Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TV Noise

“I can’t watch TV. It seems silly. And I spend so much time on the road and . . . TV feels cheap to me and I feel dirty after I watched it. I don’t have a TV and yet we, you know, you go to a restaurant these days and there are 10 TVs on and there is music being piped in, and . . . life has this casino feel. Sometimes I feel like modern life all around me is trying to trick me into forgetting what’s meaningful, by distracting me.”

—Tift Merritt, musician, “Tift Merritt: A Singer With An Outsider’s Heart,” interview on National Public Radio, Oct. 9, 2012

• Editorial Comment: I’m sorry, what were you saying? ESPN was on . . .

• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from NYTimes reporter Somini Sengupta on the challenge of free speech on a global Internet? Click here.

Brenda’s Sunset

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