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October 16, 2005


Sixeyes interviews John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

*Six: Do you pen the lyrics before the music? And do you spend as much time re-writing as some would like to believe, or do the words just fall from your hand onto the paper?

JD: I do a lot of revision, yes - I wasn't aware that there was a contingent who like to think about whether I revise or not! But I believe strongly in rewriting, revision, rethinking - every so often there'll be a song that comes out as-is, but I generally don't trust that kind of writing - I like a well-sharpened knife better that a flaked arrowhead.

Stream the Streets performance from Oxegen 2005 today (thx).

Actor and writer Stephen Fry calls for a return to traditional forms in poetry.

'I admire the popular poets of today - Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Ian Patterson, Don Paterson, Wendy Cope. A lot of these poets write in forms. Carol Ann Duffy uses sonnets, Seamus Heaney has written some of the best sonnets of the past 100 years and also writes in villanelles. Wendy Cope writes in triolets.'

the daily Scotsman explains why your iPod is already obsolete.

The BBC Collective interviews author Bret Easton Ellis (watch the Real stream).

FWEET is the Finnegan's Wake Extensible Elucidation Treasury.

The British Royal Navy made a singalong video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Krazydad offers an original interface to view science fiction book covers.

"I was Morrissey's drummer," the interview.

Wordballoon is a comics podcast.


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