An hour with E of EELS at Grantland, on the occasion of The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett.

Favorite interview in a long time. We went deep. And somehow ended up talking about Kanye. And lots of specific songs, both new and old, handily playlisted at the bottom.

[photo by Mike Massaro, via this other great Eels piece]

popculturebrain:

Louis C.K. covers the new GQ

"My girls and I make a lot of dark jokes together. In the upcoming season [of Louie], there’s a line from a conversation I had with my older girl. She was saying how whenever she sees a three-legged dog, it lifts her spirits, because three-legged dogs are wonderfully unaware that they have a malady. They just walk around, and they don’t give a shit. And I said, ‘You know, honey, they are lucky. But do you know the only thing luckier than a three-legged dog? A four-legged dog.’ And she really laughed. Whenever she laughs that hard at something dark? I know it’s good.”

Louie, meet the skinny tie.

PS: Less than two weeks till season four.

"Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day." "Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day." "Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day." "Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day." "Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day." "Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day."

"Just cash the checks. You’re gonna die one day."

“I feel that a true artist doesn’t have a right to be into sports. It’s like high school: either you are a jock or an artist. You can’t be both.”
E from Eels, precisely articulating my (inaccurate but unswayable) feelings on the matter.
“I’m not sure our movie passes the Bechdel test entirely and I think that it’s important. For us we have a lot of producers that were female who had concerns and we were always constantly saying to ourselves: Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view? … I think it’s forcing us to look at how we make a sequel and turn that into something that’s more powerful and special.”
-Lego Movie editor and sequel director Chris McKay [via]
All these side by side Garden State/Wish I Was Here trailer comparisons and many many more at Grantland. Have fun in the infinite abyss, kids. All these side by side Garden State/Wish I Was Here trailer comparisons and many many more at Grantland. Have fun in the infinite abyss, kids. All these side by side Garden State/Wish I Was Here trailer comparisons and many many more at Grantland. Have fun in the infinite abyss, kids. All these side by side Garden State/Wish I Was Here trailer comparisons and many many more at Grantland. Have fun in the infinite abyss, kids.

All these side by side Garden State/Wish I Was Here trailer comparisons and many many more at Grantland. Have fun in the infinite abyss, kids.

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Game of Cats

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Game of Cats

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(via newsweek)

“But Ilana is not cruel. She in fact, feels like a female Bill Murray character, a combination I have never encountered before. She’s Venkman in a midriff-bearing T-shirt: a woman who does whatever she wants but with so much affable myopia you end up admiring her. It’s not how most people do things, but if your job doesn’t pay you, why not take a nap? If you have hemorrhoids and you find yourself at the vet, why not ask about them? Ilana is uniquely unburdened by what people think of her. If that sometimes makes her a jerk, it also makes her a unicorn—a rare being that, once spotted, you don’t take your eyes off.”

-“Three Cheers for the Broads of Broad City” via Slate’s Willa Paskin (via aubreymurray)

This is your PSA about Broad City’s first season finale tonight on Comedy Central. This show is the freshest thing since Louie and I love it so much and I want you to, too.

(via popculturebrain)

Hourlong phoner with one of my all-time favorite artists tomorrow.

Hope I can Marc Maron him. Except that he’s already been Marc Maron’d.

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booksdirect:

At the library - the Kansas City Public Library’s parking garage is painted to look like a gigantic shelf of books.

OH, SO THAT’S AMAZING