As we slide deeper into the quadrennial football madness I get seized with a major case of Nostalgia. I played football as kid in Poland, but pretty much stopped when I moved to the US. Now I rarely think about football… except during the World Cup every four years. Above is the only football
Another item I missed posting. Looks like Trans Siberia (or Trans Sibérie in French) was featured on French radio!? Here’s a link to the podcast: Nova Book Box 10 Octobre I wish I knew what they are saying. My French speaking sister informed me that a long excerpt is read from the book… which
I pilfered these videos from Graham Harman‘s blog. Graham is right, this is the best totalitarian pop song to emerge from an evil dictatorship. I love both versions, but this second one opens up a Soviet sized nostalgia zone in my head. Even though I’ve never heard this song before, it contains all of
Do you get nostalgic about sports you loved as a little kid? When I was young, in Poland, I was a big Soccer fan. I loved watching the game, and I loved playing it even more. When I moved to the USA, Soccer quickly fell off my radar. I was filled with a nostalgic
‘Momus’ by Meghan from Good Minnesotan. Momus says good-bye by saying hello. I will miss his Click Opera blog. I’ve followed it almost daily since it’s inception. For those of you who haven’t ever read it… go explore!
I came to the United States From Poland in 1987. I’ve traveled back to the home country a few times over the last couple of decades. A few days ago I had a different kind of homecoming. I was interviewed for the first time by the Polish comics community. The brief interview is now
This song has been in my head all day. I finally decided to find it online. Here it is: It’s called ‘Солнечный круг’ (Solar Cycle). It’s better known to many as ‘Пусть всегда будет солнце!’ (May There Always Be Sunshine). It’s an anti-war song. If you grew up in Eastern Europe (or at least
The Blog is an immature medium. The Blog is a collaborative medium by the virtue of existing on the internet. It’s hard to imagine a Blog that is hermetically self-sufficient. Its nature is to be linked-to or to link-elsewhere. In fact the Blog is a reminder that writing, in general, is a collaborative act.
Most of these books haven’t actually been published in 2008. But, I read them in 2008 so they’re here. The Red Atlantis by J. Hoberman. It’s been less than 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and it’s cultural output already resembles impenetrable artifacts from an ancient lost civilization. This book is
I’ve never done a ‘Best of‚Ä¶’ list on this blog, so I decided to do one. I’m not going to limit myself to comics (though this post is about comics) and I’m not necessarily going to limit myself to stuff that came out in 2008. This list will be a little more personal and
The first post of the year is always difficult to write. The winter holidays induce a pleasant haze of idleness. Returning to daily work or regular blogging seems somehow absurd. I already miss the late breakfasts, lazy lounging and the somnolent pleasures of heady reading during winter afternoons‚Ä¶ on the verge of falling into