unclesean

unclesean:

daysrunaway:

Most of the guys from Slipknot are over 40.

That shouldn’t make me feel old, but it does.

This made me wonder about some of the metal bands I still listen to, which are largely from before Slipknot. So, it’s not really surprising but still … fun stuff:

  • Eddie Van Halen -…

HOLY SHIT.

s-mackattack

INTERVIEWER

What was it about Dick’s work that caught your attention?

LE GUIN

Partly it was that he and I had similar interests in certain things, such as Taoism and the I Ching—after all we were both Berkeley kids of exactly the same generation. And then, his sci-fi novels were about ordinary, unexceptional, confused people, when so much sci-fi consisted of Campbellian or militaristic heroes and faceless multitudes. Mr. Tagomi, in The Man in the High Castle, was a revelation to me of what you could do with sci-fi if you really took it seriously as a novelist. Did you know we were in the same high school?

INTERVIEWER

You and Philip K. Dick? Really?

LE GUIN

Berkeley High, thirty-five hundred kids. Big, huge school. Nobody knew Phil Dick. I have not found one person from Berkeley High who knew him. He was the invisible classmate.

INTERVIEWER

That could almost be taken from one of his novels. So you didn’t know him at all?

LE GUIN

No! We got into correspondence as adults. But I never met him physically.

Ursula Le Guin, Paris Review interview. (via bowiesongs)