It’s tonight! Everything will begin at 7, but you should try to show up a little early. There will be free t-shirts on a first come, first serve basis. I hope to see you there! If not, we’ll be recording the whole thing and it will turn up as a podcast pretty soon.
Come to my friend Matthew’s thing tonight! I’m gonna be there, but since that’s hardly an incentive, check out the dope speaker/musical line-up.
I’ve had a super shitty morning hitting up countless realtors in the quest to secure a new joint. Among them was this fucking lunatic who, on the phone, not only screeched, “I’ve said that three times. What do you want?” but also hung up on me. In an effort to redeem himself, he texted me, “YOU hung up!”
Thank God I’m thisclose to signing a lease. When I texted Crazy to cancel on checking out some units, he flipped out, texting, “Are you serious?? I just got here…” I apologized and moved on, looking for my checkbook. He proceeded to call me three times in a row when I was on the phone with my dad. Then he sent me these new messages, pictured above.
What the fuck? Someone please confirm my hunch that this is not just unprofessional, but borderline creepy.
FATHER JOHN MISTY: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
I had the pleasure to attend All Songs Considered Live Summer Tour’s date at Living Room tonight. It was a treat to see all my former cohorts—some of which I now think of as favorite uncles—as was all the free Goose Island.
Much like the regular podcast, this live spectacle jammed some new, divine sounds into my aural awareness. Among those I made note of was Father John Misty.
Josh Tillman, former drummer of Fleet Foxes (a band for which I could never muster many feelings one way or the other), heads this project from somewhere along the west coast. It kind of sounds like the dude is losing his mind post-FF, according to one of the night’s panelists, WFUV’s Alisha Ali… but judging from these sounds, I’m not convinced that’s such a bad thing.
Father John Misty released a full-length called Fear Fun on Sub Pop back on May 1, something I missed BECAUSE I AM AN IDIOT. Clearly. If you share similar dum-dum qualities, feel free to catch back up and order the album o’er hurr.
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: I’ll Be Your Mirror
I wrote a few words for Paste on The Velvet Underground & Nico for an upcoming list feature, which got me listening to the album again intensely. We have a very close and personal relationship, this record and me. However, I respect its polyamory.30 plays