Posted 5 days ago

just in that mode and listened through it in it’s entirety for the first time in at least a year… love this album. so formative for me. and it still holds up so well. goodness.

(Source: Spotify)

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Posted 5 days ago

tayloroo:

Courtney omg

if you don’t understand the significance of this moment… i don’t even know.

Posted 5 days ago

"if they’re broke, don’t fix it." - Jon Stewart. (part 2)

i’m not saying that college athletes need to be paid. what is said about scholarship being a student’s payment for their hard work as an athlete (coz we all know, the majority of them aren’t working hard in the classroom, especially if they are a starter) is true.

but there is no reason for an athlete to repeatedly state that he went to bed hungry in interviews (and this is not unique to UCONN, there’s a reason Pete Carroll left his post at USC before being indicted the way Jim Tressel was… and lest we forget the atrocity of THE University of Miami in the 80s…) when the NCAA makes BILLIONS of dollars on just ONE tournament. 

i would likely feel different if there wasn’t a history of student athletes being left in pretty terrible situations. i don’t think that the union that Northwestern athletes are forming is a bad idea at all, i AM however concerned that they will not go about their business in the right way. only time will tell.

basically, the way is see it is that this treatment of college athletes has spurned a few generations of professional athletes that treat their income and status as their ticket out of a terrible situation… and that doesn’t mean poverty-stricken homes, but rather being an unpaid servant of a non-profit that is VERY profitable. if universities would spend a lot more time educating these athletes in how to care for themselves (and probably give them a proper food stipend) we wouldn’t hear about professional athletes with major problems every other day in our sports news. (this might actually open up ESPN to report more on, idunno, soccer? the BIGGEST sport in the world where the controversies usually lie in things that are actually happening ON the field, not OFF of it? and then there’s always ultimate…)

i guess we’ll see what happens, but i know that once i have kids and if any of them are interested is athletics, i hope by then that this won’t be something to be concerned about.

(Source: deadspin.com)

Posted 6 days ago

I’ll take on this #nationalsiblingsday and #tbt. Love them both! @adubmcfly

Posted 6 days ago
75?! That’s awesome

i don’t tend to forget that Batman - let alone most of our major comic book heroes - is an old comic. but i DO tend to forget just how old.

Posted 6 days ago

A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange. 

happy 75th anniversary, Batman!

Posted 6 days ago

mattsbrickgallery:

balbo:

I may mostly post my graphic work, but I couldn’t resist posting this piece I did.

You could say I’m somewhat excited about the upcoming season.

Winter is coming.-MBG

so freaking great. i want a lawn chair throne like this to take to ultimate

Posted 1 week ago

beckython:

This cat has the same reaction that I have to beer

her face almost every time my fiancé tries a beer. yes, it’s still adorable.

(Source: catsbeaversandducks)

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

worst birthday ever.

"Never Had It" from KASHKA’s album BOUND. available on Noisetrade… and other sites.

loving the sound of this album: folkpoptronica. it’s working.

Posted 1 week ago

from Buzzfeed:

It’s beautiful all on its own, but it’s also extremely valuable in how it gives us insight into how Jackson wrote and arranged so many hit songs on his own even though he was not particularly proficient at playing instruments.

Here’s Rob Hoffmann, a sound engineer who worked with Jackson, describing the singer’s process:


“One morning Michael came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. ‘Here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note,’ etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57.

He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed Michael doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Here’s another a bit from a 2009 GQ profile about this unusual songwriting technique.


Michael has always made melodies in his head, little riffs and beats, but that isn’t the same…. Some of the things Michael hears in his head he exports to another instrument, to the piano (which he plays not well but passably) or to the bass. The melody and a few percussive elements remain with his vocal. The rest he assembles around it. He has his brothers and sisters with him. He conducts. His art will later depend on his ability to stay in touch with that childlike inner instrument, keeping near enough to himself to hear his own melodic promptings. If you’ve listened to toddlers making up songs, the things they invent are often bafflingly catchy and ingenious. They compose to biorhythms somehow.

Posted 1 week ago

turntherecordover:

How we discover new music (a chart)

the reason why it hurts us all (listeners and artists alike) when the same 40 tunes are played over and over on the radio for weeks on end.