by Steve Pick
Hey, if you've ever wanted solid evidence of the way IQ tests are designed to ally yourself with specific cultural norms, check out this music intelligence test. It's quick and easy to take, probably a lot easier than your SAT's, but I pretty much guarantee there will be a couple questions that will make you scream at your computer that you couldn't possibly care less about the answer. And, I guarantee that the ones you scream about will be different from the ones I screamed about or the ones that any other random person will scream about. Post your scores in the comments. We want to hear from you.
I love top ten lists when they're really creative, and this examination of ten titanically loony love song lyrics makes the top ten of my fave top ten lists of all time.
It almost wouldn't be a link list if we didn't point you in the direction of Carrie Brownstein's blog over at NPR, Monitor Mix. She's at South By Southwest this week, as is Euclid owner Joe Schwab. We're thinking they're probably seeing different bands, but you never know.
I thought I was the only fan who truly loved the album Earthling by David Bowie, but it turns out that for at least one thoughtful young person, there's more to the last decade plus of the Thin White Duke than many people have discovered.
Joe Schwab and I share a great love for the long lost game show "I've Got a Secret," but I had no idea the show was so hip as to have brought John Cale on board as a guest back before he was in the Velvet Underground. Watch this clip and marvel:
Thursday, March 13, 2008
by Steve Pick