Teenage Art

Sep 16

‘Dream Baby Dream’ by SuicideDo you remember in like 2005 when everyone was “really into” Suicide? Barring Neneh Cherry and the Thing’s cover in 2012, I don’t hear much about people liking Suicide anymore. At the time, it was mostly record snobs who said they liked Suicide. I hated record snobs then - I felt forever behind in my knowledge of cool music. I still feel behind in my knowledge of cool music; I’ve grown used to that feeling. But I don’t hear about record snobs anymore. They seem gone. Or maybe I’m gone from the conversations. It’s worthless trying to impress me; I have no social status. But I miss them more than I thought I would. They were an odd, occasionally irritating mammal that filled a particular ecological niche in my world. It’s only now that they are extinct that I see what role they played. They gave the game excitement and made it seem worthwhile. Some things were holy, some things weren’t - without these goalposts, I’m kicking a ball around an empty field, a winner of nothing.

‘Dream Baby Dream’ by Suicide
Do you remember in like 2005 when everyone was “really into” Suicide? Barring Neneh Cherry and the Thing’s cover in 2012, I don’t hear much about people liking Suicide anymore. At the time, it was mostly record snobs who said they liked Suicide. I hated record snobs then - I felt forever behind in my knowledge of cool music. I still feel behind in my knowledge of cool music; I’ve grown used to that feeling. But I don’t hear about record snobs anymore. They seem gone. Or maybe I’m gone from the conversations. It’s worthless trying to impress me; I have no social status. But I miss them more than I thought I would. They were an odd, occasionally irritating mammal that filled a particular ecological niche in my world. It’s only now that they are extinct that I see what role they played. They gave the game excitement and made it seem worthwhile. Some things were holy, some things weren’t - without these goalposts, I’m kicking a ball around an empty field, a winner of nothing.

Sep 12

“Years later, stranded in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami and, watching television in the only part of his hotel that hadn’t been destroyed, Holmes could not ignore one particular TV ad. It featuring a rather distinctive frog. “Every five minutes there was a fucking advert for this ‘ring-ding-ding-ding-ding’ ringtone,” he recalls. “I thought: ‘That would make a great record.’” The cash from Crazy Frog’s records meant Holmes’s label, Gut Records, could develop other artists, including a young Jessie J.” —

The Pitfalls of Having a Novelty Hit Single

Entertaining article, but what I mainly took away was that Destructive Tsunami + Crazy Frog = Jessie J

Sep 10

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Sep 01

‘Big Ideas’ by LCD SoundsystemGPOY

‘Big Ideas’ by LCD Soundsystem
GPOY

Aug 31

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Aug 18

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Aug 17

SSION's Peach Pit (Mix for Dazed) -

Cody is playing my life back to me.

Aug 16

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Aug 14

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