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things that happened in austin

Posted: October 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
  • had high blood pressure
  • was ordered to convince neil young to play for us (FAIL) (UTTER FAIL)
  • worried heavily about being an introvert
  • debated the goodness of my newly long underarm hair
  • saw argo
  • forced john to see argo again
  • forced john to eat torchy’s
  • forced john to give me rides to different places
  • finished train dreams
  • got my oil changed
  • ate at hopdoddy’s
  • heard “down by the river” live with 75,000 other people


Posted: October 9th, 2012 | No Comments »

Buffy St Marie – Helpless

maybe they got sued

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 Neil Young with his first girlfriend, Pam Smith, at Falcon Lake, Manitoba, August 1964.

from the new york times magazine interview with neil young:

Instead, the band kicked into “Love and Only Love,” a remarkable song from Young’s 1990 album with Crazy Horse, “Ragged Glory,” but hardly a singalong. It lasted 14 minutes, with Young shredding huge reams of noise and mixing it up with his fellow guitarist Frank (Poncho) Sampedro. Seeing them play was like watching an ancient steam shovel unfurl, claw the night air and dig in. “We thought it was important to introduce ourselves, to remind people what Crazy Horse is all about,” Sampedro said later.

accidentally got shivers at this preview

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »

the way that I feel when you laugh is like laughing

Posted: October 1st, 2012 | No Comments »


And Then Nothing [Turned Itself Inside-Out] is an album by and about two people in a long and deep relationship. At this point Georgia and Ira, Yo La Tengo’s principal singer/songwriters, had been married to each other for more than fifteen years, and the content of the record showed. The lyrics to “Last Days of Disco,” sung by Ira, are a reminiscence about budding attraction:

Saw you at a party
You asked me to dance
Said music was great for dancing.
I don’t really dance much
But this time I did
And I was glad that I did this time.

In my mind he’s hearing a song like the Turtle’s “Happy Together”—something so relentlessly positive about love that it can’t possibly be completely true. If I were to choose two songs that, taken together, described the full spectrum of love, I might choose the Turtles’ classic and pair it with the very next track on And Then Nothing, “The Crying of Lot G,” in which Ira ruminates on everyday arguments that, for all the tension they create, boil down to “The way that I feel when you laugh is like laughing / the way that I feel when you cry is so bad.” Truly, this might be my favorite love song of all time, for no other reason than the simple perfection of that line. Later in the record Georgia responds with “Tears Are In Your Eyes,” a darker reflection of the same sentiment. That is what marriage is about, right? So happy together, sure, and sad together. You name the emotion—excited, depressed, blissful, bored—together. Deep love weathers all storms and exalts in all pleasures.