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Rojak: Last supper.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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There is this about Imre Kértesz over at the Quietus. [via the Quietus]

See the trailer of Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor. [YouTube, via cinemablend.com]

Julianna Barwick’s Nepenthe is out. [via Pitchfork]

The Station to Station project features the likes of Ariel Pink, Giorgio Moroder, and Beck doing some really cool-sounding things on trains. [via Station to Station]

Cass McCombs will have a new album, Big Wheel and Others, released soon. [via Pitchfork]

New Camus play discovered. [via the New Yorker] Actual play (“mimodrama”) is here. [via the New Yorker]

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Rojak: Clichéd.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

Whoa, what a busy week. Here’s a Rojak to end it on.

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New Cults song here. [via YouTube]

“Beware of clichés. Not just the clichés that Martin Amis is at war with. There are clichés of response as well as expression. There are clichés of observation and of thought—even of conception. Many novels, even quite a few adequately written ones, are clichés of form which conform to clichés of expectation.” Geoff Dyer has ten rules for writing fiction. [via The Paris Review tumblr]

Review of Vsevolod Nekrasov’s I Live I See, a collection in English translation. [via Words Without Borders]

More on the cover(s) of Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady. [via The Electric Lady]

Conversation with Warren Ellis. [via The Paris Review]

Pitchfork ran something on Julianna Barwick. [via Pitchfork]

Tom Phillips’s A Humument and erasure. [via archipelago books]

On the demise of used-book stores. [via NYRB]

The ideal English major. [via The Chronicle of Higher Education]

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Rojak: Hold it.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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Anna Calvi’s new album, One Breath, is coming 7 October. Here’s a trailer. [via YouTube]

Meanwhile, here’s the cover art and track list for Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady. [via Consequence of Sound]

Something on Beckett’s How It Is. [via The Guardian]

In search of Shakespeare’s dark lady. [via The Guardian]

So Daft Punk didn’t appear on The Colbert Report, and Colbert did this. [via Kotaku]

Meanwhile conspiracy theories abound. [via Consequence of Sound]

Dawn of Midi’s Dysnomia sounds like an interesting album. [via Pitchfork]

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Rojak: Commercial.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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Do you remember when David Lynch did a PlayStation 2 commercial? [via YouTube]

On Where There’s Love, There’s Hate, by Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo. [via Words Without Borders]

A review of Hitting the Streets, by Raymond Queneau. [via The Guardian]

Scott Esposito draws attention to Halls of Uselessness, a new collection of essays by Simon Leys. [via Conversational Reading]

More about it here. [via The Mookse and The Gripes]

Abandoned Walmart becomes massive library. [via The Paris Review]

The Field will be releasing a new album (Cupid’s Head) soon. [via Consequence of Sound]

The new Doctor will be announced very, very soon. [via The Telegraph]

Daft Punk will be appearing on The Colbert Report. [via Pitchfork]

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Rojak: JJ Cale dies.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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JJ Cale has died. [via Consequence of Sound]

Here’s the Fiona Apple video for “Hot Knife” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. [via YouTube]

A very brief piece by Krasznahorkai. [via Asymptote]

There’s something about Luis Chitarroni’s The No Variations over here, which I’m in the middle of reading. [via HTMLGIANT]

Benjamin Moser tells you something you should already know: You need to know Clarice Lispector. [via intelligent life]

Atoms For Peace have set up shop at soundhalo and you can purchase a (considerably cheaper) streaming licence or a download of two of their live shows. [via Consequence of Sound]

Here is a preview track “The Clock”. [via YouTube]

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Rojak: In vogue.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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More on Marguerite Duras’s L’Amour: an interview with the translators. [via Fiction Writers Review]

Preview the Daft Punk and Karlie Kloss shoot for Vogue US. [via the front row view]

Alex Ross links to this video of Michael Beil’s Blackjack. [YouTube, via Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise]

There’s something about the anime series Monster over here. [via Numéro Cinq]

Atoms For Peace will be offering high-quality audio and video of shows via Soundhalo. [via Pitchfork]

Review battle. [via Conversational Reading]

1986 Radiohead demo tape to be auctioned. [via Consequence of Sound]

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Rojak: Landays, tennis, and secret illusions.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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“I’m tired of praising exotic flowers./I miss Sangin’s gardens; they were poor but ours.” Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women. [via Poetry Foundation]

Arcade Fire will release their new album on 29 October. [via Pitchfork]

Something on Yoko Ono. [via The New Yorker]

PEN Award shortlists includes the very excellent The Smoke of Distant Fires by Eduardo Chirinos from Open Letter. [via Three Percent]

Sebald’s Rousseau. [via Vertigo]

Geoff Dyer writes briefly about Andy Murray. [via The Guardian]

The essayification of everything? [via The New York Times]

And finally…

[via YouTube]

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Rojak: Action figures.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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“For now, I’m content to conclude that there cannot be a unica because human beings are incapable of making things that don’t retain some spark of being.” On The Letters of William Gaddis. [via The American Reader]

David Lynch unveils “I’m Waiting Here”, a track off of his upcoming album The Big Dream, featuring Lykke Li. [via YouTube]

Daft Punk action figures: Bangalter and Guy-Man.

An interview with Renata Adler. [via The Guardian]

David Cronenberg’s influences. [via A Piece of Monologue]

Also at A Piece of Monologue, a Samuel Beckett chess set. [via A Piece of Monologue]

Beck performs Song Reader with a host of other famous people, including Jarvis Cocker, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Franz Ferdinand. [via Consequence of Sound]

Finally, an interview with Paul Muldoon. [via The White Review]

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Rojak: Dance Apocalyptic.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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Richard Matheson has died. [via The New York Times]

Hopscotch/Rayuela has turned 50! [via Conversational Reading]

Janelle Monáe’s new album, The Electric Lady, will be out September 10. [via Instagram]

She has also released a new song from it, titled “Dance Apocalyptic”. [via Pitchfork]

Richard Brody has written something on Orson Welles. [via The New Yorker]

Nick Cave is doing something interesting with 20,000 Days on Earth. [via The Guardian]

Beckett’s Not I will be performed on the telly. [via The Telegraph]

David Bowie has been offered a recurring role on TV sseries Hannibal as the titular character’s uncle. [via Pitchfork]

Cover versions of Shakespeare to come. [via The Guardian]

Where literary places meet real maps. [Placing Literature, via MOBYLIVES]

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Rojak: Utter failure.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.

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A while ago, I was recommending Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis. This certainly throws a sad dimension into the mix. [via duckrabbit]

“I have a desire to be told off, to be not allowed to get away with it.” Interview with Lars Iyer. [Full Stop, via Conversational Reading]

Darkside (Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington) have released a remix of the whole Random Access Memories. Have a listen. [via Pitchfork]

A bunch of writers reflect on failure, a topic which I have been increasingly fascinated with. [via The Guardian]

New music from Arcade Fire coming in September. [via Consequence of Sound]

The Millions recommends “The Apartment” by Aaron Burch. [The Collagist, via The Millions]

And a little Paul Valéry here. [via Time’s Flow Stemmed]

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