Sunday, August 17, 2014

Polish Cold War era poster art.

(Source: fuelyourillustration.com)

There are days when life feels like a Fitzgerald novel, where everything beautiful is lush, senseless and doomed.  There are moments when the most precious and beloved elements are brutally and casually erased, and we know that the better qualities of the world—compassion, generosity, justice—are things we must search for only in ourselves and sometimes, in each other.

There are days when life feels like a Fitzgerald novel, where everything beautiful is lush, senseless and doomed.  There are moments when the most precious and beloved elements are brutally and casually erased, and we know that the better qualities of the world—compassion, generosity, justice—are things we must search for only in ourselves and sometimes, in each other.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As much as I like the Ray Bans, I have to admit I’m wondering what’s in that bottle.

As much as I like the Ray Bans, I have to admit I’m wondering what’s in that bottle.

(Source: rootsnbluesfestival)

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Her eyes are beautiful, even when they’re closed.

(Source: ourfairlady)

Sunday, August 10, 2014
In America, first you get the sugar.  Then you get the power.  Then you get the women.

In America, first you get the sugar.  Then you get the power.  Then you get the women.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Fascists die, but fascism never does…

Fascists die, but fascism never does…

Friday, August 1, 2014
Some days you just need to go out to a crappy diner with a good friend.  Just don’t order the “special”.

Some days you just need to go out to a crappy diner with a good friend.  Just don’t order the “special”.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire- Tea and Thorazine

This would be one of my top five songs that uses the name of a pharmaceutical in the title, along with Jolie Holland’s Old Fashioned Morphine and Nirvana’s Lithium.  Suggestions welcome.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

King Cole Trio- Nature Boy

Admittedly, this is one of the more simple numbers he played, musically.  It’s a wonderful vocal performance, though, and there’s something to be said for how tight the trio was.  There was no leeway back then— perfection was expected.  No beats dropped, no false notes.  And Nat and his guys never miss.

The School of Rock- The School of Rock (live 10-year reunion)

I loved this movie.  You could tell that the kids in the band weren’t actors, and that they were genuinely having a blast hanging out and playing with Jack Black.  

That same feeling comes through here.  Sometimes it’s the best thing in the world to get the band back together for a night.

Monday, June 23, 2014
Wild roses.

Wild roses.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sera Cahoone- Only As The Day Is Long (live on KEXP)

This is from last summer, part of the celebration of Subpop’s 25th anniversary.  I’m amazed they were able to sound this good on top of the Space Needle.  Usually these kinds of things are all wind noise, hair in the face, and guitars going out of tune in 10 seconds.

Monday, June 16, 2014