Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.
Good day, one and all. It’s a sleepy day over here because of football last night. Let’s catch up on the world with a few links and such.
Aleksandar Hemon on Jorge Luis Borges’s “Funes the Memorious”. [via The Daily Beast]
While we’re on the topic of Borges, here is a quote. [via New Directions Publishing]
Joseph Brodsky reads you a love poem. [via YouTube]
“I’m literally crying right now. I’ve been working on this on-and-off all day, arguing at ALTA people, stressing about the conference, and repressing the fact that Michael’s death is extremely sad and that I may never meet anyone this amazing, this giving, this selfless again my life.” Over at Three Percent, Chad Post writes about the late Michael Henry Heim. [via Three Percent]
Beck remixes Philip Glass for 20 minutes of awesome. [via Pitchfork]
Interview with two members of Ultraísta. [via Consequence of Sound]
Here is a list of banned books and how they were banned. [via the American Library Association]
Finally we end off with this short interview with Perfume Genius about his new video for “Take Me Home”. [via Pitchfork]
Here is said video: [via YouTube]
This past week on WKLC:
- Two events: the Singapore International Photography Festival; and a screening of Singapore’s oldest surviving film. (I believe the latter is part of a series of screenings featuring the music of Zubir Said.)
- Joan Didion.
- David Lynch.
- Enrique Vila-Matas.
- Kiwao Nomura.
- Flying Lotus.
- I have new books.