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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

JONATHAN RICHMAN: IN LOVE WITH THE MODERN WORLD
You should head over to Vice now to read original Modern Lovers’ bassist Ernie Brooks’ remembrance (as told to Legs McNeil) of the band’s rise and fall. Lots of good details and anecdotes! I really feel like there should be a comprehensive Modern Lovers box set that pulls together all the various sessions and live material. I’d buy it. Until then, you can check out some rarities here and a totally excellent live recording here. Radio on!  

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

JONATHAN RICHMAN: IN LOVE WITH THE MODERN WORLD

You should head over to Vice now to read original Modern Lovers’ bassist Ernie Brooks’ remembrance (as told to Legs McNeil) of the band’s rise and fall. Lots of good details and anecdotes! I really feel like there should be a comprehensive Modern Lovers box set that pulls together all the various sessions and live material. I’d buy it. Until then, you can check out some rarities here and a totally excellent live recording here. Radio on!  

Jun
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The Peoples Poet is Dead: Rik Mayall Dead at 56

There were sweaty summer days in the late 80s where we’d sit around the house watching TV and chugging Mello Yello.

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Future Islands and the Cult of Samuel T. Herring

Future Islands and the Cult of Samuel T. Herring

Let me start by saying that I am not even sure I like this band. That’s not to say that I am trying to get a pass on them. I might like them, I might not. Whether I do is not the point. It’s that I can’t figure it out yet I will excitedly watch any late night TV performance of Future Islands—a statement I cannot make about bands I love.

Obviously, the focus of my semi-obsession is on the singer,…

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Kacey Musgraves gives me hope for America’s future

Kacey Musgraves gives me hope for America’s future

There’s no question that over the past couple of years Americans have really come around on two major political issues: gay rights and marijuana legalization. A poll from earlier this year found that 59% of Americans approve of same sex marriage. It wasn’t thatlong ago (1998) that Ellen DeGeneres lost her ABC sitcom after coming out. Later that year, NBC’s “Will & Grace” seemed positively…

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The Beatles: Dying YoungIf we think back to our English 101 classes, classes that occurred so long ago, we’ll undoubtedly…View Post

The Beatles: Dying Young

If we think back to our English 101 classes, classes that occurred so long ago, we’ll undoubtedly…

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Music Sales Over the Years: 2013 Year-End Soundscan DataI love it when Billboard releases the year-end Soundscan data. It’s fascinating to see how people…View Post

Music Sales Over the Years: 2013 Year-End Soundscan Data

I love it when Billboard releases the year-end Soundscan data. It’s fascinating to see how people…

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Sep
28th
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calumet412:

Hef edits Playboy from his circular bed at the Playboy Mansion on N State Parkway, while watching the Watergate Trials on multiple television screens, 1973, Chicago.

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Hef edits Playboy from his circular bed at the Playboy Mansion on N State Parkway, while watching the Watergate Trials on multiple television screens, 1973, Chicago.

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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

"Bury Me Beneath The Willow" - Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt, The Dolly Show, 1977

Oh man this is good.

(Source: eye-said)

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What I always enjoyed about Morticia and Gomez was how they made no secret that they passionately loved each other. We get so used to seeing depictions (on television especially) of married couples in continual states of contention—belittling one another, falling into the wife/mother-husband/child trope, and generally disrespecting each other, which made me wonder why they even bothered marrying in the first place.

But Gomez and Morticia never lose their desire and respect for each other. Is it because they’re “weird” that it’s acceptable to depict married life so positively? Or are they “strange” because, after three children and a lifetime together, they still adore each other? I know no marriage is perfect, but wouldn’t it be nice if the media portrayed marriage as more than a continuous state of exasperation and anger? Maybe that’s why romance novelists and romance novel readers are so embattled: because we dare to believe in love. 

“How long has it been since we waltzed?”

“Hours.”

Never miss a chance to reblog Gomez and Morticia. 

I will never stop loving this.

Gomez and Morticia were what I loved most about this movie, even as a kid. 

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