October 25, 2013
I don't know if I'm just late to the game and everyone on tumblr already knows about this, but I just found this cool site that lets you play all the music on someone's tumblr in a giant playlist. Just type your username or anyone else's into the search box that says "tumblr user" and you'll get their radio! Mine is here, if anyone is curious.
October 22, 2013
This Tuesday photo is by Michael John Grist, prolific photographer of Japanese haikyo (abandoned buildings). This particular picture was taken in an abandoned hospital full of this kind of amazing graffiti.
October 16, 2013
This Music Video Monday is a double-feature of unofficial music videos edited out of movies by crazy talented fans. The first is for "Knights" by Crystal Castles and it uses footage from "Babel." The second is for "Circumambient" by Grimes and it uses footage from "La prisonniére." I am putting a huge epilepsy warning on this one because the editing is really fast and flashy. It's also mildly NSFW. It's works perfectly with the song, though. The guy who made it (David Dean Burkhart) has more amazing videos in his channel, like this one for Lofticries by Purity Ring (very bloody/violent, but awesome for the song).
October 9, 2013
Behold, the most played song in my iTunes! This is "Dig for Fire" by the Pixies. I love this band way too much. There's just something about their songs- I can play them on repeat forever and not get sick of them. Especially this one. It's got a lovely hot summery feeling to it and amazing riffs. And that bit that crashes in at 2:09- argh, too fucking perfect. No matter what I'm doing when I'm listening to this song I always want to kick or throw up my hand or toss back my head or something when it starts.
This picture is by Lauren Greenfield from her amazing Girl Culture project. This is a nice picture on its own, but you should definitely check out the whole project. It explores ideas of femininity (I can't think of a better way to say it than that) through pictures of all kinds of things: strip clubs, weight loss camps, beauty pageants, the average lives of teenage girls and little girls. It's really fascinating.