June 18, 2014



"Sorry I was asleep on six cushions on the floor like eight minutes ago."

i have never felt as awkward as i did in that room. flesh still crawling

I’m a rapper, though. I’m a rapper

It’s hereditary

Me dad was a rapper. His dad was a rapper.

And I’m a rapper meself. Most afternoons if I can.

I took some of the cushions off the couch and made like a…

…like a little cushion…square


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June 5, 2014

Here’s a 10-minute rough supercut with snippets of songs from Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul, out in August. Go here to hear the full NPR interview.

April 27, 2014
"What’s up, *****? Why you so depressed and sad all the time like a little bitch? What’s the problem, man? *****s want to hear you rap. Don’t nobody care about how you feel, we want raps, *****."

— Pro tip: Listen to "Burgundy" and replace “rap” in your head with “thing you don’t feel motivated to do” and you will instantly feel motivated to do the thing.

April 18, 2014



As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ 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 MJ 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.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

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April 7, 2014

Alex & Arielle
on the set of R U Mine? shoot [x]



Alex & Arielle

on the set of R U Mine? shoot [x]


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March 10, 2014


You gotta go inward, to experience the outer space that was built for you…Individuality makes life better. 

Pharrell Williams, G I R L, 2014

Through space the universe grasps and engulfs me like a pinpoint; but through thought I grasp it…All our dignity consists, therefore, of thought. It is from there that we must be lifted up and not from space and time, which we could never fill.

Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 1670

March 2, 2014

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February 4, 2014

February 1, 2014
"I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. … So when the Grammys nominations come out, and ‘Yeezus’ is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?"

Kanye West (via weeknd)

I was talking to a dude over the weekend about Kanye, and I put forth my “collectively, we are not worthy of Kanye West” idea and he was kind of like “I think I get what you’re saying, but how so” and I said this and that, and then at one point I said something like “and you know what? he isn’t sorry.” and his face lit up. Kanye West is Kanye West, and he isn’t sorry.

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December 11, 2013

With everyone putting out year-end lists, I thought it might be “fun” to revisit my favorite albums from 2012. I never posted a list here last year, though I found one I put on Facebook:


Much of this holds up for me, though there are albums I missed until months later (Chief Keef’s riotous Finally Rich), albums I embraced more tightly later on (Mac DeMarco’s 2, now one of the most cherished records I own), and albums I have ceased to give a shit about (Alabama Shakes and Big Boi).

The surprising part is how well those top 4 have aged. People who doubted good kid, mAAd city are few, far between, and quiet now. Oh, and the inevitable channel ORANGE backlash? I think Frank took care of that himself. Tame Impala’s Lonerism remains an intensely personal and honest humanization of awkward boy struggle in the form of terrifying and powerful psych pop.

It might seem dumb to give myself a mulligan on what I consider to be a fairly straight first shot, but it’s worth it if only to remember that a year is sometimes not enough time to measure how important a record is to us.

25 Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
24 Todd Terje - It’s The Arps EP
23 The Orwells - Remember When
22 Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
21 Grizzly Bear - Shields
20 Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
19 Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action At A Distance
18 Twin Shadow - Confess
17 DIIV - Oshin
16 Taylor Swift - Red
15 Ty Segall - Twins/Slaughterhouse/Hair
14 Miguel - Kaleidoscopic Dream
13 Father John Misty - Fear Fun
12 Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
11 Beach House - Bloom
10 Wild Nothing - Nocturne
9 Future - Pluto
8 Chromatics - Kill For Love
7 Chief Keef - Finally Rich
6 Royal Headache - Royal Headache
5 Mac DeMarco - 2
4 Grimes - Visions
3 Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
2 Tame Impala - Lonerism
1 Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

December 2, 2013


Swedish pop enigma CEO’s delirious "Whorehouse" is a Best New Track.


December 2, 2013

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September 30, 2013

September 23, 2013

Kanye West, a dude who throws puns with his own song titles around in conversation, a dude who compares his music to the Obi-Wan hologram from Star Wars, a dude who stands as a shrine to the boundlessness of human complexity.

September 6, 2013
"The Way" without Mac Miller


I spent about an hour in Audacity clipping Mac out of one of my favorite songs this year. I have only a limited knowledge of the program, so it’s admittedly rough. The hardest part was trying to connect the dots between his long verse around the two minute mark. I’m sure someone else could do a cleaner job than me, but let me know what you think?

Also this makes the song more of a vamp than a straight ahead pop song. You spend less time asking yourself “who the fuck thinks watching Bruce Almighty is romantic” and more time listening to Grande’s impressive vocal runs.

Important ^