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sonlux: From Pitchfork yesterday: Sufjan Stevens Teams With Son Lux and Rapper Serengeti as s / s / s, EP Due on Anticon Sufjan Stevens has teamed up with two Anticon artists, Son Lux and the rapper Serengeti for a new project called s / s / s. They’ll release the four track Beak & Claw EP on March 20 via Anticon. The six-minute track “Museum Day” features Sufjan singing Auto-Tuned lines...
Silence is the doctor. When the mind is quiet, only space remains. Comfort in the sound of the noiseless: we abase ourselves in it. The whisper of the tide of the ocean makes our skin crawl. Sand comforts our exhalations and our inhalations. When the moon rises, we are in it. Silence is the moment.
The most rejuvenating idea of all, and the greatest step to any true...– Seth, The Nature of Personal Reality (via moreofamore)
Personal Reminder To Watch This →
It is not strange to me in the slightest that the long-winded are overlooked. Convenience almost plays a role in life that we never saw coming. Fire was there so many would not suffer in the cold, so the food could be eaten without its rawness, but in effect, we thought fire could hold us close and teach us about the stars and their wonder. The wheel took this into effect too, that we no longer...
Live Dangerously, excerpts
toadustyshelf: A traveler who had seen many countries and peoples and several continents was asked what human traits he had found everywhere; and he answered: men are inclined to laziness. Some will feel that he might have said with greater justice: they are all timorous. They hide behind customs and opinions. At bottom, every human being knows very well that he is in this world just once, as...
The story of your life is set in topless bars, usually on Wednesdays in the drag of the week, with the atmosphere of alcoholic smells (vomit, sweat, baby powder, anti-itch lotion, shower-less individuals with a full bank account at the door, dandruff shampoo, perfume from some knock-off brand), and topless girls (women, bitches, whores, whatever) dancing without restriction, the only “free...
I was your outlet, your toilet. When your world was on fire, you came to me to douse with powder on your nose and the jungle of pot in your jeans. No matter how intimate we were or might have been, you stayed behind a fence made of excuses: “My phone is always off.” “There were three shooting victims in the hospital.” “My uncle is dying of lymphoma.” I was dying too. I was in the hospital. My...
You let your head droop forward like an infant in a coma. You moved with dislocated body parts, like you weren’t fond of ligaments: all willy-nilly in sparse entropy. The way your dress, taught and firm over thighs I would eat mushrooms off of (from fields of wherever), slid to and fro as your knees bent and your ankles gave way delivered me pain—the whole thing about to yaw. I’d been...
I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods...– Achilles, Troy (2004)
Stella Sung →
The former composer in residence at UCF. It is disappointing that she left. Her work is phenomenal.
No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.– Carl Jung (via moreofamore) Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil.
There is a hope for the artist.
Laughter rescues the mind; it is a happy invention of human wisdom in the face...– Katsuki Sekida, Zen Training (via moreofamore)
The perpetual dream. He screams unto the earth. It’s hard to believe it is real. Everything is red, angry, full of wrath. He is panting. A thick gel drips from his teeth. It is rage.
Keep your prison locked up and I will leave my gun at home.
adamisasecret: Too beautiful. This song.
What the really great artists do is they’re entirely themselves. They’re...– Happy birthday, David Foster Wallace; a really great artist who really should have stuck around longer. (via anarchymydearest)
kateoplis: “Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being,” he once said. Good writing should help readers to “become less alone inside.” Wallace’s desire to write “morally passionate, passionately moral fiction,” as he put it in a 1996 essay on Dostoyevsky, presented him with a number of problems. For one thing, he did not feel comfortable with any of the dominant literary styles. He...
The Existential Crisis is a Fraud
And Other Essays, by Brandon Miller. An excerpt: “It became apparent that when brought up with existentialism in his moment of crisis, that dreaded book was mentioned. Nausea actually means “to have the power to nauseate.” Sarte’s whole premise was to make an existential crisis out of others, not to present his own. Unless he missed the inherent flaw in the title, in...
There are people who say, “If music’s that easy to write, I could do it.” Of...– John Cage History of Experimental Music in the United States (via imaginarydances)
In the computer, man has created not just an inanimate tool but an intellectual...– A. Michael Noll (via hypna) Yet, right now it is used for memes and pornography. Let’s get on this.
The thing about jazz is...
the more you learn, the better it gets. It’s kind of like that with Music in general. You can appreciate more the more you learn to listen.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to...– Oscar Wilde (via balsiek)
goldspirals asked: Just listened to your post of Cheesecake and Nandi loves it.
David Foster Wallace on Postructuralism
angusearlarci591: “The deconstructionists (“deconstructionist” and “poststructuralist” mean the same thing, by the way: “poststructuralist” is what you call a deconstructionist who doesn’t want to be called a deconstructionist) … see the debate over the ownership of meaning as a skirmish in a larger war in Western philosophy over the idea that presence and unity are ontologically prior to...
Oh, love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much...– Hermann Hesse (via moreofamore)
The Mars Volta - Listen to "The Malkin Jewel"
pleasantlydissonant: omarrodriguezlopez: The first track, “The Malkin Jewel” from the upcoming album Noctourniquet by The Mars Volta is now streaming in full HERE . Instant download when you Pre-order the album, out on March 27, 2012. Vinyl will be released on Rodriguez Lopez Productions - release date is to be announced. I literally cannot wait. Somebody, somebody help me.