Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and...– Henry David Thoreau
Read It or Weep: Shabazz Palaces // Rolling Stone
By Matthew Perpetua Who: A deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective from Seattle led by the Palaceer, the rapper otherwise known as Ishmael Butler. The group released two EPs last year – Shabazz Palaces and Of Light – but their first full-length release, Black Up(which came out June 28th on Sub Pop), is their creative breakthrough. Over the course of 10 tracks, Butler and his collaborators...
Nirvana Nevermind 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
All that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war,...– C.S. Lewis
I’ve got things temporarily figured out now. But my job hardly pays the bills…though it doesn’t help I was a few months behind rent and I’m playing catch-up. I’ve been working a fair amount, doing a fair amount of nothing and getting paid an hourly wage just above insulting for a college grad; I could be make upwards of twice as much doing temp work. But I need...
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It...– Albert Einstein
What truly fascinates me about Lindsay Lohan is that her image always seems to have momentum. Whether she’s in court for DUIs, doing drugs, dating girls, doing consistently solid photoshoots, under house arrest, acting (?) or dancing on tabletops she’s in the news, even putting a charming twist on things to play the (almost convincing) victim. She will not die, both figuratively and...
White Blood Cells turns 10
I know I’m not actually old, but the fact White Blood Cells came out a decade ago, to the day, sort of makes me at least a little fazed. When “Fell In Love With A Girl” hit MTV and alternative stations, I was literally blown away. Their lego video was brilliant, and the energy (and talent) they packed into a two-minute song accomplished more than pretty much any artist I had...