Were it not for Love, or the lack thereof, Literature, Poetry and Rock &...– Levni Yilmaz
Under the sheepish admission that I might be off the mark (or too cynical), I don’t think it’s possible to earn a living as a “writer” anymore. In terms of making money, unless you’ve got a genius novel marinating in your mind, writing is a skill best used to complement your skills in fields like business or marketing. You might have a flair for clever metaphors, but...
Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is...– George Saunders
Well basically I just started out to lead [an interview] with the most insulting...– Lester Bangs
Sometimes friends, family, and lovers are like pegs on a wall: you have to push someone out in order to let someone else in.
There comes a time when you have to grit your teeth and separate yourself from...– John Cheese, 5 Excuses That Prevent Us from Growing Up
I covered The Velvet Underground’s...
It’s just my symbol of genocide to the bullshit. Mass murdering the bullshit....– Gunplay, explaining the meaning behind his swastika tattoo.
The Soul of J Dilla
Soothing soul brimming with life Brooding drum roll conflating fear with strife A sonic vagabond but not unsettled Or disheveled, a myriad of emotions Will be his most potent potion “Donuts” is decoded as mortality And the ephemerality of our existence Each slice of R&B Will soundtrack our subsistence
I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me...– Drake
I think I’ve danced to more garage rock than dance music.
Alex Koenig - “Shakermaker” I cover...
…If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human...– Mark Twain
The Five Most Unabashed Lines from R&B Singers in...
1. “No I don’t like you, I just thought you were cool enough to kick it.” - Frank Ocean 2. “I’m gonna do you like drugs tonight.” - Miguel 3. “I just say fly girl get em / go ahead assassinate em.” - B.J. The Chicago Kid 4. “You been picking my voice to dance to.” - The Weeknd 5. “Might as well call me a telegram, baby / Cause...
My 10 Favorite Music Articles I Wrote in 2012
1. 10 Haikus About Jeff Buckley’s Grace My first Stereo IQ feature for the Huffington Post is also my most poetic. I did my best to illuminate the dashing troubadour’s classic debut. 2. The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle: Auteur of Empathy Confession: I hadn’t heard a lick of dude’s music less than 24 hours prior to the interview, but I find him to be a prolific songwriter, and his deep...
The Marketing Plan Was Me
A spirit to attain, an impulse that won’t wane Slave to the brain, to maintain a sane frame Adrenaline will burst from my main vein
Writers, actors, and prostitutes all face the same fundamental economic problem:...– Moss Hart (via)
Rivulets of cold sweat run down the boy’s back as he laces up his gloves. His heart is slain, but his body and soul is in gear. The crowd swells with anticipation. They didn’t pay top dollar to witness an insipid boxing match - they wanted to see some lungs coughed up. The boy enters the ring, and within five seconds, is walloped with a jab to the jaw. Blood trickles down his...