nedhepburn:

Cool band.

Vampire Weekend hits the sweet spot. Phosphorescent falls below the hipster line but that’s not unexpected. I’ve shared things about him on fb but to no avail. Listen to him here, worth your time.

nedhepburn:

Cool band.

Vampire Weekend hits the sweet spot. Phosphorescent falls below the hipster line but that’s not unexpected. I’ve shared things about him on fb but to no avail. Listen to him here, worth your time.

Elliott Smith - Selected Tracks by Bill on Grooveshark

The evolution of a musical genius. No, that’s not hyperbole.

theparisreview:

“It was the moment that the man who sang ‘My Way’ realized that pride and love and pain all come in subtler forms and shades.”
Read more from Matt Domino on Frank Sinatra’s album Watertown here.

I’d never really listened to much Sinatra (or liked his music, honestly) but this article made me want to listen to Watertown. And I like it.
Read the article, listen to the album. 

theparisreview:

“It was the moment that the man who sang ‘My Way’ realized that pride and love and pain all come in subtler forms and shades.”

Read more from Matt Domino on Frank Sinatra’s album Watertown here.

I’d never really listened to much Sinatra (or liked his music, honestly) but this article made me want to listen to Watertown. And I like it.

Read the article, listen to the album

"Belief and nonbelief are two giant planets, the orbits of which don’t touch. Everything about Christianity can be justified within the context of Christian belief. That is, if you accept its terms. Once you do, your belief starts modifying the data (in ways that are themselves defensible, see?), until eventually the data begin to reinforce belief. The precise moment of illogic can never be isolated and may not exist. Like holding a magnifying glass at arm’s length and bringing it toward your eye: Things are upside down, they’re upside down, they’re right side up. What lay between? If there was something, it passed too quickly to be observed. This is why you can never reason true Christians out of the faith. It’s not, as the adage has it, because they were never reasoned into it—many were—it’s that faith is a logical door which locks behind you. What looks like a line of thought is steadily warping into a circle, one that closes with you inside. If this seems to imply that no apostate was ever a true Christian and that therefore, I was never one, I think I’d stand by both of those statements."

From Upon This Rock by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

An essay about Christian rock.

"If you got music in your heart / you’ve made a real good start / the love of music never will desert you."

soundcloud.com

The new Xiu Xiu track is too out-there for me but I’ll console myself with this one.

"Paul Ryan loving Rage Against the Machine is the greatest misunderstanding of music since Charles Manson loved the Beatles."

@tinyrevolution (via apoplecticskeptic)

Y’know, I can relate. I listened to Rage in high school without understanding their politics. It was just so angry and I got that.

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