“And I don’t want to scoop myself, but basically I’ve been flirting with the idea of bands making new music that sounds sorta like famous music, intentionally, for the purposes of saving advertisers ridiculous money for licensing fees. The Crumbeliavable thing is a touchstone, so is this weird cover of Alien Ant Farm’s cover of “Smooth Criminal” that I heard in a commercial last week. Like there are all these guys who go to Berklee and Peabody and wherever else, and all they want to do is write music for ad spots. And part of me feels like as I watch Tower Records crumble, and see albums become drink coasters for assholes who just started listening to music like a year ago, and the way they just drink the shit up and can’t tell you anything more about an album other than whether they liked it or if they thought it was boring, where this story will undoubtedly be traded for huge cred and then all the usual assholes will complain about how the track is “too long” and will totally miss the point on so many levels— part of me feels like as we’ve redemocratized music-making and music-listening (via downloading), that we’ve pretty much flooded the fucking system here, and bureacratized it to no end where suddenly booking agents are teaming up with tastemakers so they know which artists to grab, where everybody needs a publicist because god fucking forbid they don’t get a review on Tiny Mix Tapes— part of me feels like, with the redemocratization of musicmaking, the Best Shit, like this LCD track, the best song I’ve heard by a mile, better than the Knife album too now that I think about it, the Best Shit music-wise is going to be commissioned work.”—Nick Sylvester (via jakec)
"How’s it going? What music are you listening to? Tell me party stories!" in my ask box. I’ve been super busy being a workaholic trash bag for the past month.
So I’m going to answer all of those questions and probably more in a long winded, narcissistic post. Yay for blogging!
Dear Tumblr babes,
Ummm ’it’s’ been going good. Working at a Law-Firm monday-friday which helps me feel like someone with a real job. Music Directing is INSANE. It’s so much fun and so ridiculous to be constantly exposed to new music. I had 72 CDs to sift through last week, so ‘ya know, keepin’ busy n’ shiz. Some of our albums of the week have included Dirty Three, Of Montreal, Cloud Nothings, Brat Farrar, Perfume Genius.. and some of the new singles(!!) my god, I become more obsessed with The Mars Volta - The Malkin Jewel every single day. And Battleships, and Witch Hats andddd everything this Japanese garage lo-fi label Tenzenmen send us. Seriously if you love garage punk/lo-fi as much as me you need to check out Hedgehog and Dear ELOISE. Do it. Now.
And shows.. SO. MANY. SHOWS. Big Day Out, Laneway fest, Girls, La Dispute, Yuck, The Death Rattles.. are just a few amazing things I’ve seen. Tonight I’m going to see IOWA at the Tote, they’ve got a fucking rad single that you can download for free called Panic Attack and it’s ridic good. They’re launching it tonight so any Melbourne babes that are free should come down for some beers and grungy goodness.
What elsee… ahhh still working at The Corner. Loving it. Missing working there full time but every week I go in is like catching up with old friends. Dan is moving in with us next week, as is Alex’s boyfriend Stu. There’s drums and guitars and candles all over the house at the minute which is nice, and you know, coming home to boys who love you as opposed to a complete fucking psycho who smashed up your house drunk, tried to kill your cat and started bragging about raping a girl is a nice change. Alex and I spent last night cleaning the fuck outta our house while blasting Alexisonfire and re-arranging furniture. Just cleansing old mate Tyler out. Alex wants to perform voodoo rituals to get the ‘bad Tyler spirits” out. Keep y’all posted on how that turns out.
I guess that’s it really. My best friend in the entire world comes home in exactly a week after spending 4 months in Europe and America. My other best friend in the entire world is taking a break from being an ABC superstar in Darwin and coming home for Easter which is only like a month and a half away. And I’m booking flights to see my other best friend in the entire world in England at the end of year.
“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”—Sarah Dessen (via wrists)
On the same night that an incredible talent, Whitney Houston, who was sadly victim to domestic abuse in her lifetime is honored, the Grammys are letting a woman abuser like Chris Brown perform on the same stage. That’s appalling and disgusting.
This bothers me, a lot. The way Chris Brown…
I completely agree. The attitude towards domestic violence really disgusts me sometimes. Nobody talks about it. I see it on here, romantized by women hitting men and thinking it’s super punk and super alternative. It’s fucked up. Whether it’s a man hitting a woman or a woman hitting a man, it’s never okay. And more people should talk about it. It’s uncomfortable and it’s horrible to think about. Try watching it happen in front of you. It’s easy to give Chris Brown a second chance because you weren’t the one being beaten by him. The fact his music is still played is just ridiculous. Why is this okay?!
“I feel that it’s necessary for me to request that my nomination for best male artist be withdrawn and furthermore any awards or nominations for such awards that may arise in later years be presented to those who feel more comfortable with the competitive nature of these award ceremonies. I…