“Troubled Relationship” is now a card category at Walgreen’s, which is great because that’s the sort of situation that is usually best handled via greeting card.
A Giorgio Moroder story: apropos of his appearance on a certain new album — a few years ago on ILX, someone named Tilman posted saying he’d been doing research into “I Feel Love“‘s production, saying he was “particularily interested in the delay effect that he uses to “double” the synth riff, and the other means with which he creates “metrical dissonances”, e.g. the echo effects.” He indicated that he’d contacted Moroder directly about this. Moroder replied with this graphic, adding:
“Dear Mr. Tilman
this is the only way i can help you
This is the greatest thing ever, of course. Credit to my friend Grady for the reminder.
there is a level of hell where the condemned spend eternity listening to the Mister Softee jingle
this man was (however briefly) considered a viable presidential candidate
"Every thing seems hostile, and he would be glad to fly to some inhospitable desert, where he might never more behold the face of a human creature, nor read in the countenance of mankind the condemnation of his crimes. But solitude is still more dreadful than society. His own thoughts can present him with nothing but what is black, unfortunate, and disastrous, the melancholy forebodings of incomprehensible misery and ruin."
— Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments