“They say we die twice. Once when the breath leaves our body, and once when the last person we know says our name.” — Val.
Twas a few days before Christmas… and DJ Harvey paid a midnight visit to KCRW. He left a gift more appropriate for New Years Eve…
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I haven’t been excited about a Killers Christmas single since “A Great Big Sled”, but when I heard 2013’s “Christmas In L.A.” on ❄indie under the christmas tree❄ by gypseeh, I knew Brandon and the boys were back on track (with a little help from Dawes). Even better is the video featuring a mostly-animated Owen Wilson. ”Sled” was all about 21st-century nostalgia for wintery fun and the cultural hegemony of the Christian holiday. ”In LA” lacks the morality of their earlier work, replacing it with… nothing. LA becomes a metaphor for isolation and ennui. ”Empty beach cafes”; a tank-top, flip-flop wearing derelict; and a uncommunicative Harry Dean Stanton are all Hollywood (and therefore unreliable) stand-ins for the family hearth, Santa Claus, and the three wise men.
I can’t say I agree with the message, but I can understand the sentiment. And it just might be the last decent Christmas song they write, a worthy bookend to “Sled”.
Just uploaded a Christmas mix from the past, with some slight changes in track order. For some reason, I can’t find a cleaner version of Marvin Gaye’s “Purple Snowflakes”, which makes me believe that the master has this odd reverb on it.
I would sign that petition. But the best part of Colbert is towards the end where he lays a little Swiftian justice on some modern Brobdingnagians.
Goal Alexis Sánchez - Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol... by Sport-Today-2014
Not sure what language the announcer is speaking, but I do know what he’s saying: “Neymar just served up that goal with a double effin’ nutmeg! A double effin’ nutmeg!”
Parquet Courts <blah blah> have announced a new EP <blah blah> This tune, “You’ve Got Me Wonderin Now’” <blah>… whistling melody over the driving punk rhythm and breathy vocals <blah>.
I thought this might mean they are headed back to LA but it seems The Quarts are headed to Europe instead after a little homecoming next week in Austin. Lucky Europe.
Ajax could have had 22 men on the field for Messi’s PK (around the :25 mark) and he still would have scored with this kind of precision. Yet another hat trick for the Argie, with some beautiful support play from Neymar.