April 4, 2014
"That is my principal objection to life, I think: It is too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."

— Kurt Vonnegut Deadeye Dick

March 31, 2014
"

I did a horrible thing to that girl
I bred my misery and drowned it in her
And she got me high
And I hardly noticed there were tears in her eyes

And I miss you less and less everyday
This stream of whisky’s helped to wash you away

And it’s clear to see
You’re nothing special
You’re a skeleton key

"

— Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s Skeleton Key

March 28, 2014
"

So girl leave your boots by the bed/we ain’t leavin’ this room
Til someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom
It’s cold in this house and I ain’t goin’ out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you’re enough to use me for good

Put your faith to the test
When I tore off your dress
In Richmond all high

I sobered up
And I swore that stuff
Forever this time

In the old lover’s scene
I thought it’d be me
Who helped him get home

But home was dream
One that I’d never seen
Til you came along

So girl hang your dress up to dry/we ain’t leavin’ this room
Til Percy Priest breaks open wide and the river runs through
Carries this house on the stones like a piece of drift wood

"

Jason Isbell, Cover Me Up

Dude can croon. 

March 25, 2014
"when i was a disenfranchised teenager i always thought someday i’d have the spotlight and make those redneck jocks who yelled ‘FAGGOT’ at me really feel something BAD deep down in their hearts when i was playing the Beacon Theatre and they were getting fat and bald with their miserable small-town wives; or maybe i would be writing SERIOUS fiction about people coming to terms with things and Michiko Kakutani would really give me the THUMBS UP and i could drink bourbon with the New York literati for a few years and make condescending remarks about John Updike. but lately, i just feel like i’m supposed to be some kind of character actor in a larger story: like some wise, old high school janitor who understands all the subtext of To Kill a Mockingbird and tells you how Atticus Finch and Mr. Rogers and Jesus Christ are all the same person, and tells you not to smoke cigarettes and then dies quietly in his sleep at the age of 57 because of a gas leak, but did a few nice things for people and maybe there would be a service at the Methodist Church down the street from where he lived and a man who plays guitar as a hobby might play guitar for everybody and people would feel good about themselves for a while and then return to their cars"

— As seen on my Friend Chad’s facebook. 

March 5, 2014
acerps:

Rust Cohle’s Casette MixTape part one of the true detective series
» “Time is a flat circle.” Unfortunately, that has nothing to do with Rust’s shitty taste in music. Enjoy enduring through it. LISTEN

1. The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen // 2. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed // 3. Toulouse Street - Doobie Brothers // 4. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads // 5. Ramble On - Led Zeppelin // 6. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac // 7. I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses // 8. Losing My Religion - R.E.M // 9. Taxman - The Beatles // 10. Where Is My Mind - Pixies // 11. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones // 12. You Don’t Know How It Feels - Tom Petty // 13. People Are Strange - Echo & The Bunnymen // 14. Story In Your Eyes - The Moody Blues // 15. Dirty Work - Steely Dan // 16. Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John // 17. The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs // 18. So Lonely - The Police // 19. Its Late - Queen // 20. 1969 - The Stooges // 21. Karma Police - Radiohead // 22. I Am A Rock - Simon & Garfunkel // 23. Fearless - Pink Floyd // 24. Pure Morning - Placebo // 25. For Whom The Bell Tolls // 26. Sober - Tool // 27. Blue Monday - Orgy // 28. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails // 29. Sound Of Da Police - KRS-One // 30. Ready Or Not - The Fugees // 31. Skulls - Misfits // 32. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil // 33. Ace of Spades - Motorhead // 34. Gimme Danger - Iggy Pop & The Stooges // 35. Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam & The Ants // 36. Listen Like Thieves - INXS // 37. True Faith - New Order // 38. Old Man - Neil Young // 39. God - John Lennon // 40. Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead // 41. Cat People - David Bowie // 42. Down In The Park - Gary Numan // 43. Ain’t No Grave - Johnny Cash // 44. 4 + 20 - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young


Awesome.

acerps:

Rust Cohle’s Casette MixTape part one of the true detective series

» “Time is a flat circle.” Unfortunately, that has nothing to do with Rust’s shitty taste in music. Enjoy enduring through it. LISTEN

1. The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen // 2. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed // 3. Toulouse Street - Doobie Brothers // 4. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads // 5. Ramble On - Led Zeppelin // 6. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac // 7. I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses // 8. Losing My Religion - R.E.M // 9. Taxman - The Beatles // 10. Where Is My Mind - Pixies // 11. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones // 12. You Don’t Know How It Feels - Tom Petty // 13. People Are Strange - Echo & The Bunnymen // 14. Story In Your Eyes - The Moody Blues // 15. Dirty Work - Steely Dan // 16. Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John // 17. The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs // 18. So Lonely - The Police // 19. Its Late - Queen // 20. 1969 - The Stooges // 21. Karma Police - Radiohead // 22. I Am A Rock - Simon & Garfunkel // 23. Fearless - Pink Floyd // 24. Pure Morning - Placebo // 25. For Whom The Bell Tolls // 26. Sober - Tool // 27. Blue Monday - Orgy // 28. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails // 29. Sound Of Da Police - KRS-One // 30. Ready Or Not - The Fugees // 31. Skulls - Misfits // 32. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil // 33. Ace of Spades - Motorhead // 34. Gimme Danger - Iggy Pop & The Stooges // 35. Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam & The Ants // 36. Listen Like Thieves - INXS // 37. True Faith - New Order // 38. Old Man - Neil Young // 39. God - John Lennon // 40. Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead // 41. Cat People - David Bowie // 42. Down In The Park - Gary Numan // 43. Ain’t No Grave - Johnny Cash // 44. 4 + 20 - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

Awesome.

(via jahnest)

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February 28, 2014

For those interested- i am attending a documentary film festival this weekend; I’ve written about it some but will be reviewing every movie as well over the next few days at mikebrandes.com

February 26, 2014
"I wish that you were here with me to pass the dull weekend
I know it wouldn’t come to love, my heroine pretend
A lady stepping from the songs we love until this day
You’d settle for an epitaph like “Walk Away, Renee”
The sun upon the roof in winter will draw you out like
a flower
Meet you at the statue in an hour
Meet you at the statue in an hour"

— Belle and Sebastian Pizza, New York Catcher

February 23, 2014
"

Cut me down
from these roof beams
I’ve been swinging like a scarecrow
I’ve been living in a bad dream

Forgive my name
Forget my sins
Remember dancing in the stairwell
Remember getting high in Brooklyn?

Im not completely naive
i knew that it was the end
i heard you crying on the back porch
i heard you’re marrying your boyfriend

you feel like heaven and hell
is sometimes nothing at all
but honestly I’m at my happiest
when you’re not in my thoughts

remember when you were mine?
I was 20
you were 19
we were mapping out our whole life

Should I have married you then
have you forgotten my name
and tell me baby have all the lips
you’ve kissed since mine tasted or felt the same?

"

Farewell Flight- Scarecrow

This song has been non stop playing since I got the new album. I’m quite smitten with the album as a whole. 

February 6, 2014
"[Phillip Seymour Hoffman] did not die from an overdoese of heroin- he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he’d just taken the proper amount then everything would have been fine"

— Aaron Sorkin, on the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

February 1, 2014
"Unfold an oragami death mask
and cut my DNA with rubber traits
Pull apart the double helix like a wishbone
Always be working on a suicide note"

— Why?- “Rubber Traits”