seems these days I'm captive in this borrowed time
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Couldn't decide which to post. Point is I wish I could write songs like this.
"You know the dirt ain't dirt in California,"
she laughed, "It's more like golden dust."
"But, I've been there before and there's a bridge.
It's made of gold, but the gates still rust."
Listening to Lou Reed's "Live: Take No Prisoners." It's pretty great, for most of the songs he doesn't even sing the lyrics, just rants about something for like 10 minutes.
Also listening to an album by a weird New York band/collective called PC Worship. Allegedly, they build their own instruments out of literal garbage lying around their apartments. They're pretty good at any rate.
And also listening to Tyvek, a power punk band from Detroit that's REALLY stoked to be from Detroit. I think they're sweet.
"Rocket from the Tombs was always doomed," said singer David Thomas. "Everything from Cleveland was doomed. Rocket from the Tombs is totally inconsequential and irrelevant. Pere Ubu is totally inconsequential and irrelevant. That is the power of Cleveland. Embrace, my brothers, the utter futility of ambition and desire. Your only reward is a genuine shot at being the best. The caveat is that no one but your brothers will ever know it. That's the deal we agreed to."
Been listening to a lot of Bill Fox, a legendary Cleveland artist. The Mice's first and only full length LP, Scooter, got a 5 star rating from NME, which was a big fuckin deal at the time, especially for a Cleveland band. They were all set up to go on tour to Europe and get shit kicked off, and then the morning they were supposed to fly to Liverpool, Bill breaks up the band for some unknown reason. He had a short solo career, and then a few years later he just stopped playing music completely. Since then he and The Mice have faded into obscurity outside of Ohio. Very interesting character.
I'm glad someone else liked it as much as I did!
Only recently learned about Langley Schools Music Project, and I was just enchanted by it. So emotional
Earl Sweatshirt is like a new age DOOM. He hasn't really come out with a fantastic album yet, but I think that there are flashes of brilliance in his work, and lyrically he's one of the best out there. I think he's Kendrick Lamar's favorite rapper as well. My favorite track by him is Wind In My Sails:
Been listening to "Predicts The Future" a lot lately, an album by Plumtree. The lyrics are very clearly written by teenaged girls but I think that the instrumentals more than make up for it. And the solo at the end of this song is fantastic:
What fantastic use of color! Like an impressionist Pieter Bruegel. Really beautiful!!