Friday, October 15, 2010

Links & Bits for 10/15/10

Maura Johnston from The Awl lists iTunes's "69-Cent One-Hit Wonder" Ranked By Relative Tolerability

Gossip's Beth Ditto Preaches 'Togetherness' on National Coming Out Day (Spinner)
"It just makes me so sad, in this day and age especially," Ditto tells Spinner. "To know that things like this are still happening because of the internet ... I don't mean to oversimplify this, but there's a lot of great things you can do on the internet and there's access to things we didn't have when I was younger, but I never thought about it going the other way. I never thought about internet bullying or anything like that. It's easier now more than ever to have your privacy invaded. You can't hide your profile under your bed or leave it at your friend's house. It's there for everyone to see and that's really disturbing to me."

When Antony Met Marina (The Guardian)
"It's early morning in Madrid, and neither Antony Hegarty nor Marina Abramovic´ have been up long. The celebrated musician and the legendary performance artist are rehearsing for The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic´, an opera that will make its debut at the Manchester international festival next year. The pair have a benevolently witchy air: Abramovic´ has an almost narcotically deep, consonant-rolling Serbian accent; Hegarty talks a lot, but less than the motormouthed Abramovic´, his soft voice punctuated by reflective pauses. Despite the fatigue of rehearsing solidly for 15 days, the level of mutual admiration is almost tangible."

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