taiganaut:

Wednesday is a great day for sharing yr life on #SoMe because people are sick of their jobs and sip from the firehose instead of killing themselves at work

It’s in the trees
It’s in the leaves
This time I know
That I’ll stay clean

Anything it gives
Anything it gives it will take back
The city’s here for you

My light burns low
And I know it’s running out
They say stay brave
But I know it will return

I’ve felt death
Rising from me
From my fingers
And out my mouth

If you’re ever lonely
If you are alone stay that way
The city’s here for you

My light burns low
And I know it’s running out
They say stay brave
But I know it will return
On the fourth day
On day four

I hear Sunday’s good too.

Vancouver, BC band Parlour Steps with “As The World Turned Out

A short interview with Anaïs Mitchell, who then performs "Now You Know" live for The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tap.

In the interview, which took place in January 2014, Anaïs states this song should be on a record out in August, maybe. Well, it’s August, and I queued this up right after my July 5 post of Anaïs’ “Young Man in America” to remind myself as much as others.

When’s the record gonna drop, yo? Or has it?

I figured Dar Williams’ “Are You Out There?” would be a fitting goodbye to KZME. 

Tune in tonight for the final live broadcasts on KZME: Deborah at 5pm, and a farewell starting at 7pm.

Here’s the album version of the above.1  I’ve transcribed the lyrics by hand; I guess I did it ‘cause.

Perhaps I am a miscreation,
no one knows the truth,
there is no future here

And you’re the DJ speaks to my insomnia,
and laughs at all I had to fear,
laughs at all I had to fear

You always play the madmen poets,
vinyl vision, grungy bands,
you never know who’s still awake,
you never know who understands

and are you out there, can you hear this?
Jimmy Olson, Johnny Memphis,
I was out here listening all the time.

And though the static walls surround me,
you were out there and you found me,
I was out here listening all the time…

Last night we drank in parking lots,
and why do we drink,
I guess we do it ‘cause

And when I turned your station on,
you sounded more familiar than the party was
you were more familiar than the party

It’s the first time I stayed up all night,
it’s getting light, I hear the birds
I’m driving home on empty streets,
I think I put my shirt on backwards

are you out there, can you hear this?
Jimmy Olson, Johnny Memphis,
I was out here listening all the time.

And though the static walls surround me,
you were out there and you found me,
I was out here listening all the time…

And what’s the future, who will choose it,
politics of love and music,
underdogs with turntables,
indie versus major labels,
there’s so much to see through,
like our parents do more drugs than we do…

Corporate parents, corporate town
I know every TV set that has ‘em lit
they preach that I should save the world,
they pray that I won’t do a better job of it,
pray that I won’t do a better job…

So tonight I turned your station on,
just so I’d be understood,
instead another voice said I was just too late and just no good…

Calling Olson,
Calling Memphis,
I am calling, can you hear this?
I was out here listening all the time
and I will write this down and then
I will not be alone again
yeah I was out here listening
oh yeah I was here listening
oh yeah I am out here listening all the time…

 
1. Yeah, sorry the live video is from a competitor to terrestrial radio. Her story was too good to pass up.

taiganaut:

Of course The Lowest Pair come up on shuffle right now and speak my heart with “Pear Tree.”

There isn’t a copy of the album version that I can find online for streaming, but you can buy it for a buck.  Meanwhile, you should watch this video because their dynamics are like this every. time. and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them at a house concert among other shows.

Here’s another favorite of mine off their album 36¢, “Oh Susanna.”

Kendl Winter currently resides in Olympia, Washington, and we’re damn glad to have her in the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully she’s stolen Palmer T. Lee from Minnesota for good, though we could probably be cool with visitation allowances. ;)

taiganaut:

know what to do that’ll make myself feel better: go to the Last.fm Mainstream-o-Meter to see how mainstream my musical taste is!

The Mainstream-o-Meter compares artists in your Top 20, 30, 40 or 50 over various time ranges to Coldplay, the most mainstream artist (by number of plays in the United States).  It then weights your score by how much you listened to each artist, finally calculating it by how many plays each of your favorite artists has compared to Coldplay.

Results:

  • Top 50, all time (since 2006 (!!!)): I am 20% mainstream (“Cool.”)
  • Top 50, last 12 months: I am 16% mainstream (“Adventurous.”)

This proves I rock and my disappearance would be a tragedy so :P~~~~~~

supersonicart:

World’s First Ever Embroidered Music Video Uses Over 45 Million Stitches.

In the video for British heavy metal band Throne’s song “Tharsis Sleeps,” the directors Nicos Levesey (also a member of Throne) and Tom Bunker went all out and created the first ever, frame by frame stitched video.  The animation and sewing took several months to do and many all-nighters using over three thousand embroidered “frames” and over 45 million stitches.  Check out the colorful, incredible video/work of art below:

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Anaïs Mitchell, “Young Man in America,” live on WNRN public radio.

Here’s the album version.

This will be one of the last songs KZME and Hello Cruel World host John B. Jones woke me up to on 107.1FM in Portland. JBJ said on last week’s “Best of the KZME Years (#342!)” that it was his favorite from those years. I can see why.

Thank $creator I didn’t end up one of these young men, at least not in whole if in part; I’ve known too many, and too many of them are gone, and too many of them are still here.

Thanks to all the KZME DJs. I hope you all find homes.

I’m sorry. Watch this and TRY to tell me Madonna didn’t perfect her niche forever, right here.

Since this is Tumblr, please comment on the instances of rejection of traditional gender roles, compare and contrast with the submission to traditional gender roles, and synthesize on how the overbroad influence of Madonna’s career affected gender roles in music to come, both mass-market and not.

batforlasheslove:

Bat For Lashes (Natasha Khan)