Anonymous asked: first off big fan right here and thanks for the follow. I was just wondering what name "beat radio" comes from?. and does it have anything to do with "the beat generation" of the 1950's?
its a powerful thing - how melodies change when you hang words on them. oftentimes they feel compromised, as if something perfect but mostly intangible has been brought down to earth. like casting a bird in concrete. other times though, when things are right, it’s just the opposite. all those carefully arranged vibrations of sound come perfectly alive, and the magical thing that was...
a most irreverent mission
I’m making some changes with my routines when it comes to spending time on the internet. I’m not going to go off on one of those diatribes complaining about how “checking your facebook” is the new “quietly dying inside.” It’s just occurred to me recently that maybe there’s a way we can all say more, thoughtfully, and “share” less. I...
why is the process of driving a car infinitely more inspiring and conducive to writing song lyrics than, say, riding on a train? is it the sound of the engine? or the way the light changes as it flashes through the windshield? maybe it’s just that when I’m driving in the car I am totally alone. I can watch things unfold through the view finder, with exactly the perfect amount of...
i believe in the work it cures my ills and kills the blues it’s the work that makes me feel like i have value and like there’s beauty in the world it’s the work that will redeem, and let me live forever
Henry Miller says that every artist has the option to starve. Steve Albini says that every artist has the option to work a day job, and carry on with their creative work after hours. I’m going with Albini.
We are hardly ever as strong as that which we create.– Bukowski
typewriter of doom!
this is probably the best song you can play when you’re leaving work this afternoon.
cheers! theindievariety: They’re back!! beat...