Tuesday, September 2, 2014

theothernotebook:

Rachel & Ben

Friday, August 29, 2014
nprfreshair:


"Everybody said, ‘Oh you must’ve been on drugs when you made those movies.’ No! We weren’t on drugs when we made them. I was on on drugs when I thought them up and I was on drugs when we showed them, but I was never on drugs when we made them, because it was too hard.” 
- John Waters


Waters’ new book is called Carsick. It chronicles his hitchhiking journey across the country. 

Photo by Richard Burbridge, 2008 

nprfreshair:

"Everybody said, ‘Oh you must’ve been on drugs when you made those movies.’ No! We weren’t on drugs when we made them. I was on on drugs when I thought them up and I was on drugs when we showed them, but I was never on drugs when we made them, because it was too hard.” 

- John Waters

Waters’ new book is called Carsick. It chronicles his hitchhiking journey across the country. 

Photo by Richard Burbridge, 2008 

drinkingdownthepoison:

Wes Anderson, Rushmore, 1998

Thursday, August 28, 2014

storyofpop:

Them’s leader was singer Van Morrison, who had a ruddy, sponge-pudding face and a mop of red hair. He set up an R&B club at the Maritime Hotel in April ’64; by early July they were in Decca’s West Hampstead studio recording “Gloria.” With its cat-slink organ and Morrison’s stuttering, panting expectation, he convinces you—unlikely as it may seem—that Gloria Grahame is about to walk through the door and mop his fevered brow. It’s a dirty, dirty record.

Their best single, “Mystic Eyes” (no. 33, ’65) came in from nowhere, everything turned up, turned on, distortion everywhere—presumably it was a jam that had been edited down for radio, but straight away you were in the eye of the storm. Its hook, if that’s what you’d call it, was a two-chord breakdown on which Morrison ad-libbed about children playing among the tombstones of an “old graveyard.” The title was repeated like an incantation until the beat picked up once again, fiercer still, with an abrasive one-note organ line adding to the noise, before it quickly faded. All over inside two minutes forty. “Mystic Eyes” remains one of the unlikeliest rackets ever to have reached the Top 40.

From Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé by Bob Stanley, out now in hardcover and ebook.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I was once a linebacker-sized eighteen-year-old, too. What I knew then, what black people have been required to know, is that there are few things more dangerous than the perception that one is a danger. Jelani Cobb on Ferguson. (via newyorker)

Two years ago, a man pulled a pistol and aimed it at me because he was afraid of me. I was a six foot four eighteen year old walking around in an unfamiliar neighborhood at night. Trayvon Martin was a six foot four seventeen year old when he died in remarkably similar circumstances. The man who aimed his gun at me didn’t fire. My white skin helped me, saved me, on that night as it has on countless other occasions. My white privilege is living all of the days that Trayvon Martin, and the scores of other black men and boys murdered and executed for their skin color don’t get to. My white privilege is real, and it is a matter of life or death.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Sunday, August 24, 2014

mediaclaudia:

david lynch’s hair and its fine art equivalent

(Source: jimmyjarmusch)

Friday, August 22, 2014

(Source: caryfuckunaga)

  • person: get your license
  • me: The Road Is A Terrifying Place And I Am Very Afraid To Drive
Thursday, August 21, 2014

circecohen:

You Just Can’t Win (Them cover), The Dead Weather

@La Cigale, Paris, June 29th, 2009

The Dead Weather cover Van Morrison

Someone just told me that today would have been Joe Strummer’s sixty-third birthday. I’m not gonna write a whole thing about how much Joe Strummer has meant to me ever since my mom gave me her old Walkman and a best of The Clash cd in sixth grade, but Joe Strummer was a great man, and I wish he were with us today so that the millions of people whose lives he made a difference in could celebrate his birthday with him. We need a little bit of Joe during times like these.

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