What I learned this week, December 23, 2011



The most important books I have read (recently)

The War of Art

and its companion

Do The Work

From Steven Pressfield


I’ve been a fan of Lana Del Rey for a long time (well, since June. In the world of modern pop culture, seven months is an eternity). It looks like she is going to break out – she has signed to Interscope Records and her album, Born to Die, will be out on January 31.

Best of all, it looks like she will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 14.

Another single is out in the UK – Off to the Races. I’m not sure about it yet…

What I really am enjoying is that Lana Del Rey is rapidly becoming a polarizing artist – even though she doesn’t even have a real record or a real career yet – she is piling up the haters.

I love it…. You see, I know what I like, and I like Lana Del Rey.




Whenever you are feeling good, maybe full of holiday cheer. When you feel hope welling up within your breast and you know that mankind has a bright future ahead of him in this best of all possible worlds.

When you feel like that, read this next article and be reminded that we are all, all completely doomed.

Young brother eats cocaine from older sibling’s butt, then dies of overdose,

Believe it or not, the actual story is even worse than the headline suggests.

2 responses to “What I learned this week, December 23, 2011

    • I hope you get as much out of the books as I did (especially The War of Art).

      Lana Del Rey calls herself a “Gangsta Nancy Sinatra” – I don’t see it, but it’s a cool tag line nonetheless.

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