Posts tagged ‘music’

March 18th, 2013

grungebook: Today is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of…



grungebook:

Today is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. This is Mudhoney’s “Hard-on for War.”

It took me a long time to warm up to this song, which is unusual for me with Mudhoney—it has a little Pink Floyd vibe that felt off. But I have really grown to love it. That’s about the most music writing you’ll ever get from me. TEN FUCKING YEARS. It is crazy to think the teens I was working with in the anti-war movement back then are now almost 30. And horrible to think of all those murdered for American ego.

Thanks for posting, Mark.

January 21st, 2013

devonbanks: list of male artists that write all their songs about their ex girlfriends that get…

devonbanks:

list of male artists that write all their songs about their ex girlfriends that get made fun of just as much as taylor swift does

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January 16th, 2013

The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show

The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show:

earlhofert:

Martin Douglas did an excellent personal narrative on the intersection of race and music that I think a lot of people should read. A+ work, Martin. 

August 29th, 2012

heidicomestolife: claire’s diary’s single is on spotify!!!…



heidicomestolife:

claire’s diary’s single is on spotify!!! sophie and izzy from care bears on fire made a new band with kiri and joey and this is it!

important work

July 16th, 2012

rgr-pop: There are people in the #choking victim tag…



rgr-pop:

There are people in the #choking victim tag complaining that Lana Del Rey hijacked the #born to die tag. I was in the #choking victim tag, as I often am, looking for “Suicide” but this makes as much sense as anything. It is, after all, my favorite Choking Victim song and uuuuuugh I hate my life so much.

Your hate is like jeweled flowers to me and it tastes like love. Also I would like Emily to take over the choking tag and post bad comic dude videos.

May 8th, 2012

rgr-pop: tinjesus: Japanther – “Mornings” This song gives me…



rgr-pop:

tinjesus:

Japanther - “Mornings”

This song gives me capital-F Feelings

JAPANTHER IS EVERYTHING. Remind me to tell you about Japanther and Jane Eyre.

March 30th, 2012

matthewedwards: Mission Of Burma“That’s When I Reach For My…



matthewedwards:

Mission Of Burma
“That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” 

Notable also for being the song playing when I beat Matthew so hard at go-karts I’m still stoked about it 6 years later.

March 20th, 2012

pussy-strut: you’re gonna need a heap of gluewhen they all…



pussy-strut:

you’re gonna need a heap of glue
when they all catch up with you
and they cut you up in two.

you’re gonna see the reason why
when they’re spittin in your eye.
they’ll be spittin in your eye.

scum anthems

March 20th, 2012

suzy-x: Sixteen: a mix I made in 2006, when I thought I…



suzy-x:

Sixteen: a mix I made in 2006, when I thought I belonged in the ’70s or something. Featuring Television, Nico, Cat Power. Another part of my Mercury Retrograde series.

March 5th, 2012

rgr-pop: There actually isn’t a lot of undoing or unmaking in…



rgr-pop:

There actually isn’t a lot of undoing or unmaking in Amy’s performances, she was always already made undone. In thinking of the significance of dried tears versus very wet ones, I am faced with the fact that Amy’s #feminist crying, Amy’s #feminist makeupping, Amy’s #narccissism even was

  1. not a process
  2. not an unapologetic performance of public hysterics

There’s just so much not doing about Amy’s performances. In all her videos she almost refuses to perform. She sits, she lets her songs kind of come out of her. She sits, she walks. It’s so begrudging, it’s so unplayed. It’s not passive as much as it’s very, very private. Or anyway, it’s unpublic.

As much as I wanted to make tears on Back to Black about being unashamed of public crying, it was about the opposite of that. The crying isn’t Adele-wet, it’s Amy-dry. Where we are always talking about not giving a fuck about who we make uncomfortable with our tears, I think Amy’s songs are about refusing to grant anyone access to her tears. So they are dry before they are wet, so they stay on her floor.

So she walks stoic through Echo Park and saves all her singing for the hotel room. And even then, that singing is only barely a performance.

I can theorize her eyeliner-to-tear ratio all day, but that shit was almost never all over her cheeks, even when she was at her worst. Even in her saddest songs, I don’t think she ever used mascara tears as a visual tool.

As feminists we always talk about Amy as an shameless train wreck, another fable about fame. But I think we need to remember the ways that she was so carefully composed and private all the time.

This is the kind of music writing that matters.