But also, the format of television— much more than film— lends itself to how people consume content now. In small doses. Think about music. The release of a full-length album, with all its requisite buildup and hype, while still theoretically a cool idea, is no longer that interesting. A musician who wins today tours relentlessly, releases a song or two a month, multiple EPs, behind-the-scenes vide0s, photoshoots, etc. Maybe they even drop a surprise album. It’s a constant stream of content.
Paul Cantor “Hollywood Has a Major Problem”
newspeedwayboogie

Gonna reblog myself. I had some time in between things yesterday and while walking down 6th avenue I listened to Soul over and over again, and it shook me up. His voice sounds so youthful and also so hopeful, but the lyrics hint at something so much darker. In so many ways it left me with feelings of inadequacy; I feel like my life will never be complete as I’ll never be able to express myself as he does in this song.

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Songs:Ohia - Soul

Deep, soulful, gorgeous and, really, heartbreaking. One of Jason Molina’s finest, and maybe saddest, moments, from a new Record Store Day release. What a talent, what a loss.

tell all my friends  that I’m bound for heaven 
and if I ain’t so  you can’t blame me for living 
I know what it’s like and it’s worth this misfortune 

whitneymcn

You had me at “Richard & Mimi Farina”

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Vikesh Kapoor - I Dreamt Blues

Vikesh Kapoor released The Ballad Of Willy Robbins this week, but I’m starting to work on a theory: Kapoor is a talented young musician in 2014, but he’s simultaneuosly hanging out with Richard and Mimi Farina in Carmel ca. 1964, creating a musico-temporal uncertainty that resulted this record. A fantastic new release and a tragically overlooked early ’60s gem. 

Songs:Ohia - Soul

Deep, soulful, gorgeous and, really, heartbreaking. One of Jason Molina’s finest, and maybe saddest, moments, from a new Record Store Day release. What a talent, what a loss.

tell all my friends  that I’m bound for heaven 
and if I ain’t so  you can’t blame me for living 
I know what it’s like and it’s worth this misfortune 

Fred W. McDarrah - “Jack Kerouac reading a passage from On The Road New York, February 15, 1959”
My fantasy consists of him reading these words when the photo was taken: “I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty”

Fred W. McDarrah - “Jack Kerouac reading a passage from On The Road New YorkFebruary 15, 1959”

My fantasy consists of him reading these words when the photo was taken: “I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty

Ryley Walker - Blessings

Ryley Walker’s debut record, All Kinds Of You, came out yesterday, and it is as good and expansive as I anticipated. This guy channels some deep spiritual music, obvious references are Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, but he also goes deeper and spacier at times. Just a wonderful record.