Another reason to see Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood--Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead has written the movie's score.
Speaking of music, I had no idea Michael Schiavo double as indie singer-songwriter M. Ward.
Books I haven't touched since arriving home but which I'm sure will touch me in all the right places in the new year:
Elizabeth Willis, Meteoric Flowers
Charles Bernstein, A Poetics
Frank O'Hara, Lunch Poems
Christian Wiman, Poetry and Survival
And this from the NYTimes:
Ryan Watkins-Hughes, 28, a photographer from Brooklyn, teamed up with four other artists to shopdrop canned goods with altered labels at Whole Foods stores in New York City this week. “In the holidays, people get into this head-down, plow-through-the-shopping autopilot mode,” Mr. Watkins-Hughes said.
“Warhol took the can into the gallery. We bring the art to the can,” he said, adding that the labels consisted of photographs of places he had traveled combined with the can’s original bar code so that people could still buy them.
“What we do is try to inject a brief moment of wonder that helps wake them up from that rushed stupor,” he said, pausing to add, “That’s the true holiday spirit, isn’t it?”