Interview with Sufjan Stevens - January 2011
I thought I’d start with a basic one – can you tell me a bit about how you came across the art of Royal Robertson? What about it appealed to you initially? A friend of mine was working on a documentary about Royal’s work and a few other artists who were considered folk artists or outsider artists, in the US. And he asked me to supply some music for the documentary so I started studying Royal’s...
I have a job interview tomorrow to which I can’t just wear jeans and a Spoon t-shirt. Let the grown-up corporate hackery begin!
I hate to inform you, but I have my own fucking plan.– A dryly good-natured Amanda Palmer to an audience member shouting requests. She then does gorgeous things to The Ship Song. [Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under]
I realized that Joyce had gone as far as one could in the direction of knowing...– Samuel Beckett on James Joyce, courtesy of This Recording.
The secret rulers of the world Have stolen my girl They whisked her away in a...– Clem Snide - The Ballad Of David Icke
pitchfork: Kurt Cobain would’ve celebrated his 44th birthday today, February 20. In tribute, the remarkable doc About a Son— which couples moody images of the singer’s home state of Washington with revealing bits of recorded interviews— is streaming in its entirety throughout the day courtesy of the Documentary Channel.
I read pages and pages of people shouting in all caps “I’VE NEVER...– ‘Who The Hell Is That?’ Will Sheff Of Okkervil River’s Grammy Diary | Billboard.biz
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Going to buy lots and lots of lanterns now.
He sings like the kind of guy who’s always wearing a thigh-high terrycloth...– Neko Case on Harry Nilsson (from her appearance on Elvis Costello’s Spectacle)
Swag You think that I’d be fuckin’ other girls You know I’m not Come back to...– Childish Gambino’s verse on Adele (rmx Jamie xx) “Rolling in the Deep”. Crisp diction, emotional complexity, cheeky hipster references and impeccable flow, and then that gorgeously cocky come-hither at the end. Starts after about 2:40. *presses repeat again* ...
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his...
bestrooftalkever: “In English,” he said, “A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.” A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”
We drove to The Home of Beef and got drunk on the beach Got a motel and built a...– - Owen Pallett plays Madlibs with Katy Perry lyrics. via Pitchfork
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sadydoyle: Let us explain, as I have done, many times, whilst drunk: Over here, we have Taylor Swift. She is fulfilling one of the fucked-up Acceptable Woman archetypes: Permanent girl-child, weirdly virginal no matter how many famous dudes she dates and writes songs about dating, white-dress-clad, sort of…
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