Archive for February 2011

ALL GREAT AND PRECIOUS THINGS ARE LONELY: PLAINS, TYLER THE CREATOR, PURITY RING, JAMES BLAKE

i'm moving to sydney next week to start a new university course. so ima be busy sorting myself out here and there over the next few weeks and thus there won't be much posting going on. here are some words and songs and moving pictures to keep you sated.


I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren’t true and I can believe things nobody knows if they’re true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that peope are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone’s ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in American is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians and unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we’ll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of casual chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says that sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to chose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.

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HOMEBOI - SHRIMPS EP


progressive house track from german marcin sleziona aka homeboi finally gets an official release through anchor factory records. the ep dropped february 10th. you can get it at juno, beatport, and dj download.

Homeboi - Shrimps EP by anchorfactory


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NO PLACE LIKE HOME: GROUPLOVE



GROUPLOVE: from london, l.a., and new york via crete. kindred spirits hannah hooper and christian zucconi met in manhattan before hooking up with sean gadd, andrew wessen and ryan rabin in crete to form what is now grouplove. their debut ep was released in 2010, filled with zucconi's raw vocals, broken melodies and a shared passion for their music. it's seriously good. check out the video for colours too. its sweet.




(i posted this one back in april on bvd so you might already have it. that was under the band name 'group')

...but my favourite thing about his band is probably hannah hooper. girl can paint. she did the cover of their self-titled ep, along with the morning benders 2010 album 'big echo' (a really solid debut album). CHECK HER SITE OUT.


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