Black, bitter, and full of spite.
"For ten minutes we were normal."
I just discovered the Moth while listening to WNYC when I got home. Was eating dinner when I heard this and it’s so heartbreaking and sincere.
Any Michael Bay film
The one Justice League cartoon where a plane crashes and Batman figures out that it comes from Earth 2
Songs Ohia - The Black Crow
Scout Niblett - Kiss
Wipers - Doom Town
I used to really hate this band because they were such asses when I saw them in Louisville in like 2000. I guess a lot of music I like can’t be judged by the behavior of individual band members.
This record is great though.
High on Fire (for fucking free at fucking that)
This excellent lineup at ABC during their matinee:
—NAMATAY SA INGAY (Pinoy NYHC influenced by 80’s Filipino hardcore/punk)
—RHDP (Pinoy rock n’ roll/punk from Virginia Beach, VA)
—LAKRAS (Latino hardcore/punk, ex-Kechucha)
—KARUHATA (multilingual, multinational, political punks from NYC)
—RENZO ORTEGA (lead vocalist of R-tronika doing his solo acoustic set!)
War on Women
People get Ready - The Impressions
When Elyse and I were planning our wedding reception, we picked this as a first song. For me, what really resonated was the song’s inclusiveness. It was a freedom song during the Civil Rights Movement. The metaphor of the train really got me going, as I was leaving behind being a “single” dude to starting a new adventure with another human being.
The line where they say “You don’t need no baggage” is extremely powerful for me, cause to me that means literally leaving the emotional baggage that weighs you down. You just need faith, and to me that’s faith in my wife.
From NPR article:
"Music critic Stanley Crouch explains Mayfield’s response to those events: "…by saying ‘There’s a train a-coming, get ready’ that was like saying, okay, so regardless of what happens, get yourself together for this because you are going to get a chance. Your chance is coming.""