Beautiful visualization of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase

Nice non-sequitur billboard pun in Tallahassee, FL

Nice non-sequitur billboard pun in Tallahassee, FL

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ihaveitallfiguredout:

UP TO THE LETTERS

Two on this rock: a target, an arrogant one
The reason I crow, for some reason, I may never know
These are the faults of the hand: an imperfect arrow
Yet these are the bones I command

Ever I see them, on and on
You ignored me like when we were boys
The rules of survival say only the arrogant face their prey

These are the wounds of my youth, ones that I still feel
I s o l a t i o n: We only played your rules
These are the faults of the hand: an imperfect arrow
That pencil you dug in my back, up to the letters

Maybe when you’ve done burning all your bridges
You’ll burn for me
Maybe when you’ve done spent all your hand
You’ll reach for me
This is my song to the earth and I’ll sing it loud and clear
How does one cut through the air?
One disappears

I’ve been waiting for new DM Stith music for so long; this might be my most anticipated album of 2014. What a beautiful preview!

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EMA, “Satellites”
from The Future’s Void [Matador, 2014]

What a great, unexpected surprise from EMA (2011’s Past Life Martyred Saints is one of my favorite albums of the past several years). She’s clearly working with a larger budget this time around, yet maintains the rough-hewn vocal processing and ferocity that characterized her debut. I never noticed it before, but I can hear a bit of a Beth Gibbons influence here, especially in the first verse. Anyway, this is as immediate and compelling as the best material on PLMS, and highly recommended.

Found a really beautiful glen plaid Brooks Brothers suit while thrifting the other day. I got pretty excited seeing “38” on the tag, but that elation quickly turned to disappointment upon checking the interior and seeing “43L.” :-/If you’re a 43L with a 38” waist, why not buy this lovely suit from me?

Found a really beautiful glen plaid Brooks Brothers suit while thrifting the other day. I got pretty excited seeing “38” on the tag, but that elation quickly turned to disappointment upon checking the interior and seeing “43L.” :-/

If you’re a 43L with a 38” waist, why not buy this lovely suit from me?

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Surface to Air Missive, “Surfacing, b/w Missive”
From Surface to Air Missive (2013, Leaving Records)

During high school, I used to jam with my friend Taylor Ross. We played in a band that had several stupid names, one of which, capitalizing on the time’s indie rock animal-mania, was Wilderness Brigade. A lot of the stuff we’d play was pretty inane, like covers of Interpol’s “Evil” as played by Belle & Sebastian. During the more free-form moments of these sessions, though, Taylor’s playing (on guitar or drums — we’d trade between songs) was characterized by some of the most creative playing I had have ever heard in person. 

We expanded to a four-piece with a few of our friends, and entered the Bartram Trail High School Battle of the Bands in 2007. Unfortunately, the date of my audition for FSU’s music school coincided with the date of the competition, and I had to take a hiatus from the band. I wasn’t accepted into music school, but Wilderness Brigade (playing as “The Bob Dylans”) took the title that evening.

Anyway — Taylor has been releasing some amazing music over the years, under a variety of guises (Picayunes, Chappaquiddick, Doth, Dream Love, and now, Surface to Air Missive). You can download releases from his tape label, Noise Horror, but I think that the StAM album is one of his best. Although the album was recorded entirely by Ross, he’s been touring in support of of Montreal (a band to whom he introduced me) with a band. Grab the vinyl LP from Stones Throw before they run out. 

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Somebody linked to this website on facebook, and while I don’t really think that the content will apply to me, they sure have amazing homepage banner images.

Somebody linked to this website on facebook, and while I don’t really think that the content will apply to me, they sure have amazing homepage banner images.

Can you believe that this is a thing that exists (well, existed)?

Can you believe that this is a thing that exists (well, existed)?

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This tie has the most sumptuous hand (thanks to the Viyella fabric), but the plaid is a just a bit more bold than that for which I usually opt. If you’re interested, check out my auction on eBay.

I found the holy grail of Ivy Style. If only the sleeves could be lengthened a few inches! Wear a 39S and want to be the biggest Frat-Star of all time (lol, idk if any Frat bros are on Tumblr)?! Buy this from me on eBay.

I found the holy grail of Ivy Style. If only the sleeves could be lengthened a few inches! Wear a 39S and want to be the biggest Frat-Star of all time (lol, idk if any Frat bros are on Tumblr)?! Buy this from me on eBay.

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