Is he? I'm only familiar from afar.Sam Kriss - what a bellwhacker
Indeed, that n BlissBlog are what brought me here! I believe a community member's blog was reblogged on Bliss or maybe Shock & Awe, which I started following after finishing the book... Simon's been a favorite for a while, which (so I hear) makes me right at home.You read the old k-punk blogs?
Oh god, isn't he just. I consider him a kind of personal nemesis. Even thinking about him makes me angry. I think the worst thing about him is the combination of obvious and glaring privilege, the elitism and megawatt self-regard that his every word gives off like some kind of carcinogenic radiation, and the truly hilarious conviction that he's some sort of radical socialist rebel intellectual.Sam Kriss - what a bellwhacker
How is living in Brooklyn? Im weighing my options between philly, chicago, and NYAre most folks here Londy? Amused to discover there is an identical discourse to "Goodbye New York." With real estate prices plummeting across Brooklyn, I can't tell whether it's a sign to stay (cheaper rent) or leave (still pricier than anywhere else).
Brooklyn prices dropped quite a bit last few months. You can get three beds here for low 2k... maybe 2.1, 2.2, and in nice-ish neighborhoods, where they were going for 3ish in January. I've heard rumors of studios under 2 in Manhatty. We posted an 18month lease at the start of the year paying 2.1 for a 1.5-bed in the deep boonies of Brooklyn, halfway to the Rockaways, with a big skylight, but I reckon such sacrifices are becoming unnecessary.How is living in Brooklyn? Im weighing my options between philly, chicago, and NY
What do we say about nostalgia trips? Leo's well-taken in the linked threaddo you ever worry about this? london has had a great run. but from afar i cant help worrying that its sputtering to a halt. im not sur its about to go as shit as new york but it suffers from a lot of th same problems id imagine. genuflecting to a mythos, stupid rents, wowsers, overezalous...dissensus.com
(East Village runs over three grand for a one-bed these days).for eternity, people have always said things were better "back in the day". the jazzhead beatniks thought new york was over when bob dylan and the velvets came in the 60s. the velvets/warhol crowd thought it was over when the punks came in the 70s/80s, when east village rents jumped from $200 to $400 a month. OMG, what's an old hippie to do!!
Don't think there's much risk of thatI hope to god he never gets anywhere near any positions of influence or power in this country.
my wife rents out her old "one bedroom" place that she owns on 14th between B&C, across from Sty Town, for around $1,900, will let you know if it becomes available. as long as you don't mind the shower in the kitchen.(East Village runs over three grand for a one-bed these days).