Oh definitely. I could tolerate quite a bit more at 21 than at 27.
And, as I said, there have been positive changes since then as well. Camping isn't a complete crapshoot anymore, the extra day is great, allowing ins and outs is a big bonus, the sound has gotten better every year, the Mojave and Gobi are no longer enclosed heat-sinks, there is more and better food, Newcastle, parking is nowhere near as difficult to get out of at the end of the night.
Are these positive changes worth suffering through the Do Lab people? Arguable.
Here's a pretty cool video of Four Tet walking us through how he puts his live shows together:
Wild to see that he uses a monome, as my friend's brother is one of the two co-creators. /coolstorybro
KEXP uploaded an entire James Blake in studio performance this week. Their live shoots are always really good.
Has anyone ever seen Black Moth Super Rainbow live? And if so how were they?
I thought this was pretty funny
Where do we talk about vinyls again?
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At your friendly neighborhood jumpsuit emporium?
SORRY CANT HEAR GOT GRAND FUNK ON 10
What's with all this latent malcontent, Vigo? Have you been reading Friedan?
It's Hanna and Corinna to blame that this 31 year old man has assumed the identity of a leftover dyke form the 90's.
Which should entitle us each to a free copy of your riot grrrl zine as soon as you've finished finalizing the ailing typewriter font.
Too lowbrow for you, Hannah?
"RIot Grrrrl Carpaathia is an in your face honest exposition of the plight of the Metric fan"
Of course not. It'd be a real shame if every beautiful and unique snowflake didn't find their voice and share their singular utopian vision with the rest of the horde.
stop calling me a snowflake I'll never get married
Not with that attitude you won't. Try to tamp down some of your inner angst and then force it back out your throat as a sort of demure, marriageable foie gras extrusion. We'll land you a good'un.
Im gana go for a walk. I'm not sure but I'm pretty darn sure that what you said doesn't mean anything substantial and is designed only to confuse me even further probably only for your own sadistic amusement and hatred of heterosexual carpathians as you are both a racist and sexist who is out of control with dangerous ideas that should be considered by many experts in the international scene.
I went to an event last night where this tape, "Daylight" by Pure Ground was playing. Really cool industrial/goth stuff that reminded me heavily of Joy Division. They're playing a show here in LA on the 12th and I'll probably go.
40 years ago this week. the #1 song in America. this song made a serious imprint on my 11 year old brain. I still think it's cool as hell.
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50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own (1963-2013, one a year), according to Flavorwire.
Lists like that are usually awful, but the author really nails it for the most part. Makes me want to go back and either visit or revisit a lot of those albums.
Eh, I'd take Ege over Exile any day of the week. That's kind of a lazy criticism.
If I point out the other thirty or so times he picks a hip album over the consensus year best, would it still be lazy?
I'm not going to begrudge anyone their own taste, but the ostensible point of this exercise is to build a representative record collection, right?
I don't think that's the point at all. He's just saying here are 50 albums of merit. He's right about 80% of the time give or take. I do wonder what happened to his testicles in the mid 80s though.
non sunt in coeli, quia fvccant vvivys of heli
Okay, instead of armchair quarterbacking this, I'll just make my own list. One album per artist.
Miroir Noir's 50 (Possibly Uncool) (Probably Rockist) Albums Everyone Needs to Own (1963-2013, one a year)
1963: Various Artists - A Christmas Gift to You From Phil Spector
1964: The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
1965: Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
1966: The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
1967: The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico
1968: The Beatles - The Beatles
1969: The Band - The Band
1970: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
1971: The Who - Who's Next
1972: The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
1973: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
1974: Neil Young - On the Beach
1975: Brian Eno - Another Green World
1976: David Bowie - Station to Station
1977: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
1978: Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
1979: The Clash - London Calling
1980: The Talking Heads - Remain in Light
1981: The Police - Ghost in the Machine
1982: Michael Jackson - Thriller
1983: R.E.M. - Murmur
1984: Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
1985: The Replacements - Tim
1986: The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
1987: U2 - The Joshua Tree
1988: Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
1989: The Pixies - Doolittle
1990: Depeche Mode - Violator
1991: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
1992: Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
1993: The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
1994: Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
1995: PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
1996: Beck - Odelay
1997: Radiohead - OK Computer
1998: Elliott Smith - XO
1999: Sigur Rós - Ágćtis Byrjun
2000: Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
2001: The Strokes - Is This It?
2002: Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003: The White Stripes - Elephant
2004: Arcade Fire - Funeral
2005: Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2006: The Knife - Silent Shout
2007: The National - Boxer
2008: Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
2009: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
2010: LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
2011: M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
2012: Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2013: Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
I did notice something: after Radiohead and the internet, the whole idea of "consensus" albums stops making sense. Part of this may be that we don't have historical distance yet. I suspect most of it may simply be that tastes have fractured so much, and because the idea of the album itself increasingly means less and less on a wider cultural scale.
Oh, man. I'm gonna try and make a list too. Great idea.