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Rich Aucoin - It

Dancing to this in the old Silent Barn three years ago (or more?) is probably one of my favorite memories. 

Was listening to music on the way to work and made this playlist. 

Remember 2007?

1. “Guess Who Ran Off With The Milkman?” - The Pipettes 

2. “The Truth About Cats And Dogs (Is That They Die)” - Pony Up!

3. “Knife” - Grizzly Bear

4. “Loose Lips” - Kimya Dawson 

5. “Scenic World” - Beirut

6. “Rough Gem” - Islands

7. “Twee” - Tullycraft

8. “Night Of The Living Dead” - Tilly & The Wall 

“Life for those outside these prisons is also fraught with peril. Hundreds of rabbis signed an edict forbidding landlords from renting apartments to non-Jews. Certain cities, concerned with Israel’s growing African population, have threatened to close. On Hanukkah, prominent government officials organized “banish the darkness” anti-migrant rallies; on Purim, high-schoolers have dressed up as Ku Klux Klansmen. Asylum seekers lucky enough to own businesses have had those establishments torched, their houses firebombed. An infant was stabbed while in her African mother’s arms at Tel Aviv’s central bus station.”

– Great Wondering Sound piece full of upsetting facts. 

“The future is always just a metaphor for something better than where we are now.”

Mike Powell, "Our Own Private Saturns" (via fieryfalcon)

For Gillis, Pimp C is as legitimate a force as the Moody Blues, and Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is in the Heart” as powerful as Nirvana’s “Lithium”. Wittingly or not, this is utopia. Listen and you will realize that the horniness that both Rod Stewart and Lil Wayne feel is the same. Laugh now, but somewhere outside us, in the great interpersonal cloud we call culture, the needle has moved. 

Wow, this is so, so good.