on my good days, i'm kanye west
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"Books, records, films -- these things matter. Call me shallow but it's the fuckin' truth."

Undergrad business student raised by punk rock in the Chicago suburbs. Netflix categorizes me as: "visually-striking quirky dramas", "independent comedies featuring a strong female lead", and "suspenseful BBC TV shows".
"In a literal sense, many indie bands evolved not from Velvet Underground or Sonic Youth, but Smash, Dookie, or Enema of the State—records that served as beginner’s manuals and inspired musicians in great numbers to buy their first guitar. But it’s apparent that when one engages with pop-punk, it’s less of a “phase” than a vaccination—a crucial inoculation that makes you immune to it for the rest of your life, presumably for society’s benefit. So it’s not surprising that pop-punk isn’t afforded the same cachet amongst critics as similarly youth-oriented genres: after all, there’s nothing subversive or cool about your 13-year-old self, and there haven’t been many examples of its practitioners aging gracefully."
kettle-o-fish:

From Ode to Lumpy, Pout Melody (animation by Lilli Carré, sound by Alexander Stewart). Drawn on 20 pieces of paper. The full film with sound can be viewed here.

kettle-o-fish:

From Ode to Lumpy, Pout Melody (animation by Lilli Carré, sound by Alexander Stewart). Drawn on 20 pieces of paper. The full film with sound can be viewed here.

Okay, so I decided this album is still fucking good, considering they lost guitarist Joe Boyer and producer Steve Albini. I don’t think Attack On Memory could ever be topped, but Here and Nowhere Else still sounds great and shows progress and makes me feel things and stuff and

Okay, so I decided this album is still fucking good, considering they lost guitarist Joe Boyer and producer Steve Albini. I don’t think Attack On Memory could ever be topped, but Here and Nowhere Else still sounds great and shows progress and makes me feel things and stuff and

My allegiance is to music always — I’ve only been remembering it lately. I can’t carry a conversation but I can say a hundred words about a hundred different bands or albums or industry trends at any given moment. I’ll drown out the conversation in a crowded car when I hear a familiar song on the radio — without a second thought. I’ll put my favorite album on rotation after a long (a really long) day — and it’ll be the next best thing to sitting with my family on the couch at home. It’s the only thing that forces me from my general insensitivity to everything. I want to be engulfed in music again. But it’s grown so far away from me…and the thing about music is you don’t talk about it. You just listen to it.

I can’t even begin to say the same things about movies.

Just See Fear
Cloud Nothings

systematichaze:

Cloud Nothings Just See Fear

grahamwright:

I wrote this thing for Chart Attack about learning to like Nickelback and why you should take a second look at the bands that you hate.