October 12, 2014
‘The Story Of Yo La Tango’ by Yo La TengoWe lied to ourselves for a while, in our usual style. I wish we could lie to ourselves again… We ran headlong in our way; we tried so hard…

‘The Story Of Yo La Tango’ by Yo La Tengo
We lied to ourselves for a while, in our usual style. I wish we could lie to ourselves again… We ran headlong in our way; we tried so hard…

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October 12, 2014
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"You have to have some idea of the idle money out there. It can’t all be endowments to the church of one’s choice, mansions and yachts and dog-runs paved with gold or what have you, can it. No, at some point, that’s all over with, has to be left behind … and still there’s this huge mountain of wealth unspent, piling up higher every day, and dear oh dear, whatever’s a businessman to do with it, you see."


"Hell, send it on to me," Ray Ipsow put in. "or even to somebody who really needs it, for sure there’s enough of those."


"That’s not the way it works," said Scarsdale Vibe.


"So we always hear the plutocracy complaining."


"Out of a belief, surely fashionable, that merely to need a sum is not to deserve it."


"Except that in these times, ‘need’ arises directly from criminal acts of the rich, so it ‘deserves’ whatever amount of money will atone for it. Fathomable enough for you?"


"You are a socialist, sir."


"As anyone not insulated by wealth from the cares of the day is obliged to be. Sir."

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Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon, 2006. (via aintgotnoladytronblues)

I’ve had this book since the hardcover was released but the length has always kept me from diving in. Clearly I need to take the plunge already.

(via jonathanbogart)

October 12, 2014
‘Rhine & Courtesan’ by Rachel’sBBC Session version, not perfect but the album version is blocked by WMG. Whee.

‘Rhine & Courtesan’ by Rachel’s
BBC Session version, not perfect but the album version is blocked by WMG. Whee.

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October 11, 2014

So this is like a week old at this point, but I was on last week’s Sound Opinions podcast, negatively comparing the new Pink Floyd album to My Bloody Valentine’s reunion album. It starts about 56 minutes in, so you gotta fastforward for a while (or listen to Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk about a lot of guitar riffs), but I’m on there. Weird, right?

October 11, 2014
[angelic choirs singing]

[angelic choirs singing]

October 10, 2014
Tungs, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter (2/2)

Tungs, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter (2/2)

October 10, 2014
Tungs, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter (1/2)

Tungs, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter (1/2)

October 10, 2014
You can tell it’s a good show when a shitload of people are out on the sidewalk between bands.

You can tell it’s a good show when a shitload of people are out on the sidewalk between bands.

October 10, 2014
Heavy Midgets, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter

Heavy Midgets, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter

October 9, 2014
White Laces, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter

White Laces, Bad Grrrl Records birthday bash, Strange Matter