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RT @nprmusic: Presenting the first entry in NPR Music's 20|20 series: Revisiting 20 albums, 20 years later. D'Angelo's 'Voodoo' turns 20…
RT @ConnieSchultz: Holy cannoli. Thank you, Art Lien @Courtartist. My husband loves this.
RT @ubuweb: “If someone like you steals my films through the internet or whatever, fine, you have my blessing.” - Werner Herzog https://t.…
RT @NPR: In an era of ubiquitous cameras, no photographs are allowed in the Senate chamber. Enter a low-tech solution: the sketch artist.…
RT @austinkleon: The future calls #newspaperblackout https://t.co/QVKXdpyAyP
“I'd never been in the presence of somebody who didn't want something from me. I mean, that was a big thing for me. That opened my heart a great deal.” npr.org/2020/01/17/797…
I made a fluffy coffee this afternoon — it was pretty good! m.youtube.com/watch?v=h3F2gV…
In this week’s newsletter: How I write, what I’m reading, diary comics about a hawk, a hilarious crowdfunding video, Sturgill Simpson, Sex Education, and more: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/on…
“Behind every ‘Once upon a time’ there is always another. Have you ever tried standing between two mirrors? You should.” Picturing history: austinkleon.com/2020/01/24/pic…
RT @johnstepper: Just rediscovered this 💎 from @austinkleon on journaling thanks to his weekly newsletter. So interesting & useful (and I…
RT @austinkleon: The future looks like the past got into trouble #newspaperblackout https://t.co/h69QIwytR9
“Welcome to Oklahoma City. It’s been a long day. You’ve taken two flights to get here, possibly three.” Reading @shamblanderson on my flight(s) to OKC today ✈️ amzn.to/30O3c6O https://t.co/8uQGCXrxHW
Me, after my sent out this morning’s newsletter mailchi.mp/austinkleon/on… https://t.co/HHTmIW7hrf
RT @ryleywalker: Listening to my favorite band Genesis and thinking, “wow. I can do this if I just put my mind to it”
I have never written in a coffee shop but I once wrote half a book on my lunch break in this basement at UT while eating microwaved leftovers https://t.co/dvJDiNd0Re
Everything aches in protest #newspaperblackout #blackoutpoetry https://t.co/P3jlHR2GTm
RT @austinkleon: Jim Jarmusch talking about how poets like Baudelaire and Dickinson were "beacons" who led him out of Ohio https://t.co/TIR…
RT @szacharek: A few years back, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Jarmusch, whose birthday is today. I asked him for a mini reading l…
Collage on the back of a note to friends https://t.co/wYaN4bMNOM
RT @quartzcity: Lou Reed, Paris Olympia 1974 youtube.com/watch?v=li3Lq6…
RT @wendymac: Rumor has it the first episode of @HrishiHirway's new podcast "Partners" features a chef and an illustrator. cc: @CiaoSamin #…
Reading the latest KING-CAT and listening to the rain ☔️ 😌 https://t.co/K5AQgb5d8v
RT @austinkleon: My favorite life advice from Leon Phelps aka The Ladies' Man: “Might I suggest that you try lowering your standards?” http…
RT @kellianderson: Letterlocking: "Depending on your desired level of security, opt for the simple, triangular foldntuck; if particularly a…
RT @dchiasso: Just added this to the syllabus of my Emily Dickinson course: N.B. THIS COURSE WILL ACTIVELY MONITOR THE CHANGE OF SEASONS.…
Thanks to @jessethereader for including STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST on his list of best books of the decade :) youtu.be/zGL0eHsib74?t=… https://t.co/4isdnETN71
RT @dusttodigital: Remembering Sam Cooke, born on this day in 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Here he is singing “Blowin' in the Wind” in…
Good morning, diary! Very subtle work there https://t.co/Nn6qFO0CwQ
RT @LettersOfNote: RIP Terry Jones. I'll never forget him turning up at the launch party for the Letters of Note book in 2013 & then readin…
RT @iluvthispart: One of my favorite videos is Billy Joel talking about how much he hates "We Didn't Start The Fire" https://t.co/3cd1gEjBlU
It’s the question we all have to ask ourselves every single day https://t.co/R83uwdpv2R
RT @YAppelbaum: During World War Two, GIs did this to their books, so that one soldier could read the second half while another bored GI st…
“You will not get a degree. You will not go into extraordinary debt.... You will not move back in with your parents and struggle to have a ‘career.’ [...] You, and you alone, will print your own damned diploma!” indiegogo.com/projects/resto…
RT @claytoncubitt: Joy Division, Transmission, 1980 (designed by Peter Saville) This song and the packaging around it literally saved my l…
I think I would’ve been a better editor than a writer. A better curator than an artist. (Maybe there’s still time?)
Cocteau Twins’ “Heaven Or Las Vegas?” on @KUTX — that song is 30 years old and still sounds like it’s being beamed in from the future of another planet youtu.be/6KnYw4EwYGc
“I always wanted to combine. The Beatles taught me that... [how to] weld together all the different parts that they found in the musical junkyard…” amzn.to/2RCXa4R https://t.co/wbgqfcT4bo
It makes me so happy that @susanorlean likes CRAZY FROM THE HEAT https://t.co/D6vnuigwJ9
RT @CarrieRickey: Best Valentine idea ever: El Paso zoo will name a cockroach after your ex- and feed it to a meerkat on February 14. h/t #…
RT @austinkleon: This one's called “Club Sandwich.” #newspaperblackout http://t.co/msKso5jxsy
Linus (1970) vs. the Maxell blown away dude (1980) https://t.co/FTYajJm4fs
RT @DavidEpstein: Just saying, Darwin used to tear up his books, file parts under themes of inquiry, and made personal indexes to them. As…
“Oh, how could you do that to a book?” Wait 'til the apocalypse and you're tearing out a page, reading it, and then burning it for heat! austinkleon.com/2019/11/23/on-… twitter.com/alex_christofi…
This, except young children don’t really fumble around all that much — they just let 'er rip! twitter.com/NealFAllen/sta…
“They had been filming without me for three months and I felt like the new boy at school as they re-grouped two weeks into the year.” @IanMcKellen’s diaries while filming THE LORD OF THE RINGS: polygon.com/2020/1/20/2106…
Advice for navigating the world: 1. Walk. 2. Look up. austinkleon.com/2020/01/21/loo…
Finally picked up this Nathaniel Russell book of his fake fliers — the dust jacket that unfolds into a poster of a telephone pole is a stroke of genius 😂 amzn.to/2RGGQQO https://t.co/cmUtfKgouD
Exclusive footage from @claytoncubitt’s dreamscape https://t.co/sEH3c9byjL
RT @thecreativepenn: On solitude, and being who you are buff.ly/2UGtWlC via @austinkleon #introvert #writinglife https://t.co/PwFt2…
RT @mattthomas: MLK’s extraordinary “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”: abacus.bates.edu/admin/offices/…. If you’re not re-reading this once a year, get w…
Favorite thing on the new @radiohead site so far: LIVE AT THE 10 SPOT, 1997. I remember watching this and being blown away. (And downloading the MP3 rips over dial-up.) radiohead.com/library/curate… https://t.co/x2KRTvZL6R
RT @radiohead: Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it inc…
I hope I dream about it. Night, y’all. https://t.co/ZwIYNZyW8u
I gotta say, I think watching that hawk just chill on a fence while slowly eating his breakfast over the course of nine hours rewired my brain a bit https://t.co/GNSWITXoXH
“Real wealth is never having to spend time with assholes.” —John Waters
“You will hear everlastingly... this argument that the rich man cannot be bribed. The fact is, of course, that the rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man.” —G.K. Chesterton
Whenever I think of JOJO RABBIT being nominated for Best Picture, I think of Kate Winslet’s “If you do a film about the holocaust, you’re guaranteed an Oscar” bit from EXTRAS in 2005. (She finally won an Oscar 3 years later... for a movie about the Holocaust!) 😂 https://t.co/UfTOjCa4EV
It’s kind of funny to me that we used a Rilke quote in KEEP GOING but not the one they used in JOJO RABBIT, which actually contains the title of the book 😂 howtokeepgoing.net https://t.co/LQnwiemmzn
HAWK UPDATE: After 8 1/2 hours, the neighbors startled it and it flew up in a tree. https://t.co/rrc7ARgMtF
RT @tedgioia: This is a very entertaining discussion thread—older people remember the (now) ordinary technologies that befuddled their pare…
Told the kid if he read the book he could watch the movie 😬 https://t.co/HXbwbgLnpo
This hawk has been on our fence for 4 hours! I hope it stays forever. https://t.co/FosDFYx1tq
RT @austinkleon: “Like most writers, I don’t educate myself sequentially, but more like a hawk or eagle always circling and finding things…
Four-year-old keeping his birthday greetings real 😂 https://t.co/GRl1P1GCIf
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RT @dusttodigital: Happy birthday to Dolly Parton, born on this day in 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Here she is performing "My Blue Ri…
“A speech disorder is a lot easier to treat than a character defect.“ —Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger #stuttering nytimes.com/2020/01/18/opi…
RT @DanielPink: Interesting: "The human brain is actually structured more like comics than traditional language, because we first understan…
This is insanely nit-picky, but yes: tuition was $50 a semester and even if it was double that, good luck finding some tuition today for this cheap: twitter.com/statesman/stat… https://t.co/ohn17hdMem
RT @rianjohnson: We’re still in theaters this weekend! If you haven’t caught @KnivesOut yet or if you want another shot of whudunnitness we…
“I make sure I never face a blank page.” —Lydia Davis austinkleon.com/2020/01/18/one…
“The vulgar notion that a poet must be a writer arrived when a lot of wealthy literate folk decided nothing good could be made without the help of their expensive educations, except by a miracle.” —Alasdair Gray, THE BOOK OF PREFACES
“[This] was a book I would want if someone else had made it, but nobody had. Desire for a non-existent thing is the best motive for making it...” —Alasdair Gray, THE BOOK OF PREFACES https://t.co/2te5AFZ16B
“[He] had simple advice for anyone out and about on the city streets. Look up, he said. Look especially at second-floor windows above storefronts. That, he liked to say, is where a lot of absorbing action takes place.” nytimes.com/2019/12/28/opi…
“There is no one real New York. It is more of a collage of bits and pieces, each with its own character... The only way to savor these varied panoramas is to stroll through; you can see them by car but you can only feel them on foot.” nytimes.com/2018/07/26/ins…
FYI: the second season of SEX EDUCATION is up on Netflix https://t.co/Xi0wi4X3c8
 
 
 
 
 
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