Post by Billadelphia on Jun 20, 2013 12:29:45 GMT -5
I had no idea where to post this, anyway....
I just had a nice cry session at my desk. About 3 months ago I watched a music review from 12 year old Joshua Kirk on Dr. Dog's album, Be The Void. It was such an amazing video; Joshua's passion for music was evident and he radiated positivity. I couldn't help but smile throughout his entire review.
At the time I had no idea that Joshua suffered from muscular dystrophy and autism... What an amazing kid. Seeing stuff like this always helps put perspective on life, and makes you realize how important it is to be happy and positive everyday. You're the man Joshua!
Post by itrainmonkeys on Aug 30, 2013 9:31:46 GMT -5
Small update on that Grateful Dead tribute album:
Everyone in The National is a total Deadhead, which helps to explain how those guys could play “Sorrow” for six straight hours at MoMA. They band has talked before about bridging the gap between fans of the legendary jam band and the indie-rock set with a charity compilation, and that idea has now evolved into an actual project. In a new interview with Radio.com, Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger discussed the status of its Grateful Dead tribute album, noting that Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Kurt Vile, and The War On Drugs have all agreed to contribute tracks. Dessner also mentioned getting calls from Fucked Up and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. There’s no official release date yet, but it’s expected to be out sometime in 2014.
Dear Miley. I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time. But don’t worry, even Faulkner messed it up. We all make mistakes, and surely this isn’t your worst misdemeanor. But also, Miley, did you know the tense here is also totally wrong. Surely you’ve heard of Present Perfect Continuous Tense (I HAVE BEEN LYING in this bed all night long [hopefully getting some beauty sleep?]). It’s a weird, equivocal, almost purgatorial tense, not quite present, not quite past, not quite here, not quite there. Somewhere in between. I feel that way all the time. It kind of sucks. But I have a feeling your “present perfect continuous” involves a lot more excitement than mine. Anyway, doesn’t that also sum up your career right now? Present. Perfect. Continuous. And Tense. Intense? Girl, you work it like Mike Tyson. Miley, I love you because you’re the Queen, grammatically and anatomically speaking. And you’re the hottest cake in the pan. Don’t ever grow old. Live brightly before your fire fades into total darkness. XXOO Sufjan Stevens