WEEK OF SUNDAYS
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this is not what you wanted / nor what you had in mind

so there’s a new moderat album out

discuss

(Source: Spotify)

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western standards

the poverty is profitable

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and that’s when it hurts

you see the difference

it was a raging lung

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this is the queerest music video I know~

(like. bondage! disabled people! gender fuckery! peeing! an occupy protest! old people! young people! and it’s 10 minutes of caustic music! it’s kind of obnoxious how transgressive this is, I love it)

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Just got the replacement stylus I ordered from the UK, and LIKE MAGIC my junky old record player plays ALL my records, not just the select few that meet inscrutable and arbitrary criteria. BLISS. *barricades self in room for entire weekend*

Highly recommend thestyluslady.co.uk for all your junky old record player needs; she was super quick to email back about my embarrassing n00b question, threw in a free stylus for no reason at all, and worldwide shipping was only £1. Amaaaze. 

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It’s always fun to see how singers treat live versions of songs that have a guest vocalist on the album - will they omit that song from the set? change it for one voice? have someone else in the band do the second part? sing it alone, taking the melody even if they had the harmony on the album version?

Or they can do what Aaron did when they played Fox’s Dream this weekend, and just sing the exact part he had on the album, even though it’s mostly NOT the melody and it sounds kind of weird and unfamiliar. This is the best thing, because then you can sing the other part under your breath and it’s like you’re performing it TOGETHER, in real time, like you have a CONNECTION, just you and the singer making one complete song. So special. 

The downside is if it’s a quiet crowd and people would be able to HEAR you, in which case the game is off :(

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Every so often I’ll find myself in a conversation about people’s favorite bands growing up, which are invariably bands influential enough for me to have heard of by now, though they were completely off my radar at the time. All I can do in these conversations is smile and nod along, because inside I’m all intellectually I know they must have meant a lot to you, but…why? they’re not even that good.


And then I run across my t.A.T.u. folder on the way to open something else and OH. Right. That first favorite band doesn’t HAVE to be that good, all it has to do is say something to your 15-year-old-self that she hasn’t heard anywhere else, and that band will be YOURS. You can realize later that they’re not that good, that it was all fake, that the band was 90% marketing and they barely had a hand in writing the songs, but you can’t unfeel those feelings, and they’re always lurking there in the pit of your chest, just waiting for the right song to come out again.

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Here is an article by a guy who never learned how have a meaningful music experience on the internet and refuses to entertain the possibility that this is his own fault

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mygoldmask:

indiexmusicIn Our Babylon will wrap you up in awesomeness.

ahhhhhhh what is this where did it come from

I have been away too long

(Source: indiexmusic / MY GOLD MASK)

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Homemade vegan nog: a quest

An informal poll of my twitter followers informs me that no one would care if I resurrect this blog as a food blog instead of starting a whole new one for the new subject, so hi! This blog you probably forgot you were following is all about food now. There might still be music posts from time to time, or I might stop updating altogether after two weeks (most likely outcome). You are, of course, encouraged to unfollow at any time if any of this bothers you. Cool? Cool.

ONTO THE FOOD. The grocery store next to my work has started stocking eggnog, which, together with the cold weather and the imminent approach of Thanksgiving (SO SOON. AHHH) put me in the mood for eggnog like whoa. This grocery store did not have any soy nog next to all its various eggy/milky nogs, though, which got me thinking a) “You know what, soy nog is always like $5 or $6 anyway, fuck that noise” and b) “You know, I bet I could make a better nog than Silk does…”

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Yesterday I found out there is a Santigold song that features Karen O. Sometimes the world is a really wonderful place.

(Source: Spotify)