Fairest Tumblr

"I'm in a hurry, under pressure—all this unfinished business!"
David Bazan

—Wolves At The Door

Surprise!
They took your money and ate your kids
And they had their way with your wife a little bit
While you wept on the porch
With your head in your hands
Cursing taxes and the government:
'Cause you're a goddamn fool.

After a while, I realized it was a blues.

Joe Lovano on Chasin’ The Trane.

I remember the morning I realized this about ZZ Top’s Legs.

After a while, I realized it was a blues.

Joe Lovano on Chasin’ The Trane.

I remember the afternoon I realized this about The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. 

gallowhill:

lars von trier’s nymphomaniac: vol. I, 2013

The two dominant sitcoms of the the late 70s

It’s interesting that the two dominant sitcoms of the the late 70s, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show, both have title sequences that show good solid midwesterners walking to work, Mary in Minneapolis and Bob in Chicago. 

Larry McMurty, from Roads (2000)

Never eat at a place called Mom’s, never play cards with a man named Doc, and never sleep with a woman whose problems are worse than your own.

Nelson Algren

(McMurty: From the evidence of these letters it’s not clear that Simone de Beauvoir’s problems were worse than Algren’s. At least she was the more tolerant of the two.) 

One beneficent characteristic of oceans

"One beneficent characteristic of oceans is that they tend to relax the people who live by them. Worldwide, in my experience, littorals are apt to have a wait-and-see, gentle seediness. Even the most manicured littorals—Malibu, Lanai, Cap d’Antibes—have a touch of it. The force of huge money may keep the beaches looking neat for a mile or two, but neatness and the seashore don’t really go together; only one hundred feet or so past the great resorts the old casual seediness begins."

Larry McMurtry, from Roads (2000) 

grungebook:

rollingstone:

For the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, we’ve compiled loving tributes from Dave Grohl, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop and more — and asked artists including Josh Homme, Rivers Cuomo, Bethany Cosentino, Chris Cornell and others to reflect on Nirvana’s impact today.

And here’s even more remembrances, including a fun one from David Lovering of the Pixies.


David Lovering is the drummer for the Pixies. He also pursued a magic career as The Scientific Phenomenalist.“One time, it was Super Bowl Sunday, probably 1994, at the height of Nirvana when their album came out, and we went to Six Flags, which is an amusement park right outside of Los Angeles. It was myself, my wife, another couple, and Kurt and Courtney. We’re at the park walking around, and it was just a quiet day, there’s nobody there – if you want take advantage of bowling or amusement parks, go on Super Bowl Sunday.“Kurt is wearing pajama bottoms. He was kind of a shy guy. We just had small talk, and Courtney was doing a lot of talking. We’re walking along, and we’re going to a ride, and a young kid is walking along, and he goes ‘Oh my god, oh my god,” he goes. ‘It’s David Lovering!’“And I am standing next to Kurt Cobain, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m with this huge star right now, and you’re pointing, and you recognize me?’ That was surreal.”

grungebook:

rollingstone:

For the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, we’ve compiled loving tributes from Dave Grohl, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop and more — and asked artists including Josh Homme, Rivers Cuomo, Bethany Cosentino, Chris Cornell and others to reflect on Nirvana’s impact today.

And here’s even more remembrances, including a fun one from David Lovering of the Pixies.

David Lovering is the drummer for the Pixies. He also pursued a magic career as The Scientific Phenomenalist.

“One time, it was Super Bowl Sunday, probably 1994, at the height of Nirvana when their album came out, and we went to Six Flags, which is an amusement park right outside of Los Angeles. It was myself, my wife, another couple, and Kurt and Courtney. We’re at the park walking around, and it was just a quiet day, there’s nobody there – if you want take advantage of bowling or amusement parks, go on Super Bowl Sunday.

“Kurt is wearing pajama bottoms. He was kind of a shy guy. We just had small talk, and Courtney was doing a lot of talking. We’re walking along, and we’re going to a ride, and a young kid is walking along, and he goes ‘Oh my god, oh my god,” he goes. ‘It’s David Lovering!’

“And I am standing next to Kurt Cobain, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m with this huge star right now, and you’re pointing, and you recognize me?’ That was surreal.”

(via minerfortruthanddelusion)