Thoughts on Nick Cannon's "White People Party Music" -
Shorter storify: I don’t understand what is happening.
Is the Five-Second Rule Real?
And while I’m at it (briefly), THE FIVE SECOND RULE IS BACK, BABY
abbyjean asked: mainly used rhetorically by people with a long history of being told never to use "I" in academic writing. i hate it because it obscures whether data decisions were made by the people who provided the dataset or the author/analyst herself (were you given the data with cases with missing values dropped, or did you decide to do that? if so, why?) and because "then a regression was run" is just bad writing.
Man, if your response to “don’t use ‘I’” is to use “we” instead, then you could really end up writing some stupid things, says the guy who used to do that shit all the time before writing EXCLUSIVELY about himself pretty much.
EDIT: Haha didn’t mean to publish that, but there you go, dwindling Tumbler followers.
Apparently the download link on my 2013 K-Pop post didn’t work for a few folks. Here it is as a Dropbox:
More details here.
Spent this morning dilettantily catching up with the K-pop in my general orbit (several blogs and folks who follow much much more closely than I do!) and put together a one-CD (it’s “teach an 18-year-old how to burn a CD day”) compilation.
Some pleasant surprises here as I scanned a few obvious (Billboard, Tumblr and webfriend K-pop network) and non-obvious (Vice?) places along with the usual suspects. (Chuck Eddy and Frank Kogan both voted 2YOON’s “24/7” country single of the year! And they’re right!)
When in doubt, I went for sonic diversity over OK+ earworms, of which there were many many many. That means the two songs I considered off of Lee Hyori’s great “Monochrome” wilted in the presence of very-much-an-album-track “Holly Jolly Bus,” which sounds GREAT right after “Expect” by Girl’s Day. One instrumental from electronic dorks Glen Check, one near-instrumental from IU’s fascinating canned maturity, which sounds like 90s neo-bachelor pad (personal weakness and/or soft spot). (She finally chimes in at 1:20 out of 2:30, makes a nice “bonus track.”)
The first six tracks here should be enough to drop yer jaw. Holy cow.
After that — so many sounds! Debbie Deb-y freestyle flourishes (GLAM)! Cod-country that wipes the floor with Steps (2YOON)! All variety of dorky dude R&B in both smoky (smokey?) and Timberlite flavors (MBLAQ and Zion T. respectively)! WTF-pop (Wa$$up, T-Ara N4), and stuff that is so fucking weird it didn’t even make this compilation (sorry “I Got a Boy”)!
Anyway, perfect for a warming-up Saturday afternoon listen.
A lot of life changes are afoot so my blogging is down to a crawl. Would like to put any blogging energies into anxiabetes or ed blogging.
But I would like to state for the record that since I submitted balloty type things it has become clear that the best album of last year was actually Sky Ferreira’s Night Time, My Time, according to the list of albums that both my wife and I are willing to share as “our” #1 alb of the year. For reference, these are the ones we agree on from the last ten years:
2013: Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
2012: Hercules and Love Affair - DJ-Kicks
2011: Little Dragon - Ritual Union
2010: Kelis - Flesh Tone
2009: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz
2008: Studio - Yearbook 2
2007: M.I.A. - Kala
2006: Marit Larsen - Under the Surface
2005: Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
2004: Arcade Fire - Funeral
2003: Constantines - Shine a Light
A few of these are the same as my album of the year (especially during Our Relationship: The College Years), but in the last couple years my wife has basically hepped me to the albums that we end up listening to the most, including reappraisal of It’s Blitz (secret best track is “Hysteric”), some DJ mixes and DJ-y music (Flume!), Little Dragon, and (this year) Sky.
Anyway, I gotta go be a dad in the spring, so I’ll probably be outta commission for a while. Godspeed, Tumblr!
It subtly tweaked the #1DDay timeline so it happened differently, jeez.
Nah, just the fake Spinto Band thing I posted. (My wife told me it was weird but I liked it.) I will publish all fan fiction the second I write it. It will consist entirely of imagining 1D members in movies made between 1991 and 1994.
Guess it’s better that I never tried to publish any of my fiction :/