Planning For Burial - Where You Rest Your Head At Night
Epic works are circular. J Dilla knew this.
Anonymous asked: recommend me some music. ct bands would be cool too.
mostly current connecticut bands you might not already listen to:
Midi & The Modern Dance / Shale
Posture & the Grizzly
Planning For Burial
Anonymous asked: I despise how much attention it's getting atm but what do you think about Lana's new single 'West Coast'??
i’m not gonna listen to it
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns (2008)
Sun Kil Moon - Benji (2014)
marmaladejacket asked: Does the band Ween tickle your fancy any?
I like The Mollusk
I don’t know if this places me as a total newb or an older person, but this is like the greatest song/video ever. Just IMHO, FYI.
The first cause: probably the most singular and entertaining podcast airing today. I caught a whiff of “Numb” during the latest episode and I was blown away. U2 were actually good?! Like, not good like how you assume when you were a kid that your parents were good. Like normally and naturally good, like a feature of the landscape - beyond question, which is intensely boring and unworthy of contemplation. (Eg, the truly ridiculous run of “Where The Streets Have No Name”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, and “With Or Without You”: only three of the best songs ever written that happen to lead off 1987’s The Joshua Tree. That stuff almost goes without saying is what I’m saying. It’s taken as read that they somehow, improbably wrote some of the greatest rock songs ever like almost by mistake it seems like.) No, but that they were like adults and chose to make something weird and good.
The second cause: every morning when I wasn’t watching Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann call last night’s highlights on ESPN, I was watching either VH1 or MTV. I seem to recall watching more VH1 in the morning and MTV after school because that’s when, respectively, there was more music aired. I remember the visual weirdness of the “Numb” video way more than the actual song. I guess that just goes to show what a great time the 90s were for music that a singularly minimal, gimmicky song that would go on to be ripped off constantly for the next twentyodd years sounded just like anything else, but seeing some pasty white guy weraing a goatee and a beanie getting his face licked was the thing that really stood out to me.
Third cause, same as the first: This shit is amazing! The only way it could be better is if it were the humanitarian leprechaun himself, Bono, rather than The Edge (tm) getting wrapped in rope. It’s still one of those weird concept videos that, again, the 90s were really big into: making these earnest, eyes-to-the-camera "Right Now!", chyron about AIDS and poverty grand rock gestures.
In a lot of ways, I think the whole “PC Police” thing peaked and died in the 90s. We’re a lot more uptight about equality and weirdness, I think. The main arguments for ostensibly progressive gains like marriage equality and marijuana legalization are that they stabilize the social fabric of the country and increase the tax base. Shit’s not weird for the sake of being weird, and there aren’t like five different sitcoms with people of all colors on every Friday night without thematically being about people of color being in a sitcom. Culturally, we’ve taken a huge step backward. It’s like America woke up and realized, “too many Urkels on your team that’s why your wins low.”
I guess this is a really odd ramble about how U2 is still an amazing band that I never, ever thought about for more than a second until I heard an utterly absurd podcast about (not about) them.
Title Fight crowd at Coachella (via Grimy Goods)
This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
Anonymous asked: views/feelings/opinions regarding lorde??
Not a huge fan but she’s very young. Honestly, what were you writing when you were 17?