amazing musicians.

Finally, for those of you with iPhones or iPod touches, I've found The Manual for the United States of America to be the single-most useful and fascinating application I've yet installed. I've got the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Lists of Presidents, States, Supreme Court Justices and lots lots lots lots more in my pocket at all times. Let's face it--we live in a scary world. If there's a sudden knock on the door, having the Constitution in your pocket might be handy.

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