William Basinski - Melancholia XIV

This gives turntable scratching entirely new meaning; scratching rhythms into the locked groove at the center of vinyl records.

Cass McCombs - Morning Star

View from Columbia SIPA

View from Columbia SIPA

Red Moon
The Walkmen

The Walkmen - Red Moon


Couldn’t sleep a few nights ago, so I put on a Walkmen record, only to read news of this the next morning.  While reading the article at work, I had to keep myself from tears and still feel the pit in my stomach, though I’m holding out on the hope that a few years from now, they’ll come out with another record and I’ll see them live again one day because “just like you, I never hear the bad news”.

For as saddened as I am by the band’s dissolution though, I am happy for them and am looking forward to hearing their solo material.

Walkmen - Woe is Me (Governor’s Island, NY, August 12, 2010)

Walkmen in the cold steady rain against the backdrop of New York.

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Walkmen - Postcards from Tiny Islands (Central Park Summerstage, August 16, 2009)

The first song I had ever heard the Walkmen play and from that moment, I was hooked.

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Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See (Terminal 5, NY, November 20, 2013)

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Mazzy Star - Fade Into You (Terminal 5, NY, November 20, 2013)

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"There would seem to be nothing more obvious, more tangible and palpable than the present moment. And yet it eludes us completely. All the sadness of life lies in that fact."
Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel (via beauxland)

Mono (Le Poisson Rouge, NY, November 18, 2013)

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""We’ve begun, at last, to wonder about our origins. We’re made of star stuff - star stuff, contemplating the stars. Organized collections of 10 billion-billion-billion atoms contemplating the evolution of matter, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet Earth and perhaps, throughout the cosmos. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself"."
Carl Sagan