Somehow I missed this record in 2012. This song is just fantastic. It does literally everything right—double tracked vocals, Telecaster noodling, deadroom drum track, and that circular melody with lots of counterpoints. Just so good you guys.

(Source: Spotify)

Try this one crazy trick for a swift, effective and bloody killer.

halfbakedidea:

smartasshat:

apricotica:

rsmallbone:

In this caption, I will tell you that Ebola is a swift, effective and bloody killer.

I’m reblogging this as a means to explain to others that Ebola is a swift, effective and bloody killer.

Ebola: Swift, Effective, and Bloody Killer?

A swift, effective, and bloody killer: Ebola?

Try this one crazy trick for a swift, effective and bloody killer.

halfbakedidea:

smartasshat:

apricotica:

rsmallbone:

In this caption, I will tell you that Ebola is a swift, effective and bloody killer.

I’m reblogging this as a means to explain to others that Ebola is a swift, effective and bloody killer.

Ebola: Swift, Effective, and Bloody Killer?

A swift, effective, and bloody killer: Ebola?

http://styro.tumblr.com/post/82606085781/missbananafish-what-do-the-koch-brothers-really

You need to know what these asshats are up to. I just spent an hour crying at the Lincoln Memorial. Damned if I’m going to let a bunch of Ayn Rand-reading fucktards ruin the country ol’ Honest Abe literally died to save.

missbananafish:

What Do the Koch Brothers Really Want?

mommapolitico:

Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:

  • “We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal…

(Source: azspot)

I ask too much of the internet

I agree, to a point.

I was more equipped to separate art from artist when I was younger. John Lennon is a good example, because he’s one of the prime people whose actions I fire walled from his art.

As I got older, though, and I heard the hidden vitriol towards women in his songs it started to really bum me out and it made it hard to listen to him. So, too, it’s hard to read Orson Scott Card or see a Woody Allen movie.

You and I both play the same instrument. I think we have the same kind of love for the guitar—and for music in general. It makes me feel like I have a kindred spirit out there somewhere; somebody I could jam with and have a couple of beers with and talk about studio mic techniques if we lived closer. So I think it’s safe to say that you nor I would ever “fake” the way we feel when we play music. Our playing—the nuances, the stock riffs and patterns we use to build our playing—come from a place. They are very much about who we are and have been. I think it would be really hard to tell Jeff Beck not to think about the things he thinks about when he plays. Those weird inspirations come out in the playing. If a player—or an actor, or a painter—has shitty motivations for making art, people can feel it. I really believe that.

Call it confirmation bias, but when you tell me that Alfred Hitchcock was kind of creepy towards his female leads it makes some of his weirder choices make sense; then it makes some of his movies hard to watch. I have a hard time watching actors that I know are Scientologists; I feel like they’re trying to have one over on all of us “unenlightened” schlubs. Again, could be bias, but maybe something really is there? It’s hard to say.

On the face of it, I just have a hard time separating art from artist because of the close relationship that I know I have with the art/design/music I create and what I think of as myself.

kaiserwilhelm:

People don’t know how to pose an argument. Especially online.

(I know….. DUH)

They miss the point, bring up something unrelated or generally ignore the entire issue.

People hate being told the truth. It hurts. Especially when it goes against what you already believe.

"John Lennon beat his…

Articles | The Norfolk Arts District And #RVA Are Creative Spirit Animals | RVA Magazine | Richmond, VA

There’s nothing like being big fish in a small pond to make you think everything you do is tremendously important.

AltDaily and their ilk are convinced that painting murals on things, or letting people open yoga shops and popup art studios in potholes or whatever, will make a difference in a region stricken by the death of manufacturing and the consequences of allowing an economy to be driven by a transient military population. Painting a mural on every dilapidated building in Norfolk will do just as much as it has done in Richmond, which is nothing.

Shockoe Bottom and the Fan look worse for all the “art” being plastered everywhere; is it not enough that Richmond is blighted, difficult to navigate, and under almost permanent VCU-related construction that we have to deal with every sign painter in town playing Banksy on the weekends? And for what? It’s certainly not driving people here to change anything or add to the economy. We have a kleptocratic mayor and city council giving the city away tax free to any business that’s up for it, while infrastructure and roads literally crumble away.

Please, Mr. Scacia: tell us your latest plan to save the world with pop-up art shows. Please, tell us how it’s changed Norfolk so much. While you crow about “buying local”, it seems the best your efforts have done is bring an Urban Outfitters and a Chic-Fil-A to Norfolk’s largely abandoned downtown. It’s also disenfranchised entire groups of hardworking people, who have no interest in you and your affluent, white friends coming to “save” their neighborhoods. Then, tell us how punk rock you are taking a payout to join Landmark Communications.

Richmond should avoid any advice from Norfolk like the plague, unless it’s goal is to continue being Virginia’s dirtier, poorer. less convenient answer to Baltimore.

Richmond needs a tax base, a plan to amend the awful roads, and a mayor and city council who aren’t afraid to stand up to the three businesses and one university writing legislation for an entire metropolitan area. Norfolk needs roughly the same things, not an export of the tired B.S. Richmond has tried and which has already failed.

First FLW up close and personal. Pretty freaking amazing.  (at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)

First FLW up close and personal. Pretty freaking amazing. (at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)

This is maybe my favorite city ever, and that’s hard to say because Washington, DC and Chicago are great places. 

There’s a feeling in NYC that takes a few days to decode and key into. But once you do it’s like flying a kite properly for the first time. 

BRB going to the 24 hour Apple Store and then to get empanadas and seltzer from a cart.

This is maybe my favorite city ever, and that’s hard to say because Washington, DC and Chicago are great places.

There’s a feeling in NYC that takes a few days to decode and key into. But once you do it’s like flying a kite properly for the first time.

BRB going to the 24 hour Apple Store and then to get empanadas and seltzer from a cart.

tinygoatstudio:

We wish you all a fantastic 2014, full of prosperity, happiness and buckets of all good things.
Happy New Year!

tinygoatstudio:

We wish you all a fantastic 2014, full of prosperity, happiness and buckets of all good things.

Happy New Year!