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PERFECT SONG ALERT.

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Dex pretending to swim
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Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson is not a gang member. He’s just a Kappa.

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What in the actual fuck is wrong with people?

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Apparently Wesley Eisold hates this record and I hate that. Because this is a very, very good record.

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Metamorphic Force (Konami - arcade - 1993)

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"All musicians should write poetry or at least read it if they want to improve their game. Except for people who believe lyrics don’t matter. This is the Brian Billick theory of songwriting: Defense (the music) not offense (lyrics) wins championships (Grammys). The best teams of course have both."

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Interviews: Silver Jews | Features | Pitchfork

I have been thinking about this line a lot, esp. since I saw it referenced by Dan Bejar in a Washington Post feature I liked quite a bit. Not exactly in the way he uses it here, but the idea that music is the defense and lyrics are the offense. If the defense is amazing, you’re going to stay in the game. You won’t be terrible. But it’s hard to really stand out. There’s a lot of music like this, “vibe” music that sounds nice and is enjoyable to put on but isn’t exactly rich with feeling. If you’re only lyrics, though, and the music isn’t there, you might actually come over as really terrible (in the football analogy, you get blown out like 55 to 24). But when you have both you’re a true powerhouse.

Bejar said of Berman:

On David Berman: “He’s a sports freak so he’s always using sports metaphors. He [once said in an interview], ‘Music is the defense, words are the offense.’ I found that kind of emboldening. You need the music to be good, but you need the words to be great. If the music’s not good, you’re f—ed. But if the words aren’t good, you’ll only ever just be good.”

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HEROES ON HEROES

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Heavenly dad, I think I’m getting into Tom Petty.

also after listening to this record, I found three different reviews of War on Drugs’ Lost In The Dream, hit Command-F, searched for Tom Petty, and came up with zero results on all of them YA DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE MUSIC CRITICS

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danagould:

Two years ago, I was performing at The Punchline in San Francisco, and Robin came to the show with our mutual friend, Dan Spencer.

This particular batch of material was the first time I had touched upon my then still-fresh divorce wounds, and big chunks of it were pretty dark. The next day, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Whoever it was had obviously been to the show and knew my number, so I figured they would reveal themselves at some point and save me the embarrassment of asking who they were.

The Mystery Texter asked how I was REALLY doing. “You can’t fool me. Some of those ‘jokes’ aren’t ‘jokes.” By now I knew that whoever this was had been through what I was enduring, as no one else would know to ask, “What time of day is the hardest?”

He wanted to know how my kids were handling it, all the while assuring me that the storm, as bleak as it was, would one day pass and that I was not, as I was then convinced, a terrible father for visiting a broken home upon my children.

I am not rewriting this story in retrospect to make it dramatic. I did not know who I was texting with. Finally, my phone blipped, and I saw, in a little green square, “Okay, pal. You got my number. Call me. I’ve been there. You’re going to be okay. - Robin.”

That is what you call a human being.

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Rest in Peace Robin William

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This is the best pop-punk record since Bomb the Music Industry’s Vacation.

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FKA twigs – Video Girl

SHE’S GREAT

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power - Guardian Heroes (Treasure - Saturn - 1996)

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power - Guardian Heroes (Treasure - Saturn - 1996)

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