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Be back soon with a more substantial update, including a long post on music criticism. For now...

Looking at/Watching:
+These incredible images of QSL cards over at Cantab

+"Tough as old boots" - a tour through the Alden shoe factory

+A guy brushing his teeth during last weekend's (unjust) Chelsea-Manchester United match

+An animated short about Dock Ellis tripping balls and tossing a no-no

+Engrossing tour of producer RJD2's

Listening to:
+The legendary Andrew Weatherall's "London Belongs to Me" audio tour

+Funkineven and Mr. Wonderful's Cosmix! outer-space-boogie/fusion/disco mix

+Even outer space: Dam Funk!

+Spooky Fever Dream Field Recording micromix over at Bradford Cox's (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) blog

+Funky16Corners anniversary Beatles mix

+Everything all at once: a live mix from Optimo

Reading:
+Suite 2046 asks: is Bored to Death simply Stuff White People Like in televised form?

+Respect game, 2012: a primer on famous not-quite-apocalypses

+Are too many students going to college?

+Related, in a weird way: the intriguing case of Latavious Williams...

+A preview of Luc Sante's incredible new book, Folk Photography