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Pretty used to being with Gwyneth

Regrets that her mother did not smoke

Frank in all directions

Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais

Simply cannot go back to them

Roll your eyes at Samuel Beckett

John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion

Metaphors with eyes

Life of Mary MacLane

Circle what it is you want

Not really talking about women, just Diane

Felicity's disguise

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In Which We Welcome You Back To This Recording


By Molly Lambert

Imagine if you will, that This Recording is a spaceship, preferably a futuristic multi-cultural one, like in Sunshine, but with more jews. Since we are out in space (the internet) we can't really land, so most of the tinkering on the ship occurs while in-flight. You, dear readers, are the passengers

chaotic terrains are very unpredictable

As with any outer space mission, no matter how well thought out, things do not always go exactly as planned. One of This Recording's editors, now moonlighting as our technical engineer, accidentally flipped the switch (unlocked the hatch, pushed the button, nuked the fridge) and the cat is out of the bucket. There's no going back now. We moved the island, people.

We hope you like the redesign. We're still tinkering with things, adding new features, and moving our archives to the new location. Hopefully you'll find the new This Recording much easier to read, use, and navigate. We appreciate your patronage thus far. Without you we'd just be a mostly unoccupied craft floating out into deep space.

feedback in comments welcome/encouraged/appreciated


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Reader Comments (15)

Wow. Very cool.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarco Sparks

waaaaay better

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhippster

AWESOME except for the serif body font.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevan

agreed on the serif body font. change plz!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentera

It's like a proverbial breath of fresh air compared to your previous incarnation: lovely, open, clean. A splendid revision!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtherton Bartelby

what the fu--
oh. now i like it.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

...and just when I was making a shellshocked lunge for the refuge of the familiar...

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersteven augustine

yes it's good like this.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

congratulations! i can't decide which i like(d) better, but this is very refreshing.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah

iz ok.
I personally liked the old version for its retro underdesigned vibe. just like I sleep my most restful sleep in any Super 8 motel.
This design is much less funky, more flash and gloss and MUCH more commercial but you guys must pay the bills I suppose. FYI - the Amazon BUY buttons...?!

Here's a selection of goods that stand in the bottom of YOUR page - - ie. exactly what do these have to do with you or me for that matter?

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March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermott the hoopla

fuck it. I bought the Kindle.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermott the hoopla

i clicked on everything. cheers.

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterryan

I don't wanna rain on your parade, but I liked the old design. I miss the darkness. Congratulations anyway, onward and upward!

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim

i miss the hyperlinks and mp3s. other than that and the amazon ads, lookin good!

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpete

I think the redesign has a cleaner look.
I think it has less character this way.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSlappy

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