22 7 / 2014

Lazy Lester - I’m A Lover Not A Fighter

Classic single from 1958, released on the Excello label. Flip was Sugar Coated Love which is just as excellent as Lover! Audio is transferred from vinyl 45.

21 7 / 2014

From David Byrne’s art installation, Playing the Building, in which industrial structures become musical instruments.

20 7 / 2014

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

De Profundis - Oscar Wilde (via quotesforlater)

19 7 / 2014

caviarsonoro:

Erik Truffaz / Murcof || “Avant L’Aube”

Someone tell me if it is possible to improve

18 7 / 2014

hyperallergic:

Creative Dissidents Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and many — including one of China’s most famous dissidents, the artist Ai Weiwei — are commemorating the occasion with personal protests.

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17 7 / 2014

Madeleine Peyroux - Hey sweet man

16 7 / 2014

Patti and her sisters

15 7 / 2014

Rare Gems of Blues - Howlin’ Wolf - California Blues

14 7 / 2014

13 7 / 2014

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns on Marge Thrasher 1979 

12 7 / 2014

Today in New Orleans, the Running of the Bulls.

11 7 / 2014

theblackcatzon:

Édouard-Henri Avril

theblackcatzon:

Édouard-Henri Avril

10 7 / 2014

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks — J Smoov (Wig Out At Jagbags 2014)

09 7 / 2014

fuckinrecordreviews:

DISASTER #6  Jan. 1990 (no page #)

JANDEK reviews by DISASTER editor WILLIAM CALLAHAN

  • JANDEK has since entered our world, albeit on his own terms of course. His most recent release is a 9 cd box set of solo piano work called The Song Of Morgan. 
  • William Callahan continues to record really good music as Bill Callahan for the Drag City Empire.

08 7 / 2014

nofightinggravity:

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.  “Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.  “When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift - that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies - that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that’s something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body - it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that’s the finest I know.  “So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.”- Lou Gehrig

nofightinggravity:

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

“Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.

“When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift - that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies - that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that’s something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body - it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that’s the finest I know.

“So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.”

- Lou Gehrig

(Source: lougehrig.com)