Thursday, July 17

Monday, July 14

hodgman:

Here’s @David_Rees just SMASHING movies into paste with some big old books. 

Look, you know that GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES begins tonight at 10PM on @NatGeoChannel.

BUT I AM GOING TO KEEP TELLING YOU ABOUT IT AND HOPING YOU WILL WATCH IT ON TV TONIGHT.

That is all. 

Sunday, July 13

Tuesday, July 8

johndarnielle:

This right here is Mark Eitzel. Back when I was just getting started in music people would see me and say “your performance reminds me of Mark Eitzel, you’re intense like he is!” and man oh man did I ever resent being compared to anybody, this is one of the many symptoms of Young Songwriter’s Disease, not everybody gets it but pig-headed dudes like me have to learn to accept kind comparisons with grace and gratitude instead of as an indictment of their originality or whatever. So I didn’t really get into Mark’s work until much later, but after I’d moved to North Carolina and made friends with people at Merge, I got handed a promo of their 2008 album The Golden Age, which leads off with a devastating song called “All My Love” and has one of the best mid-album triple-punch runs of the century so far: “All the Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco” followed by “Who You Are” and resolving on “The Windows on the World.” And I fell in love with Mark’s songs, and went back through the catalog, and sure enough, everybody’d been right all along, he walks with the giants. Merge is giving away a bunch of Merge artists covering other Merge artists for their 25th anniversary and when they asked us I knew “Who You Are” was the one for me. It is a song that I have turned to for comfort many times since I first heard it six years ago. Peter couldn’t get away, so that’s Brad Cook from Megafaun on bass here, along with me on piano and Jon Wurster on drums. We recorded at Overdub Lane with Scott Solter producing. It’s an honor to sing a song this good, this true; thanks for writing it, Mark & Vudi. I have tried to do justice by it. I’m going to attempt to make a link to the song here. My attempts to use HTML in Tumblr captions almost always fail hilariously so wish me luck.
Here.
Enjoy!

I am loving the Mark Eitzel love today. This is a good cover.

johndarnielle:

This right here is Mark Eitzel. Back when I was just getting started in music people would see me and say “your performance reminds me of Mark Eitzel, you’re intense like he is!” and man oh man did I ever resent being compared to anybody, this is one of the many symptoms of Young Songwriter’s Disease, not everybody gets it but pig-headed dudes like me have to learn to accept kind comparisons with grace and gratitude instead of as an indictment of their originality or whatever. So I didn’t really get into Mark’s work until much later, but after I’d moved to North Carolina and made friends with people at Merge, I got handed a promo of their 2008 album The Golden Age, which leads off with a devastating song called “All My Love” and has one of the best mid-album triple-punch runs of the century so far: “All the Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco” followed by “Who You Are” and resolving on “The Windows on the World.” And I fell in love with Mark’s songs, and went back through the catalog, and sure enough, everybody’d been right all along, he walks with the giants. Merge is giving away a bunch of Merge artists covering other Merge artists for their 25th anniversary and when they asked us I knew “Who You Are” was the one for me. It is a song that I have turned to for comfort many times since I first heard it six years ago. Peter couldn’t get away, so that’s Brad Cook from Megafaun on bass here, along with me on piano and Jon Wurster on drums. We recorded at Overdub Lane with Scott Solter producing. It’s an honor to sing a song this good, this true; thanks for writing it, Mark & Vudi. I have tried to do justice by it. I’m going to attempt to make a link to the song here. My attempts to use HTML in Tumblr captions almost always fail hilariously so wish me luck.

Here.

Enjoy!

I am loving the Mark Eitzel love today. This is a good cover.

(via hodgman)

Sunday, July 6

@YungGodChe vs @_CarlaVanessa__

anagramatron:



Sunday, June 29

Friday, June 27

tmbgareok:

They Might Be Giants have a very special gift for you  http://www.theymightbegiants.com/firstalbumlive/
We respectfully request that all you fine folks on tumblr reblog this free offering. We would sincerely appreciate you spreading the good word of this project.
They Might Be Giants’ first album, or “pink album,” was a turning point for both the band and for the burgeoning world of indie rock. Performing in downtown NYC clubs, the band had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town. While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A” rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest, it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months. All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV…

tmbgareok:

They Might Be Giants have a very special gift for you  http://www.theymightbegiants.com/firstalbumlive/

We respectfully request that all you fine folks on tumblr reblog this free offering. We would sincerely appreciate you spreading the good word of this project.

They Might Be Giants’ first album, or “pink album,” was a turning point for both the band and for the burgeoning world of indie rock. Performing in downtown NYC clubs, the band had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town. While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A” rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest, it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months. All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV…

Friday, June 6

(Source: gifmyass)

Friday, May 23

Quick sketch

Quick sketch