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Sep 29, 2014 / 202 notes

A Legitimately Magical Prince Album

newyorker:

imageBen Greenman on Prince’s new album, “Art Official Age”:

“It’s worth thinking about what it means for Prince to step into new territory. He has spent years trying to recapture pieces of his old self … Here, for the first time, he suggests an alternative: maybe there’s an entirely new Prince music, possibly aided and abetted by Joshua Welton, that harnesses his talents and his vision. Maybe he’s not condemned to auto-pastiche.”

Photograph by Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, to claim disability is to ask for reasonable accommodation — accessible buildings, more time on tests, audible formats for books, Social Security disability payments, and more. Too many people seem to regard the request to accommodate as a burden and meet such requests with suspicion. The not-disabled exercise their privilege by demanding that people prove their disabilities; then, all too often, proof just generates pity, not understanding or inclusion.
Sep 16, 2014 / 269 notes
Sep 16, 2014

Yeezy Season Approaching

Do y’all know what season is approaching?

Aug 11, 2014 / 1 note

I wanna be…

Kanye West when I grow up

Aug 11, 2014 / 420 notes

ch-ords:

Paranoid // Kanye West

Baby don’t worry about it
Lady don’t even think about it
You worry bout the wrong things, the wrong things
You worry bout the wrong things, the wrong things

This song has been on repeat for about a week now

Aug 11, 2014 / 52 notes
phuckyourpicturess:

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Aug 11, 2014 / 137 notes
xlagold:

Yeezus style.

Love Yeezy
Aug 11, 2014 / 151 notes

xlagold:

Yeezus style.

Love Yeezy

Jul 30, 2014 / 4 notes

Mixtape #3: One for the Road

Not the most emblematic song of the playlist, and by far an outlier, but I feel like all I’ve been talking about round these parts have been the latest Spoon album and Paul Cary. So I chose this Raveonettes track cos I wanted to make sure they got some deserved attention, too. Pe’ahi's not a bad album per se, and it's doing a nice job at introducing me to the band

7/30/2014

1. The Curse of China Bull| Paul Cary| Ghost of a Man

2. In the Pines| Smog| A River Ain’t Too Much to Love

3. Let Me Be Mine| Spoon| They Want My Soul

4.Killer in the Streets| The Raveonettes| Pe’ahi

5. Green Monster| Paul Cary| Ghost of a Man

6. Teenage Spaceship| Smog| Knock Knock

7. Don’t Kiss Me| Paul Cary & the Small Scarys| Coyote

dezignes:

Illustration by Todd Baxter
Jul 28, 2014 / 15 notes

dezignes:

Illustration by Todd Baxter

Jul 28, 2014 / 9 notes

spoontheband:

Here’s John “El Naranjo” Boehner’s favorite new video, it’s called “Do You,” and it’s off our new album They Want My Soul, out August 5th.

John “El Naranjo” Boehner 😂

Jul 26, 2014 / 66 notes
piperferguson:

Mr. Britt Daniel hasn’t changed a bit @spoontheband @sxsw 
Jul 26, 2014 / 21 notes

piperferguson:

Mr. Britt Daniel hasn’t changed a bit @spoontheband @sxsw 

(via fuckyeahspoon)

Jul 26, 2014

The New Spoon Album

Is absolute 🔥🔥

Oh lord. “Inside Out” is gorgeous. The modern day, all grown up Hermione. And “Do You” is addicting.

Inspired enough to write a review soon.

LAAAAAAWDDD YEEZY!

Jul 22, 2014

The Curse of China Bull and Garage Rockabilly

There’s something about Ghost of a Man that really makes me want to go to a dark corner of Mississippi and meet the devil. Never in my life did I think I would want to be even close to Mississippi. I’ve had and still have plenty of contempt for the South, but if recent trips to Bonnaroo have done anything is give me an appreciation for the South, even if it’s still mostly a backwoods area full of similarly backwoods people.

There’s something entirely fascinating about Southern culture. The swamps hide the secrets of its cotton plantations. The closest thing to a landed American gentry used to reside in the Antebellum South. Lynchings, Jim Crow, the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee and William Faulkner; all of these build a Southern mythos and a mythos entirely unique to the American states.

That’s what Paul Cary is so successful at recreating in Ghost of a Man. It’s a tribute to the American Southern mythos. It introduces the listener to a world where men with thick Cajun accents reside in swamps, where men play on jugs and where Robert Johnson traded his soul to the Devil in exchange of fame and glory. And it would be totally unfair to call Ghost of a Man as an exercise in aesthetic, dismissing it as it would be just another Tarantino film; because there are some solid, great tunes in this album!

Take for example the opening track “The Curse of China Bull” a rompy, rockabilly track where Cary reminisces about a long career in the punk rock scene. While the garage aesthetic has been recently used and abused by a wide range of hype bands, Cary does something here entirely inventive with the modern day genre. He harkens it back to the days of old blues musicians like Robert Johnson and Lead Belly. It is a history lesson on the real roots of rock and roll, of Southern Gothic novels, andhe is damn phenomenal at it.

I can honestly see this album becoming a top 10 favorite of mine, pretty soon. And I can honestly see myself delving much deeper into the world of Delta Blues musicians and listening to old ‘78’s and I want to sincerely thank Cary for that.

Grade: A+

Outstanding Tracks:

  • "The Curse of China Bull"
  • "Angel from Heaven"
  • "Ghost of a Man"
  • "Bad People"
  • "Green Monster"