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22

Jul

facethedawn:

—“Sorry to hear about your mother. She was an amazing… well, I thought so, at least.”

—“She hated you. She hated all thieves, I should have known that.”

alffiesta:

"I’m sure you’ll agree, Terry, it’s always about the money."

The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not.
from How Music Works, by David Byrne (via girlfromtralfamadore)

21

Jul

The sky has frozen to a wall.

"Wealth"
Katatonia
Viva Emptiness
Peaceville, 2003

20

Jul

Life has but one true charm: the charm of the game. But what if we’re indifferent to whether we win or lose?
Charles Baudelaire (via observando)

L’Armee des Ombres (Army of Shadows), 1969
dir. Jean-Pierre Melville

19

Jul

musicmadeofmilk:

Jørgen Munkeby of Norwegian Avant-Garde Jazz/Metal band ‘Shining’

musicmadeofmilk:

Jørgen Munkeby of Norwegian Avant-Garde Jazz/Metal band ‘Shining’

Anonymous said: hey there you quality human being you

Thank you, kind stranger! 

I was at this show. The amazing part about this show, in retrospect, is that a year later all four bands/artists would go on to release the best music of their careers (Russian Circles’ Memorial, Chelsea Wolfe’s Pain is Beauty, And So I Watch You From Afar’s All Hail Bright Futures, Deafheaven’s Sunbather). To see them all in one show, then, was a real privilege. 

I was at this show. The amazing part about this show, in retrospect, is that a year later all four bands/artists would go on to release the best music of their careers (Russian Circles’ Memorial, Chelsea Wolfe’s Pain is Beauty, And So I Watch You From Afar’s All Hail Bright Futures, Deafheaven’s Sunbather). To see them all in one show, then, was a real privilege.