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27

Aug

An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay.
This book broke my heart over and over again. It reads like a nightmare-fairy tale. The opening paragraph sums it up:

Once upon a time, in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones. They held me captive for thirteen days….

Yeah, cried on the subway - twice - while reading. And yet the story is still rolling around in my mind.

An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay.

This book broke my heart over and over again. It reads like a nightmare-fairy tale. The opening paragraph sums it up:

Once upon a time, in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones. They held me captive for thirteen days….

Yeah, cried on the subway - twice - while reading. And yet the story is still rolling around in my mind.

sexmusic:

i miss you // the xx [beyonce cover]

download: beyoncé

more from: the xx

Been loving this album, but especially this song.

(Source: Spotify)

18

Aug

wnyc:

—Sean, Sideshow

Ah! So dumb and so amazing!

wnyc:

—Sean, Sideshow

Ah! So dumb and so amazing!

nevver:

What we’re reading

"I can’t read but I sure can write." 

Title track off Caribou’s new album. Seeing them in November, it’ll be a pants off dance off.

Over the weekend I saw Moses Sumney open for Blood Orange. Wonderful set! Turns out his whole LP is great and he’s playing at Baby’s All Right on Wednesday night. Huzzah!!

(Source: Spotify)

15

Aug

14

Aug

Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness

newyorker:

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Andrew Solomon on Robin Williams:

“He played an alien so well because he was an alien in his own mind, permanently auditioning to be one of us. Suicide is a crime of loneliness, and adulated people can be frighteningly alone. Intelligence does not help in these circumstances; brilliance is almost always profoundly isolating.”

Above: Robin Williams, September 14, 1978. Photograph by Jim Britt/Getty

A thought-provoking read.

youngturksrecords:

How to pick up a microphone FKA twigs style.

Big time boner patrol. Love that FKA Twigs can get down with her own music. 

Comedy Central Orders Kurt Braunohler Late-Night Talk Show Pilot | Deadline

Holy fuck!! This is the best news I’ve heard all day!! Love me some Braunohler!!

If you don’t know Kurt, you ought to check him out!

13

Aug

In the age of social media, everyone is an obituary writer.
"On Twitter, mourning is collective: Robin Williams’ death, reflected in social media" (via The New York Times)

(Source: prweek)

12

Aug

I’ve been waiting for this album and it doesn’t disappoint. Predicting a baby boom in 9 months, if you know what I mean.

Listen to the full album here.

11

Aug

nprmusic:

She’s working with refracted echoes of sounds that came before, but Kimbra makes them golden.
Stream The Golden Echo from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

In my ears. Verdict is still out on this one.

nprmusic:

She’s working with refracted echoes of sounds that came before, but Kimbra makes them golden.

Stream The Golden Echo from NPR Music’s First Listen

In my ears. Verdict is still out on this one.