"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
Had no idea Charlemagne played piano for The Hold Steady!
Franz also shot a mean game of pool at the Picador (nee Gabe's). Crain Finn is The Man. Not the oppressive foe to minorities Man, but the paunchy thirtysomething that can rock Man.
what in god's name is a "namecheck"?
To me it's Leonard Bernstein, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs, birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom.
wikipedia has something to say about name-checking... not surprisingly...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name-check
I say name-check all of the time -- as do others -- for example, "There are some bands I'd like to name-check, and one of these is R.E.M." Pavement, "The Unseen Power of the Picket Fence."Of course, I also say "y'all," so what do I know?And that guy DOES look like Charlemagne -- and from the performance, he was the guy in the band I wanted to be, although every time I grow a mustache, people say it's pretty terrible.
I deploy name-check and name-drop interchangeably. And whenever I use a word wrong, I simply declare a step forward in linguistic evolution. There is no stopping progress.
It was me. New York is cheap this time of year. Letterman is tall. He has a gap tooth. Once I saw the grocery store he had his first job it in Indianapolis.
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