March 1, 2007

the world is still full of a number of things

...and I have been very slow about writing about them here, partly because I spent last weekend at New York Comic-Con and still feel like somebody's been pummeling me with a big rubber mallet. But a few snapshots of the last week or two:

1) A highlight of NYCC: buying a page of original art from The Invisibles, specifically the page from Vol. 2 #3 that details the process of "White Flame" meditation. I don't own a lot of pages of comics art, but I try to make sure the ones I buy are the ones that mean something to me personally. This is one of those.

2) "Who is that silver-haired lady over there, and why is she surrounded by young people hugging her?" "Betty Dodson."

3) Having Syreeta's "Your Kiss Is Sweet" stuck in my head around the clock for three or four days, and wondering what about it exactly was so damn catchy, and why it seemed so familiar, then realizing that it's got the "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" beat with an ending lifted from the (false) ending of "Hello, Goodbye."

4) My new favorite site that I'm tangentially professionally linked to: 17 Dots, the eMusic employee music blog.

5) I linked it on 52 Pickup, but I'll mention it here too: somebody with a ukulele and a melodica makes a video for his one-man-band version of Jacob Miller's "Baby I Love You So," better known as the un-dubbed original of Augustus Pablo's "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown." Neat!

6) Best summation of New York Comic-Con I've read is from the mighty Anne Ishii.

7) Sterling's hair is now so curly it can not only contain but conceal pieces of broccoli. ("You! You did this to my son!" I told Lisa.)

Posted by Douglas at March 1, 2007 11:08 PM | TrackBack
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Good to see that you're back from the NYCC. Do tell.

I also wanted to point you to this site that links The White Stripes with Batman & Robin. Enjoy!

http://www.methodsreporter.com/2007/03/01/white-stripes-icky-thump-batman-catwoman/

Posted by: Liz B. on March 2, 2007 8:05 AM

Good to see that you're back from the NYCC. Do tell.

I also wanted to point you to this site that links The White Stripes with Batman & Robin. Enjoy!

http://www.methodsreporter.com/2007/03/01/white-stripes-icky-thump-batman-catwoman/

Posted by: Liz B. on March 2, 2007 8:07 AM
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