“Photography is finally escaping any dependence on what is in front of a lens, but it comes at the price of its special claim on a viewer’s attention as “evidence” rooted in reality”—Newsweek: Is Photography Dead?
The Eternal Children is a documentary by David Kleijwegt about the recent “freak folk” movement in music. It’s almost half interview and half impromptu performances by Cocorosie, Devendra Banhart, Antony, and Vashti Bunyan. I stumbled upon it on IFC the other day and supposedly you can find the whole thing on youtube. It’s really interesting but the insanity of everyone involved made me uncomfortable.
p.s. Wild Tigers I Have Known is just as creepy/interesting
“By my senior year, I knew everything there was to know about modern art, only saw independent movies, and (my biggest accomplishment), all of my top 5 favorite bands were bands that nobody had ever heard of.”—This Recording: Andrew Lasken on Adolescence
“Following the departure of Marina from the band, it is with great regret that Bonde do Role have had to cancel their Australian tour. The band will no longer be continuing with the same format, and remaining members Pedro and Gorky are currently working hard to recruit a new member.”—Pitchfork: Marina Leaves Bonde do Role
that evoke the most random memories. most of which took place in a car
The Mountain Goats - No Children I’ll always remember the car rides Katrina and I had to school where we screamed this song at the top of our lungs while Kristen tried not to kill herself in the backseat. Then in the parking lot we would discuss how the lyrics perfectly relate to our lives and the relationship we had with each other
The Boy Least Likely To - Be Gentle With Me The first time I ever drove my car by myself my iPod froze and I couldn’t change the artist, leading me to listen to The Best Party Ever for the next three hours on repeat. I remember this song specifically because it was playing when I hit a bat and peed myself a little
Death Cab for Cutie - Summer Skin Brittney and I always listened to cheesy songs like this on our way to my house after our weekly movie date with Crime Mobb. Along the way we exchanged stories from our childhoods, and laughed - a lot
Coheed and Cambria - Blood Red Summer Last year during homecoming Savannah and I left early and drove to Inverness to go to Outback. We sang our favorite Coheed songs the entire way there, and I accidentley drove in the turning lane for approximetely 3 miles
Girl Talk - Too Deep Julian had just burned Night Ripper for me at Yuri-chan’s party. Allison and I decided to listen to it on the way home, but neither one of us could concentrate (for obvious reasons). We were supposed to be looking out for the police, but we couldn’t stop dancing. It was weird and I don’t remember much of what happened after that
The Postal Service - Brand New Colony On the way back from Popeye’s/Target adventures Robby and I always had a The Postal Service sing a long. I always started the marathon with this song, and Krystal would get very annoyed in the backseat. Once we pulled over to a fair we saw on the side of the road and went on the ferris wheel. We all took our picture on it but for some reason all of our faces were blurred. This motivated us to discuss our pending unconventional deaths
The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show The day after Prom I had to take my rental back to Tampa. No one could go with me so I drove by myself and I was really sick for some reason. I kept having to pull over on the parkway to vomit and for some reason I only listened to Twin Cinema the entire trip
M.I.A. - Boyz In sociology we were discussing sex and the cultural differences between gender when my teacher mentioned that males are usually associated with violence, and asked if we could name any women who started a war? All I could think of - and repat in my head - was “How many, not many boys are rowdy/ How many start a war?”
The Killers - Under the Gun This was another favorite for Katrina and I to sing to each other. One day in Newspaper she drew me a picture of a man in front of the Eiffel Tower and under it said “stupid on the streets of London” and then we laughed at her stupidity - and that one girl who looked like a man
Architectue in Helsinki - The Owls Go I listened to this song on my way to swim practice every morning one summer. I was always really sleepy and listening to this only made it worse. Most days Allison and I skipped and went to M&E’s to eat donuts and then Racetrac to get cappuccino.
Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Two summers ago everyone went to Trivia Night at Applebee’s after work. I remember this song came on while we were trying to convince our waiter to let us enter the team name ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’ He won, and I can’t remember the name we chose but it had something to do with Oprah and that Seabiscuit movie that I never saw. Was the horse blind, or the guy who rode it? Is anyone in that movie blind at all?
I formally apologize to anyone who wasted their time reading that
In a desperate attempt to avoid writing my last literary criticism for English class I decided to assign new ringtones on my phone. Here is the result
Krystal - Shake it To the Ground (Rye Rye) Robby - Debbie (Architecture in Helsinki) Brittney - She’s a Rejector (Of Montreal) Voicemail - Bucky Done Gun (M.I.A.) Tera - Boy With a Coin (Iron and Wine) Brittnee - Gimme More (Britney Spears) Janelle - Chicago (Sufjan Stevens) Mom - Paper Planes (M.I.A.) Default Caller ID - See A Penny (YACHT)
“These days the streets of geisha districts are quiet in Japan’s neon-light cities where nightlife is more about dance clubs, hostess bars and karaoke joints than traditional Japanese entertainment, leaving many geishas nostalgic and unemployed.”—Reuters: World’s Oldest Geisha