is either an electronica artist with pop appeal or a pop musician with a soft spot for electronica. Either way round he is giving progressive pop a kitsch-free futuristic thrust that sets the standard for 21st century practitioners of the genre. The ex-journo who lives now in San Francisco must have heard too much music so far, since on his albums he’s trying to assimilate sixty years of pop music’s history.
Ah, 6th grade romance!
In Denton, Texas, 2004. On top of the stage, in front of the moshers. Violent and euphoric.
Slow, atmospheric, hushed (but gorgeous) singing. A recipe for depression.
We cooked so much stir fry listening to this.
Can’t remember the title, but it was a folk record of my mom’s on orange vinyl with songs like «Jimmy Crack Corn« and «Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me».
I was actually miserable during the summer of 1993, spending my time in Mexico listening to this CD and wishing I was back home in Dallas. But through sheer mystical angst, Mayan ruins, and hard crushing for girls both at home and abroad, that summer showed me a lot.
I can’t actually listen to this unless I'm heartbroken. Too sentimental.
Who doesn't love this?
Damn vocal harmonies.
$4.48 a gallon as of this afternoon.
West Side fucking Story.
Cool music, genius lyrics.
«Gödel, Escher, Bach» by Douglas Hofstadter / «A History of God – The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam » by Karen Armstrong / «The Complete Peanuts 1964-1965» by Charles Schultz
Greatest collection of songs I own (plus a functional title).
I’ll have plenty of time to analyze counterpoint.
A mixtape I made my friend Katie with lots of good stuff like Judee Sill, Can, Dolly Parton and Robert Schumann. I know it’s cheating, but if I have to live on a deserted island, I need my comfort food.
«Fanny & Alexander» by Ingmar Bergman / «Manhattan» by Woody Allen / «Stripes» by Ivan Reitman with Bill Murray
Monopoly / Yahtzee / deck of cards for Solitaire. Just too good an opportunity to pass up.
Spanish / Quantum Physics / The ins and outs of escaping desert islands
pollution / noise / proximity to meth whores
my girlfriend / my mom / my soon-to-be-ex-travel agent
hunting dog named «Dutch» / gray cat named «Blue» / carrier pigeon named «Help Me Help Me Now!!!!!»
From the movie «Jules et Jim».
Great song by this Finnish group. Finnish is scientifically proven to be impossible to learn by foreigners, and I need time to transcribe all the badass vocal harmonies).
All 6+ hours of La Monte Young’s «Well-Tuned Piano»... which means I get to have a piano on the island.
swiss army knife / tree saw / airplane building wrench