Jim O’Rourke at Work on the Grizzly Man Soundtrack; Special Appearance by Werner Herzog

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Is Sampling Tom Petty Like Plagiarizing from Moby-Dick?

BBC Documentary on Goya’s Third of May 1808

“Los Angeles” — Frank Black

Analysis: David Bowie’s Teeth

Iceberg Slim Talks About His Novel Trick Baby

David Byrne — Sessions At West 54th (Interviews and Live Performance, Full Show)

“Who” — David Byrne and St. Vincent

“Death Belongs to the Realm of Faith” — Jacques Lacan (Film)

Stephen Greenblatt on Lucretius’s On the Nature of Things

“Duquesne Whistle” — Bob Dylan

William H. Gass Reads from His Novel The Tunnel (Video)

So this weekend I started auditing William Gass’s novel The Tunnel on mp3, read by the author: Sonorous, strange, ugly, beautiful, poetic, abyssal, phallic, anal, fragmented, rich. Here he is in 2007 reading from the beast of a book at The Village Voice Bookshop in Paris (RIP). More on The Tunnel.

“Without Her” — Nilsson

Slavoj Žižek: “More Than Ever, We Need Philosophy Today” (On Philosophy vs. Science)

“Lazuli” — Beach House

Kurt Vonnegut Interview (Video/1991)

Telling the Truth — Ray Bradbury Talks About His Life and His Writing

Henry Miller Reads (Film)

Ben Marcus Talks About His Novel The Flame Alphabet