There was also a special box about Martin Beck, ‘the well-known detective...– from Cop Killer, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
What about the cop shows? Cars are continually swerving out of control,...– Phillip K. Dick. Excerpted from How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later, a 1978 speech published in the I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon collection. via Hookers or Cake, trembling adored (Tousled Bird Mad Girl) and J. Scott Grand. (via conservativeradical)
small, soft, dirty and weak
The smell of floor wax and disinfectant filled Kapak’s nostrils. It was the smell of governments, the smell of the physical power that dragged people in who were dirty or bleeding or vomiting and made them invisible in some cell or interrogation room, and then cleaned up the mess. It was a reminder that the government was big, its surfaces hard and enduring and polished, and that human...
At one point, Siobhan asks Rebus if he’s listened to the Mogwai CD she gave him. ‘Good lyrics,’ he tells her. -Ian Rankin at Spinetingler Mag.
Oh, screw the world. Why should the dumb world know what I think?– Maurice Sendak, in interview with the Globe & Mail
mactrasound: "The People's Microphone" →
mactra: When the protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square managed to set up a PA system, their newfound sonic dominance of that space sent a message at least as powerful as the words they transmitted. Indeed, the medium was a message: new voices, amplified. New York City police have prevented the…