J: What was my coworker's name... Something flowery... Like a garden... Ohhhhhh....
Z: "A name like a garden." What are you like?
Block it all back out please.
On the 20th Anniversary of Loveless
On Thursday I was trying on clothes that were popular when I was sixteen in a dressing room full of actual sixteen year old school girls in their uniforms and braces and acne under thick makeup. I was pulling on a pair of tie-dyed velvet leggings (ones that I now realize I was attracted to because they look like a rendering in fabric of the pink abstract cover of Loveless) when a Wild Flag song...
NEW FIELD MUSIC MUSIC →
(cc: Martha Plimpton)
I’d work very hard, but I’m lazy I’ve got a lot of songs, but...– Elastica, “Waking Up” Unbelievable how this has remained my battlecry for nigh on fifteen years. If I owned a shield, this would be emblazoned across the front. And then I’d curl up and sleep under it.
Still waiting for Cut Copy to remove their masks and reveal that they were Sunscreem the whole time.
You think you are writing your own sentences: you find you are imitating hers.– Mary-Kay Wilmers reviews ‘Blue Nights’ by Joan Didion · LRB 3 November 2011 (This is just one resonant line in a beautiful piece that should be savored in its entirety.)
Johnny Says I'm A Witch
artischeap: Saffron Hunt asked me to write a song for her about a friend who thinks she’s a witch. I won’t go into why or the background, but this is my favourite out of the 21 songs I’ve written for this so far. I tried to make it sound like the Byrds. The drums are from a Broadcast song off Tender Buttons and the whole thing is totally Gene Clark. Maybe a clumsy pastiche… I dunno Johnny...