Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Engraving by Claude Mellan, 1619

Girolamo Frescobaldi via Spotify. Sheer brilliance.


A must-watch. So yeah, it didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know, but it will hopefully help some people out there join the dots. I am going to spam a few of my friends now, with the hope that the next time we meet up they will stop going on about how cheap the plane tickets they’ve just booked with SleazyJet, CrapAir and the like were.

And an excellent very social media-savvy campaign/website, too: The Age of Stupid

Browsing the lovely artwork by HaveSomeHats I discovered this excellent website: Whose Fault Is That.


Ludus Novus | Bars of Black & White

Note to self…



Andrew Wyeth, Winter, 1946
Tempera on board
31 3/8 x 48 in (79.7 x 121.9 cm)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

…and the future historian of the web-based human communication: I consciously entered the 2.0 era of  absorbing information when I realized I could no longer stand reading a piece of text [be it a Guardian opinion column or a Pitchfork review] without scrolling down the page looking for disagreeing comments. And when these are missing, I would spend hours googling the article title only to find opposing views expressed in forums or blogs or some other remote corner of the web.

[I still despise wikis though.]