Anonymous asked: fav 90s albums?
here are 10 (not “top 10”)
cat power “dear sir”
jawbreaker “24 hour revenge therapy”
sleater-kinney “dig me out”
fiona apple “when the pawn .. ”
that dog “retreat from the sun”
exile in guyville
digable planets “blowout comb”
codeine “frigid stars”
When I talk to artists making the transition from underground roots to more visible footing or a more populist sound, I like to ask them about the evolution of their relationship to mainstream culture. This is because I have only really had any kind of personal relationship to mainstream culture in maybe the last four years of my life, when I started to reintroduce myself to the idea of listening to music that is on the radio for purposes other than forcing myself out of bed in the morning. In the grand scheme of things, I choose to listen to a very small percentage of mainstream radio pop, but last weekend it was super present: I saw Lorde on Friday at a 9,000-capacity venue in Philadelphia, and Skrillex on Saturday at MoMA PS1. They are both massive fixtures in celebrity culture whose audiences, in different ways, use their fandom as a badge of widely accepted “weirdness”—Lorde’s black lipstick-clad convention of primarily teen girls shouting back that Broken Social Scene reference, Skrillex’s “freak” fans flailing Alien-emoji posters while starting “circle pits” around the beat drop. So that I remember, I want to write down that the former show left me feeling optimistic for the future of music culture—Lorde is a good role model—while the second left me feeling a strange combination of thrill and cynicism. I am not sure exactly which feeling I prefer.
Anonymous asked: Favourite Movies? Books? Albums? Comic books or poster art etc? :p Love your tumblr and would love some recommendations from someone who clearly has good taste.
Hello bot here are some recs. Frances Ha is my favorite movie of the past couple years. The collection of William Blake poems organized by Patti Smith is the book I usually take everywhere with me, but on a recent bus trip I began re-reading “Life Stories”, a collection of classic New Yorker profiles I got in college. I am not so well versed in comic books, but Liz Prince’s new book is probably amazing, I can’t wait to see it. For the past few years I’ve had a large format newsprint collage poster designed by Shawn Reed from Night People hanging in my room and I stare at it everyday