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Guess I better start posting again. Finally have a computer after more than a year, finally have the will to write about music and life again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7lTXEncdk

What would Schrödinger's cat have to say about Rafael's sending-off? | Dara O Briain | Football | The Guardian

Not many of my followers are big football (soccer) or even sports people, but you have to recognize the writing skill, here.

perpetua:

genevieveoliver:

This is the ultimate picture of New York hipster-bourgeois disaffectation, found, of course, on Brooklyn Vegan. This might be the best, most telling photograph I have ever found on that website. Worst: These people are at an LCD Soundsystem concert, and they appear to be having no fun. 

I don’t know, that blonde girl is clearly having a moment, and girl with the yellow thing in her hair is fixing the yellow thing in her hair. The dudes are looking on with apparent interest. In fairness, it’s a packed house and they’re all stuck in a balcony, or in that section just off the floor, so there isn’t too much they can do. Also, who knows what song is playing! It could be one of the more mellow numbers, or more likely, a song they’ve never heard before, since they are debuting material from the new record. People usually only get visibly excited for music they already know. People aren’t always interesting to look at when they are observing something.

Or maybe LCD Soundsystem is over before the comeback even started.

perpetua:

genevieveoliver:

This is the ultimate picture of New York hipster-bourgeois disaffectation, found, of course, on Brooklyn Vegan. This might be the best, most telling photograph I have ever found on that website. Worst: These people are at an LCD Soundsystem concert, and they appear to be having no fun. 

I don’t know, that blonde girl is clearly having a moment, and girl with the yellow thing in her hair is fixing the yellow thing in her hair. The dudes are looking on with apparent interest. In fairness, it’s a packed house and they’re all stuck in a balcony, or in that section just off the floor, so there isn’t too much they can do. Also, who knows what song is playing! It could be one of the more mellow numbers, or more likely, a song they’ve never heard before, since they are debuting material from the new record. People usually only get visibly excited for music they already know. People aren’t always interesting to look at when they are observing something.

Or maybe LCD Soundsystem is over before the comeback even started.

I don’t usually say stuff like this but

Mark Richardson's 33 1/3 book about Zaireeka by the Flaming Lips is really well done. Not only is it cleverly constructed, but it makes its case with just the right amount of personal/professional details and it makes one excited about the very idea of experimentalism. Only problem with the book: didn’t talk about the actual songs enough for my taste. But hey.

This from me, who has been turned down three times for the series (pitched Songs in the Key of Life, Dream Police, and Mama’s Gun), who has never written for Pitchfork (applied like 10 years ago, never even got an email in return), and who has never actually experienced Zaireeka in any form.

Still waiting for a quiet moment to read Carl Wilson’s entry. Appreciated the one about Illmatic, really liked Geeta’s Eno book, and still waiting to read a bunch of them. I’ll make a list sometime of the ones I’ve read, in order. Wouldn’t be shocked if thediscography was on that list, very near the top.

thediscography:

Thanks, ILM. (Good Company, Christ.)

I definitely remember setting our VCR in the summer of 1985 I think to record them appearing on a Portland morning show doing “You Could Be the One.” Hubba hubba.

maura:

I have a list of perfect songs — it maybe tops out at 75 tracks, or 100. This is top 10, no questions asked.

Great call but I think I speak for everyone in the world when I say POST THE DAMN LIST ALREADY.

Music critic time machine question!

tomewing:

If you could have reviewed any record in history at the time it first came out, which would you choose and why?

(I originally asked this in Matt Perpetua’s ask box, but I liked it enough to ask more generally.)

Not even a single question in my mind.

iitns asked: Hey i just got an amazon gift card and i wanna buy some of those $5 albums. i picked a few and wanted a suggestion.

If I had no existing music collection and $25 to spend on the current slate of $5 MP3 albums at Amazon’s digital store, I’d pick:
• Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
• LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
• Blondie, Parallel Lines
• Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 100 Days 100 Nights
• David Bowie, Low

and if you have those already I’d try the new Spoon album. It’s good!


Maura. Mine:

Daft Punk, Musique Vol. 1
R.E.M., Document
LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady
Husker Du, New Day Rising

(via thediscography)

To which I can only add:

  • Aventura, Love & Hate
  • Dolly Parton, Live in London
  • Toots & the Maytals, Sweet and Dandy
  • Hall & Oates, Angelina and Other Favorites
  • 13th Floor Elevators, Going Up: The Very Best Of
Anthony Is Right: Green Day - Berkeley To Broadway In 20 Years

Some context to help decide whether Green Day are sadder 20 years after their first album than most other bands who make it to such an anniversary (The Who were broken up in 1985, so they and any other band that waited till after the mark to reunite are disqualified from this exercise).

Rolling…

"NO ONE REMEMBERS IT"? YOU’RE PLAYING WITH FIRE NOW MAN.

thediscography:

Westerberg on Chilton in the Times. The death has been on my mind more than I expected, not debilitatingly so, but nevertheless. I wonder if it’s just that I’m getting older and starting to take death a little more personally?

Feelin’ you on this. Nicely written piece by Paulie Dubs too.


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