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I really burnt you 

I really made all your opiates wrong 

 Wait around to hurt you

 See it all a down and all around and see which one gets off 

 And I ain’t moving 

Tell you something 

All that I feel the world is often still and waiting on for you

 But now there is nothing 

 Ah, but the weight that is coming 

 See it on the way and on the way and on and onnnnnn….. 


(thanks @fawnograph)

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FOR ANYBODY WHO ISNT AWARE ABOUT THE NEW SKULL IMAGE IN 221B!!

I noticed the new backlit skull as soon as I saw it and I must admit, though I miss Mr Blue Skull, Arwel did a spectacular job with this new piece.

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LOOK AT THAT LIST OF BANDS!

Olivia Tremor Control

of Montreal

Tullycraft

Bunnygrunt

The Minders

Dressy Bessy

Aden (a little Chicago love)

True Love Always

The Ladybug Transistor

Neutral Milk Hotel

wolfie (a little more Chicago love)

junior varsity!!!!!

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Packing for the move into our new house I found this amazing treasure from the Athens Summer Music Extravaganza. I’m guessing it was the summer of 1997. I was living in Atlanta at the time and Athens, GA was a godsend. 

It’s basically an explosion of Elephant 6… Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, (early) of Montreal!

Of course my pop faves Bunnygrunt, Dressy Bessy and Tullycraft played. 

This is how I spent the 90s. I missed grunge and flannel shirts and carried 45s in a box at shows like this. 

i love teenage girls who love elephant 6. i love teenage girls who love built to spill, animal collective, pavement. i love teenage girls who love music in which the community is dominated by mid-30s men. i love how nonjudgemental they are when you’re new to the music, don’t know a song, don’t have every single  album on limited-press vinyl, aren’t good at remembering names, can’t play an instrument. i love teenage girls who experiment with music when there’s a world of criticism waiting out there for us. it makes me hopeful for the future of the music we love and makes me not want to give up on learning new things about music. we have so much power. i love us. 

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The Music Tapes NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Julian Koster and co. play a Christmas themed set. Julian is simply one of the best storytellers ever, always filled with wonder and joy. For such a shy guy, his music really fills the room with an air of magic. 26 minutes long.

Set:

  1. [banter]
  2. The First Noel
  3. Freeing Song for Reindeer
  4. [banter] 
  5. Jesus Blood
  6. Takeshi and Elijah (!!!!)
  7. Zat You, Santa Clause?