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Day: October 7, 2010

Neil Gaiman speaks about Doctor Who and Coraline

Right here, you will find the quintessential essence of a good thriller:

“I was terrified, but I wanted to know what happened next.”

Neil Gaiman divulges ‘Doctor Who’ clues |

The girls proved Gaiman right, listening with faces more eager than petrified, and the book went on to claim the loyalty of children around the world, winning two awards (a Hugo and Nebula) and a movie contract, before becoming a musical. At the off-Broadway premiere of the show, Gaiman learned what Morgan DeFoire, seated beside him, had really thought of Coraline.

“I told her, ‘You know, we kind of have you to thank for all this, because you weren’t scared by it. And she said, ‘Actually, I was terrified. But I wanted to know what happened next. I knew if I let anybody know I was scared, I wouldn’t find out.’”

What ‘Batman’ Taught Me About Being a Good Dad – Adam Rogers – Culture – The Atlantic

Thanks to copperbadge for the hat tip.

What ‘Batman’ Taught Me About Being a Good Dad – Adam Rogers – Culture – The Atlantic

I started to cry, too—for freaking Bwana Beast, a character about whom, frankly, I could not possibly care less. I ran through my options. I could tell the boy that, hey, in comic books, dead people always come back. It’s a thing. Or I could remind him that it was just a story, that it wasn’t real.

But that cynicism would undercut my secret plan. I am trying to build a good human being here, someone who will make the world better for his presence. Because I don’t know any other way to do it, that means I’m building a little geek. So he can’t know, yet, that death doesn’t really mean anything in comics. I want him to think that these stories have weight, that they mean something; they are our myths. I give my son comics and cartoons and episodes of Thunderbirds because I want him to understand right and wrong, and why it’s important to fight the dark side of the Force. The mantras spoken in this corner of pop culture are immature, but they have power: With great power comes great responsibility. Truth, justice, and the American Way. The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. No evil shall escape my sight.

10 Live Recordings That Trump Their Studio Counterparts :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

Not a bad place to start. What are some of your favourite live recordings?

10 Live Recordings That Trump Their Studio Counterparts :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

Recording a single song in the studio is usually a full day’s work. Hours can be spent tweaking drum sounds, getting a dozen guitar takes and overdubbing vocals. It takes a perfectionist to sit in the producer’s chair, making sure every note is in its place. So when a band can press “record,” step out on stage, and capture something more spectacular in a single take, it’s an accomplishment. These 10 songs are just a handful of the many times that the magic of an audience triumphs over the most advanced recording techniques. I could have continued the list with The Avett Brothers, Frightened Rabbit, Phish, The Hold Steady, R.E.M., The Dave Matthews Band, Wilco and countless others, but these 10 stood above the pack.

From Twitter 10-06-2010

  • 10:23:35: @khaosworks One review pointed out only *really* memorable things from original 5-0 were the theme, the catchphrase, and Jack Lord’s hair.

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