I'm on a R.E.M. kick because of the 25th anniversary of Automatic For The People so here's a bunch of R.E.M documentaries and live performances:
R.E.M. Rough Cut
R.E.M. Live from Austin, TX
R.E.M. Road Movie
+ R.E.M. Reflects On 25 Years Of 'Automatic For The People'
Direct interference in a person's life does not enter our scope of activity, nor, on the other, tralatitiously speaking, hand, is his destiny a chain of predeterminate links: some 'future' events may be linked to others, O.K., but all are chimeric, and every cause-and-effect sequence is always a hit-and-miss affair, even if the lunette has actually closed around your neck, and the cretinous crowd holds its breath. Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things
nostalgia is a liar. nothing was ever as good as you remember it to be. there’s a reason you don’t talk to that person anymore, there’s a reason you’re not part of each other’s lives. don’t trust nostalgia. grieve. reflect. move on. /via
If you have never heard the live version of Buckley's FORGET HER...Buckle up and fix that RIGHT NOW:
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The only new song I heard in January that I cared about.
+ art: james jean - Excerpt from Rift Procession
A drawing I did of Bowie circa 1997. One of the few drawings I've always been happy about. A few personal favorites: Everyone Says Hi.live // Something In The Air // Bring Me the Disco King.live // Natalie Merchant's Space Oddity
Thinking about how we mourn artists we've never met. We don't cry because we knew them, we cry because they helped us know ourselves.— Juliette (@ElusiveJ) January 11, 2016 via ken
This instrumental breaks me in half. Max Richter is a Genius.
When you add in how brilliant the show has been in season 2, I can't deal.
Amy Brenneman was amazing in Season 2, Episode 3: Off Ramp. I was floored by it.
Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Currents by Eisley
Yeezus by Kanye West
Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
Favorite Music Video:
I'm very excited for the release of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT 45TH ANNIVERSARY Edition.
+ Lou Reed on Kanye West's Yeezus: 'It brings tears to my eyes' There are the obligatory blowjobs and menages-a-trois, the synth buzzsaws and jumpcuts, complains Lou Reed – so why is he so in awe of this 'inspiring, majestic' album?
“Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.”
|—||William S. Burroughs|
+ The XX: Stars
"Inside us, constellations, bit thread knotted into night’s black drape. There are no right words, if by right we mean perfect, if by perfect we mean able to save us."
Music is much like fucking, but some composers can’t climax and others climax too often, leaving themselves and the listener jaded and spent.
+ DJ Proto J “Wicked Games (The Weeknd // Chris Isaak // Trentemøller)”
+ ‘Twenty Eight (remixed by Woodz)’
I think Ariana has a lovely voice:
"Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of new comedy Sam & Cat, which features iCarly character Sam (Jeannette McCurdy) moving in with the character Cat (Ariana Grande) from Victorious. This teen sitcom mash-up will begin production in January and premiere some time in 2013."
+ Jennette McCurdy at McCurdicon
This is Eden Hain, part of the Youtube teenage generation that now exists. This cover of "Still Alive" is adorable.