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Regrets that her mother did not smoke

Frank in all directions

Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais

Simply cannot go back to them

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John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion

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Life of Mary MacLane

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Entries in week in review (18)


In Which We Relive A Dark And Dangerous Time

The Week in Review

After fighting off a hostile takeover attempt by Kraft, This Recording has moved onto greener pastures. The weeks to come will feature our year-end lists, which I generate largely from putting Lambert into a light coma and performing experimental brain surgery. Let's just hope the inside of her brain doesn't rank that weird Jim Jarmusch movie No. 1.

Enjoy these ventures into the unknown before we are absorbed by a cheesy conglomerate:

Giorgio De Chirico on his surrealist friends...

Beatrice discussed her difficult relationship with her father...

Molly Langmuir reviewed Chris Weitz' New Moon...

Alex Carnevale went to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox...

Edward Dorn's memoriam for Richard Brautigan...

The intersections of Pauline Kael and Bonnie and Clyde...

The adventures of Will Hubbard and R.V. Neuman...

Maryse Conde's youth in Paris...

Durga looked back at The Beatles' Rubber Soul...

The weird love of John Lennon and Yoko Ono...

Patrick Bateman recalled the days of Revolver...

Having a drink with Paul McCartney...

The wit and wisdom of Georgia O'Keeffe.

You can find past Week in Reviews here.

"Let the Wind Blow" - The Beach Boys (mp3)

"Can't Wait Too Long" - The Beach Boys (mp3)

"Cool, Cool Water" - The Beach Boys (mp3)

"Meant for You" - The Beach Boys (mp3)


In Which We Make Light of A Week That Was

The Week in Review

As the dead of winter approaches, now is the time to get into a mutually unsatisfying artistic relationship with a member of the opposite sex. The ideal foil should be limber, internet-savvy, and judicious with wordplay.

Enjoy these places we have been, and remember them as if they were only yesterday:

John Ashbery remembered his first meeting with Jane Freilicher...

Elizabeth Gumport explored the world of Dawn Powell...

Danish Aziz introduced you to the SF of yore...

Jessica Hopper discussed the feminist view of Lars Von Trier...

T.K.'s weekly investigation into Poems Newly Appeared...

Matthew Henriksen on the ghosts of Frank Stanford and Gram Parsons...

Ben Lambert's Halloween megamix...

Colin Dickey's amazing broadside on a bunch of recordings...

Literary legend William Gass wrote this letter that will shock and stun u...

When Julie Benz isn't doing a nude scene, she's on Dexter...

Molly Young's fastidious tanning regime...

Think of how much more complicated and enjoyable your life is sure to become.

You can find past week in reviews here.

"Bloody Hands" - Mark Olson and Gary Louris (mp3)

"The Wind Comes Up" - Mark Olson and Gary Louris (mp3)

"My Gospel Song for You" - Mark Olson and Gary Louris (mp3)



In Which We Are The Officer of Hearts

The Week in Review

Who knows what content will descend from such lustrous shores!

As the autumns nears, you have a right to know what to expect from a blog. We will be going further than ever before, straddling depths never before traveled by mortal men or women or Zac Efron. Other blogs will cower in wonder as we reach new heights of cynicism and plot to travel to the stars.

For example:

Eleanor wrote about the legacy of Don Draper's infidelities...

Meredith reflected on the changing of the seasons...

Molly told us about her new diet...

November will feature the onslaught of our series on The Future, which is sure to win several awards across the internet. I hear that we are huge in Beijing. We have hired programmers to help us create quality content efficiently. These professionals must not starve. We will be asking for your support soon now.

Light was the Queen of Our Senses

Almie looked at this week's Mad Men with a diary...

Meredith hated on being a woman...

Our plan to inject a dose of This Recording into local school systems across the country is admittedly reaching some negative feedback. Some say our gifs take up too much bandwidth, and that our message about sex is confusing to young people. Never fear! We will hit them in the classroom and at home later on! It is the New Year for our people!

For instance:

Lauren is up nights watching Melanie Griffith play a robot...

Jake Sugarman relived Michael's life in his videos...

Director Lena Dunham travelled to Tokyo with her mom...

We thank you for supporting This Recording, and if you demur, we can only offer you these humble essays on the state of man and mankind:

Meredith Chamberlain on safety versus comfort...

Alex Carnevale on the Star Trek phenomenon...

Molly Lambert breaking apart Mad Men from the inside..

You can find last week's Week in Review here.

"Old Yellow Bricks" — Artic Monkeys (mp3)

"This House Is A Circus" — Artic Monkeys (mp3)

"Do Me A Favour" — Artic Monkeys (mp3)