Friday, April 18, 2014

I don’t want to die

However dark tomorrow may be

Fold me a perfect square of sky

You are worth your weight in gold

You are worth your weight in sorrow, baby

Though you will never know why

Elvis Perkins, Shampoo

The Traveling Wilburys- The End of the Line

You know how on rough days you want some comfort food?  Sometimes you want comfort music too.

Cab Calloway- Minnie the Moocher (1958)

To be clear, this song is about a New York barfly who goes to Chinatown and has an opium dream about opulent wealth, only to awaken in her poverty again.  Poor Min.

Also, Cab Calloway is brilliant, maybe the best entertainer of his age.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

W.H. Auden- In Memory of W.B. Yeats

Lent this year has been particularly full of coldness and loss.  Auden helps.

Monday, April 14, 2014
thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Crater Lake, Oregon. Magic is Real. God’s Love Is Written In Big Letters Called Refraction & Dispersion of Light Particles Through Water. Totally worth it.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Crater Lake, Oregon. Magic is Real. God’s Love Is Written In Big Letters Called Refraction & Dispersion of Light Particles Through Water. Totally worth it.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mark Kozelek- Heron Blue (drum version)

I spend more time than I realized listening to Mark Kozelek.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

randyhaddock:

Antônio Carlos Jobim: the life of a composer

Photos by Antônio Trindade

Sam Cooke- You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You

If you love music, you love Sam Cooke.

Monday, April 7, 2014
Tom Hiddleston as Martius in Coriolanus. 

Tom Hiddleston as Martius in Coriolanus. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash- Girl From the North Country

I’ve been in the shit for a few weeks now, and this song is what I come back to.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Iron & Wine- Dead Man’s Will

Here’s an old Sam Beam home recording from a Yeti compilation.  He later made a terrific studio recording of this song with Calexico, but his old bedroom multi-track version has charms all its own.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bon Iver- For Emma

I know this is sad and obvious, but it’s been the worst week, and this is for Emma and Olivia.

Monday, March 17, 2014
That ‘writers write’ is meant to be self-evident. People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all. Renata Adler, Speedboat (via lovetheghost)
antirecords:

Spotted by The Melodic near SXSW.



Sometimes something that should only be an SNL bit exists in the real world.  Or in Texas.

antirecords:

Spotted by The Melodic near SXSW.

Sometimes something that should only be an SNL bit exists in the real world. Or in Texas.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

I thought today that I’d never really seen pictures of the young June Carter, just of later years, usually with Johnny Cash.  Also, my image of her was colored strongly by her famous portrayal by Reese Witherspoon (though I have yet to see the Jewel made-for-TV portrayal).

She’s quite a beautiful younger woman, in a Katherine Hepburn sort of way.  I’ve always hated that people feel obliged to refer to Kate Hepburn as “handsome”, rather than beautiful.  She was a beauty without question or qualification, and I’ve often thought that the “handsome” trend was born from intimidation.

Photos taken from Legacy Recordings.