"Sometimes I still need you." - The xx, Heart Skipped A Beat
- Said The Gramophone's Top 100 Songs of 2011. The list is wonderfully and thoughtfully compiled and all 100 songs are available for download. As I mentioned in my end of year music post, I listened to less music last year and this list proves that out with at least 75 of the tracks being completely new to me.
- Post-Blackness. Tiffany and spent a good hour or so last night talking about Toure's book (which neither of us has read yet) and Baratunde Thurston's upcoming one and what it all means. It turned into a discussion of our different childhood neighborhoods (she grew up in predominantly Black one in New York; I grew up in mostly multicultural suburbs on both coasts but mostly in California). I've already got How To Be Black on Pre-order but Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness is very likely my travel read this weekend.
- Blackness. via Ta-nehisi Coates, Ebony's Tumblr is your favorite tumblr for the next five minutes forever.
- The Layover. Even more than Basketball Wives, Anthony Bourdain's newest show is the most enjoyed shared tv experience in our house. His latest episode found him in San Francisco getting increasingly drunk and bombastic. I only wish it had aired before we went so that we would've known to visit the Tonga Room and hunt down Rice Paper Scissors.